Visual Art

Arts on a Roll currently offers the following Visual Art activities. If you want to tailor an activity to your specific event or want an activity that’s off this list, please Email Arts on a Roll or call 301-446-3232. New activities are added as they become available. For fee information, please visit the Arts on a Roll Fees page.

Color Concepts & Mixing


Have you ever wondered how, from only three primary colors, artists are able to create vast detailed landscapes or wonderfully lifelike portraits? Well, wonder no more! With Color Concepts and Mixing, you will learn the techniques behind color theory and how to make the colors you want to use.

Recommended age range: 7 and up
Max capacity: 25 participants.

Fundamentals of Painting


From fantastical water colors to enrapturing works of acrylic on canvas, paintings have the power to captivate and inspire in a way that is unique and inspirational. For anyone interested in beginning to explore this exciting world creative opportunity, the Fundamentals of Painting workshop is for you! In this exciting first step into the world of painting, you will learn the fundamental techniques that truly awe-inspiring works of art are built upon.

Recommended age range: 7 and up
Max capacity: 25 participants

Figure Drawing


Pencils are for more than just math problems. In Arts on a Roll’s Figure Drawing and sketching workshop you will learn the fundamentals of drawing the human body. With a few simple steps, you will be well on your way to creating life-like works of art.

Recommended age range: 7 and up
Max capacity: 25 participants

Print-N-Press T-Shirt Workshop


T-shirt fee and transfer paper fee apply.

Explore fundamental aspects surrounding collage and any historical/cultural context (i.e. Black History Month, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc.) relevant to the time of the event. Using images culled from magazines, newspapers, or the Internet, and more, we’ll help you create unique, dynamic compositions! Created compositions can be printed on t-shirts to create wearable works of art, fun for all ages!

Recommended age range: 5 and up
Max capacity varies, Email Arts on a Roll for more info.

Tye Dye T-Shirt Workshop


T-shirt fee applies.

Watch as colors transform before your eyes into groovy tie dye patterns reminiscent of the 1960s! This workshop promises to exclude the mess, letting everyone enjoy the tie dying.

Recommended age: 5 and up
Max capacity varies, Email Arts on a Roll for more info.

Mask Making


In this classic arts and crafts activity, creativity and imagination are the name of the game! In this fun activity, we will guide children on how to use a mix of materials to create their own mask! From animals, superheroes, royalty, monsters, the possibilities are endless!

Recommended age: 5 to 12 years old
Max capacity varies, Email Arts on a Roll for more info.

Bubble Wand Wonder


Break away from boring, run-of-the-mill bubble blowing by making your own personalized bubble wand and turning it into a work of art! With Bubble Wand Wonder, participants can personalize their own ideal bubble wand and blow bubbles to their heart’s content. Great for festivals!

Recommended age: 5 to 12
Max capacity varies, Email Arts on a Roll for more info.

Build it! With Build-it! Disks


Create incredible structures and abstract works of art with our highly versatile Build-it! Discs. Build it high or build it wide, there’s no limitation but your imagination.

Recommended age: 5 and up Max capacity varies, Email Arts on a Roll for more info.