Every Monday 
6-9 p.m.
Drop-in (based on availability): Member $10/ Non-Member $15

The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction allowing each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model.

While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.

Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at . We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series.

2016 Sessions

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November First Friday

November 4, 6-9 pm
Admission: $8 suggested donation

Featured Artists: Paola Paredes, Ibero-American Cultural Attache Association Group Exhibition TBD, and “Format” a small photo-based works exhibition juried by Laila Jadallah.

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month between 6-9 p.m., galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. We encourage all to join us for our openings and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media. Sponsored by Bier Baron Tavern.




Panel Discussion

November 17, 6:30-8:30 pm

How Photography Influences Cross-Cultural Dialogue 

RSVP required – Click Here to Register and to read more about the program.

Join us for an evening of discussion with O. Louis Mazzatenta, Amalia Pizzardi, Christie Neptune and Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadalah. Our panelists will discuss how their own work with photography has influenced understanding of other cultures, both internationally and locally. Following the discussion there will be an audience q+a along with a reception.




Workshop + Artist Talk

November 9, 9:30am-12pm
Cost: $20 for Hillyer Members / $30 for non-Members

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Join us for breakfast and a mini workshop with photographer Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. Laila will be discussing her creative process and leading the group in creating a “digital pinhole” using their own cameras, and lens caps that will be provided.

In a current photography culture of instant gratification, workshop attendees will create modern pinhole cameras, treating our cameras in an analog fashion inspired by the roots of photography and traditional practices, including: how to look at light, frame your subject and how this practice can inspire us to wait for the ‘decisive moment’.

Space is limited to 15 people. Those attending will need to bring their own digital SLR camera, (and tripod and shutter remote if they want but not required). Any photographs taken will not be developed/printed during this workshop.