Art at Work
The perfect balance of art instruction and creative freedom.


Art at Work will be on hiatus for the summer of 2009.

Please check back next summer for availability.

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Art at Work brings art to you. We specialize in hosting painting classes for companies and their employees. We set up a fully equipped self-contained art studio wherever we teach (conference rooms and cafeterias are ideal locations). After class, cleanup is quick, complete and done by the Art at Work staff. Individual and group classes are also offered out of our studio in downtown Washington, DC.

Summer associate events, attorney retreats and employee appreciation days are perfect reasons to offer an Art at Work class at your company. Students will come away with a sense of accomplishment. Painting is also a great stress reliever, so enter our studio and enjoy!

A lot of people say "I can't even draw a straight line." Not to worry. Art at Work is for all types of people. There is no right or wrong - just pure relaxation and fun.

Throughout the Washington area, the response to this unique traveling art class has been overwhelming. Minutes after the first paint brush makes a stroke on the canvas, students will be asking "when is the next class?"

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NEW for 2009!
* Reduced price classes, for groups of 10 or less, offered at our downtown DC studio.
* Art at Work is available year-round for your corporate retreats, team building activities and employee appreciation events.
* Art at Work can travel to offices in other cities - please help spread the word to your other offices!

Student Paintings


Students in Art at Work classes

Acrylic Painting
Participants paint a copy of a famous work of art. We provide the canvas, paints, paint brushes, easels and a color copy of the original painting. Students have the freedom to select a blank canvas or they may choose to paint by following the outlines on a pre-sketched canvas. They can try their hand at producing an exact copy, add their own creative touches, or create something completely original.

Class begins with an overview of the supplies and how to work with them. Then, we begin painting. Instruction on acrylic painting techniques is provided throughout class. Cleanup is quick, complete and done by the Art at Work staff. The only evidence we leave behind is an impressive collection of new paintings.

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Benefits of Art at Work
Creates an indelible image
Art at Work participants take their paintings home after class - creating a lasting reminder of their summer at your firm.

Team building activity
Art at Work participants interact and give each other feedback and encouragement as they paint.

Unique opportunity to socialize
Art at Work creates a relaxing and fun environment, perfect for socializing.

Great recruiting tool
Since 1997, Art at Work has developed a loyal following of repeat clients throughout the DC area. You might find your summer associates asking "Are you hosting an Art at Work
class this summer?"

  New Ideas for 2009
Have an art show
Display all of the student paintings in a conference room and invite the entire firm to your own art opening.

Collaborative painting
Pair up the participants and have them collaborate on a painting. They each start their own paintings and then switch canvases half way through class.

Visit a museum
Take a field trip to one of DC's amazing art museums and then have the participants paint a copy of one of the paintings from the exhibit.

Off-site classes
For groups of 10 or fewer, classes are available (at a reduced cost) at Dana Ellyn's studio in downtown DC. The bright, spacious studio is only one block from Metro Center and Gallery Place stations.

Base Price: $950.
Per Student Fee: $30 per student

* For smaller groups of 10 or less students, classes are offered
(at a reduced cost) at Dana Ellyn's studio in downtown Washington DC.
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The bright and spacious studio is located in the Mather Studios building 916 G Street, NW. Just one block from both the Gallery Place and Metro Center stations,
accessible from all metro lines.

For additional information, request references or to book your class, please contact:
Dana Ellyn


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The following law firms have enjoyed the experience of Art at Work:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP Arent Fox LLP
Baker & McKenzie Bingham McCutchen
Cole Raywid & Braverman LLP Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
DLA Piper
Fulbright & Jaworski
Heller Ehrman LLP
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Patton Boggs LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Powell Goldstein LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Saul Ewing
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Swidler Berlin LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
White & Case LLP
Wilmer Hale
Art at Work is ready to travel to you.
Please give us a call or drop us an email and let us tell you more about Art at Work.
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