Hill Center Offers Free Programs to Furloughed Feds

Learn New Skill, Have Happy Hour

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Furloughed federal workers can take a free class and learn to make relaxing patters with the Zentangle Method. Image: The Hill Center DC

The Hill Center DC (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is offering free programs for furloughed employees that they hope will help take the minds of workers off the shutdown stress for a few minutes. All the below are free for furloughed federal workers, and friends are welcome to register as well!

To register for free, furloughed employees can email programs@hillcenterdc.org.

Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with King Bullfrog
Friday, January 25 @ 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

King Bullfrog will entertain all with their blend of high-energy original folk and blues songs designed to get kids up and moving and lift the mood of all adults.

The show is free for furloughed federal employees and their children, as is your first glass of wine or beer. Meet new friends, or gather your crowd for a good time.

Patterns: The Art of Zentangle
Sunday, February 3 @ 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Zentangle Method is an easy, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images through structured patterns. They are fun to create and considered by many to be very therapeutic. Pens and Bristol board will be provided, and you will learn to continue work on your own.

Basic Drawing Techniques: Drawing From an Image
Tuesdays, February 5-February 26 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This course is for adults who want to draw but don’t know where to start. Over the three-day course, learn basic drawing skills and techniques. All materials are provided, except the image you will choose yourself to draw from.

The art classes are taught by local DC Artist Christine Vineyard. Vineyard works with all mediums with a concentration in photography, drawing, and painting. She has worked with all ages from preschool to adults and is excited about sharing her knowledge and love of art with others.