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.

3D Pen Designs

Imagine combining a hot glue gun with a pen. The results are an amazing 3D doodler that creates objects, sculptures, and models instantly. Explore this exciting new technology and experience this incredible art technology class! Recommended for 5th grade to Adult.

Back to the Drawing Board

Explore, create, and achieve a variety of projects with this activity based drawing class. Students develop artistic skills and knowledge through composition, design and color theory. All supplies will be provided. All levels welcome.


Great for all ages, embellish lapels, backpacks, and bags when you use our hand operable button machines to design and create buttons from a variety of materials. We even have special badges for young children, as well as medallions, magnets or key chains. All levels welcome.

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Craft a beautiful greeting card of your own design through block printing, stenciling and relief monoprinting techniques. Discover the art of print making with the use of carving instruments and ink rollers. Your designs are only limited by your imagination! All art supplies provided. All levels welcome. Course can be adapted for young children.

Making Mosaics

Learn basic mosaic techniques to create a trivet, mirror, or wall panel using colorful ceramic tiles. All materials will be provided and are included in the class fee. Recommended for 5th grade to Adult.

Masked Identity

Create your own mask and explore how the use of masks are a way to express individual and group identity. The class artistically investigates the role masks play in cultures and societies around the globe before reflecting on masking behavior in American society. Recommended for 5th grade -12th grade students.

Medallion Designs

Transform a clay medallion into your own customized accessory. Participants will select from one of your blank medallion shapes and add their own personal touch. When complete, we apply a glossy finish that will make their creation shine! All levels welcome.

Metal Impressions

Create art with sheet metal including emboss drawing, stamping, denting, piercing, rub-transferring, folding, and hammering. Make a necklace or key chain! All levels welcome.

Painting (Canvas, Flower Pots, Mugs or Glasses)

There’s no reason to fear a blank canvas. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence. This class introduces the foundational concepts of acrylic painting as you explore composition and variation, learn art terminology, and a bit of art history as well. All levels welcome.

Sharpie Art

This engaging art lesson in the concepts of solubility, color mixing, and the movement of molecules uses Sharpies to create Tie Dye t-shirts or tote bags. Colors explode before your eyes in this fun, easy, and mess free new tie dye technique. All levels welcome.

Wonders of Watercolor

Discover the wonders of watercolor with a focus on techniques to control the watercolor medium while exploring spontaneity. The class is great for beginners, who gain the core ideas of color at the start, and a helpful reminder for more advanced students. All levels welcome.