Create Arts Center

Rating: 4.95 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 816 Thayer Ave Silver Spring MD 20910 USA

Mission: The mission of CREATE Arts Center is to foster creativity, skill development, self expression and enjoyment in the arts. We believe art promotes growth, learning, and healing, as well as confidence and self esteem. An important part of our mission is to improve the lives of underserved, at-risk populations in the community through arts opportunities.
Geographic areas served: Washington DC metropolitan area, downtown Silver Spring, MD
Programs: Summer & Winter Arts Camp, Classes for children and adults, Workshops, Birthday Parties, Studio Downstairs Art Therapy Program
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I came to Create five years ago for the summer camp and loved it. I came back several times, and now I take weekly art classes here. I have greatly improved my technique, and I feel like I learn something new every time I come here. My teacher Heena has been a great help, and she clearly is very educated and skilled in the field.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were very educated and skilled on the subject, and they clearly have a great love for it as well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I had a really fun time both doing art and talking and laughing. We also learned a lot about art.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning a lot about art and about how colors are used in real life paintings

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have more supplies and more space to work in

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

I have been going to Create for seven years. it is a wonderful place to be. Everyone there is really into the work they are doing and it is a great environment. The teachers have a lot they share with us and every median we work with is a lot of fun. We learn technique and practice these skills.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

At create, your not just taking classes, your having an experience think like an artist, by learning to really express your self in your art work and use your "artist eyes".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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2010-2-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

At create arts i learned a lot. When I took the drawing class i learned about shading and a lot about proportion. In the painting class im taking now im learning about what makes a good composition and about mixing colors.And the teachers are really nice. They're very supportive and will always help you if you need it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed a lot about it. I've made new friends and i love working with other people. I also really like the things we learn here.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Taking classes at create has not only helped me become better at my art but better at understanding others.During class we not only learn new things about art but also learn about each other no matter what age we are.I enjoyed taking something that wasn't all that interesting and making it interesting by using different angles and perspectives.I think that create was really a great experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I like talking with my friends before class and doing final projects.I really Liked doing self portraits.

Ways to make it better...

We had more time in class.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

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2010-2-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

My experience with create has been really fun. When I come I have fun and learn different art techniques. I like that every one is really friendly and every one is an amazing artist from cartoonists to painters to sculptors.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed coming here with friends and making a lot of art.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

The experience I'm having are great. I really like the projects that we do and all the people are fun. In Create Arts I get to express myself in a visual way that is comfortable for me to do. I feel that Create Art is a great place.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I liked all of the things that I've done at Create. My favorite was contort line drawings.

Ways to make it better...

If the sessions were a little more longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

I live in the nearby neighborhood (Takoma Park)of Create Arts and really enjoy the availablity of the teachers and the classes of arts that kids can enjoy. They also have a great room for adults who gather to indulge in their artistic endeavors in the evenings. Just a fantastic place to congregate and create. It doesn't just cater to one area of art but accommodates everyone.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is a safe, quiet, artistic and motivating environment for anyone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

My daughter attends summer camp at CREATE! and adores it. I am also impressed with the work that she brings home - thoughtful, unique and fun. The staff really works to provide an experience that is truly artful, in all ways.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, patient and creative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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