The Smithsonian Associates Program seeks volunteers who love art, and the process of making it, to assist our instructors and students at our studio arts classes each semester. No expertise in art is needed; but a desire to learn about it is ideal. Our volunteers provide hospitality, configure the classroom tables and easels, handle check in/registration, and similar duties. It does provide a great way to learn about a wide variety of artistic mediums, as you can listen in on the instruction and dabble in your own artwork off to the side, using your own art supplies.
We offer about 50 different (non-photography) art courses in quarterly semesters. Generally they meet weekly for 4, 6 or 8 weeks, with some exceptions. To see our current course descriptions, check out https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Events/index.aspx?Studio-Arts-New
To apply please go to www.smithsonianassociates.org and click on the word Volunteer in the yellow banner. You'll see a position description and an online application. Email your application, and resume if possible, to email@example.com or mail it to Smithsonian Associates, Attn: Jenna Jones, CVA, P.O. Box 23293, Washington, DC 20026-3293.
Questions? Either email Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 202-633-8596