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Abstract Collage II: The Remix *NEW*
Rev up your collage experience with an expanded repertoire of materials and techniques. Work on wood or canvas as supports, with an assortment of gels and household materials such as aluminum foil, spackle and hardware to create dimension and enhanced patterns. Explore alternative methods of attaching objects and materials, as well as methods for image transfers. Assorted papers and recycled art materials will be the starting point for these adventures. The following supplies should be brought to class: scissors, Exacto knife, small jar of heavy gel (gloss or white), 8 oz. bottle of gloss medium and varnish, 4” Speedball brayer with removable roller, four to six any size color or b/w photographs, any favorite collage papers, old watercolor or acrylic paintings on paper and two 8x11” canvas mats. Estimated cost of supplies is $10. Instructor: Sharon Robinson.
Tuition: $79** (includes $60 in fees*)
Sat Jun 16-Jun 23 10AM-1PM Laurel College Center XE-418 J1627 #9296
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Art As Soulwork

Use guided imagery and creative expression to access your inner wisdom, discern answers, and explore your creativity. Each class will begin with a guided meditation that will relate to a current decision that needs to be made, offer guidance for a difficult situation or simply encourage open-minded curiosity. You will then artistically express the images that appeared to you during the guided meditation. You will explore the mediums of collage, colored pencils, crayons and white pencil on black paper. Your creations will serve as meaningful reminders of the insights and intentions you experienced. No artistic experience or particular talent required! Instructor: Anastasia MacDonald

Tuition: $119** (includes $50 in fees*)
Wed Apr 18-May 16 7PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XE-466 6492 #8070
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Classical Drawing

This course is a study of the technical, realistic skills of drawing. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels. Upon completing the class, you will be able to center a composition, render objects reasonably in proportion and perspective, and execute the four elements of shading. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the media, you will learn how to begin and complete a large finished drawing. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire drawing process from development to review. Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, experienced teacher, founder of the Littleton School of Art, and member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. A supply list will be provided and discussed as well. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50. Enroll early, class size is limited to 10.

Tuition: $159** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Apr 17-May 22 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XE-155 6416 #8054
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Digital Camera Basics Workshop

Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Lunch will include a discussion of basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), its manual and a bag lunch to class. Instructor: Walter Calahan. Enroll early. Class size limited to 12.

Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat May 05-May 12 9:30AM-2:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-448 6341 #8066
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Foundations of Watercolor Painting

Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, international award-winning water-colorist, exhibitor with the AWS and NWS and MICA graduate, will guide you through an intensive study of realistic watercolor. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire painting process from development to review. A supply list will be provided and discussed. In the following weeks, through discussion, demonstration and practice, you will learn to render a detailed line drawing, transfer it to watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with flat and round brushes. You will create one monochromatic painting. Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Enroll early, class size limited. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $100.

Tuition: $159** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Apr 18-May 23 6:30PM-9PM Horowitz Arts Center 225 XE-224 6418 #8056
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From Selfie to Self-Expression: Cell Phone and Tablet Photography

Join educator and professional photographer Walter Calahan to learn and optimize the use of your smart phone. Create memorable images as you begin to understand various functions: exposure, focus, panorama, and high dynamic range. Experiment with composition and editing to enhance your photograph and improve your image. Bring your smart phone (Apple or Android) and/or tablet and a snack or lunch. Flash drive optional.

Tuition: $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 03-Mar 10 9:30AM-1:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 165 XE-347 6188 #3673
Sat Apr 14-Apr 21 9:30AM-1:30PM Horowitz Arts Center 115 XE-347 6334 #8061
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Glass Fusing: Pins, Pendants and Bracelets

Create beautiful, wearable works of art using fusible glass, dichroic glass, frit and mosaic pieces. Join Pat Stein, an experienced instructor in all things glass, to make jewelry for yourself and/or to give as a special gift. Materials and supplies will be provided and the instructor will fire pieces and arrange for a pickup at Hickory Ridge. Absolutely no experience is needed.

Tuition: $89** (includes $65 in fees*)
Sun Apr 22 10AM-1PM Hickory Ridge XE-252 6493 #3667
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Paper Frenzy

Spend two days making papers for collage and other art projects. Using acrylic paint, ink, stamps, watercolors, art tissue and other media, you will leave class with a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind materials.

You will create a supply of paper composed of various weights, textures and patterns. There are new techniques to explore and the class is great preparation for Painting and Collage, offered during the spring term.

Visit your local craft store before class to purchase and bring:

  • 1 sheet of 140 lb. cold-press watercolor paper,
  • 1 small bottle of Liquitex or Golden Brand Gloss Medium and Varnish,
  • 4-6 favorite colors of acrylic paint.
  • You should bring an apron, too.

Instructor Sharon Robinson brings professional experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to this course.

Tuition: $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 24-Mar 31 10AM-1PM Laurel College Center XE-220 J1617 #4202
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Sarah Matthews, a Corcoran School of Arts and Design graduate from George Washington University, offers a hands-on class in printmaking. You will have the opportunity to create richly layered surfaces over several press runs using Sintra relief plates, along with chine collé and various textured materials in the printing process. This class is open to students of all experience levels.

Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $35. Materials list will be distributed and reviewed the first night of class.

Tuition: $99** (includes $45 in fees*)
Thu Apr 19-May 24 6:30PM-8PM Wilde Lake High School XE-534 6332 #8074
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Sewing: The Sample Book

Take your sewing skills to the next level with this new course. Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will assist you in creating a sewing sample book. You will learn and practice a variety of stitches and finishing techniques for different types of fabrics. Learn how to put in a zipper, a sleeve, close a dart and insert pockets. Just bring your portable sewing machine and become an expert in using its advanced features. Note: Cost of supplies estimated to be an additional $35.

Tuition: $139** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Apr 19-May 31 6:30PM-8:30PM Wilde Lake High School XE-477 6148 #9825
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Zentangle Art Appreciation: Claude Monet *NEW*
Founder of French impressionist painting, Claude Monet did his most prodigious work in the late 19th century. Among his paintings were Water Lilies and Wheatstacks, as well as other plein-air landscapes. Delve into his world and gain insight into the inspiration for his most recognized works. Explore Monet’s famed color palette and create zentangle inspired art compositions. Bring your zentangle kit and join instructor Julie Allison for this fun and relaxing course. Prerequisite: Zentangle Workshop.
Tuition: $71** (includes $58 in fees*)
Wed May 16 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XE-374 6414 #8811
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Zentangle Art Appreciation: Katsushika Hokusai *NEW*
18th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai created his works on woodblock. You may be familiar with The Great Wave, Hibiscus and Sparrow and Fine Wind, Clear Morning. Explore his artistry as you create new, colorful styles of tangles. Using renaissance tiles, you will learn enhanced shading and highlighting techniques. Join instructor Julie Allison in this fun and relaxing course. Prerequisite: Zentangle Workshop. Bring your zentangle kit to class with you.
Tuition: $68** (includes $55 in fees*)
Wed May 23 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XE-365 6216 #8812
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Zentangle Workshop

Discover an elegantly simple drawing technique that inspires creativity and mindfulness. Develop beautiful, personalized art by combining repetitive patterns, taught one stroke at a time. Learn the basic steps of the Zentangle method to explore pattern and design to create non-directional, non-representational works of art. This fun and relaxing workshop is ideal for novices and artists alike. All materials provided by the instructor, Julie Allison.

Tuition: $60** (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue Apr 17 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-497 6320 #3689
Tue May 08 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-497 6417 #3690
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Zentangle: Mandalas *NEW*
Unlike Buddhists, who must destroy the mandalas (the spiritual and ritual symbol of the universe) they create, yours will last forever. Discover their elegance with the zentangle method of drawing as you learn about the cultural and historical significance of mandalas. Create pre-strung and free form designs and learn techniques for shading and highlighting on colored paper. Prerequisite: Zentangle Workshop. Bring your zentangle kit with you to class. Instructor: Julie Allison.
Tuition: $65** (includes $52 in fees*)
Thu May 03 6:30PM-9PM Oakland Mills High School XE-363 6182 #8810
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