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Laurel, MD 20707
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Arts, Crafts & Photography

Book Arts *NEW*

There is something special about holding a tangible book in your hands. Now that so many books are digital, one can truly appreciate the beauty of an artfully crafted paper book. With a little time and creativity, bookmaking is a skill that anyone can master! This beginner’s course will cover the basics, from simple coptic bound books to building clamshell boxes. Expect to create three projects that will establish the skills you’ll need to create books and similar projects for years to come! Materials list will be emailed out to students before the first session. Estimated cost for independent student purchase of materials is $50. Instructor: Kara LaRose

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.

Tuition: $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Jul 01-Aug 05 7PM-9PM Online XE-214 6402 #4641
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But Is It Art? Understanding and Enjoying Contemporary Art

Art can seem so far removed from our everyday experience that it is hard to understand. Contemporary art can be especially difficult to the point of questioning it being art at all. Delve into a wide range of particularly thorny art issues, explain much-bandied-about but little-understood concepts such as “conceptual art,” “new media art,” “business art,” and more, as well as explore the central question of “What makes it art?” Join instructor Tamora Martin-Kowalski for an interactive and lively exploration of the enigmatic and surprisingly relevant arts of our time.

(This course will be offered online via Zoom. A meeting link and login information will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date)

Tuition: $64 (includes $49 in fees)
Tue Jun 08-Jun 29 10AM-12PM Online XI-122 6705 #4674
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Color Theory & Mixing for Watercolor Painting *NEW*

This course will focus on the importance of color theory, including understanding the science of mixing colors and how it specifically benefits realistic watercolor painting. Through discussion, demonstration, and practice in proper mixing techniques, you will learn how to reasonably match colors in your reference image. Anticipate creating test sheets to learn how to make tints and complimentary colors that are in your reference image. Learn how to layer transparent washes to make figures and objects more three dimensional and appear luminescent, and enhance atmospheric perspective. You will also learn the differences between additive and subtractive color theory models. Your instructor, Jennifer Littleton, will present an engaging demonstration in each class. You will apply your new skills to a subject matter of your choice. You should be prepared for class with at least three color images with a strong light source that are at least 8 x10 or larger as well as appropriate supplies. A supply list will be provided prior to the course start date; estimated independent student purchase of materials at $100. Known for delivering serious training in a fun atmosphere, Ms. Littleton looks forward to seeing you in this informative and entertaining course.

(This class will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.)

Tuition: $170 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Jun 09-Jul 14 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-226 6404 #4903
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Digital Camera Basics Workshop

Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic techniques and basic composition principles with instructor Walt Calahan. You will need your digital camera and its manual. Live interactive sessions with the instructor will be held online via Zoom, with additional course content available online through Canvas. Instructor: Walter Calahan. Enroll early. Class size limited to 12.

This course will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $110** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Feb 20-Feb 27 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XE-448 6310 #6865
Sat May 01-May 08 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XE-448 6311 #6817
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Floral Design: Goodbye to Summer *NEW*

Dream of a never-ending summer with the Goodbye to Summer floral design class, where you will be celebrating the end of summer and welcoming fall with the bounty of the season. You will learn everything there is to know about seasonal florals, locally grown and foraged floral materials and sustainability, along with the different styles and techniques to use when creating your summer oasis. This particular class will focus on the use of chicken wire (which is reusable) to create a foundation to hold the stems. Your course materials are included in your fee, and materials will be delivered to you on the day of class (students must be located in the delivery area; contact personalenrichment@howardcc.edu for information). Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date.

This class will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Aug 10 6PM-7PM Online XE-232 6411 #4969
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Floral Design: Roses and Rosé *NEW*

The rose is the most recognizable, written about and pondered over flower. Immerse yourself in this iconic flower’s natural beauty and design potential first hand in the Roses and Rosé floral design class. Your instructor will give you insight into different rose varieties and colors while demonstrating and explaining different styles and techniques to use when creating your arrangement. This particular class will focus on one of our favorite hacks for creating a sturdy centerpiece: using floral tape to secure your stems in a glass vase and will include popular floral and foliage accompaniments. Your course materials are included in your fee, and materials will be delivered to you on the day of class (students must be located in the delivery area; contact personalenrichment@howardcc.edu for information). Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date.

This class will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Jun 15 6PM-7PM Online XE-230 6405 #4967
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Floral Design: Tropicals *NEW*

Transport yourself to a sunnier state of mind with tropical flowers! Your instructor will teach you everything there is to know about different tropical floral varieties and greens along with various styles & techniques to use when creating your tropical masterpiece. This particular class will include the basics of using floral foam to construct an arrangement; use of stem lines, negative space and balance will be focused on to create the design. Your course materials are included in your fee, and materials will be delivered to you on the day of class (students must be located in the delivery area; contact personalenrichment@howardcc.edu for information). Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date.

This class will be offered online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $99** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed Jul 14 6PM-7PM Online XE-231 6410 #4968
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From Selfie to Self-Expression: Cell Phone and Tablet Photography

Learn to optimize the use of your smart phone camera with professional photographer Walter Calahan. Move beyond a quick snapshot to 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. You will need your smart phone (Apple or Android) and/or tablet.

This course will be offered online via Canvas and Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.

Tuition: $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jun 08-Jun 15 6PM-8PM Online XE-347 6403 #4658
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