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Arts, Crafts & Photography


Abstract Painting
Abstract painting has been a genre in the art world for the last several centuries. Creating it can be challenging and exciting. This course will teach the basics and enable you to create your own work of art. Learn how to start, how to apply paint and how to recognize when your painting is complete. Using acrylic paint, you will learn multiple abstract techniques including pouring, splatter painting and broken brushwork to create multiple small works. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $129** (includes $65 in fees*)
Wed Apr 22-May 13 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-211 6181 #7897
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Crochet for Beginners
Learn the timeless craft of crochet! Work with yarn to gain skills needed to begin creating amazing projects such as scarves, stuffed toys, fingerless gloves, pillows, and other decorative items. Over the course of three sessions, instructor Hope Corrigan will introduce techniques including holding the hook, chain stitch, single and double crochet, slip stitch, increasing, decreasing, finishing ends, and changing colors. You will also learn how to read and follow instructions in a crochet pattern. Materials provided include yarn, crochet hooks, patterns, and a yarn needle.
Tuition: $55** (includes $50 in fees*)
Sat Jul 11-Jul 25 10AM-11:30AM Hickory Ridge XE-265 6266 #1900
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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. Class 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: $110** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Mar 28-Apr 04 9:30AM-2:30PM HCC Main Campus XE-448 6166 #5785
Sat Jul 11-Jul 18 9:30AM-2:30PM Health Sciences Building XE-448 6256 #1700
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Henna Basics: The Art of Body Painting
Develop a foundational knowledge of the history, safe practices, tool preparation, and basic design elements of this temporary body art style. You will participate in hands-on practice in mixing henna paste and creating a basic design, discuss strategies for creating a new revenue stream, and gain resources for expanding your practice of henna. Instructor: Tarsheka Thompson.
Tuition: $55** (includes $50 in fees*)
Sat Apr 18 10AM-12PM HCC Main Campus XE-012 6201 #5757
Fri Jun 26 6PM-8PM Laurel College Center XE-012 J1638 #1891
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Introduction to Zentangle
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 Nov 12 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-497 6074 #0829
Sat Feb 22 9AM-11:30AM HCC Main Campus XE-497 6004 #5790
Thu Apr 16 6:30PM-9PM HCC Main Campus XE-497 6178 #6882
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Painting Techniques: Acrylics *NEW!*
Acrylics are fun! They’re vibrant and colorful, and great for beginners or those with some experience. This class will introduce you to the unique 'forgiving’ qualities of acrylic paint. Basic color theory and color mixing will be explored as well as textures and techniques. All levels are welcome. Supply list will be distributed on first day for independent purchase. Supply costs estimated at $25. Instructor: Joan Bevelaqua.
Tuition: $69** (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue Jun 09-Jun 30 1PM-3PM Elkridge 50+ Center XE-114 6688 #2057
Supply costs estimated at $25.
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Zentangle: Cartouches *NEW!*
Using a cartouche as a frame, explore beautiful tangle compositions surrounding bezels to create elegant pieces of art. Prerequisite: Introduction to Zentangle or permission of instructor. You should bring a basic zentangle kit.
Tuition: $60** (includes $50 in fees*)
Sat May 09 9AM-11:30AM HCC Main Campus XE-134 6229 #7596
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