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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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Arts, Crafts & Photography

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. A supply list will be provided and discussed as well. 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. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50. Enroll early, class size is limited to 10.

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: $185** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Jan 12-Mar 02 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-155 6300 #6855
Tue Apr 13-Jun 01 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-155 6301 #6800
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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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Drawing Techniques: Colored Pencils *NEW!*

Colored pencils are an art supply that almost everyone has some childhood experience using, but how do artists elevate them from mere coloring tool to a fine art medium? In this course, you will learn how to handle colored pencils to show blending, value, dimension, and complex color in everything from adult coloring books to original works of your own! All levels of experience welcome! Estimated cost for independent student purchase of materials is $30. 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: $89* (includes $40 in fees)
Thu Feb 04-Feb 25 7PM-9PM Online XE-215 6305 #9301
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Foundations of Realistic Watercolor Painting

Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, BWS Signature member, international award-winning watercolor artist, 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 render a monochromatic painting and then be introduced to color theory.  You will learn how to mix colors to match their reference image through creating test sheets of tints and compliments. In addition, you will learn how to think through the process of beginning a full colored painting.  Materials list will be distributed at the first class.

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: $185 (includes $40 in fees)
Wed Jan 13-Mar 03 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-224 6302 #6859
Wed Apr 14-Jun 02 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-224 6303 #6802
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Nineteenth Century Art *NEW!*

The nineteenth century was a time of incredible change and had major influences on the development of modern art. Artists began breaking free of convention and pushing the boundaries of what purposes art should serve. In this course, you’ll learn about how drastically art changed from Neoclassicism at the beginning of the century to Post-Impressionism at the end. Expect to discover more about some of history’s best-known and most beloved artists, including Francisco de Goya, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. 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: $99 (includes $89 in fees)
Tue Feb 02-Mar 02 7PM-9PM Online XI-459 6604 #9303
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Sew Amazing Design! *NEW!*

People of all ages find needlework kits to be an inexpensive and enjoyable pastime, but many hobbyists are nervous or unsure of how to make original designs. In this class, you will learn basic fine art principles including composition, value, contrast, balance, and texture and discover how to combine these concepts with basic cross-stitch and embroidery techniques to create works of fine art! There will be a review of basic stitches and techniques for beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome! Estimated cost for independent student purchase of materials is $35. 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: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Mar 23-Apr 27 7PM-9PM Online XE-216 6605 #9304
No class Apr. 6.
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World of Zentangle *NEW!*

Discover this elegantly simple drawing technique, inspiring creativity and mindfulness. Master “tangles” using repetitive, guided strokes to create surprising, unplanned compositions. Learn the fundamentals, then embark on a relaxing and beautiful journey to advanced techniques. No previous art experience is necessary to enjoy this art form, where there are no mistakes! Your Zentangle materials will be shipped to you - register by February 1 to receive your materials in time for class! Instructor: Julie Allison.

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: $180* (includes $80 in fees)
Wed Feb 10-Apr 21 6:30PM-9PM Online XE-133 6306 #9991
No class 4/7.
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