Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Offering a Variety of Classes in Visual Arts

Ann-Pyper-classQueen Anne’s County Arts Council Offering a Variety of Classes in Visual Arts

We have a variety of Visual Arts Classes available in our Summer Class schedule!  Our skilled instructors are offering classes designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills.  Classes are limited in size to ensure quality individual instruction.

Explore the wonder of this older medium that provides a perfect match for painting birds. The journey begins with information on avian anatomy as an aide to understanding their characteristics.  Instructor Ric Conn will teach a variety of painting techniques with an emphasis on “Painting Birds in Gouache”. Classes will be held Tuesdays May 6 – June 3 from 10-noon.

Enjoy the fun of learning the basics of “One-Stroke” painting, loved by beginners and experienced artists as well!  Ann Pyper will provide step-by-step instruction in the painting techniques of using One-Stroke to create beautiful designs…to decorate your home, paint a gift for a friend, or even start your own business.  One-Stroke blends, shades and highlights all in one stroke.   Painting with acrylics allows you to paint on almost any surface including mirrors, glassware and ceramics, mailboxes, slates, wood, walls, fabric, and canvas.  You can find examples of Ann’s work on display at The Creamery.  Classes will be held Wednesdays from 1-3 pm May 7-21.

Wye River Designs, Candice Liccione, will offer several classes including her popular “Clay Mosaics”.  Take mosaics to a different level by creating your own mosaic pieces and combining them with other elements to create a 12”x 12”mixed media mosaic.  Making clay mosaics allows you to personalize a mosaic with names, favorite words or symbols. Join Candace Liccione for an afternoon of rolling out clay, stamping it, painting and embellishing your clay creations for your project.  The workshop is June 8 from 1-3 pm.

Make a work of art to wear and learn” Epoxy Clay Jewelry Making”.  For those who didn’t win this much sought after piece during Small Works, come and create your own amethyst jewelry with Instructor Janice Colvin.  Using two-part epoxy clay and crystals you will design your own incredible necklace and earrings. Class will be held June 14 from 1-3 pm.

“Basket Weaving” ~ learn to weave a beautiful woven vase with a glass liner in a matter of hours.  This is a great project for a group of friends!   Award winning local fiber artist and basket weaver, Instructor Heidi Wetzel welcomes all skill levels.  Spend an afternoon learning this timeless technique.  Class will be held July 26 from 10-2 pm.

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now – $25 individual/$35 family.  Visit www.queenancescountyarts.com for our full listing of classes and events.    You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520.   Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD  21617 unless otherwise noted.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.