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One Stroke Painting Class Offered By QA Arts Council

image003Instruction in one stroke painting, the popular decorative painting technique developed by well-known artist, Donna Dewberry, will be offered by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council beginning on September 17. This style of painting allows the blending of shading and highlighting of multiple colors with one stroke of the paint brush.

This technique not only has artistic value but is also versatile and practical. It can be applied to canvas as well as a variety of other surfaces such as walls, metal, tiles, wood, slate, and many others.

The instructor is Ann Pyper. The course will be offered on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm beginning September 17 and running for 8 weeks ending on November 5. The cost is $90 for members of the QA Co. Arts Council and $75 for nonmembers.

For further information, contact the arts council at 410-758-2520.

Artsy Messenger Bag Purse Workshop

MessengerBag (326 x 400)Using different crafting techniques, students will create a unique purse that reveals their personal style. This one-of-a-kind purse is decorated with fabric pens and rubber stamps by “doodling” on a design and then filling in the doodles with paint, glitter, micro beads and other flourishes. Students can bring new or vintage jewelry pieces from home or other items to make a work of wearable art.

Talented artist and business owner Candace Liccione will teach this one-day workshop at Wye River Designs, 4300 Main Street in Grasonville, on Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 3 pm. This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon for individuals looking for special instruction and friends who enjoy crafting together. All materials provided by instructor. $35 for members, $45 nonmembers. The deadline for registration is June 17. Ages 13 and above.

Artist and instructor Liccione grew up in the craft industry with her family’s business Aleene’s Tacky Glue. She has been teaching crafts for many years as the owner of a gift shop in Philadelphia and a farm in Pennsylvania. She owns Wye River Designs where she teaches mosaics, jewelry making, collage, rubberstamping, and mixed media arts and crafts. Visit the website at www.wyeriverdesigns.com

Register online www.arts4u.info, or by calling 410.758.2520. Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

For information on classes and events, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts

Chibi Class this June

ChibiChompedWatermarked (239 x 400)Hanna Kingsley returns to the Centre for the Arts with classes for those interested in Chibi drawing fundamentals. “Chibi wa Kawaii: Chibi is Cute” tackles this super cute form of Anime. Through the exaggeration of the sizes and shapes of heads, hands, feet and eyes, characters take on a youthful and fun appearance. This is a three session workshop held on Tuesday through Thursday starting on June 25 from 1 to 4 pm. Ages 8 to 16. Class cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the 1st day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list. The deadline for registration is June 19.

Kingsley is a Certified Copic Marker designer and instructor. She was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship award and studies art therapy at Chesapeake College. In the fall she will attend the Delaware College of Art and Design. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for Anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C. Register by calling 410-758-2520, online at www.arts4u.info or by sending a check to QACAC, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617.

The Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web www.arts4u.info.

Academy Art Museum April Events

IMG_0263 James Turrell, Aqua de Luz, Tixcacaltuyub, Yucatan, Copyright James Turrell, Photo by Ed Krupp small (300 x 400)Exhibitions
James Turrell Perspectives
Through July 7, 2013
The Museum will host the exhibition, James Turrell Perspectives, concurrent with the artist’s retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum. James Turrell is an internationally-acclaimed light and space artist whose work can be found in collections worldwide. Over more than four decades he has pursued his fascination with the phenomena of light to create striking works that play with the perception and the effect of light within a created space. Beginning in 1974, Turrell has been converting and extinct volcano in Arizona, Roden Crater, into a monumental work of art.

James Turrell Perspectives will provide a context for understanding Turrell’s work. The artist, who resides part time on the Eastern Shore, and his team are collaborating fully on the project. The exhibition consists of three parts, an introductory overview, a gallery of holograms, and a site specific Aperture Space. Together these three parts will focus on Turrell’s fascination with both the mechanics of visual perception and the metaphysics of light. The exhibition, organized by Museum Director Erik Neil and Curator Anke Van Wagenberg,is underwritten in part by the Dedalus Foundation, The Ravenal Foundation, the Talbot County Arts Council and the MD State Arts Council, as well as Thomas and Robin Clarke and Robert and Marsha Lonergan.


In photo: James Turrell, Aqua De Luz, Tixcacaltuyub, Yucatan, Copyright James Turrell, Photo by Ed Krupp.

Contemporary Realists:
The Art of David and James Plumb
Through April 28, 2013
David G. Plumb graduated from the University of Virginia with a BFA (1968). He moved to Talbot County, MD, to teach drawing and painting at the “Academy of the Arts” while winning top awards in the Annual Juried Show (1970, 1982), exhibiting in the Maryland Biennial, Baltimore Museum (1976, 1978, 1980), and in group shows in New York City. He has been affiliated with the George Ciscle Gallery in Baltimore and Hollis Taggart and David Adamson Galleries in Washington, DC. James Plumb received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn College (1984). He was one of 20 individuals selected from worldwide applications, to attend the prestigious postgraduate studies at the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University (2001). James draws on the visual heri­tage of illusion and symbolism of the Old Masters of European painting. He feels that many of the concepts expressed through the visual relationships are just as valid today as they were back then. James Plumb served as curator of the Academy of the Arts in Easton (1978 – 1982). He serves as full professor in studio and art history courses at Chesapeake College. He has been represented by the David Adamson Gallery in DC, the Leslie Levy Fine Arts in Scottsdale, AZ, and had a one-man show at the South Street Gallery in Easton (2011).

Lectures
Kittredge – Wilson Speaker Series
Signed in Blood: Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John and the Knights of Malta
Prof. David M. Stone Department of Art History, University of Delaware
April 25, 2013 6 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $15 Members, $24 Non-members
Caravaggio is one of the most revolutionary figures in the history of art. As a young man in Rome he challenged accepted practices of painting, developing a more realistic and dramatic style. His personal life was equally dramatic and in 1606 he fled Rome rather than face charges for murder. He travelled to the South, to Naples, Malta, and Sicily. In Malta he created one of his most impressive works, the brooding, psychologically complex Beheading of St. John. In a fully illustrated lecture based on years of research, the noted Caravaggio scholar, David M. Stone, unravels the mysteries of this grand painting and reveals its true meanings.

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Publication of the King James Bible
Presenter: Judith Pittenger
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 11 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $25 Members, $60 Non-members
2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, and throughout the English speaking world the event is being commemorated. Whatever our faith, whatever we believe, as speakers of English we have been influenced by the power of this book. Together with the works of Shakespeare, which were written at the same time, this Authorized Version stands as a corner- stone of our culture and our language. The ringing rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill is firmly grounded in the sonority of the psalms, the wisdom writ- ing of Ecclesiastes, the sublimity of the Gospel of John. Through word and image we will consider the history of the project authorized by King James in 1604.

Craft Show Artists
The Academy Art Museum is accepting applications from artists interested in exhibiting and selling their art at the Museum’s 16th annual Craft Show and Fine Arts Marketplace event October 18, 19 and 20, 2013 in Easton. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2013.

Concerts
Music & Tea
Peabody Honors Ensemble
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 1 p.m.
Cost: $48 Museum members, $83 non-members
The Museum is pleased to present this series that features a full afternoon tea by Oxford Greens and a variety of performances by accomplished artists. The Peabody Honors Ensemble will usher in the season with a selection of music to welcome spring. Reservations required.

Dance
Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes
Contact Amanda Showell (410) 482-6169 www.dancingontheshore.com

Children’s Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Dance Classes
Contact the Ballet Theatre of Maryland for additional information or to register for classes. 410-224-5644.

Adult Classes
Still Life in Oil and/or Pastel
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
Wednesdays,April 3 – 24, 2013, 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $215 Non-members
The still life genre offers the student a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of creating an oil or pastel painting – value, composition, color theory and edges. The students will have many choices for subject matter including fruit, flowers, glass, metal and porcelain. This class will be taught in oil and pastel – the preferred mediums of the instructor. www. katiecassidyfineart.com.

Basic Drawing: Perspective, Proportion and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
Tuesdays, April 9 – May 21 (no class May 14), 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members
Beginners and intermediate level artist are welcome as this class which will show the steps for achieving perspective and the illusion of depth in drawings. Proportions and comparative measurements will also be addressed, as well as composition. Through a series of exercises, the students will gain confidence even with seemingly challenging drawings. There will be a great deal of personal attention given by the instructor.

The Face and Figure in Pastel
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
Tuesdays, March 12 – April 2, 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $220 Non-members (plus small modeling fee)
Working with a live model, students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human figure while developing new skills in soft pastel. Through a series of specific exercises based on the theories of Margaret Dyer, the student will learn to see the figure as shapes and values and develop a stronger color sense. Each class will start with a drawing demonstration and short warm-up studies. This course is open to all levels, but some figure drawing experience is helpful.

The Landscape in Pastel: Painting the Big Sky
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
Wednesdays, May 1 – 29 (no class May 15), 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $215 Non-members
The focus for this class is the “big sky” painting, with exercises in seeing correct values, color harmony, descriptive edges and atmosphere. A variety of underpainting techniques will be introduced and demonstrated. There will be discussion on what to look for in a good reference photo and weekly critiques.

Experimental Handmade Paper
Instructor: Heather Crow
Tuesdays, April 16 – May 14, 5 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $140 Members, $160 Non-members
Students will pour liquid paper onto screens — “painting with pulp” to create poured paper landscapes and abstract work. Students will learn behind-the-scene secrets of augmenting their highly personal paper at different stages of drying with other fibers, papers, fabric or stitched words or designs. Traditional mold-and-deckle techniques are also used in this class. The instructor’s work — as well as that of well-known papermakers — is used for inspiration. Finished work is ready for framing.

Beginning and Continuing in Watercolor
Instructor: Heather Crow
Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $175 Non-members
New and continuing watercolor students will reference the techniques of six watercolor masters who have guided this instructor’s work (Prendergast, Silberman, Homer, Demuth, Burchfield, Hopper, and O’Keefe). All levels of students are welcome in this class — including beginners – to dig into what there is to learn about color and technique. The class atmosphere is welcoming and students improve their skills every week, learning from instructor demonstrations, exercises, six artist-based studies, and critiques.

New Workshop: Oil Painting Without Solvents
Instructor: Margery Caggiano
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost $95 Members, $120 Non-members
Students will learn how to apply and clean up oil paint without the use of turpentine, mineral spirits, or brush cleaners. There will be several short demonstrations: how to prepare the paint support and grounds, how to paint directly using a limited palette, how to apply paint with a knife, how to build up a painting with transparent glazes, and how to clean brushes, all without the use of solvents. There will be plenty of time to create a painting to take home. The instructor is formerly an Associate Professor of Art at Southampton College, a branch of Long Island University, NY. www.margerycaggiano.com

New Class: How to Achieve a Luscious Painterly Surface with Palette Knife and Brush Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Thursdays, April 4 – 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $175 Non-members
This class is for students who may feel there is something missing in their paint application. Students will learn a variety of new techniques, some using a palette knife and some a brush, to create a beautiful, painterly surface. Short weekly demonstrations will be followed by lots of painting time and experimentation. www.dianeduboismullaly.com

Brushing Up With Oils Instructor: Matthew Hillier
Tuesdays, April 16 – May 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $190 Members, $220 Non-members
This course is suitable for all levels. Matthew helps students understand the building blocks of painting. The class will cover everything from handling a brush, to handling different mediums including composition, tonal values, and color relationships. There will be several painting exercises and the class will work with live models and from students’ reference photos. There will be short demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Making a Good Impression II
Instructor: Ebby Malmgren
Wednesdays, April 17- May 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $235 Members, $270 Non-members
Students will make prints (monotype, monoprint, collograph intaglio or relief) in this environmentally-safe workshop using oven- baked polymer plates (Sculpey) and en Akua Kolor ink. Any good grade printing paper can be used and all prints, whether black and white or multicolored, are suitable for matting and framing, for book illustration or for inclusion in collage.

Wood and Linoleum Block Printmaking
Instructor: Kevin Garber
Wednesdays, April 3 – 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members; $250 Non-members (plus materials fee)
This introduction class to relief printing guides students through the basics of printing a small edition of prints using hand and press methods of transferring ink to paper. Experience woodcut and linoleum block print techniques with Kevin Garber, a local printmaker who recently opened his studio to students, in order to share his passion for fine art prints. Participants will learn how to translate their drawings to print form using relief techniques. An introduction class to wood and linoleum relief printing that will include a brief history, and a showing of relief prints from his collection to get you started. Kevin has been involved with fine art printmaking much of his life, including teaching and printing as the Master Printmaker at Washington University in St Louis. This class will be taught at Kevin’s studio in Bozman.

Gamblin Artist’s Colors Presentation
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:30-7 p.m.
Topics to be discussed include: Artist’s Oil Colors • Color Theory • Color Mixing Mineral vs Modern Pigments • Indirect vs Direct Techniques FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors • Galkyd Painting Mediums Building Permanent Paintings • Supports, Sizing and Grounds Supports, Sizing and Grounds • Gamvar Picture Varnish. All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples.

Individual Lessons in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Day of the week, dates, etc.: TBD
Cost: TBD (per hour fee)
Description: Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Elements or Full Version), and general digital imaging; shoot­ing pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhance­ments and creative uses, and specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame.

Individual Lessons for Teens or Young Adults in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Day of the week, dates, etc.: TBD
Cost: TBD (per hour fee)
Description: Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Elements or Full Version), and general digital imaging; shoot­ing pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhance­ments and creative uses, and specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame.

Stained Glass Mosaic Studio
Instructor: Jen Wagner
Ongoing Open Studio Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $250 Members; $285 Non-members (Priced per project)
Students will create a beautiful stained glass mosaic project in an open studio setting. This class covers design, breaking, adhering and grouting techniques. Students begin by creating a stained glass mosaic window, then move onto projects of their choice. This class provides ample time to work, allowing optimal creative results.

Open Studios
Open Portrait Studio: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon on Mondays. One pose, clothed figure. Modeling fee is divided among participants.

Open Figure Studio: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Mondays. Nude model, variety of gesture, short poses and long poses. Modeling fee is $10.

Open Collage Studio: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. second Saturday of each month. For those interested in collage, assemblage or fibers. Artists are invited to come and work on a project they would like to start, or have begun. There is no designated instructor.

Participants must be an Academy member to participate. Call Katie Cassidy for more information at 410-820-5222.

VOICE LESSONS (Ages 10 through adult)
Instructor: Suzanne Chadwick (410) 963-0893
Exploring vocal technique, performance skills, and even stress therapy can be a part of each individualized program. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

PIANO LESSONS (Ages 6 through adult)
Instructor: Robert Baker (443)-385-0519
The program offer weekly private lessons to beginner, intermediate and advanced students from age 6 through high school and beyond. The lesson plans include a balance of theory, ear training, sight reading and repertoire appropriate to the student’s level and musical ability. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

Children’s Classes
IN-SERVICE DAY ACTIVITY
Talbot County Public Schools
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 6-10
Instructors: Constance Del Nero and Jen Wagner
Cost: $35
Museum instructors will lead a day of fun-filled art projects and other activities, including several projects students can take home the same day. Students should bring their own lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.

Craft Saturday at the Museum
Celebrate Spring
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1-3 p.m.
FREE
Each month Free Craft Saturday concentrates on an artistic creation based on the festivities of the seasons. Different mediums will be used to create masterpieces inspired by the holiday or season that children can give as a gift or use as a decoration for the home or to share with friends and family. Pre-registration is required.

Artist’s Image of the Chesapeake Bay
Instructor: Elaine Thompsen
Ages 6 – 9
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $55 Non-members
Students will learn to draw sea life of the Chesapeake Bay, and then paint a seascape using watercolors, as well as will learn bamboo brush painting techniques. After learning about Chesapeake Bay environmental concerns and habitat, students will then sculpt a turtle using air-dry clay and make silhouette art. All supplies included. Each student will receive a signed copy of the Artist’s book, You Can Draw Me Chesapeake Bay Sea Life and More. A short lunch break will take place midway through the class. Students should bring a lunch.

Artist’s Image of the Chesapeake Bay
Instructor: Elaine Thompsen
Ages 10 and up
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-members
Students will learn to draw sea life of the Chesapeake Bay, and then paint a marsh scene and seascape of the bay emphasizing Canada Geese. They will also learn bamboo brush painting techniques, learn about Chesapeake Bay water concerns and habitat, and then sculpt a sea creature in wire, as well as how to create waterfowl through silhouette art. All supplies included. Each student will receive a signed copy of the Artist’s book, You Can Draw Me Chesapeake Bay Sea Life and More. A short lunch break will take place midway through the class. Students should bring a lunch.

For information on any of the Museum’s exhibitions, programs or classes, visit www.academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Anime V. Chibi: Character Costuming

Use with coloring class AnimeCinderellaWatermarked (292 x 500)Instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Arts Council to offer a new course that takes Anime or Chibi to the next level learning great techniques for character costuming. “Anime” is defined as the Japanese style often characterized by bright, colorful and whimsical elements. “Chibi” translates to “Tiny is Cute” and refers to the cute and childish style of anime that focuses on exaggerating the eyes, hands, face and animal characteristics.

Drawing students will learn proportion changes and animal characteristics including making wings and ears. These drawing elements will help to define their character’s personality traits and identity making them recognizable as a villain or hero, prince or princess, human or animal.

“Anime V. Chibi: Character Costuming” is Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. The class is open to ages 10 to 18. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members and there is a $5 additional fee for materials payable to the instructor on the first day of class. The deadline for registration is March 29. Bring a bag lunch. Registered students will receive a materials list.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

Painting Birds in Gouache

strike a pose (400 x 543)Gouache paint, similar to watercolor, is modified to make it an opaque painting medium. Its usage dates back to the fourteenth century and brings a different depth and character than that of traditional watercolor paints. In a five week class at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, students will explore the wonder of this early medium. Though few contemporary artists work with gouache, it is a perfect match for painting birds. The journey begins with information on avian anatomy as an aide to understanding their characteristics. Students will then learn a variety of painting techniques with an emphasis on painting birds. Materials: registered students will receive a supplies list. Register by 3/29. Ages 16 and above.

Artist and instructor Ric Conn has been a student of nature and ornithology for much of his life. He has travelled extensively throughout the Eastern seaboard, across the country and beyond to observe, record and paint wildlife. He studied at the Corcoran College of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art and teaches regularly to students of all ages in locations around the Mid-Atlantic.

Classes are held on Mondays, beginning April 8 and through May 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The registration deadline is March 29. The cost is $105 for members of the Arts Council, $125 for non-members.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, Maryland Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info , or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.

Anime V. Chibi: Coloring

img003 (248 x 500)Instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Arts Council to offer a new course that takes Anime or Chibi to the next level learning great coloring techniques. “Anime” is defined as the Japanese animation style often characterized by bright, colorful and whimsical elements. “Chibi” translates to “Tiny is Cute” and refers to the cute and childish style of anime that focuses on exaggerating the eyes, hands, face and animal characteristics.

Drawing students will bring their Anime and Chibi characters to life with bold, brilliant color. The basics of color schemes and using different coloring materials for different effects are the focus of this class.

“Anime V. Chibi: Coloring” is two consecutive Saturdays, February 23 and March 2, from 9 am to noon. The class is open to ages 8 to 18. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members and there is a $3 additional fee for materials payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

 

Create Amigurumi

Amigurumi E kingsley (400 x 302)Amigurumi is a trend developed in Japan that has spread throughout the world. “Ami” means to knit or crochet and ‘nuigurumi’ is a stuffed doll. These are most often small animals that include a variety of facial expressions found in the Anime style of drawing cartoon figures. Amigurumi animals usually feature exaggerated characteristics such as an over-sized head on a cylindrical body with undersized extremities, resulting in an adorable creature. Learn the basic forms after learning crochet basics which are then customized to an animal of your choice. Students may bring their own yarn and crochet hooks or purchase them from the instructor for $10. The class is open to ages 12 and above and the deadline for registration is February 1.

This is a one-day session on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring a lunch or buy lunch downtown. Class cost is $30 for members of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and $40 for non-members.

Instructor Emilee Kingsley is a senior at Washington College studying Business Management. She was a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist in 2009 for both academic and artistic achievements. Her interest in the arts started very young and includes ceramics, basket weaving, crocheting, knitting, amine and nail art.

Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617. Phone 410.758.2520 or download registration forms at www.arts4u.info

The Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web www.arts4u.info.

 

Painting On Glass

image003Painting on glass is gaining a fast growing fan base and with good reason. This decorative and durable art form gives plates, stemware, vases and other household accessories a one-of-a-kind design based on the artists’ rendering. Bold strokes and delicate details for painting flowers on glass will be taught by artist and instructor Jean Hilleary on Friday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Held at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, students can bring one or two of their own accessories to paint, or purchase items from the instructor before class begins. Ages 16 and older. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The deadline for registration is February 1. Advance registration only.

Register online www.arts4u.info or by calling 410.758.2520. Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

For information on classes and events, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

 

Basic Beading Workshop

Jinny Anklet Floating in Space (400 x 266)Beading has changed to include a number of new styles. In a one-day workshop participants can choose from two types of beading techniques: a floating style or a bead to bead anklet to create. You will learn a variety of techniques including how to attach soldered rings and clasps as well as basic methods for crimping, stringing, color choices, sizing and spacing.

Join talented jewelry designer Jinny Guy on Saturday February 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts in the upstairs studio, 206 South Commerce Street in Centreville. Guy is a self-taught artist who combines her love of color, fashion and fun to make stunning jewelry and jewelry sets. This is the perfect class for individuals looking for special instruction and for friends who enjoy crafting together. The class fee includes tools, beads and string supplies. Students will need to bring scissors, 12” straight edge with metric measure and a bag lunch. $43 non-members, $33 members. Ages 12 and above. The class deadline is January 25.

Register online www.arts4u.info or by calling 410.758.2520. Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

For information on classes and events, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.