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Lost Wax Method of Bronze Casting

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council welcomes instructor Eileen Johnson, who specializes in jewelry design and making works of art in bronze, silver and gold. Johnson will show students through demonstrations and hands-on learning how custom jewelry and mini statues are created. This six-week class begins on Wednesday, January 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Students will create a piece of work choosing their own design either from a pattern, drawing or photograph to transform from a wax model into a sturdy and beautiful bronze artwork. Designs are carved in wax, then centrifugally cast in this non-toxic, beautiful and hard alloy. Students can make a pendant, earrings, charm, small statue or key fob. The instructor will Photoshop your favorite image for the design as a template for each project. Materials are provided and two finished pieces are yours to keep. Good manual dexterity and attention to detail are helpful for this class. The registration deadline is January 14. The cost is $120 for Arts Council members and $145 for non-members.

Johnson is a former dental laboratory technician, who, after retiring, established a design company specializing in handcrafted jewelry in bronze, sterling silver, and gold. Tempi Design Studio was created by Johnson, an award winning artist who includes her work in national catalogues, and fine gift shops including the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia. For more about her and her work visit http://www.tempidesignstudio.com

The class will be held at the Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. Call 410.758.2520 or email arts4u@arts4u.info for more information.

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

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

Arts Council Events December 2010 Through February 2011

December
December 4: “Heck with the Malls!” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With just under 40 artists and fine crafters, Heck with the Malls! is small and mighty. Enjoy a wide array of holiday gifts to choose from, meet regional artists and authors and then wander around historic downtown Centreville for refreshments and bargains by area merchants. In its 12th year, this annual event is a must do! Featuring hand-crafted soaps and lotions, artisan created fashions for people and pets, jewelry, one-of-a-kind purses, holiday ornaments, photography, ceramics, wood sculpture, home accessories, book signings and much more. Raffle tickets for the 2nd Annual Fundraiser “Small Works: Exhibition and Raffle” go on sale at Heck and make great gifts. Visit the Small Works Crew at the Centre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This unique shopping event is in two locations: The Centre for the Arts in Centreville, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520, and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 302 S. Liberty St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.1553. Free. www.arts4u.info
December 4: Second Annual “Small Works: Exhibition & Raffle” Raffle tickets on sale during Heck with the Malls! Great stocking stuffers and the chance to win unique miniature works of art from artists around the country. $5 per ticket or 7 tickets for $30. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

December 7, 2010 – January 8, 2011: Members’ Best Exhibit. The gallery at the Centre for the Arts features fine arts by area artists in a rotating display throughout the year. Paintings, photographs and jewelry on display and for sale by John Roschy, Laurel Sprenger, David Terrar, Nancy Thomas, Edith Vogl, Marcie Wachter and Melissa Kay-Steves. Centre hours are Tuesday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am -2 pm. Centre for the Arts. 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

December 27, 2010 – January 28, 2011: Boot Camp: Jump start the new year in this five-week workout with fitness instructors Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30a.m., Register by 12/21, $104 new student/$80 returning student. Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, Centreville, MD. For more information call 410-758-2520. www.arts4u.info
January

January 12 – February 2: Ballroom Dance: Basic Beginner Country Two Step, ages 14+: 7-7:50 p.m. World class dancer and instructor Amanda Showell teaches this beginner level class in a dance that is a must to learn if you like country music. Register by 1/5. $50 members/$57 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

January 12 – February 2: Ballroom Dance: Level 3 Argentine Tango, ages 14+: 8-8:50 p.m. This advanced class, taught by world class dancer and instructor Amanda Showell, is for those who have previously taken Argentine Tango. Register by 1/5. $50 members/$57 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

January 14: Second Annual “Small Works: Exhibit & Raffle” Pre-Opening Cocktail Party and Discussion “Small is the New Big”, 5:00-6:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Centreville, MD featuring Dr. Benjamin Tilghman, Professor of Art History, George Washington University. Fee $25. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

January 14: Second Annual “Small Works: Exhibition & Raffle” Opening Reception 6:00-8:00 p.m. Second annual exhibit reception of original miniature artworks. Donations from regional artists and private collectors include jewelry, two dimensional and three dimensional artworks. Exhibit and opening party admission is free. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 7 tickets for $30 and remain on sale through closing of exhibit. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

January 18 – March 15: Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting, ages 16+, Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m. Create an original oil painting that will last forever. Popular instructor and award winning artist Tina Williams teaches the use and application of oil paints as well as mixing colors and highlights with this medium. Register by 1/11. $100 members, $114 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

January 22: Concert – Sweet Adeline’s perform at Centre for the Arts, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy The musical melodies of the Sweet Adelines and Harmony on the Bay when they team up to offer a mid-january heartwarming performance. Fee. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

January 23: Simply Sushi with Chef David Clark: 4-6p.m. As part of the Centre’s Small Works Fundraiser, local Executive Chef David Clark lends his culinary talent teaching the creation of all varieties of sushi rolls. Each participant will receive all of the tools needed to create small delicacies as part of the class fee. Register by 1/15. $50 members, $55 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

January 26 – March 2: Lost Wax Method of Casting, ages 16+, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Create a cast in wax to make a 3 dimensional version of a design of your choice in this fascinating class that teaches students the method of ancient bronze casting. Students will complete 2 projects during this 6 week course taught by nationally recognized 3D artist Eileen Johnson. Register by 1/19. $125 members, $146 non members, $25 materials fee due to the instructor. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.
January 30: Dance Party. 8-10:30 p.m. Dance away the winter blues at this first Dance Party in 2011. Early bird Bolero Lesson from 7-8 p.m. Held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, 206 South Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. $10 members/$12 non members. 410.758.2520.
January 31 – March 4: Boot Camp: Keep the new year motivation moving in this five-week workout with fitness instructors Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30a.m., Register by 1/25, $104 new student/$80 returning student. Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, Centreville, MD. For more information call 410-758-2520. www.arts4u.info

February

February 2: Be My Valentine, ages 18+: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn the basics and create a needlepoint heart to give to your valentine. Local artist and Arts Council Board Member, Hallie Rugg, shares her needlework talents in this class as part of the Centre’s Small Works Fundraiser. Needlepoint kit with practice canvas will be provided, bring scissors. Register by 1/25. $25 members, $30 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.
February 9 – March 2: The Art of Calligraphy – The Italic Hand ages 14+: Wednesday 10-12 p.m. A comprehensive course in calligraphy taught by Arthur Bounds, member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild. Register by 2/2, $45 members/$52 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.
February 12: Dance Party. 8-10:30 p.m. Celebrate Valentines Day at this Winter Dance Party. Early bird Bachata Lesson from 7-8 p.m. Held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, 206 South Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. $10 members/$12 non members. 410.758.2520.
February 16 – March 9: Ballroom Dance: Beginner Cha Cha, ages 14+: 7-7:50 p.m. Taught by world class dancer and instructor Amanda Showell, Cha Cha is a fun latin dance which works well with contemporary music. Register by 2/9. $50 members/$57 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

February 16 – March 9: Ballroom Dance: Level 1 Waltz, ages 14+: 8-8:50 p.m. Learn one of the most traditional of all of the ballroom dances with world class dancer and instructor Amanda Showell. Some prior knowledge of the Waltz is required. Register by 2/9. $50 members/$57 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

February 19: Second Annual “Small Works: Exhibit & Raffle” Gala Drawing of Winning Tickets. 6:00-8:00 p.m. A celebrity host will draw winning ticket for each work of art while attendees enjoy refreshments. Winners who are present may take artwork home at the end of the evening. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 7 tickets for $30 and remain on sale through closing of Exhibit. Gala tickets are $40. RSVP required. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and Centre for the Arts is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We receive support from the Maryland State Arts Council, corporate and private giving. Visit us on the web www.arts4u.info

Members’ Best Moves to Centre

The Centre for the Arts is planning a very exciting year of artists’ exhibitions for our artist members. Exhibits formerly in downtown businesses have moved to our Centreville gallery space, and we are looking for artists to display 1 to 2 pieces of 2D or 3D artwork. Several artists will be represented at each exhibit. You can request to be in our exhibits individually, or if you have an idea for a collective show, we would welcome your suggestion.

Artists interested in exhibiting for the following dates:

· 16 February through 17 April, 2010
· 1 June through 28 August, 2010 (pending)
· 31 August through 30 October, 2010 or
· 7 December through 8 January, 2011

must submit a brief bio and details about the work you want to display (title, size, media, cost).

Show bookings will be made based on merit, timely requests and availability of space.  We are looking forward to a great year full of wonderful and creative artwork in this space!
410.758.2520 or arts4u@arts4u.info

New Fitness Classes in Centreville

The arts have many forms of expression, including movement of all types. If dancing isn’t your strong suit, but you want to get into, or stay in shape, new classes at the Centre for the Arts are designed to do just that. Instructors Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick each bring over fifteen years of experience teaching group fitness classes and have come up with some innovative exercise classes for all levels and interests.

Boot Camp challenges early birds to come out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. for five weeks of ‘muscle confusion’ training that offers the maximum body toning and strengthening for those needing a good kick start.  Muscle confusion adds variety to your workout and prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, and therefore helps get you on the other side of when your body reaches a plateau. Boxing, intervals, and weight bearing exercises are all part of this one-hour workout. Boot Camp starts on March 1, and is only $99 per student.

Pre-registration by February 24 is required. Students unable to attend all 15 classes can use their class card, issued on the first day of class to registered students, can attend any of Mary and Pam’s classes at the Centre from March 1 through April 2.

A new set of ongoing classes is also starting in March. “Total Body Cardio” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and Fridays 9 to 10 a.m., is great for increasing strength and improving your overall fitness for all levels of participants. “Coremax” is designed to bring strength to your entire midsection with a blend of yoga, Pilates and core conditioning. Students should bring a yoga or travel mat to class. Coremax is on Fridays from 10 to 11 am. These classes are $6 per class and are on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

The 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, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, 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.  Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.