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Digital Editing for Photographers

Taking photographs on digital cameras is just one part of what today’s technology offers. Beyond the photograph is the important step of editing your images for maximum results. Students will learn important editing techniques that will improve and restore photographs and scanned prints or slides with instructor Don Dement in a two-day workshop in Centreville, Maryland. Dement will give demonstrations using the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements v.3-v.7 to show students how to use the workspace, its many tools, palettes and filters; how to use layers for adjustment, dust and spot removal, compositing and how to resize for printing and use on the Web. Bringing a laptop to the workshop is optional. Students will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of digital editing. Classes will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 19 and June26.   The deadline for registration is June 11.  The cost for the class is $115 ($105 for Arts Council members).

Don Dement is an Annapolis-area photographer and instructor. His wide-ranging photography covers subjects of land and seascapes, maritime and social events, portraits and weddings, and most recently extending into architecture and fine arts. It’s become natural for him to meld his long career in systems management with the creative activities of photography. Since 2002, he has taught digital editing and photography at locations including the Arts Council, Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and numerous senior centers, as well as tutoring individuals. His photography has won several awards, and he continues to exhibit in the local area. He is a co-founder and current president of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis.

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 through Friday from 9am to 2pm 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 is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.

Arts Council Events May Through June 2010

May
Through May 29, 2010:  “Catching Shadows: Tintype Portraits and Recorded Voices of 21st Century Native Americans Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore”
This fascinating portrait study of contemporary American Indians using traditional tintype photography includes interviews by Dykeman that explore tribal traditions and everyday life. View and listen through May 29. It is presented by the Arts Council and is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions grant, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Chaney Foundation. Free. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

May 1 – 31:  Spring Classes in Zumba, Boot Camp, Ballroom Dancing, Photography, Ballet and Pre-K Gymnastics continue at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

May 10: Boot Camp: A five-week workout with Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick that will have you in great shape for the summer. 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., $99 per student. Pre registration is required by April 30. Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, Centreville, MD. For more information call 410-758-2520.  www.arts4u.info.

May 15: Jazz Concert Featuring Dick Morgan: Don’t miss this enchanting night of jazz with legendary pianist Dick Morgan. Morgan is joined by Steve Abshire on guitar, David Einhorn on stand up base and Bartell Knox on drums. Held at the Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 7 p.m., tickets are $30 advance / $35 door and include a post concert after-party with delicious food. Visit Dick Morgan’s website at www.Dickmorganjazz.com For more information call 410-758-2520.  www.arts4u.info.

May 17: QAC Arts Council Annual Dinner: This year’s annual dinner will be held at Prospect Bay Country Club beginning with cocktails at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm. Recipients of the 2010 High School Scholarship Awards will be recognized at the event. For more information call 410-758-2520.  www.arts4u.info.
May 30: Crop Club. Join paper crafter Cathy Downes on the last Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. having fun and making progress on your memories with unique album designs. All experience levels are welcome. Supplies are available for purchase. No fees for meeting, donations to the Centre for the Arts are welcome. Please call Cathy at 410.758.1251 if you plan to attend. Held at 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520.
June

June 1- August 31: Summer Hours at the Centre for the Arts. Tuesday-Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

June 10:  Thursdays in the Park:  7-9 PM, Chesapeake Community Band at Millstream Park, Centreville, MD. Free. QAC Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an evening of American standards and more with this great local band. Rain or shine. Call the Arts Council in the event of severe weather warnings. 410.758.2520.

June 19: Art of the Deals: 9am-1pm. Community wide event featuring artists, a farmers market, music, demonstrations and information tables on the Courthouse Green.  Downtown merchants will have specials and sidewalk sales. Interested artists and civic groups should call the Arts Council about renting a table.

June 24:  Thursdays in the Park. 7-9 PM: The Unified Jazz Ensemble (UJE).   QAC Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an evening of exceptional jazz music with this great band at the Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville, MD. Free. Rain or shine. Call the Arts Council in the event of severe weather warnings. 410.758.2520.

June 26: Motown Madness Dance Party with championship dancer Amanda Showell. Fundraiser for the Queen Anne County Arts Council. Come dance the night away to your favorite tunes from the motown era along with ballroom and Latin dance music. 7:00-7:30pm Single time swing lesson. 7:30-10:30pm Dance party. Cash bar. Contest for best Motown costume and best 60’s hair style!! Ticket cost $18.00 in advance $20.00 at the door. 410.758.2520

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

Poetry Workshop with Sue Ellen Thompson

Everyone has a story or stories to tell. Most people may not think of poetry as the best or easiest way to share these stories, but it lends itself to an expressiveness that prose can lack. Through poetry stories can be shaped into verse for a maximum of emotional impact. But there is more to writing a poem than just breaking a paragraph up into shorter lines.

Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Sue Ellen Thompson, is offering a one-day workshop that will encourage students to explore some autobiographical poems by contemporary writers to see what makes them so compelling and then draft a brief narrative in prose. These narratives will be turned into a poem, paying close attention to the techniques that good poets use to raise their works above the level of simple, straightforward story telling. Join Thompson at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for this unique workshop opportunity. The deadline for registration is March 5. Class cost is $55 for members of the Arts Council and $70 for non-members. Ages 15 and older.

In addition to her nomination for the Pulitzer, Thompson has won numerous awards and has had her work read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor. She has been featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column and recently edited The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. She has published four volumes of poetry and essays. A graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont (B.A.) and the Bread Loaf School of English (M.A.), she is an accomplished writer and instructor.

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 through 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 is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.

Spanish Classes Available

During the month of December your child can have the opportunity to try out a Spanish class!!!!

The classes are BRAND NEW and independent of each other, so you can take one or all four, and not miss a beat!

Perfect for those tight schedules during the Holidays!
No pre-registration required for drop-ins (cash or checks only for drop-ins please).

These special classes will focus on Simple Commands and Immersion Techniques.  All classes require parent-participation, so a guardian should be present.

The classes will take place 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2009 & 1/4/2010 (no class on 12/28).

¡Nos Vemos Pronto!
(see you soon!)

Toddler Fun with Spanish Ages 2-3
4 wks Mon 10:00 – 10:30am
$35 ($30 members) or $10 for drop-in

Mommy (and Daddy too) & Me Fun with Spanish Ages 4-6
4 wks Mon 6:00 – 6:30pm
$45 ($40 members) or $13 for drop-in

Little Amigos Ages 7-11
4 wks Mon 6:45 – 7:30pm
$55 ($50 members) or $15 for drop-in

Classes will be held at
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc.
206 Commerce St., Centreville
To register go to www.Arts4u@arts4u.info or call 410-758-2520

Digital Editing for Photographers

dement (267 x 400)Now that you know how to make pictures with your digital camera, it’s time to learn important editing techniques. Improve and restore photographs, scanned prints or slides with Don Dement during a two-day workshop at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, MD. Dement will have demonstrations using the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements v.3-v.7 to show students how to use the workspace, its many tools, palettes and filters; how to use layers for adjustment, dust and spot removal, compositing and how to resize for printing and use on the Web. Bringing a laptop to the workshop is optional. Students will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of digital editing. Classes will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 12 and 19.   The deadline for registration is December 4.  The cost for the class is $160 ($140 for Arts Council members).

Don Dement is an Annapolis-area photographer and instructor. His wide-ranging photography covers subjects of land and seascapes, maritime and social events, portraits and weddings, and most recently extending into architecture and fine arts. It’s become natural for him to meld his long career in systems management with the creative activities of photography. Since 2002, he has taught digital editing and photography at locations including the Arts Council, Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and numerous senior centers, as well as tutoring individuals. His photography has won several awards, and he continues to exhibit in the local area. He is a co-founder and current president of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis.

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 through 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 is a non-profit organization committed to
promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.