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I love the Art Center because the teachers have really great art projects for me to do. — Elyse, Age 6


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OVERVIEW Columbia Art Center offers year-round art classes, rotating gallery exhibitions, a gift shop, summer art camp for children, art parties, studio rentals, a Japanese Garden, art and life enhancement lectures and more. Columbia Art Center is part is as d i s t i n c t and u n i q u e as each of us. Explore its of Columbia Association’s Community Department and many genresServices and discover the right artistic expression for you. ART CENTER The COLUMBIA has been part of Columbia Association for 30 years. It has been a is home to a conglomerate of classes including ceramics, drawing, photography functioning arts school for moreandthan years and was formerly more.30 Please call 410-730-0075 for more information. Columbia Art Center • 6100 Foreland Garth • Columbia • known as the Antioch Visual Arts College. LOCATION Columbia Art Center is located in the Long Reach Village Center (next to Stonehouse Community Center), just minutes from Route 175 and Tamar Drive. CONTACT 6  100 Foreland Garth • Columbia, MD • 21045 Telephone • 410-730-0075 Website • EMAIL G  eneral Information Liz Henzey. Director Trudy Babchak, Asst. Director HOURS Monday-Thursday • 9:30am-9pm Friday • 9:30am-5pm Saturday • 9am-5pm Sunday • 11am-5pm STAFF Liz Henzey • Director Trudy Babchak • Assistant Director Christina McCleary • Ceramics Studio Manager Megan Trail • Ceramics Studio Assistant Nancy McIntosh • Kiln Technician Jann Tamburello • Glaze Lab Manager Monica Herber • Daytime and Youth Program Coordinator

FRONT DESK FACILITATORS Liron Fisch, Barbara Herschman, Donna Lonegro, Annette Morgan, Hira Ovais, Emily Yeagley

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The Gallery Shop sells a variety of handcrafted and affordable art created by columbia instructors and students. association

The shop’s selection of art is ideal for gift giving, home collections and practical use and includes pottery, jewelry, fiber, paintings, photographs, glass, cards and more. GALLERY SHOP HOURS: Monday-Thursday 9:30-9pm Friday 9:30-5pm Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm

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EXHIBITIONS ➤ April 8-May 1

Columbia Art Center Galleries

Blossoms of Hope 7th Annual Juried Theme Show Moving Forward

Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm

Proceeds benefit the Claudia Mayer/ Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center of Howard County General Hospital

➤ May 13-June 19

Faculty/Student Annual Exhibition Features a variety of art created by instructors and students of Columbia Art Center Reception & Potluck Dinner: Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm

Featured art includes pottery, sculpture, fiber, watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings, photographs, mixed media, jewelry, collage, mosaics, and fused glass.


Sponsored by Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review.

Free monthly presentations by local artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists. Series includes the following presentations for Spring 2016. For a complete listing, please contact Columbia Art Center or visit

Monday, April 18, 7pm Ned Tillman: Author and Environmental Advocate Author of Saving The Places We Love and The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action, Ned Tillman will talk about the art of writing and speaking from the heart. A passionate environmentalist, Ned will share examples of how stewardship and civic engagement have helped to generate the movement called Save The Places We love.


Wednesday, May 18, 7pm Mike Giuliano and Marie Westhaver: Favorite Directors Back by popular demand. This presentation marks the f their film talks, then you are in for a treat! Mike and Marie will be discussing their favorite directors.

OFFICE ART ARTreach Outdoor Festival RESCUE

Columbia Art Center is the ideal venue for companies to hold fun team-building painting activities in a relaxing atmosphere. These art workshops can be held seven days a week, based on availability. Columbia Art Center provides the canvas, easel, brushes, paints and smocks/aprons for your entire team. You are welcome to bring refreshments or catering for your event.

Saturday, June 11, 11am-4pm Long Reach Village Center,

8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia, MD 21045 Just minutes from Route 175 and Tamar Drive

Help us engage the community and reimagine Long Reach Village Center through a day of visual, literary and performing arts.

Team-Building Painting Activities Individual Paintings: Each participant paints and personalizes their own painting with the help of the instructor’s step-by-step instruction. One-Step, Two-Step Painting: Paint one step, then move to a different seat to continue to the next step.

The one day event is sponsored by Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Government, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Long Reach Community Association, Columbia Association and Columbia Art Center. Enjoy art demonstrations, interactive activities, music and dance performances, good food and lots more.

Mystery Masterpiece: Our instructor takes you through the painting process step by step. The fun twist with this project is that no one knows what the painting will look like until it is completed.



Collaborative Painting: Everyone in the group contributes to a large, 3 foot by 4 foot painting. One collaborative painting is recommended for every 10 painters at the event. These works of art are ideal for displaying on the office wall and for use as a conversation piece.






when school is out!

School’s Out Program  for grades 1-8

When Howard County public schools are out, come to Columbia Art Center for an amazing day of creative fun and go home with cool art projects. Bring a friend and make new friends. Bring a lunch and enjoy a fun day of art. Children will be served a snack and beverage after 3:30pm. The program lessons will be available to view a month before each date. Registration is open until the day before the School’s Out date.

NEW! $225 for five sessions when purchased together (save $25).

School’s Out Spring 2016 Dates: Earthly Elements: Geographical Connections  Tuesday, April 26: Ancient Calendars — Sundial Sculptures or Expressive Weather Collages Friday, May 20: Ecosystem Clay Tiles — Henri Rousseau Biome Paintings June 13-17: S.T.E.A.M Lab — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Integrated into fun lessons. Note: For June 13-17, dates may be eliminated depending on official end-of-school date. Visiting Artist Sessions  for grades 5-8 April 26: Watch It GO — Kinetic Upcycle Sculpture May 20: Eco-Cycle Puppets — Bring a character to life! Exploring Sound in Found Object Sculpture  June 14: String Instruments June 15: Percussion Instruments June 16: Junkyard Sounds Note: For June 14-16, dates may be eliminated depending on official end-of-school date. 7:30am-5:30pm, $50 per child (drop-off begins at 7:30am; art activities begin at 9am) To register, please call Columbia Art Center at: 410-730-0075 or email Art.Staff @ NEW! $225 for five sessions when purchased together (save $25).



MOMMY AND ME ART PLAY For adult and child ages 2-5 With Laura Easter Drop-in format returns! Together, parents and toddlers will explore colors, shapes and textures using various age-appropriate tools and art supplies. Each class explores a new theme and experience for your child. Learn to mix colors, make new colors with various paint combinations and create fun art projects with textures. Each class will include a brief story time to give children the opportunity to learn how their masterpieces connect to the real world. Program is offered on the following Sundays, 12:30-2pm April 17: Spring Animals May 15: Flower Power June 19: Celebrating Daddy $15 adult and child Columbia residents/$25 adult and child nonresidents Each additional child is $10


ART THROUGH THE CURRICULUM FOR HOMESCHOOLERS For ages 5-8 With Emily Yeagley Designed for individuals and groups. Learn about general subjects through a visual lens and hands-on art exploration. This art integration class will allow you to develop artistic skills and techniques while learning age-appropriate basics in subjects such as language, mathematics, history, science and health. An in-depth exploration of individual subjects will happen in the following sessions. Provide your child with a new way of studying a subject while they have fun creating art.




FRENZY Enjoy a free, family-friendly art afternoon on the second Sunday of each month. Experiment with mixed media and have a blast creating your own inspired creations. All ages welcome. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. ➤ Sunday,  April 10, 1-3pm

Paper Lanterns

➤ Sunday, May 8, 1-3pm

Colorful Coffee Filter Creations

➤ Sunday, June 12, 1-3pm

Summer Suncatchers

Mondays, April 18-May 23, 1-3pm (six sessions) $85 Columbia residents/$95 nonresidents





Each party can be tailored for birthdays, graduations, report card celebrations, family parties or any occasion. Parties include invitations, cake, food and beverage, colorful paper products, party-themed activities, two party attendants, art instruction, setup and cleanup. Early reservations are recommended. Parties are available Friday 5-7pm, Saturday/Sunday noon-2pm or 2:30-4:30pm. For pricing or more information on these parties or art parties for adults, visit or call Kristin Miles, birthday party coordinator, at 410-715-3169 or


Paint and Palette  Ages 5 and older Have a blast with your friends as you fill your canvas with images in the unique style of a famous painter. Choose the dynamic swirling style of Van Gogh or the brightly colored pop-art style of Andy Warhol to create your own fabulous painting. Minecraft Madness  Ages 5 and older Are you a Minecraft fan? Do you want everyone to know it? At this party, you can learn how to draw your favorite 3-D friendly or unfriendly creature and put it on a T-shirt. Make your own party world and create a real life game sword.

JEWELRY PARTIES Crazy Beaded Charms  Ages 10-17 Join the latest craze in beading with new two-hole beads called Super Duos. The color combos are endless and you can make as many one-of-a-kind charms as time allows. Super Duos Bead Bracelet  Ages 12-17 Be a trendsetter and create a stylish Super Duos beaded bracelet. Learn bead weaving by stitching these new beads and seed beads together. Elegant to Expressive Pearl Bracelet  Ages 10-17 Your friends will rave about your new neon weave bracelet. Design an elegant or funky accessory after learning quick and simple techniques that combine round beads, pearls and/or seed beads.


CLASSIC PARTIES Fairy Dust and Dragon Wings  Ages 5 and older Explore fairy tales and myths during an artistic escape to another world. Create a carnival mask, costume wings or a fairy tale sketchbook.

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Paints, Paws and Claws  Ages 5 and older Take a journey around the globe learning about colorful animal art. Create a vibrant mask or shadow puppet and design habitat scenery for your party animal. Wear-a-Doodle Party  Ages 5 and older Make an impression with your one-of-a-kind design. Imprint your artwork on a T-shirt or cinch bag. Choose your own theme. Note: Wear-A-Doodle items are not guaranteed to be printed by the conclusion of the party. If not completed by the end of the party, they will be ready for pickup in two days. Graffiti Artist for the Day  Ages 10-17 You and your friends will experience the thrill of mastering basic drawing and painting skills. Choose a style: classic bubble, cartoon or stencil to design your own board or T-shirt.

PAINT NIGHT PARTIES Ages 16 and older

Create your own paint night party for you and your friends — pick a personal and meaningful design! Great for birthdays or bridal events. Participants take home their creations. Art instruction typically runs two hours, plus one hour for setup, refreshments and cleanup. Early reservations are recommended. To schedule your party, please call Columbia Art Center or visit PARTY INCLUDES:  ➤ Two hours of art instruction ➤ All materials and supplies used for the projects ➤ Use of private studio space for up to three hours



Unless otherwise noted, supplies are included in the cost of tuition for youth classes. Because Columbia Art Center wants students to focus on the activity and not worry about getting messy, it is recommended that they wear old clothes or bring a smock for all activities. YOUTH ARTISTIC MASTER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM For ages 6-17 Columbia Art Center’s Youth Artistic Masters Certificate Program offers students the chance to focus on their studies as they hone their artistic abilities. Whether used as a means for creative self-expression or to prepare for further artistic endeavors, these classes and workshops will work to expand participants’ skill levels and stretch their creativity while building confidence and artistic sensibility. Who Should Take This Program: Students ages 6-17 who took or will take classes or workshops at Columbia Art Center during the Fall 2015 class session, Winter 2016 class session or Spring 2016 class session. Program Description: Students are asked to complete four classes which will enable them to receive a Level 1 Certificate, which includes a free portfolio review and a 25 percent discount on a future class or workshop. Participants who complete eight classes will receive a Level 2 Certificate that includes a free portfolio review and 50 percent discount on a future class or workshop. Participants who complete 12 classes will receive a Level 3 Certificate, which includes a free portfolio review and a free class. Register for free for the Youth Artistic Master Certificate Program when you sign up and pay for your first class. Classes taken during the Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 sessions can apply to the Certificate Program.


KIDS AND CLAY For ages 6-11 With Megan Trail For youth at any level of clay experience. A fun and relaxing atmosphere to learn fun, basic techniques of handbuilding (coil, pinch, slab) and express individuality and creativity. Projects will be colorful and creative — relating to the seasons, literature, music and more. Saturdays, April 16-June 11, 9:30-11am (eight sessions) No class April 30 $100 Columbia residents/$110 nonresidents PAINTING EXPLORATION For ages 6-9 With Alina Poroshina Who said you can’t have fun and learn at the same time? Learn the basics of painting and explore color values, color mixing and other principles of design while learning different techniques developed by famous painters. Content adapted for returning students. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Saturdays, May 7-June 18, 10-11:30am (six sessions) No class May 28 $55 Columbia residents/$65 nonresidents FROM REALISM TO ABSTRACT AND BACK For ages 8-13 With Alina Poroshina During this workshop, students will learn about modernist masters that bridged the gap between realism and abstraction through their vivid art. By focusing on the fundamentals of color, shape and composition, students will create drawings, paintings and collages. Wednesdays, May 4-June 8, 5:30-7:30pm (six sessions) $75 Columbia residents/$85 nonresidents DRAWING SERIES 102: ALL DRAWING MEDIUM For ages 9-12 With Alina Poroshina Continuing students are encouraged in this class! Children love to draw and they do so freely and with great joy. Pre-adolescents reach a point where they want to achieve new levels of realism in their work. To do this, they must learn to see with an artist’s eye. This course introduces methods to help reach their goals in a fun and productive way. They will concentrate on a variety of drawing types — still life, landscape and portraiture — while working with a diverse spectrum of media like graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels and color pencil. Each term expands the artistic horizon of the children, whether they are new to art or repeating the class. Thursdays, May 5-June 9, 5:30-7pm (six sessions) $75 Columbia residents/$85 nonresidents

COMIC WORKSHOP FOR TWEENS AND TEENS For ages 9-14 With Adam Goode Create amazing comics! Learn character development skills by brainstorming character traits, symbols, powers and motivations. Character sheets, sequential art (graphic novel, manga, or animation keyframes) and story development will be explored. Wednesdays, April 27-June 1, 4:30-6:30pm (six sessions) $90 Columbia residents/$100 nonresidents LAYING OUT COMICS WITH MANGA STUDIO PRO For ages 9-14 With Adam Goode Learn how to take your brilliant idea from sketch to screen with Manga Studio Pro. You will learn how to develop a script, scan sketches into workable images, and then place them into panels complete with text boxes and dialogue. You will leave this class with a completed printable project. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Wednesdays, June 8-July 13, 4:30-6:30pm (six sessions) $90 Columbia residents/$100 nonresidents OBSERVATIONAL PAINTING For ages 10-14 With Alina Poroshina Take a blank canvas and fill it with a still life or landscape. Using acrylic paints, students will work at the easel learning about color, perspective and realistic rendering as they build a painting step-by-step. All skill levels are welcome. This class covers sketching, shapes, composition, color mixing, brush strokes, light and dark. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration. Tuesdays, April 19-May 31, 6-8pm (six sessions) No class April 26 $75 Columbia residents/$85 nonresidents ECO-FRIENDLY PUPPET POWER For ages 10-17 With Adam Goode New! This fun, participatory and collaborative workshop allows you to create your own puppet and bring a character to life. Have fun creating robots, monsters and heroes using a combination of basic hand puppet techniques, papier mache and found objects. Supplies included in class fee. Saturdays, April 9-May 21, 10am-noon (six sessions) No class April 30 $100 Columbia residents/$110 nonresidents

SUPER  SUNDAY ART WORKSHOPS New! Bring a friend, because on every third Sunday of the month Columbia Art Center will offer a unique creative workshop. Classes require at least four students to run; advanced registration is required. Additional students may join on a drop-in basis if a class is running — please call to confirm.

CUT PAPER SHADOW BOXES: INSPIRED BY NATURE For ages 9-14 Create your very own shadow box. Students will use cut paper to assemble a nature-themed shadow box. Students will learn how to layer cut paper to add depth and dimension to their pieces. Colored pencils for details and found objects also can be used. Sunday, April 17, 12:30-2pm (one session) $15 per child, $10 additional child STYROFOAM PRINTING For ages 6-9 Create your own designs to press on paper. Students will create line designs in Styrofoam, roll on ink and press on paper. They will learn the basic steps to creating a print and use their imaginations to create fun designs. Sunday, May 15, 12:30-2pm (one session) $15 per child, $10 additional child LEO LIONNI INSPIRED COLLAGE For ages 5-7 Come get colorful, creative and a bit messy. Become familiar with Leo Lionni’s collage technique after reading his books, A Color Of His Own and Pezzettino. Experiment by mixing paint colors, paper and found objects to make our own Lionni-inspired collage. Sunday, June 26, 12:30-2pm (one session) $15 per child, $10 additional child


GR@FF!T! W%RK$H%P For ages 10-17 With Fidel Carey-Realmo Be artistically spontaneous and learn how to tap into your creative talents using spray paint, found objects and other materials. Tag a piece of furniture or an object. You will make individual as well as group pieces. No experience necessary; pizza lunch included. Saturday, May 14, 10am-3pm (one session) $65 Columbia residents/$75 nonresidents DRAWING SERIES 201: DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION For ages 11-14 With Liron Fisch Build your portfolio! Learn technical drawing skills to assist you in observational drawing. Foundations such as light, shadow, line and composition will be the focus of the class and drawings will be developed by carefully observing still life subject matters under light sources. You will use various charcoals in this class and be provided with a supply list at the time of registration. Continuing students encouraged to take this class. Mondays, May 9-June 20, 5-7pm (six sessions) No class May 30 $85 Columbia residents/$95 nonresidents DRAWING SERIES 301: EXTREMITIES AND PORTRAITS For ages 10-17 With Alina Poroshina You will be guided through creating anatomically correct, realistic and expressive depictions of the hands, feet and face. Gain an understanding of proportion and foreshortening, and become comfortable rendering drawings using graphite, pencil, charcoal and pastel on heavyweight paper. In addition to drawing technique, you will learn to create compositions with meaning and narrative. Wednesdays, May 4-June 8, 6-8pm (six sessions) $100 Columbia residents/$110 nonresidents (includes model fee) TEEN WHEEL THROWING For ages 12-17 With Joe Vitek For both beginners and those with some clay experience. This class is designed for students who wish to learn the fundamental skills involved with making pottery on the wheel. All the basics from clay preparation, throwing techniques and glazing will be taught, as well as opportunities for some hand-building. Learn how to make vases, mugs, bowls, plates and other forms according to ability and desire. Clay, glazes, use of tools and firings are included in tuition. Thursdays, April 21-June 9, 4-6pm (eight sessions) $120 Columbia residents/$130 nonresidents


THE ART OF FASHION, MODELING AND MAGAZINE PUBLISHING For ages 11-17 With Marlene Jackson New! This workshop is designed to empower aspiring writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, graphic artists, models, fashion designers, makeup artists and hair stylists. Through fun and educational projects, learn how to creatively write, edit, graphically design, lay out and produce a fashion, beauty and lifestyle publication. You will come away from the workshop with a selfpublished group fashion magazine. Saturdays, May 7-June 18, 10:30am-12:30pm (six sessions) No class May 28 $85 Columbia residents/$95 nonresidents

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ADULTS CALLIGRAPHY CALLIGRAPHY SAMPLING WORKSHOP With Sandy Olson Have you ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy? This sampling workshop is for you. Learn various lettering techniques while watching demonstrations by recognized calligraphy artist Sandy Olson. Try several fun, hands-on exercises. All supplies provided. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun morning art activity together. Saturday, April 16, 10am-noon (one session) $25 Columbia residents/$35 nonresidents

CERAMICS NOTE: All spring 2016 enrolled ceramics students can use the open studio to practice their skills for free. The studio is available when classes are not in session. See listing of available open studio hours posted in the Ceramics Studio. Ceramic classes include use of studio equipment, all bisque firings, glazes and glaze firings for up to 20-25 medium-sized pieces (approximately 200 cubic inches each) per session, e.g. 25 pieces for a 10-week session, 20 pieces for an eight-week session, etc. Students who wish to produce an excess of 25 medium pieces each session will be charged an additional firing fee per cubic inch. Individual pieces that exceed 1,500 cubic inches in size are charged a separate firing fee. Individual tools and clay are not included. No production work, please.

SAMPLING GIVE IT A SPIN With Joe Vitek Have you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Then this wheel throwing workshop is for you. Learn methods for centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Enjoy learning how to decorate finished pieces using commercial underglazes. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Saturday, April 9, 1-4pm (one session) or Monday, April 11, 6-9pm (one session) $40 Columbia residents/$50 nonresidents SLAB HAPPY With Janice Crum For ages 11-17 Learn the basic methods of slab handbuilding with clay to construct unique decorative projects such as jewelry and candleholders. Projects will then be stamped, carved and painted with colorful underglazes. This workshop provides a great way to spend a Friday evening with your friends. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. Friday, April 15, 6:30-9pm (one session) $40 Columbia residents/$50 nonresidents




COMMUNITY FIRINGS With Nancy McIntosh Students will learn how to use terra-sigillata with oxides and organic materials to create rich and smoky surfaces. Students get to choose three bisque pots to glaze, fire and take home. Instructor will help you glaze and explain the firing process. Each person will get to participate in the firings at their own comfort level. No experience necessary. Saggar/Pit Firing Saturday, April 9, 11am-3pm (one session) $45 Columbia residents/$55 nonresidents Raku Firing Saturday, May 14, 11am-3pm (one session) $45 Columbia residents/$55 nonresidents LIDDED CASSEROLE Create beautiful hand-built and/or thrown lidded casserole. In this class you will learn about a variety of casserole forms with four different artists. Discussions of how to marry form and purpose will be the point of departure for creating your serving dishes. Students will focus on shape, lid variations, handles and foot-making techniques. Intermediate/advanced levels. Friday, May 6, 10am-1pm (one session) With Joe Vitek Friday, May 13, 10am-1pm (one session) With Yoshi Fujii Friday, May 20, 10am-1pm (one session) With Nancy McIntosh Friday, May 27, 10am-1pm (one session) With Christina McCleary $35 Columbia residents/$45 nonresidents for one session. Sign up for all four and get a 10 percent discount! SURFACE INTENSIVE: An INK-ling of Imagination With Megan Trail Designed for continuing ceramics students. Are you looking for a way to finally unify the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional? Then image transfer is the process for you. In this special topic series, students will learn newsprint transfer, screen printing techniques, and what is needed to set up, create, and realize image transfer onto clay. Class will include discussion on aesthetics and principles of organization and design. Paper and Underglaze Transfers Saturday, April 9, 1-4pm (one session) Screen Printing Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm (one session) Layering Prints Saturday, June 25, 1-4pm (one session) $35 per class Columbia residents/$45 nonresidents. Sign up for all three classes and get $15 off your total tuition.


CLASSES INTRODUCTION TO THE WHEEL: LEARNING TO LOVE CLAY With Donna Lansman For beginners and those with some clay experience. Learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Wedge and center clay and learn how to turn basic thrown forms into beautiful vases, cups and bowls. Simple glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Supplies are available for purchase on the first day of class. Tuesdays, April 19-June 21, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WHEEL With Joe Vitek Expand and strengthen your throwing skills while developing your own personal style in clay. Basic shapes will be transformed into more complex forms. Sophisticated surface decoration will be explored using advanced glazing techniques, oxide and wax design elements and simple brushwork with slips. Tuesdays, April 26-June 28, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents BEYOND THE BASICS IN WHEEL THROWING With Jann Tamburello This intermediate level class will push you beyond your current proficiency level and comfort zone. Practice and hone your skills and gain a greater confidence to move on to more challenging projects. Refine your techniques and explore your own voice in clay. Wednesdays, April 20-June 22, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS With Nancy Ziegenfus McIntosh This class is for both beginner and intermediate students. Each class will combine wheel throwing and handbuilding. As you expand and refine your throwing skills, learn how to incorporate a variety of hand building techniques to transform your works into more complex and intricate forms. Explore sophisticated surface decoration using unique glazing techniques and oxide and wax design elements. This class provides a wonderful opportunity for you to hone your personal style in clay and explore the possibilities of ceramics in your future, such as art shows and other venues. Thursdays, April 21-June 23, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents



DINNERWARE: HANDBUILT FUNCTIONAL POTTERY With Christina McCleary All levels of clay experience welcome. Explore hand-building techniques to create traditional dinnerware. Projects will focus on dinner and luncheon plates, soup and cereal bowls and cups and mugs. Serving accessories such as pitchers, serving spoons and casseroles will also be covered. Use paper and foam templates, bisque molds, stamps, underglazes and slips to create a personalized dinnerware set for four. With the use of low-fire earthenware clay you will discover a world of bright colors, surface decorations and forms unique to the low-fire process and materials. Tuesdays, April 19-June 21, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $210 Columbia residents/$220 nonresidents LOW-FIRE: EXPLORATIONS IN TERRA COTTA With Christina McCleary In this intermediate/advanced-level low-fire class, you will learn coil, pinch, slab and handbuilding techniques while gaining both ability and personal style in working with clay. Demonstrations of functional, figurative and abstract forms will guide you in developing individual works of art using low-fire techniques. Assignments will include plates, goblets, figurines, compound extruded forms, birdhouses, beads and tiles. Saturdays, April 16-June 18, 11:30am-2pm (eight sessions) No classes April 30 and May 14. $200 Columbia residents/$210 nonresidents


ADVANCED CERAMICS With Nancy Ziegenfus McIntosh For students with intermediate handbuilding or wheel experience. Handbuilding and wheel demonstrations will be given each class to suit student needs. Students will refine their techniques by undertaking lidded vessels, increasing scale, creating complementary forms, etc. Instructor will help each student develop a personalized plan for a body of work. Thursdays, April 21-June 23, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents HANDBUILDING: DREAMING IT INTO CLAY with Christina McCleary In this introduction/intermediate class, you will learn pinch, coil, slab and handbuilding techniques. Gain both ability and personal style in clay. Demonstrations of functional and abstract forms will guide you in developing individual works of art. You are welcome to complete class assignments or work on your own personal projects. Assignments may include plates, goblets, compound extruded forms, birdhouses, beads, tile, and much more. Explore uses of handmade stamps, found objects, and alternative firing techniques to make and finish your work. Saturdays, April 16-June 18, 9:30-11:30am (eight sessions) No classes April 30 and May 14 $235 Columbia residents/$245 nonresidents THROWING WITH PORCELAIN With Yoshi Fujii This class provides students the chance to work exclusively with porcelain clay and develop their own personal style. The instructor will challenge participants to move beyond their comfort zone through demonstrations and group critiques. Surface techniques and glaze application will also be emphasized. This class is for students looking to refine their throwing skills in porcelain. Wednesdays, April 20-June 22, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $285 Columbia residents/$295 nonresidents INDEPENDENT STUDY Designed as independent studio time for advanced ceramic students to pursue personal projects during day and weekend hours when classes are not in session. There is no instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay and glaze use and cleanup processes. No production work, please. Prerequisite: One Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class and teacher approval. April 18-June 24 (10 weeks) $255 Columbia residents/$265 nonresidents


CRAFTS CHINA PAINTING SAMPLING WORKSHOP With Sarah Snowden China Painting is the application of overglaze paints on porcelain which is then kiln fired, bonding the paints to the porcelain. Project ideas and materials will be provided. Pieces will be fired and ready for pickup within one week following the workshop. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun morning outing together. Class is limited to six participants. Saturday, May 7, 11:30am-1:30pm (one session) $35 Columbia residents/$45 nonresidents

DIGITAL ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY GOT A DIGITAL CAMERA? NOW WHAT? With Dennis Gilbert Are you ready to move beyond snapshots using your digital camera? Through photo assignments using your digital camera or smartphone, discussions and demonstrations, explore camera operation in both manual and automatic modes and deepen your understanding of the elements of composition that make a good photograph. You will also be introduced to adjusting photo images using Adobe Photoshop Elements速 software. Fridays, May 6-20, 10am-noon (three sessions) $50 Columbia residents/$60 nonresidents INTRODUCTION to DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY With Dennis Gilbert Do you want your photos to have more interest and pop? Using Adobe Photoshop Elements速, this course will focus on the art and skill of image adjustment and how to organize and manage your photos for effective storage and retrieval. Composition, proper exposure and the fundamentals of a good photograph will also be reviewed. Students working with film can also take part by having their photos or negatives scanned to digital format. Fridays, June 3-24, 10am-noon (four sessions) $60 Columbia residents/$70 nonresidents

DRAWING AND PAINTING New Painting Opportunity! INDEPENDENT PAINTING STUDIO Do you need an art studio? Use Columbia Art Center’s studios as your own painting/drawing space to pursue your personal projects during days, evenings and on weekends when classes are not in session. No instruction will be provided. Bring your own supplies and ideas. Easels are available. Schedule of available open studio hours will be provided. April 11-June 17 (10 weeks) $70 Columbia residents/$80 nonresidents MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE With Chaya Schapiro New! Designed for artists with some painting experience. Create new designs with new work or take old paintings, either on watercolor paper or canvas, and explore new constructions using​monoprinting, stamping, painting, fiber, assemblage and more. Make shapes and combine them to design new art using your own voice in a brand new way — the possibilities are limitless. You will be given a list of supplies at the time of registration. Mondays, May 2-9, 6:30-9pm (two sessions) $60 Columbia residents/$70 nonresidents

DRAWING & PAINTING CLASSES INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR With Bob Coe Perfect whether you’re trying watercolor painting for the first time or want to refresh your skills. Explore the basics of watercolor through observing demonstrations on a variety of skills and concepts. After each class demonstration, students will have time to work on their own paintings. Continuing students in need of a refresher course are welcome to take the class. Tuesdays, May 3-June 14, 7-9pm (seven sessions) $125 Columbia residents/$135 nonresidents PEN AND INK WITH WATERCOLOR With Carol Zika This class combines the time-honored technique of pen and ink with the the medium of watercolor. Students with a basic knowledge of traditional pen and ink strokes and some watercolor experience, are encouraged to take the class. Have fun learning strategies for combining the two techniques for a fresh, appealing approach. You will be given a supplies list at the time of registration. Saturdays, April 30-June 4, 10am-noon (five sessions) No class May 28. $65 Columbia residents/$75 nonresidents


PAINTING WORKSHOPS DABBLE IN WATERCOLOR With Robert Coe Try your hand at watercolor painting in a comfortable learning atmosphere. You will be instructed in fun, hands-on exercises, as well as have the opportunity to watch instructor demonstrations. Bring a friend for a fun and creative evening. All supplies included. Tuesday, April 19, 6-8pm (one session) $35 per person Note: If you take this workshop and decide to enroll in a Spring 2016 watercolor class, you will get $15 off your class tuition. DABBLE IN ACRYLIC PAINT With Alina Poroshina Try your hand at acrylic painting and enjoy watching instructor demonstrations in a comfortable and supportive learning environment. You will be instructed in simple and fun, hands-on exercises to give you a feel for this medium. Bring a friend for a fun and creative afternoon outing. All supplies included. Sunday, May 1, noon-2pm (one session) $35 per person Note: If you take this workshop and decide to enroll in a full-session acrylic painting class, you will receive $15 off your class tuition. SUMI-E MINI WORKSHOP With Yolanda Koh Whether you have been painting for years or have never picked up a brush, you’ll love learning this fast and easy freehand method of painting. Explore basic strokes and learn to put them together to form flowers, landscapes and still lifes in the style of Chinese brush painting. Rice paper is available to purchase for $1 per sheet. Saturday, May 7, 10am-noon (one session) or Saturday, June 4, 10am-noon (one session) $25 Columbia residents/$35 nonresidents


DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOPS CREATE WITH ALCOHOL INK With Yolanda Koh Creating with alcohol ink is fun and relaxing because it is easy and the results are fabulous. Anyone can do this. There is no need for sketches, plans or previous art experience of any kind. Just relax and let the ink blend itself. Enjoy pouring, painting and stamping techniques while using all the tools that will instantly have you creating vibrant alcohol ink paintings. All supplies and materials are included in tuition. Saturday, April 23, 10am-1pm (one session) $50 Columbia residents/$60 nonresidents INTRODUCTION TO COLORED PENCIL WORKSHOP With Deborah Maklowski Learn about colored pencil as a fine art medium with respect to materials, applications and techniques. Explore and gain hands-on experience with a variety of materials and skills, including layering wax-based color pencils on white, medium-toned and dark papers. At the time of your registration, you will be given a list of supplies to purchase for approximately $25. Saturday, April 16, 9:30am-3pm (one session) $65 Columbia residents/$75 nonresidents CONTINUING COLORED PENCIL With Deborah Maklowski Designed for continuing students. Build on the knowledge and skills gained in the introductory workshop (or your own experience) to take your colored pencil art to the next level. In a fun classroom setting, work on individual colored pencil drawing projects based on your own chosen photographs. Your instructor will work with you to develop a concept, select materials and techniques and offer technical and aesthetic guidance as you progress with your project. Informal group critiques will be a part of the learning process. Saturdays, May 14-June 25, 10am-1pm (six sessions) No class May 28 $130 Columbia residents/$135 nonresidents

BASIC ZENTANGLE With Deanna Williford, CZT Explore this popular art form of drawing, which is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of drawing structured patterns. Anyone can learn, regardless of prior art experience. Calligraphers, mixed mediaartists and journal enthusiasts can enjoy adding some zing to their creations with Zentangle patterns as embellishments. This approach to drawing will help you to increase your focus and creativity. Children ages 7 and older are welcome to enroll if accompanied by an enrolled adult. A $5 supplies fee (for a mini Zentangle kit) will be collected at the beginning of the class by the instructor. This same kit may be used for additional Zentangle workshops. Saturday, April 30, 10:30am-1pm (one session) $30 per person INTERMEDIATE ZENTANGLE No. 6 With Deanna Williford, CZT Those with some previous Zentangle experience will enjoy this class as they learn more about shading, value, composition and more challenging tangles (patterns). A special surprise project is planned for this workshop. We are having a Hawaiian-themed class, so wear your Hawaiian shirts and we’ll warm up the room with a project that you’ll be proud to frame. Materials needed are a Micron 01 pen and lead pencil. Instructor will provide other necessary materials. Children ages 7 and older are welcome to enroll if accompanied by an enrolled adult. Zentangle books and supplies will be available for purchase. Saturday, June 18, 10:30am-1pm (one session) $30 per person LIFE DRAWING Join fellow artists in open studio modeling sessions. Work independently from a live, clothed model who will pose for quick gestural poses, longer 20-minute poses, and conclude in a single 1- to1½-hour pose each session. Class will be monitored but no instruction will be offered. Bring your own media of choice: paints, pencils, charcoal, paper, canvas, etc. Easels, tables, chairs and model setup will be supplied. Model fee included in tuition. Thursdays, April 7-21, May 5-19, June 2-16, Continued on next page 12:30-3:30pm Pay per session or drop-in: $15 per drop-in or $40 for three sessions


INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR With Joyce Bell This class is designed for continuing watercolor students and will focus on painting less while saying more. At the same time, you will concentrate on using the principles of design to create better compositions. Wednesdays, March 30-June 1, 10am-noon (10 sessions) $170 Columbia residents/$180 nonresidents BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING With Trudy Babchak Put aside those fears of oil painting and discover its charm and beauty. Learn to mix colors and apply paints. Create paintings from sources such as still lifes, landscapes, master paintings, photographs and portraits. Beginning/continuing students are welcome to take the class. Supply list will be provided at first class. Thursdays, April 21-June 23, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $180 Columbia residents/$190 nonresidents ACRYLIC PAINTING With Alina Poroshina ​New daytime offering! Using various mediums and gels, learn ​the characteristics and basic techniques of acrylics plus more advanced techniques for creating surfaces and glazes. Beginning/advanced level students welcome. Wednesdays, April 20-June 15, noon-2:30pm (eight sessions) No class April 27 $160 Columbia residents/$170- nonresidents

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FIBER INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING OR CROCHET With Anna Tai For beginners and beyond. You have the choice of learning either knitting or crochet in this fun basics workshop. In knitting, you will learn how to cast on, master the knit and purl stitches and how to cast off. In crochet, you will learn the chain stitch (for foundation chain), single-crochet and double-crochet stitches. A supply list will be given to you at the time of your registration. You are also welcome to reserve supplies with the instructor for a nominal fee: $8 for knitting supplies or $5 for crochet supplies. Saturday, May 7, 9:30-11:30am (one session) $25 Columbia residents/$35 nonresidents

FLORAL DESIGN KISSING BALL With Carolyn Parsa The kissing ball is a versatile design used for many occasions. Have fun learning to make your own kissing ball with silk flowers and ribbon, and learn to make professional bows for that added touch. There will also be a discussion about using various materials including fresh flowers for other occasions. $15 supplies fee required at the workshop. ​Thursday​, April​ ​21​, 6-8pm (one session) $15 Columbia residents/$25 nonresidents MOTHER’S DAY FLORAL BASKET With Carolyn Parsa Surprise Mom this year with a flower basket you made yourself! Working with fresh flowers is fun and creative. You will start with the basics of materials, tools and design. Learn how to transform an ordinary supermarket bouquet into a custom floral arrangement. $15 supplies fee required at the workshop. Thursday, May ​5​, 6-8pm (one session) $15 Columbia residents/$25 nonresidents SEASHELL WREATH With Carolyn Parsa Summer is just around the corner. Join us in making a unique beach-themed wreath by decorating a grapevine wreath with seashells and other decorations. Learn to make a professional bow to add that finishing touch to your project. $15 supplies fee required at the workshop. Thursday, June 2, 6-8pm (one session) $15 Columbia residents/$25 nonresidents



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AFFIRMATION ‘YOU’ MIRROR With Anna DeBose-Hankins There are many ways to experience healing. One of those ways is to express life-affirming words of love and encouragement to oneself. They can often shape one’s reality and mindset. Enjoy this new healing arts workshop during which you will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind mirror that affirms who you are. Select or create an uplifting affirmation to place on your mirror and then have fun creating a work of art with various paints, stamps and other media. Your work of art will remind you daily to speak your affirmation and think of yourself in a loving and positive way. Mirror and materials will be provided. No prior art experience required. Monday, April 25, 10am-1pm (one session) $45 Columbia residents/$55 nonresidents CANVAS EXPRESSION With Anna DeBose-Hankins There are many ways to experience healing. One of those ways is to release what one is holding within by expressing it. With the guidance of your instructor and the use of a canvas, paints, and other media, embark on a self-exploration journey that promises to be uplifting and cathartic. As you move through this creative exploration, you will usher in more creative ideas and positive thoughts. Canvas and materials will be provided. No prior art experience required. Monday, May 16, 10am-1pm (one session) $45 Columbia residents/$55 nonresidents




FUSED GLASS SQUARE BOWL SAMPLING WORKSHOP With Jean Marie Mettee and Chaya Schapiro Back by popular demand! Learn basic fused glass techniques and create your own fused glass square bowl. Bring your friends for a fun, creative morning. Light refreshments will be available. Your creation will be ready for pickup within two to three weeks following the workshop. Note: If you take this workshop and decide to enroll in a fullsession introductory fused glass class during the Spring 2016 session, you will receive $15 off your class tuition.

BEADED NECKLACE AND BRACELET SET With Carolyn Parsa Put together your favorite colors and make a one-of-a-kind necklace and bracelet set. Learn how to design with beads, string them and crimp a closure to make necklaces and bracelets. Supply list will be provided at time of registration.

Saturday, Apr. 2, 10am-1pm (one session) or Saturday, June 4, 10am-1pm (one session) $45 Columbia residents/$55 nonresidents

WIRE WRAPPED SEA GLASS with Carolyn Parsa Have fun with your findings from the sea! In this intermediate workshop, learn to use wire to turn sea glass into a pendant. The technique for creating a pendant can be used to wrap found objects. You will receive a small supplies list upon registration.

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS With Jean Marie Mettee Learn the process of fusing glass by incorporating techniques such as etching, stenciling, casting, painting and slumping. Create jewelry, tiles, threedimensional pieces, bowls and plates using 90 COE and dichroic glass, frit, stringers and metal inclusions. Use of tools and some supplies are included in the tuition fee. Mondays, April 18-June 6, 6:30-9pm (seven sessions) No class May 30 $215 Columbia residents/$225 nonresidents CONTINUING FUSED GLASS With Jean Marie Mettee Enhance your knowledge of glass fusing by exploring advanced fusing techniques for your individual projects. Combine glass with ceramics or precious metal clay, make a glass tile floor design, showstopper jewelry or add a new dimension to your stained glass work. Use of tools and some supplies are included in the tuition fee. More extensive works will require purchase of additional glass. Wednesdays, April 20-June 1, 6:30-9pm (seven sessions) $215 Columbia residents/$225 nonresidents

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Wednesday, June 8, 6-8pm (one session) $15 Columbia residents/$25 nonresidents KUMIHIMO​ BRACELET With Carolyn Parsa Learn the Japanese art of Kumihimo braiding and​ make a unique bracelet. Using nylon cords of your color choice, you can personalize your creation even further with a charm. Supply list will be provided at time of registration. ​ hursday​, June 9​, 6-8pm (one session) T $15 Columbia residents/$25 nonresidents

MOSAICS MOSAIC MIRROR WORKSHOP With Christina McCleary Back by popular demand! Explore the basics of mosaic design in this fun workshop. Learn how to cut and position tiles and grout your own design. You will be given a framed mirror, supplies, grout and tiles. You are strongly encouraged to bring additional beads, ceramics pieces, seashells, broken china or other accents to decorate your work. Your finished project will be ideal for home decorating or to give as a gift. This workshop promises to provide a fun art experience for groups of friends or family members. Continuing students are welcome to take the workshop and try new techniques with more advanced designs. Wednesdays, May 4-18, 6:30-9pm (three sessions) $55 Columbia residents/$65 nonresidents


Columbia Art Center


Columbia Art Center rentals are available in our art galleries, studio rooms and Japanese garden. Enjoy a unique setting filled with original art for your next event. Art displays change regularly. All rental rates include use of kitchen and restrooms. Limited number of tables and chairs are available for use. Renters are required to set up and clean rented studios. Catering is not provided by Columbia Art Center. Please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 for more information or to reserve your rental. *Rentals in galleries are contingent on type of show on exhibit.


HOURLY RATE (Two Hour Minimum)


Studio One..............................................$60 Weekdays $90 Weekends............. Table Seating 35, Chairs/Standing 55 Studio Two..............................................$55 Weekdays $80 Weekends............. Table Seating 20 Main Gallery*..........................................$75 Weekdays $110 Weekends........... Table Seating 40, Chairs/Standing 50 Window Gallery*.....................................$70 Weekdays $105 Weekends........... Table Seating 25, Chairs/Standing 35 Main and Window Galleries*.................$125 Weekdays $185 Weekends......... Table Seating 60, Chairs/Standing 95 Galleries* and Studio One........................$175 Weekdays $260 Weekends......... Table Seating 100, Chairs/Standing 140 Japanese Garden....................................$100 Weekdays $150 Weekends......... Table Seating 30, Chairs/Standing 60 Stained Glass/Jewelry Studio.................$55 Weekdays $80 Weekends............. Table Seating 20 Digital Room............................................$75 Weekdays $110 Weekends........... 7 at Computers, 15 at Table Studio Three............................................$55 Weekdays $80 Weekends............. Table Seating 20


Class Policies & Procedures INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY If Howard County public schools are closed due to inclement weather, Columbia Art Center will not hold daytime adult classes or any youth classes. For information regarding adult afternoon and evening classes and all weekend classes, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075.  

DISCOUNTS Individuals who live or work full-time on Columbia Association assessed property pay the discounted “Resident” tuition for classes. All others must pay the “Nonresident” tuition. Access to CA facilities and programs may be denied to a Columbia Resident (member or non-member) whose property is the subject of a covenant violation referred to the Architectural Resource Committee for Action.  

SUPPLIES Adult students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for most classes. Refer to course description for clarification or call Columbia Art Center for additional information. A supply list for adult classes will be supplied upon registration.

CANCELLATION AND TUITION REFUNDS Columbia Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. In the event Columbia Art Center must cancel a class, refund of tuition is guaranteed. Tuition cannot be credited, prorated or refunded after the first day of class. No prorated tuitions will be given; full tuition is required. If you have any questions about the content or focus of the class, please contact Columbia Art Center before the class begins.  

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY Columbia Art Center has a zero tolerance policy for class disruption and aggression towards staff, instructors, students and visitors. Any type of aggressive behavior may be grounds for removal from Columbia Art Center. Columbia Art Center reserves the right to suspend or terminate class participation and usage of Columbia Art Center for inappropriate or abusive behavior or class disruption. No credits or refunds will be granted. 



Spring SPRING 2016 2016

Admission is open to everyone. Advanced registration is required and early enrollment is advised to reserve a space in each class and to avoid possible cancellation. A class will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met three days prior to the class beginning. Several classes have prerequisites. Please read course descriptions carefully. PAYMENT Full payment must accompany the registration form and is required to hold your space in class. Registration and payment may be done in person, by mail or over the phone. Tuition can be paid by check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa and American Express accepted). Please make check payable to Columbia Art Center.

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Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement I hereby agree with Columbia Association, Inc. (CA) to the following by affixing my signature below on this date, ____________________________________________________________________ 201__. In connection with my participation in Columbia Association’s program (the “Program”), I understand and acknowledge the nature and extent of the activities that will be involved in the Program and assume the risk inherent in such activities on behalf of myself. I voluntarily waive any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees), and judgments against CA, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents and hereby release, excuse and discharge CA, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents from all claims, cost, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees), and judgments which may arise out of my participation in the Program and all aspects attendant thereto. The undersigned further agree(s) to indemnify and hold CA, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents harmless from any and all claims, damages, actions, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and judgments which may arise out of my participation in the Program. Permission is hereby granted for Columbia Association, Inc. (CA) to use any photographs or video footage that include images of me and/or members of my family for any CA promotional material or for any other purposes as CA may deem appropriate, including advertising and publicity. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy that may be created in connection with such images. I hereby release CA and its legal representatives from any and all claims and liability in regard to said photographs or video footage remedies that I, and if applicable, my spouse, the minor, or a legal guardian for the minor might have now or in the future.

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Columbia Art Center's Spring 2016 Catalog  

Columbia Art Center's Spring 2016 Catalog has a great range of classes and activities for people of all ages. Inside, you’ll find a bevy of...

Columbia Art Center's Spring 2016 Catalog  

Columbia Art Center's Spring 2016 Catalog has a great range of classes and activities for people of all ages. Inside, you’ll find a bevy of...