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Columbia Art Center gives me the opportunity to pursue my passion and to interact with amazingly talented individuals. — Willie, Ceramics Artist

A Columbia Association Facility



AND MORE! New Spring Offerings

JEWELRY MAKING, CERAMICS PAINTING Check out the new culinary offerings!


to Columbia


CONTENTS Spectacular Spring Features Exhibitions and Gallery Tour Series ................4 School’s Out Program .......................................5 School’s Out Visiting Artist Series....................5 Art Parties for Youth ........................................6 Art Parties for Adults .......................................7 Girls’ Night Out to Create .................................7 Bridal DIY Workshops ......................................7 The Gallery Shop...............................................8 Parent/Child & Preschool Classes Mommy & Me Art Play Drop-In........................9 I am An Artist! ..................................................9 Youth & Teen Classes Saturday Morning Art ......................................9 Spring Time Cupcakes ......................................9 Painting Exploration ......................................10 Kids and Clay ..................................................10 Painting By Design for Pre-Teens & Teens.....10 Mixed Media for Youth ...................................10 Drawing for Youth ..........................................10 Portrait Drawing for Teens.............................10 Wheel-Throwing for Teens..............................10 Comic Workshop for Teens .............................10 Homeschooling Programs...............................11 Salon Series with Little Patuxent Review.......12 Adult Classes & Workshops Calligraphy .....................................................12 Ceramic Workshops ........................................12 Special Ceramic Topic Series ...........................13 Ceramic Classes...............................................14 Collage.............................................................15 Crafts...............................................................15 Culinary Arts ..................................................16 Digital Arts and Photography ........................16 Drawing and Painting Classes........................16 Drawing and Painting Workshops ............17-19 Fiber ................................................................20 Floral Design ..................................................20 Glass and Mosaics ...........................................20 Jewelry .......................................................21-22 Life Enhancement ...........................................23 Scrapbooking and Card-Making.....................23

Rental Rates...................................................24 Class Policies .................................................25 Inclement Weather Policy, Discounts, Supplies, Cancellations & Tuition Refunds

Registration ...................................................26



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MISSION STATEMENT Columbia Art Center is dedicated to providing artistic experiences in the visual arts for all ages and interest levels and to join with local arts organizations and community businesses in creating diverse offerings. OVERVIEW Columbia Art Center offers year-round art classes, rotating gallery exhibitions, a gallery gift shop, summer art camp for children, art birthday parties, studio rentals, a Japanese Garden, art and life enhancement lectures and more! Columbia Art Center is part of Columbia Association’s Community Services Division. Under Columbia Association, Columbia Art Center is 26 years old. It has been a functioning arts school for more than 30 years and was formerly 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. DIRECTIONS From Route 29, take 175 East towards Jessup. Follow 175 for several miles to the light at Tamar Drive. Turn left on Tamar and go one mile. Turn right on Cloudleap Court. Turn left into Long Reach Village Center parking lot. Art Center is located in the courtyard past the fountain (look for large round window). From I-95, take the MD 100 West exit (43B) towards Ellicott City. Take the Snowden River exit (3). Enter the roundabout and take the second exit onto Snowden River Parkway. Turn right on Tamar Drive and drive .5 miles. Turn left at Cloudleap Court. Park in the Long Reach Village Center lot on left. Columbia Art Center is located in courtyard beyond the fountain (look for large round window). CONTACT INFO 6100 Foreland Garth • Columbia, MD • 21045 Telephone • 410-730-0075 Fax • 410-997-2902 Web site • EMAIL

General Information • Liz Henzey • Trudy Babchak •


Monday-Thursday • 9:30am-9:30pm Friday • 9:30am-5pm* Saturday • 9am-5pm Sunday • 12-5pm

THIS SPRING, Columbia Art Center is honored to once again partner with Howard County Tourism and Promotion’s

Blossoms of Hope with its annual theme invitational exhibition running in April. More than 35 artists are participating in the show which benefits the Claudia Mayer/ Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center of Howard County General Hospital.

*Friday hours (5pm-9pm) are contingent upon special events and rentals.


Liz Henzey • Director Trudy Babchak • Assistant Director Christina McCleary • Ceramics Studio Manager Megan Trail • Ceramics Studio Assistant Nancy McIntosh • Kiln Technician Jann Tamburello • Glaze Technician Monica Herber • Daytime Program Coordinator Manique Buckmon • Youth Programs Curriculum Assistant Becky Legg • Youth Programs Coordinating Assistant Priya Vadhyar • Volunteer FRONT DESK FACILITATORS Liron Fisch, Barbara Herschman • Donna Lonegro Annette Morgan • Taylor Procida • Jacob Thompson

COVER PHOTO by Rich Riggins


Spectacular Spring Features


10 – April 27

Main and Window Galleries

Visions of Hope An invitational theme exhibition celebrating James Rouse’s spirit as a visionary and featuring art inspired by Mr. Rouse’s quote “Optimism stimulates energy, spirit, hope and action.” Sponsored by Howard County Tourism & Promotion and Columbia Art Center. Special thanks to Columbia Archives for its support of this theme show. Proceeds benefit Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-8pm

➤ May

8 – May 18

Main and Window Galleries

The Art of Ghana Presented by Columbia Association’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs and Columbia Art Center Reception featuring Ghanaian Food and Music: Saturday, May 10, 2-5pm


22 - June 8

Main and Window Galleries

Annual Student Faculty Exhibition Reception and Pot Luck Dinner: Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-7:30pm ➤ June

12 – June 29

Main and Window Galleries

Things That Scare Me Invitational Theme Exhibition done in conjunction with the 2014 Columbia Festival of the Arts and Howard Community College Horowitz Gallery. Reception: Tuesday, June 17, 6-8pm


GALLERY Tour Series Off the Beaten Path

Spring Gallery Tour Series Facilitated by tour coordinator and local arts enthusiast Roberta Greenstein! In the comfort of a driven van, have fun touring local galleries and artists’ studios in the Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC regions. Join Roberta for lunch at a trendy restaurant which she has researched and selected. For repeat participants, all visited locations are new. Please arrive at Columbia Art Center promptly at 10am on each scheduled tour date. $45 tuition for each field trip Lunch is not included in tuition Thursday, April 3 • 10am-3:30pm Rockville, MD Glenview Mansion, VisArts at Rockville and Strathmore Thursday, May 1 • 10am-3:30pm Various MD Locations Smadar Livne Fine Art Studio, Owings Mills Fink School of Traditional Art, Reisterstown Wagging Tails Portraits Studio, Lisbon Thursday, June 5 • 10am-3:30pm Baltimore, MD Highlandtown Gallery, Maria Cavacos Studio, Gallery CA, Area 405


super fun for kids to do when school is out! School’s Out Program for grades 1-5 When Howard County public schools are out, come to the Art Center for an amazing day of creative fun and go home with cool art projects. Bring a friend, make new friends, bring a lunch, and enjoy a fun day of art! (Children will be served a snack and beverage after 3:30pm.) Registration can be taken until the day before the School’s Out date. The program lessons will be available to view a month before each date. School’s Out Spring 2014 program dates: April 14-April 17 • April 21 • April 24 • May 16 Full Day: 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

School’s Out Youth Visiting Artist Series for grades 6-8 Columbia Art Center is pleased to invite students ages 11-13 to participate in its Visiting Artist Series. The series is designed to encourage young artists to improve their technical skills while acquiring a sense of personal expression. The program provides an opportunity for students to connect with community artists and to cultivate a passion for the arts. Guest instructors will discuss their personal art and creative process while teaching a unique and challenging workshop. School’s Out Youth Visiting Artist Series Spring 2014 Program Dates: April 14-April 17 • April 21 • April 24 • May 16 Full Day: 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


Ch favoroitoese your kind of

Youth NEW PARTIES! &Teen PARTIES Columbia Art Center For Ages 5-17

Columbia Art Center sets the stage and you create the art! Party coordinator, Melissa Capo, will help you plan your party. With collaborative efforts from our experienced party team and art instructors, we’ll make sure you leave with art projects that make you want to create more!


NEW! FASHION BEADED JEWELRY PARTIES Ages 10-17 Crazy Beaded Charms Join the latest craze in beading with new two hole beads called Super Duos. These easy to make beads can be made into charms to hang from a chain or hung from earring wires. The color combos are endless and you can make as many one-of-a-kind pieces as time allows. Super Duos Beaded Bracelet Be a trendsetter and create a stylish Super Duos beaded bracelet. Learn bead weaving by stitching these new beads and seed beads together. The technique is fun, color combos are endless and a must-have accessory to add to your ongoing collection! Elegant to Expressive Pearl Bracelet Your friends will rave about your new neon weave bracelet. Design an elegant or funky accessory learning quick and simple techniques that combine round beads, pearls and/or seed beads. NEW! Graffiti Artist for the Day Ages 8-17 You and your friends will experience the thrill of mastering basic skills while creating individual masterpieces! From start to finish everyone will be drawing, painting, learning techniques, styles and design patterns. Choose a style: Classic bubble, cartoon, or stencil to design your own board or T-shirt. NEW! Bricks 4 Kidz®Ages 5+ • 90 Minute Party The newest trend and must-have party is now available at CA! Bricks 4 Kidz® provides an interactive ultimate LEGO® building experience. Set up includes project kits with motorized models and spin art activities. Come build, play and celebrate today!

Columbia Art Center Parties Include: Party invitations Regular ¼ sheet cake 10 slices of cheese pizza 10 juice boxes Colorful paper products, utensils, candles Party coordinator 2 party attendants Structured activities for 10 participants Participants take home their creations* 1.5 hours of activities 30 minutes of celebration

Available Party Times: Friday: 5pm Saturday and Sunday: 1pm or 3pm

Prices: CA Member: $260 CA Resident: $290 Non-Member: $320 *Price is based on the membership status of the birthday person and includes up to 10 participants, unless otherwise noted. Additional participants are $10 each. Early reservations recommended. We book quickly. To schedule your party, call Melissa Capo at 410-715-3169 or email



Party with Arty! Ages 5-12 Guests will collaborate on a group art project and work on an individual art activity. Group activity includes a fun warm-up project creating a birthday banner for the birthday child. Choose one art project from below: Fairy Dust and Dragon Wings Explore fairy tales and experience myths during this artistic escape to another world! Create a carnival mask, costume wings or a fairy tale sketchbook. Passport and Traveling Journals Create your own photo passports and imagine visiting your favorite place. Learn about the culture and design your own traveling journal using a variety of creative techniques. Fill the pages with your own artwork! Paints, Paws, and Claws Take a journey around the globe, learning about colorful animal folk art! Create a vibrant mask or shadow puppet and design habitat scenery for your party animal! Wear-a-Doodle Party! Ages 5-17 Make an impression with your one-of-a-kind design! Imprint your art work on a T-shirt or cinch bag. Choose your own theme. Please note: Wear-A-Doodle items are not guaranteed to be completed by the conclusion of the party. If they aren’t, then they will be ready for pick-up within two days after the party. Jewelry Party! Ages 6-17 Become a jewelry designer and create your own unique accessories! Select your project: A friendship memory wire bracelet or two-piece beaded jewelry set.

Adult Creative

PARTIES Columbia Art Center For Ages 21 and Over

Available Party Times: Friday: 6pm Saturday and Sunday: 12pm or 2pm

Prices: CA Member: $260 CA Resident: $290 Non-Member: $320 Price is based on the membership status of the person booking party and includes up to 10 participants. Additional participants are $15 each. Saturday and Sunday evening times are available at an extra cost: CA Member: $310 CA Resident: $340 Non-Member: $370 Early reservations are recommended. We book quickly. To schedule your party, call Melissa Capo at 410-715-3169 or email

Adult Creative Parties Include: Party invitations Art instructor All materials and supplies for the project(s) Participants take home their creations Two-hour party (private studio rental space)

ADULT CREATIVE PARTY OPTIONS Jewelry Party Age 21+ Try one of our new fantastic jewelry parties for adults! Choose from one of the four offerings being provided by jewelry artist Kathy Fritz (owner and operator of Bead Soup): Daisy Chain Bracelet, Flat Spiral Bracelet, Captured Pearl Bracelet or Leather Wrap Bracelet. Paint Your Own Party Age 21+ Have you always wanted to paint like Picasso? Or is Jackson Pollock more your style? Pick one art style and learn how to paint like the masters! Leave with a beautiful painting in hand! Choose one of the following art movements: Capturing cubism, abstract expressionism or expressive realism.

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT TO CREATE Enjoy an evening of fun and art with your girlfriends. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages! Relax and have fun creating with your gal pals. $25 per person. Hand Painted Metal Mirror with Anna DeBose-Hankins • Friday, April 25 • 6:30-8:30pm NEW! Create a beautiful hand painted mirror that can stand on its own as a beautiful art piece for your home! Wow yourself and your guests with this one of a kind art piece made by you! You’ll be amazed at the beautiful results you can achieve with the alcohol inks and metal. Yummy treats will be provided. Journaled Canvas with Anna DeBose-Hankins • Friday, May 16 • 6:30-8:30pm NEW! Imagine taking thoughts, quotes, images and words meaningful to you and creating a stunning work of art that will both inspire and speak to you each day you view it? Use alternating layers of text, transparent and opaque paints, and stencils to transform a blank canvas into a beautiful one of a kind art piece in this fun workshop. Please bring toner based black and white copies of journal pages, quotes, and other words and images that have meaning to you. Race Day Memories with Jackie Serpico • Friday, June 20 • 6:30-8:30pm NEW! Create an artistic and unique display of your races or sports events! Include medals, personal best stats, photos, bibs, and more on this personalized art piece. Keep your feelings of excitement and accomplishments fresh so you continue reaching for your goals!

BRIDAL PARTY DIY WORKSHOPS Bring your bridal party, family members, and friends and have fun creating a unique Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project that you can use and enjoy on your special day. $25 per person (5 person minimum) DIY Brooch Bouquet with Jill Babchak Rose • Sunday, May 11 • 1-3pm NEW! Learn how to make a fabulous and sparkly brooch bouquet for your wedding! Brooch bouquets add a gorgeous and unique touch to your wedding. You can use jewelry from family members or trinkets picked up at flea markets, craft stores, or your favorite jewelry place! You don’t have to worry about your bouquet not holding up throughout the day and they make meaningful keepsakes after the wedding. Making a brooch bouquet takes patience and creativity. At this workshop you will begin the process and gain the knowledge to complete your bouquet at home. A second-part workshop will be offered for those wanting hands-on help completing their bouquets. Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A supplies list will be given at registration. Bridal Party Bracelet with Donna Weeks • Sunday, June 8 • 1-3pm NEW! Are you looking for something a little different for you and your friends? Then have fun in this workshop where you will learn how to make a crystal and pearl bracelet just perfect for bridesmaids, brides, and anyone else. You will learn the basic skills required to make your own bracelets and necklaces. Enjoy tea and light refreshments! You and your friends can even have tea leaf readings given by the instructor. $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class.


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GALLERY SHOP The Gallery Shop at Columbia Art Center has for sale a variety of one-of-a-kind handcrafted and affordable art created by instructors and students. The Gallery Shop offers a selection of art ideal for gift-giving, home collections, and practical use, and includes functional pottery, jewelry, fiber, paintings, photographs, glass works, cards and more! Gallery Shop Hours: Mon-Thu 9:30am-9pm, Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

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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. Our rooms accommodate bridal and baby showers, corporate meetings, art and craft group meetings, lectures, art project rentals, birthday parties and celebrations of all sorts, even small weddings. Columbia Art Center provides tables and chairs. Room setup and take down are responsibility of renter. Please allow set-up and takedown time in your rental timeframe. For an additional fee, Columbia Art Center can set up room. Catering is not provided by Columbia Art Center. Please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email for more information or to reserve your rental. See rental rates listed on page 24.




MOMMY AND ME ART PLAY DROP-IN For adult and child ages 2-5 with Laura Easter Drop-in Program! Back by popular demand! In this drop-in class, toddlers will explore a variety of colors, shapes, and textures using various age-appropriate tools and art supplies. Each class explores a new theme and experience for the child. Learn to mix colors, make new colors with various paint combinations, and have fun creating art projects with textures using sand, cloth, ribbon, leaves, pine cones, and more! Each class will include a short story time to give children the opportunity to learn how their masterpieces connect to the real world. Drop-in Program is offered each Sunday, 1-2:30pm April 27-June 8 (No class on May 11 or May 25) Sunday, April 27 • Cherry Blossom Celebration Sunday, May 4 • April Showers Bring Spring Flowers Sunday, May 18 • Adorable Animals Sunday, June 1 • Adventure to Outerspace Sunday, June 8 • Superstar Wands $15 Residents and Non-Residents This price is for one adult and one child. Only $10 for each additional child. I AM AN ARTIST! MIXED MEDIA For ages 4-5 with Becky Legg NEW! Have fun learning about shapes, colors and textures with your senses in hands-on art activities. Enjoy experimenting and playing with a variety of media. Your child will bring home a masterpiece each week.


Unless otherwise noted, supplies are included in the cost of tuition for youth classes. Because the 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. NOTE: Classes in this section are listed in order of offerings for youngest ages to offerings for oldest ages.

SATURDAY MORNING ART For ages 5-8 with Camellia Orr Have fun learning about the principles and elements of design by creating cultural projects using a variety of media including paints, found objects, fabric, paper and more! Saturdays, May 10-June 14 10-11:30am (5 sessions) No class May 24 $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents Note: Drop-ins for one or two classes are welcomed. $20 Residents/$25 Non-Residents per class. SPRINGTIME CUPCAKES For ages 5-13 with Susan Kieffer Learn fun and different techniques for decorating and personalizing holiday-themed cupcakes! At the time of your registration, you will be given a list of supplies. Saturday, May 10, 10am-12pm (1 session) $10 Residents/$20 Non-Residents

Tuesdays, April 22-May 20 10:30-11:15am (4 sessions) No class April 29 or Tuesdays, May 27-June 17 10:30-11:15am (4 sessions) $35 Residents/$45 Non-Residents


PAINTING EXPLORATION For ages 6-9 with Manique Buckmon Who said fun and learning couldn’t be done at the same time? In this 4-week session, children will learn the basics of painting. Explore color values, mixing, and other principles of design, while learning different techniques developed by famous painters. At the time of your registration, you will be given a supplies list. Mondays, April 21-May 12, 5:30-7pm (4 sessions) or Mondays, May 19-June 16, 5:30-7pm (4 sessions) No class May 26 $50 Residents/$60 Non-Residents KIDS AND CLAY: MORE THAN MUD PIES For ages 6-11 with Megan Trail For youth at any level of clay experience. In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, have fun using basic techniques of handbuilding (coil, pinch, slab) to express individuality and creativity. Projects will be colorful and creative, relating to the seasons, literature, music and more. Saturdays, April 26-June 21, 9:30-11am (8 sessions) No classes May 24 $100 Residents/$110 Non-Residents PAINTING BY DESIGN For ages 10-14 with Kate Cavanaugh Expand your understanding of color theory and how to choose subjects for paintings from photographs. As a group, you will work on one painting together, exploring various ways to begin a composition. You will then choose your own subject matter for a painting. Mondays, April 21-May 12, 5:45-7:15pm (4 sessions) or Mondays, May 19-June 16, 5:45-7:15pm (4 sessions) No class May 26 $50 Residents/$60 Non-Residents MIXED MEDIA For ages 9-12 with Camellia Orr Explore a variety of art techniques and terminology as you create two- and three-dimensional art works. Each week, you will learn how to incorporate different media as you explore drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, book and card-making, mosaics and more! Saturdays, May 10-June 14, 12-1:30pm (5 sessions) No class May 24 $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents


DRAWING FOR YOUTH For ages 9-12 with Carol Zika Continuing students are encouraged to try this class! Children love to draw and they do so freely and with great joy. Preadolescents 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! Students will be introduced to graphite, charcoal, pastel and colored pencils. Tuition includes supplies. Thursdays, April 24-June 12, 4:30-6pm (8 sessions) $90 Residents/$100 Non-Residents PORTRAIT DRAWING FOR TEENS For ages 11-17 with Jacob Thompson Draw from live models! Ideal for homeschoolers! Begin with classroom studies of basic proportion and careful observation to achieve likeness and form. Learn skills which address drawing accuracy and explore modern techniques that focus on expressiveness through a variety of media and approaches. Live models will be used in the final three sessions. A $20 modeling fee is to be paid directly to the teacher at the first class. Tuesdays, April 29-June 3, 4-6pm (6 sessions) $75 Residents/$85 Non-Residents TEEN WHEEL-THROWING For ages 12-17 with Joe Vitek For both total beginners and those with 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. You can expect to learn how to make vases, mugs, bowls, and plates, as well as other forms according to ability and desire. (Clay, use of tools, glazing and firing are included in tuition.) Thursdays, April 24-June 12, 4- 6pm (8 sessions) $120 Residents/$130 Non-Residents COMIC WORKSHOP FOR TEENS For ages 12-17 with Clinton White If you ever wondered how to create comics or how to draw in anime/“manga” style, this is the workshop for you! Using live drawing demonstrations, discover how to draw and design characters in both western and Japanese “manga” comic book styles. Explore techniques for creating engaging characters, costumes and expressions. Workshop includes discussion, demo of basic story creation and page layout. Have a great time creating your own unique comic book story! Mondays, April 28-June 9, 5-7pm (6 sessions) No class May 26 $80 Residents/$90 Non-Residents

HOMESCHOOL HOMESCHOOLING 21ST CENTURY LEARNING WORKSHOPS For ages 5-14 NEW! Designed for homeschool groups! Columbia Art Center’s youth coordinator, Monica Herber, will help you create a customized workshop that will address any age appropriate general studies objective and art objective. This tactile teaching style develops creative critical thinking skills and a deeper comprehension of material. With collaborative efforts of the Art Center’s experienced art instructors, your group will leave with a new understanding of an art genre and core educational topics. You can choose from the following core subjects -

General Studies Objectives Math/Geometry Earth Science Basic Chemistry History Cultural Studies Art History Language Arts

ART THROUGH THE CURRICULUM For ages 6-10 with Becky Legg Designed for individuals and groups! Learn about general subjects through a visual lens and hands-on exploration. This art integration class will allow students 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 the individual subjects will be further explored in the following sessions. Provide your child with a new way of entering a subject while they have fun creating art. Wednesdays, April 23-May 28, 9:30-11:30am (6 sessions) with Becky Legg $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents

Art Genres Visible Thinking Printmaking Watercolor Color Theory Collage Tableau Visual Story Telling

Workshops for ages 5-8 years old Length of workshop: 2 hours • Cost: $150* Workshops for ages 9-14 years old Length of workshop: 4 hours • Cost $300* Can be divided into two days/two hours *Prices are based on and include up to 10 participants, unless otherwise noted. Additional participants: $10 extra To schedule your workshop, please call Monica Herber at 410-730-0075 or email Monica.Herber@



SERIES Sponsored by Columbia Art Center Galleries and Little Patuxent Review

Free monthly presentations by area artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists. Series includes the following presentations. For complete listing, please contact Columbia Art Center.

Wednesday, April 23, 7pm

History of the Universe Discussion with NASA physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate John C. Mather on the history of the universe.

Classes for


Ages 17 and Up

CALLIGRAPHY CONTINUING CALLIGRAPHY with Sandy Olson Designed for continuing students who want to refine their Italic. Have fun addressing elegant envelopes and creating special cards and gifts. At the time of registration, a supplies list will be provided to you. Tuesdays, April 15-June 3, 7-8:30pm (8 sessions) $85 Residents/$95 Non-Residents

CERAMICS NOTE: All spring 2014 enrolled ceramics students can use the studios free of charge to practice their skills. Free open 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 cu. in. each) per session, e.g. 10 week session = 25 pieces, 8 week session = 20 pieces, 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 tools and clay are not included. Please no production work.

Monday, May 12, 7pm

Artists’ Discussion Leslie King Hammond and Joyce Scott will discuss their art. As Graduate Dean Emeritus and Founding Director of Center for Race & Culture at MICA, Dr. King-Hammond uniquely merges art and the issues of race in our society. Baltimore artist Joyce Scott primarily works in jewelry, beadwork, glass, printmaking, and installations. She is an educator who pulls from influences as wide-ranging as her media. Wednesday, June 11, 7pm

Music Concert Solo performance by Brian Gundersdorf, popular local musician and member of the musical group We’re About 9.


CERAMIC WORKSHOPS GIVE IT A SPIN with Joe Vitek Have you always wanted to try your hand at making something on the potter’s wheel? Well join us and see what it’s all about. In this one-day three-hour workshop participants will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Students will decorate finished pieces using commercial under-glazes and slips. For ages 18 and up. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. Saturday, April 12, 1-4pm (1 session) $40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents DESIGNER, BOBBLES, BROACHES AND BUTTONS with Megan Trail For adult and child ages 6-14yrs NEW! Looking for hands-on family fun! This workshop is for parent and child. Learn to construct small ceramic works of art that you can use to adorn your jackets, sweaters and more. Projects will then be stamped, carved and painted with colorful underglazes. Saturday, April 12, 10am-12:30pm (1 session) $40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents Price is for an adult and one child, each additional child per adult is $25.

SPECIAL CERAMIC TOPICSSERIES SURFACE INTENSIVE: An INK-ling of Imagination with Megan Trail Imagine, ink, and invent! Are you looking for a way to finally unify the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional? If so, image transfer is the process for you! In this special topic series, students will learn beginner screen printing techniques, newsprint transfer, and what is needed to set up, create and realize image transfer onto clay. Limit ten students. Tuesdays, April 15-May 6, 6:30-9pm (4 sessions) $125 Residents/$135 Non-Residents

GLAZING 102: Understanding Surface and Form with Christina McCleary The glazed surface remains one of the major challenges for those working in clay. Aspects of glaze composition, fit, and function will be discussed. Demonstrations will focus on intermediate and advanced multi-layered techniques. Students will learn step-by-step how to develop a palette of color with which to work as well as how to approach creating complimentary forms. Students should bring bisque pots to each class for practicing the techniques shown. Intermediate/ advanced levels. Tuesdays, May 13-June 10, 6:30-9pm (4 sessions), No class May 20 $100 Residents/$110 Non-Residents

ALL DOLLED UP: Ceramic Doll Adornment with Janice Crum Some clay experience preferred. Taking your doll to the next level doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn intermediate techniques to give your ceramic doll that extra something. Each workshop will focus on things from adding hair to intricate assembly systems. Sketchbooks are highly recommended for this class. Tattoos and Surface Treatments Thursday April 17, 6-9pm $35 Residents/$45 Non-Residents

Hairdos and Headdresses Thursday April 24, 6-9pm $35 Residents/$45 Non-Residents


CERAMIC CLASSES INTRODUCTION TO THE WHEEL: LEARNING TO LOVE CLAY For total beginner students and those with some clay experience. Learn the fun of working with clay on the potter's wheel! Turn basic forms created on the wheel into beautiful cups, bowls, and vases. Simple glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Supplies are available to purchase on the first day of class. EVENING CLASS with Donna Lansman Tuesdays, April 22-June 24, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents DAYTIME CLASS with Jann Tamburello Thursdays, April 17-June 19, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WHEEL with Susan Wertheimer David 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 15-June 17, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents BEYOND THE BASICS IN WHEEL-THROWING with Joe Vitek This class will push you beyond your current proficiency level and comfort zone. Creating a ceramic piece requires successful compilation of many different and complicated techniques which become easier when broken down into individual steps. Practice and hone these skills and as you do so, gain greater confidence to move on to more challenging projects. With the instructor, you will refine your techniques and explore your own voice in clay. Wednesdays, April 16-June 18, 10am-12:30pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents

INTERMEDIATE WHEEL & HANDBUILDING: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS with Cathy Holt This intermediate class combines wheel-throwing and handbuilding! As you expand and refine your throwing skills, learn how to incorporate a variety of handbuilding 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, i.e., art shows and other venues. Wednesdays, April 16-June 18, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents ADVANCED CERAMICS with Nancy Ziegenfus McIntosh NOTE: For students with intermediate handbuilding or wheel experience. Learn how to glaze and fire your works through a variety of firing techniques including reduction, pit, and sager. Handbuilding and wheel demonstrations will be given each class. Details will be posted about firings scheduled throughout the session. Participation in firings is limited to students enrolled in the class. Thursdays, April 17-June 19, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $280 Residents/$290 Non-Residents HANDBUILDING/SCULPTURE: 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, figurative, 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, figurines, compound extruded forms, birdhouses, beads, tiles, and much more. Explore uses of hand-made stamps, found objects, and alternative firing techniques to make and finish your work. Saturdays, April 16-June 18, 11am-1:30pm (8 sessions) No class May 17 $250 Residents/$260 Non-Residents 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’s no instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay and glaze use, and clean-up processes. Please no production work. Prerequisite: One Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class and teacher approval. Mondays, April 14-June 20 (10 weeks) $250 Residents/$260 Non-Residents


COLLAGE THE THEORY AND THE PRACTICE OF ART with George Sakkal NEW! This workshop will present a comparison analysis of the theory of Paul Cezanne’s Modern art with Marcel Duchamp’s Postmodern art and will show how both theories differ. Comparisons will be made in three distinct areas of their two theories: the unconscious mind versus the conscious mind, retinal vision versus conceptual vision, repetition versus the ready made. Learn about and explore Cognitive Unconscious Visualism known as CUVISM, a human creative capacity that George, himself, takes credit for having discovered. To understand the way in which CUVISM plays a hand in artistic creativity, you will engage in the methodology of creating a small collage during the workshop. Tuesdays, May 13-May 27, 6:30-8:30pm (3 sessions) or Tuesdays, June 10-24, 6:30-8:30pm (3 sessions) $65 Residents/$75 Non-Residents

CRAFTS UNIQUELY YOU JOURNAL with Anna DeBose-Hankins NEW! Why purchase a journal when you can easily create a beautiful journal that is uniquely you? Imagine having a special space of your own where you’re inspired to share your thoughts and ideas. In this workshop, we’ll use the easy to learn pamphlet stitch to create two beautiful handcrafted journals. One to keep and one to share. Once you get the hang of the easy pamphlet stitch you’ll find yourself making a few to have on hand! Handstitched journals make thoughtful and beautiful gift. Thursday, May 15, 10am-12pm (1 session) $30 Residents/$40 Non-Residents

HAND PAINTED METAL MIRROR with Anna DeBose-Hankins NEW! Create a beautiful hand painted mirror that can stand on its own as a beautiful art piece for your home! Wow yourself and your guests with this one of a kind art piece made by you! You’ll be amazed at the beautiful results you can achieve with the alcohol inks and metal. Yummy treats will be provided. Monday, May 5, 10am-12pm (1 session) $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident JOURNALLED CANVAS with Anna DeBose-Hankins NEW! Imagine taking thoughts, quotes, images, and words meaningful to you and creating a stunning work of art that will both inspire and speak to you each day you view it? Use alternating layers of text, transparent and opaque paints, and stencils to transform a blank canvas into a beautiful one of a kind art piece in this fun workshop. Please bring toner based black and white copies of journal pages, quotes, and other words and images that have meaning to you. Monday, June 2, 10am-12pm (1 session) $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING with Laura Vernon Russell Needle felting is a dry felting technique that ‘fuses’ wool fibers to a base layer of wool or wool felt. Using specially designed needles, have fun learning the rudiments of two-dimensional needle felting to create a picture made with wool. Basic materials, sources, and finishing techniques will be covered in the three-hour workshop. Supplies will be provided. Wednesday, April 30, 6-9pm (1 session) or Wednesday, May 28, 6-9pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents

UNIQUELY YOU JOURNAL TEEN & PARENT WORKSHOP with Anna DeBose-Hankins NEW! Why purchase a journal when you can easily create a beautiful journal that is uniquely you? Imagine having a special space of your own where you’re inspired to share your thoughts and ideas. In this workshop, we’ll use the easy to learn pamphlet stitch to create two beautiful handcrafted journals. One to keep and one to share. Once you get the hang of the easy pamphlet stitch you’ll find yourself making a few to have on hand! Handstitched journals make thoughtful and beautiful gift. Sunday, June 8, 1-3pm (1 session) $40 Resident Parent & Teen $50 Non-Resident Parent & Teen $15 fee for additional teen


CULINARY ARTS COVER YOUR CAKE WITH FONDANT with Susan Kieffer In this mini-workshop, learn how to level your cake. Make icing from scratch, ice your cake, and then learn how to roll out and cover your cake with fondant. This workshop is an ideal introduction to Spring Cake Toppers which follows immediately after this workshop! Saturday, May 10, 1-3pm (1 session) $10-Residents/$15-Non-Residents

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Dennis Gilbert Learn the basic concepts of photography through the use of a digital camera and other digital media. Processing, adjusting, printing, and transmission of digital images will be covered. Using the industry standard, Adobe Photoshop® Elements, digital workflow and image adjustments will be presented. Discussion will include composition, proper exposure and the fundamentals of a good photograph. You will be encouraged to develop your own photographic voice. Fridays, May 9-June 6, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) $65 Residents/$75 Non-Residents

SPRING CAKE TOPPERS with Susan Kieffer Have fun creating unique cake toppers using fondant, gum paste and confectionery sugar. Explore techniques for creating flower and character toppers. Saturday, May 10, 1-3pm (1 session) $30 Residents/$40 Non-Residents


DIGITAL ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL PORTFOLIO FOR THE ARTIST with Robin Abello Create a digital portfolio to showcase your work. Mediums that will be covered include websites, blogs, social networking sites (Facebook/Twitter/etc.) and video (online and DVD sharing). You should have a body of work or a portfolio that is ready to be digitized. Equipment needed is a digital camera. You will be expected to work on your digital portfolio in between classes. Upon completion of the session, you will have a digital portfolio. Tuesdays, May 27-June 17, 6-8pm (4 sessions) $65 Residents/$75 Non-Residents TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA with Dennis Gilbert Do you ever wish your photographs could be more creative and satisfying? If so, this is the workshop for you! Through photo assignments, discussion and demonstration, explore camera operation in both manual and automatic modes, and examine the elements of composition to learn what makes a good photograph. Adjusting photo images with your computer using Adobe Photoshop Elements® will also be introduced. Wednesdays, April 16-May 7, 10am-12pm (4 sessions) $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents


NOTE: All spring 2014 enrolled drawing and painting class students are welcome to use open studio free of charge to practice their skills. Free open studio is available when classes are not in session. Please check with front office for available open studio time. INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR with Joyce Bell This class, designed for continuing watercolor students, will focus on further developing each artist’s individual style while enhancing their skills. Wednesdays, April 9-June 11, 10am-12pm (10 sessions) $160 Residents/$170 Non-Residents 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 and continuing students are welcome to take the class. Supplies list will be given to you at first class. Thursdays, April 24-June 26, 6:30-9pm (10 sessions) $170 Residents/$180 Non-Residents PORTRAIT DRAWING BASICS with Carol Zika Open to ages 16+ and adults. In this portraiture class, you’ll study the anatomy and proportions of the human head and learn to draw it accurately from different viewpoints. The course is a natural extension of the Right Brain Drawing course, but any students with good perceptual skills are welcome to join the class. When registering, a supplies list will be given to you. Saturdays, April 26-June 28, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) No class on May 10 and May 24 $160 Residents/$170 Non-Residents


WORKSHOPS CREATING TEXTURES WORKSHOP with Penny Kritt NEW! Whether you draw or paint, it is easy to add dimension to your work. Create natural elements like wood, brick and stone that look real! Your silver will shine and your copper will look rusty. Make hair straight, curly or braided. Do a portrait of a pet with a shiny coat, or build a pattern for the perfect background. Best of all, it’s easy! Monday, April 7, 10am-12pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents WATERCOLOR CORRECTIONS WORKSHOP with Penny Kritt NEW! Watercolor isn’t scary any more. Corrections are easy if you have the right materials. Learn the secrets from a pro. It’s much more forgiving than acrylics or oils. See what to buy and how to use it so you can fix or change anything. You’ll save money and time — and you’ll never have to start over! You’ll never fear that blank piece of paper again. Friday, May 16, 10am-noon (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents SUMI-E MINI WORKSHOP with Yolanda Koh Whether you have been painting for years or have never painted, you’ll love learning this fast, easy, freehand method of painting. Explore the basic strokes of painting and learn to put them together to form flowers, landscapes and still-lifes in the style of Chinese brush painting. Each workshop will provide a different curriculum. You will never repeat a lesson. Returning students encouraged to attend. Sunday, April 27, 10am-12pm (1 session) or Sunday, June 1, 10am-12pm (1 session) $30 per Session for Residents/ $40 per Session for Non-Residents

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR ON YUPO® WORKSHOP with Yolanda Koh Learn how to create a watercolor painting on Yupo®, a synthetic paper that gives unique and amazing results. Using negative shapes, monotypes, and techniques for wiping off colors, create interesting images and textures on Yupo®. Various materials will be used to create unique textures, including mesh, bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and a needle point panel. Bring your watercolors, brushes, and imprint materials. Yupo® paper will be available to purchase from the instructor at the workshop at $2 per sheet. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Saturday, June 7, 10am-3pm One hour lunch break 12-1pm $55 Residents/$65 Non-Residents CHINA PAINTING WORKSHOP with Sarah Snowden NEW! This workshop provides the perfect opportunity for the artist and non-artist to try their hand at china painting. You’ll learn how to apply the on-glaze paint and how to manipulate the paint with brushes and tools. The project is a delightful red poppy. All materials supplied (tiles, paints, mediums, brushes). Pieces will be fired and ready for pick-up at Columbia Art Center within four days following the workshop. You’re responsible for paying a $5 material fee at the workshop to instructor. Class limited to six participants! Saturday, May 3, 11:30am-1:30pm (1 session) or Saturday, June 7, 10am-noon (1 session) $65 Residents/$75 Non-Residents 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. The one-day workshop includes lecture and discussion, mini-demonstrations, hands-on projects, and a group critique. When registering, you will be given a list of supplies to purchase for the workshop valued at approximately $75. Saturday, April 19, 9:30am-3pm (1 session) or Saturday, June 7, 9:30am-3pm (1 session) $60 Residents/$70 Non-Residents Continued on Next Page



WORKSHOPS Continued from Previous Page ONE STROKE BASIC SKILLS WORKSHOP with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI Learn to paint the quick and easy One Stroke technique! No experience necessary. In this basic class, you will learn everything from how to hold a brush to painting a lovely grapevine wreath full of wildflowers and sunflowers on a wood tray. At the time of your registration, a supplies list will be given to you. Tuesday, April 22 and May 6, 6-8pm (2 sessions) or Monday, June 2 and June 16, 6-8pm (2sessions) $35 Residents/$45 Non-Residents ONE STROKE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WORKSHOP with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI Prerequisite — One Stroke Basic Series or prior One Stroke experience. Build on your One Stroke painting skills by learning to paint pansies. You will learn how to paint the popular One Stroke wiggle leaf and shell stroke. At the time of your registration, a supplies list will be given to you. Thursday, May 29, 6-9pm (1 session) or Tuesday, June 17, 6-9pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents BUNNY EGG HUNT ONE STROKE WORKSHOP with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI NEW! Using the One Stroke painting technique, enjoy painting a bunny in a field of colorful decorated Easter eggs. Learn to paint a little rabbit using a Scruffy brush, and how to paint decorative eggs using dimensional paint. No experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome. At the time of your registration, a supplies list will be given to you. Tuesday, April 8, 6-9pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents


VASE FOR MOTHER ONE STROKE WORKSHOP with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI NEW! Enjoy this glass painting workshop using the quick and easy One Stroke technique. Learn to paint rosebuds, wisteria, and a vine on glass using Enamel paint. No experience necessary. Monday, May 5, 6-9pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents TROPICAL PALMS AT SUNSET ONE STROKE WORKSHOP with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI NEW! In this two day workshop, warm up your creativity by painting tropical palm trees at sunset using the One Stroke painting technique. Paint a beautiful sunset using a sponge, and three majestic palm trees, using only one or two brushes. No experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome. At the time of your registration, a supplies list will be given to you. Tuesdays, June 3-June 10, 6-8pm (2 sessions) $40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents BASICS ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP with Deanna Williford, CZT Back by popular demand! Explore this popular art form of drawing which is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of drawing structured patterns. Anyone who thinks he or she is a ‘non-artist’ can learn! Calligraphers, mixed media artists, and journal enthusiasts enjoy adding some “zing” to their creations with Zentangle patterns as embellishments. Certified Zentangle teacher Deanna Williford will guide you in creating the hand-drawn patterns one stroke at a time. This approach to drawing will help you to increase your focus and creativity, reduce stress, and provide you with artistic satisfaction. Ideas for gifts will be displayed during each workshop. Zentangle supplies and books will be available for purchase. A $5 supplies fee (for a mini Zentangle kit) will be collected at the beginning of the class. This same kit may be used for any additional workshops — Intermediate, Zentangle Mandelas, etc. After participating in the Basics class, you are invited to join the Zentangle Club which meets at Columbia Art Center the third Thursday of each month. 1-4pm. Saturday, May 3, 10:30am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents Continued on Next Page

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR with Bob Coe If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting or refresh your skills in watercolor, this is the class for you! 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. Wednesdays, April 23-June 11, 7-9pm (8 sessions) $130 Residents/$140 Non-Residents ADVANCED WATERCOLOR with Bob Coe Build on your watercolor skills and challenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone! If you are comfortable with painting in watercolor, explore new and advanced techniques and concepts through teacher demonstrations. You will be asked to complete practice work at home; however, there will be some class time to work on your paintings after demonstrations. Saturdays, April 26-June 21, 10am-12pm (8 sessions) No class May 24 $130 Residents/$140 Non-Residents 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 classroom setting, have fun working 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. There will be a final individual critique that will leave you with a plan aimed at bringing your project to a successful finish. Saturday, May 17-June 28, 10am-1pm (6 sessions) No class May 24 $130 Residents/$140 Non-Residents


WORKSHOPS Continued from Previous Page INTERMEDIATE No. 7 ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP with Deanna Williford, CZT Prerequisite: the Basics Zentangle Workshop. In this workshop, shading, value, and balance will be explored while you learn more challenging tangles (patterns). You will have the option of working on white tiles or you may purchase a special kit (for $7) filled with items necessary to create designs on black tiles with white pens and white shading. Zentangle books and supplies will be available for purchase. Saturday, June 21, 10:30am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE COLOR WORKSHOP with Mary Schutz, CZT Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics Workshop Take your tangling to the next level with color! Certified Zentangle instructor Mary Schutz will teach you new tangles, along with color shading and value techniques to give your work more depth and dimension. Discover how color can enhance and beautify your Zentangle art. The possibilities are endless! Bring your Zentangle kit with you to class! A $10 color material fee is due at the beginning of the workshop. Saturday, May 17, 10am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents ZENTANGLE COLOR DESIGN WORKSHOP with Mary Schutz, CZT Prerequisite: Intro To Zentangle Color Workshop NEW! Experience the next level of Zentangle art with this innovative and fun workshop! Certified Zentangle instructor Mary Schutz will teach you how to turn beautiful color tangles into intricate symmetrical designs. Expand your creativity and take your tangling in new directions! Bring your Zentangle color materials with you from the “Intro to Zentangle Color Workshop� or try new colors. Sunday, May 18, 10am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents


FIBER INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET with Anna Tai For beginners and beyond! Learn the basic crochet stitches: chain stitch (for foundation chain), single crochet, and double crochet stitches. Start your first crochet scarf! You will be given a supplies list before the class begins. You are also welcome to reserve supplies with the instructor and pay her a nominal supplies fee ($8-$15) at the workshop. Saturday, May 3, 9:30-11:30am (1 session) $20 Residents/$30 Non-Residents INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING with Anna Tai For beginners and beyond! Explore the joy of knitting and learn how to cast on, master the knit and purl stitches, and how to cast off. Using the garter stitch patterns, you will create your first scarf. A supplies list will be given to you at the time of your registration. You are also welcome to reserve supplies with the instructor and pay her a nominal supplies fee ($8-$15) at the workshop. Saturday, April 26, 9:30-11:30am (1 session) $20 Residents/$30 Non-Residents

FLORAL DESIGN 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. In this workshop, you’ll start with the basics of materials, tools, and design. Learn how to transform an ordinary supermarket bouquet into a custom floral arrangement! At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 supplies fee. Wednesday, May 7, 6-8pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents KISSING BALL with Carolyn Parsa The kissing ball is a very versatile design which is used for many occasions. Have fun learning to make your own kissing ball with silk flowers and ribbon. 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. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 supplies fee. Thursday, May 22, 6-8pm (1 session) $25-Residents/$35-Non-Residents


SEASHELL WREATH with Carolyn Parsa Summer is just around the corner! Join us in making a unique beach theme 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. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 supplies fee. Thursday, June 12, 6-8pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents GARDEN SHADOW BOX CLASS with Carolyn Parsa Make a miniature scene in dollhouse scale of an outdoor summer garden. Learn the importance of scale and detail in creating a realistic miniature scene. Use your creativity and personality to decorate to get the look you want. We will use a range of multimedia skills including woodworking, floral design, paper crafting and painting. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 supplies fee. Wednesday June 25, 5-8pm (1 session) $30 Residents/$40 Non-Residents

GLASS AND MOSAICS INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS with Jean Marie Mettee Learn the process of fusing glass by incorporating techniques such as etching, mold-making, stenciling, casting, painting and slumping. Create jewelry, tiles, 3-dimensional 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. Class fee includes a generous supply of compatible fusing glass for your projects. Mondays, April 28-June 16 6:30-9pm (7 sessions) No class May 26 $215 Residents/$225 Non-Residents CONTINUING FUSED GLASS with Jean Marie Mettee Enhance your knowledge of glass fusing by exploring advanced fusing techniques for your individual projects. Have fun combining glass with ceramics or precious metal clay, make a glass tile floor design, show-stopper jewelry, or add a new dimension to your stained glass work. Use of tools and some supplies are included in the tuition fee. Class fee includes a generous supply of compatible fusing glass for your projects. More extensive works will require purchase of additional glass. Wednesdays, April 30-June 11, 6:30-9pm (7 sessions) $215 Residents/$225 Non-Residents

MOSAIC MIRROR WORKSHOP with Christina McCleary Have fun at Columbia Art Center by exploring the basics of mosaic design! In this workshop, learn how to cut and position tiles and grout your design. Bring any beads, ceramics pieces, seashells, or other accents to decorate your work. You will be given a framed mirror to mosaic. Your creation will be ideal for home decorating or giving as a holiday gift! Wednesdays, June 18-June 25, 6:30-9pm (2 sessions) $40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents

DIAGONAL TILA TILE BRACELET with Lynn Rabenhorst NEW! Tila beads are square, two-hole beads with a lot of versatility! Learn how to stitch them together to create a beautiful diagonal tile bracelet that can be as simple or elegant as you’d like, and as narrow or wide as is comfortable for you to wear. The supply list will be emailed to you at time of registration. Saturday, April 26, 10am-12pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents


WRAP IT UP CORD BRACELET with Lynn Rabenhorst NEW! Using any variety of cords, beads and buttons, you can easily create a single, double or triple (or even more) wrap bracelet to match your style. Whether you like lots of bling or not, this bracelet is easy to make and embellish to suit your tastes. The supply list will be emailed to you at time of registration. Saturday, April 26, 12:30-2:30pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents

BEGINNING SILVERSMITHING FOR ART JEWELRY with Seon Lyu NEW! Enjoy this comprehensive introduction into the art of silversmithing for jewelry-making and design. This class emphasizes creative thinking and mastery of technical skills for making jewelry or small metal objects. Create a pair of earrings or a pendant with your own unique designs. Learn silversmithing techniques including hammering, texturing, dapping, hole-punching, filling, wire-work, and how to use a disc-cutter. You are welcome to bring your own materials such as beads, findings, and old jewelry that you would like to incorporate into your projects. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the workshop. Saturday, April 26, 12-4pm (1 session) or Thursdays, May 8-May 15, 7-9pm (2 sessions) $35 Residents/$45 Non-Residents BEGINNER JEWELRY WEEKEND WORKSHOP with Jill Babchak Explore the basics of wire jewelry-making to create earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Learn techniques for creating simple loops and spirals to create your own necklace with a pendant and matching earrings. When you register, you will receive a list of supplies to purchase. You are welcome to bring old jewelry to repurpose or items to repair. Alternatively, a basic supply kit containing glass beads, wire, and findings will be available for sale for $10 from the instructor at the class. Jewelry pliers and other tools will be provided. Saturday, May 10, 1-4pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents

BRAIDED BEAD-WRAP BRACELET with Lynn Rabenhorst NEW! A simple, stylish wrap bracelet that is braided to whatever length suits you! You provide the cording and beads, and you’ll go home wearing a stylish new creation! $5 supply fee payable to the instructor at the workshop. Supply list will be emailed to you at time of registration. Saturday, June 7, 10am-12pm (1 session) $25 Residents/$35 Non-Residents BEADING BASICS with Donna Weeks Explore the basics required to complete a double-stranded necklace. Learn how to use stringing wire, crimp beads, and the necessary tools to create this fun and easy-to-make necklace. You’ll love your results! At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $10 material fee. Tuesday, April 22, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents ILLUSION NECKLACE with Donna Weeks This is not the standard illusion necklace you may be familiar with that requires a lot of crimp beads. If you can tie a knot, then you can make this easy version of an illusion necklace. Using monofilament string and a variety of beads in different sizes and colors have fun creating this necklace. You will also learn how to attach a clasp to the three strands. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $10 material fee. Tuesday, April 29, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents


FAUX ENAMEL JEWELRY with Donna weeks NEW! Who knew what you could do with nail polish? In this workshop, you will use a glass base, metal shapes, and lots of nail polish to make this faux enamel jewelry creation. Just fill in the spaces with a variety of colors, let them dry, and finish with a glaze. The result is really incredible. You will have time to make several pieces to use as pendants or a bracelet. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $10 material fee. Thursday, May 8, 1-3pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents EARRINGS AND EARRINGS with Donna Weeks Learn to make plain and wrapped loops. As you practice this technique, you will create your very own earrings. You will also explore how to use headpins and eyepins. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $10 material fee. Thursday, May 15, 1-3pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents ROUND ’N ROUND WIRE NECKLACE with Donna Weeks Designed for continuing students. If you’ve worked with wire before, you’ll enjoy learning one more way to use your skills. This necklace is made by winding wire onto a ½ inch mandrel, securing with 26 gauge wire, and then opening the spiral to create a truly unusual necklace. Connect the spirals with wire wrapped beads of your choice, add some chain and a clasp, and you’ve got a terrific new accessory. Please be sure you can make a wrapped loop prior to class. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 material fee. Tuesday, May 13, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents TUMBLING TEARDROPS BRACELET with Donna Weeks This particular design was created by Donna and published in Bead Trends magazine. Learn this basic right angle weave technique done without needles or thread, just Beadalon stringing wire. You will use teardrop beads that appear to tumble as they cross over and around each other. Finish with a clasp and you will have a bracelet that is simple to make and elegant to wear. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 material fee. Tuesday, May 20, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents


FLAT WIRE NECKLACE with Donna Weeks Flat wire is so easy to work with and the results are terrific! Using this new type of wire, have fun creating swirls and squiggles, and then add beads and a chain. You’ll love your finished project! Simple to do and no wire experience is required. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 material Fee. Thursday, May 29, 1-3pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents METAL CLAY: MAKE SILVER JEWELRY with Nancy Pollack It feels like clay and looks like clay, but after a few minutes of firing, your class creation transforms into pure silver jewelry. Make a textured pendant, charms for a bracelet, earrings, or all three if time permits. Materials fee, which includes silver clay, will be approximately $50-55 and payable at the workshop. Prices vary according to the price of silver. A list of additional supplies will be given to you before the class begins. Note: Please register for first workshop by April 18 and second workshop by May 8. Tuesday, April 29, 10am-4pm (1 session) or Sunday, May 17, 10am-4pm (1 session) $65 Residents/$75 Non-Residents

cna LIFE ENHANCEMENT A TASTE OF T’AI CHI CHIH with Sharon Sirkis, BSN, accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher T’ai Chi Chih practice is a series of twenty separate, easy-to-learn moves that circulate and balance the chi, the life force that flows within each person. These slow and gentle moves can be done from a standing or seated position, and can be learned in a short period of time. In this fun and entertaining workshop, you will be taught a few of the T’ai Chi Chih moves, which you can actually take away and practice on your own. Many of Sharon’s students have enjoyed the grounding aspect of the class, which helps with focus, clarity, and feeling more present in everyday life. Others have gained abundant energy, improved sleep, better balance, enhanced creativity, and radiant health. Sharon’s patience in teaching combined with her sense of humor, provide for a fun and relaxing environment. All sizes, strengths, and ages are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tuesday, April 29, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session) $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident

SCRAPBOOKING & CARDMAKING GREETING CARDS for ALL OCCASIONS with Elizabeth Ramos Designed for continuing students! In this fun-filled class, learn more techniques that build on your knowledge of paper crafting. Have fun creating two or three greeting cards for different occasions, such as birthdays, holidays or graduations. Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session) or Thursday, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session) $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents

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SUMMER CAMP A super creative experience for kids!

INTRODUCTION TO SCRAPBOOKING and PAPER CRAFTING with Elizabeth Ramos No experience necessary! Scrapbooking and paper crafting can be an overwhelming hobby, but with the right knowledge you can easily create beautiful scrapbooks and paper crafts. Take this class to explore and expand your understanding of the tools used in scrapbooking and paper crafting. With this knowledge and the instructor’s guidance, you will create your very own scrapbook layout. Thursday, May 15, 6:30-8:30pm $15 Residents/$25 Non-Residents

Please call 410-730-0075 or 410-715-3165 for more information.


Columbia Art Center

RENTALRATES 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 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 “Non-Resident” 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 the 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.


Registration &Admission



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 pre-requisites. 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, by fax, 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 In consideration for being allowed to use The Columbia Association, Inc.’s (“CA”) facilities and equipment, participate in any of CA’s classes and programs or avail myself of CA’s services (collectively, “CA activities”), I agree to abide by all rules established by CA. I hereby release CA, its officers, employees, instructors, trainers, agents or representatives (the “Releasees”) from all liability to the undersigned, my representatives, heirs and assigns, for any and all claims for any loss, damage, theft of personal property, personal injury, bodily injury or death, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, arising as a result of CA activities. I further waive and covenant not to sue Releasees for any such claims. I am voluntarily participating in CA activities with knowledge of the possible dangers involved, and hereby agree to accept any and all inherent risks of bodily injury, death or property damage. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any loss, liability, damage or cost, including attorneys’ fees, they may incur due to my CA activities, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise. I further agree that this Release and Indemnity Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the law of the State of Maryland and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, the remainder of the Agreement will continue in full legal force and effect. I affirm that I am of legal age, am freely signing this Agreement, and if the participant in CA activities is a minor, that I am the parent or legal guardian of that minor. I have read this Agreement and fully understand that I am giving up legal rights and 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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