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Drawing and writing comics are my passions! I love sharing what I’ve learned with teens as they discover cartooning. — Clinton Art Center Teacher

A Columbia Association Facility







TAKENOTE New Summer Workshops

Glazing Large Ceramic Forms,

Hand-Sewing & Chinese Brush Painting

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This summer, in addition to offering a variety of short classes and workshops, Columbia Art Center is holding its annual theme umbrella exhibition at Lake Kittamaqundi as part of Columbia’s 45th Birthday Celebration on June 23, 2012. And ... just around the corner is the Art Center’s EMPTY BOWLS fundraising event. Mark your calendars now for October 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale in late summer. 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 22 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.

CONTENTS Exhibitions .......................................3 WARM & WONDERFUL Summer Features .............................3 Summer Art Camp, Salon Series, Gallery Gift Shop

Adult Classes & Workshops...............4 Calligraphy, Ceramics, Crafts, Collage, Digital Arts and Photography, Drawing/Painting/Mixed Media, Fiber, Jewelry, Life Enhancement, Mosaics, Paper & Printmaking

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 eft. 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 • HOURS

Birthday Parties for Youth ..................5 Art Parties for Adults...........................6 Girls’ Night Out to Create ...................8

Monday-Thursday • 9:30am-9:30pm Friday • 9:30am-9:30pm* Saturday • 9:30am-5pm Sunday • Noon-5pm *Friday evening hours are contingent upon classes and rentals running.


Youth/Teen Classes ..........................13 Saturday Morning Art, Kids And Clay, Hand-Sewing, Mixed Media, Comic Art, Teen Wheel, Teen Hand-Sewing, Fashion Sewing

Liz Henzey • Director • Trudy Babchak • Assistant Director • Monica Herber • Daytime Program Coordinator and Camp Manager

Janice Crum • Daytime Program Assistant Christina McCleary • Ceramics Studio Manager

Nancy McIntosh • Kiln Technician Jann Tamburello • Glaze Technician Office Facilitators Janice Crum, Barbara Herschman, Donna Lonegro, Emily Michael, Annette Morgan, Jessica Taylor

Class Policies ..................................17 Discounts, Supplies, Cancellations, Tuition Refunds, Zero Tolerance Policy





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Warm & Wonderful Exhibition SUMMER FEATURES Schedule SUMMER ART CAMP for Grades 1-8 Columbia Association Art Camp has a new and refreshing one-week format! Art Camp continues to open all avenues of creativity and discovery to everyone while providing a healthy and safe environment. Each week will have a unique theme as Art specialists will teach campers to experiment with colors, textures, mediums, and performance methods in a variety of different weekly projects. The campers will experience visual and performing arts processes, including printmaking, painting, 3-dimensional design, collage, drawing, clay works, puppetry, skit creation and much more as they travel throughout Columbia Art Center from studio to studio being encouraged to explore their imaginations and develop their own style of artistic expression(s). Programs include Zumba dance class and other performance related activities. Camp includes outdoor recreation time and swimming once a week. There will be a special collaborative camp project or show at the end of each one-week session. Campers are grouped together by age. Please Note: Campers are not permitted to go to the village center at any time during camp. Bring: Non-perishable lunch, swimsuit, towel, and smock or over-shirt to protect clothing. Be aware that paints and clay may permanently stain clothes. 8 Separate One-Week Sessions: June 25-29 July 23-27 July 2-6 (no camp on 7/4) July 30-August 3 July 9-13 August 6-10 July 16-20 August 13-17 $245-Residents/$285-Non-Residents Extended care is available at Columbia Art Center: AM-$50/PM $55 per week. Campers are welcome to sign up for multiple weeks! For more information or to receive a camp brochure, please call 410-730-0075 or 410-715-3165.

SALON SERIES Sponsored by Columbia Art Center Galleries and Little Patuxent Review. FREE presentations by area artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists. Wednesday, June 13 • 7pm T’ai Chi Chih Presentation Sharon Sirkis BSN, accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher and certified energy healer, will speak on T’ai Chi Chih, a moving meditation that helps with grounding and focus, relaxing the body, and quieting the mind. A few T’ai Chi Chih moves will be demonstrated, which participants can practice on their own.

THE GALLERY SHOPat Columbia Art Center The Gallery Shop at Columbia Art Center has for sale a variety of one-of-a-kind handcrafted and affordable artwork created by instructors and students of Columbia Art Center. The Gallery Shop, which offers a selection of art ideal for gift-giving, home collections, and practical use, includes functional pottery, decorative ceramic works, sculptures, jewelry, fibers, paintings, photographs, glass works, drawings, cards and more! Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-9:30pm*, Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm *Friday evening hours are contingent on classes and rentals running.

➤ June 7-June 30 Main & Window Galleries

The Teacher Behind The Work: Celebrating Howard County Art Teachers Students and community members often see the beautiful work that art teachers mentor and inspire in their students. Rarely does the community have the opportunity to experience the personal artwork of those who teach in Howard County. This show features unique, one-of-a-kind two- and three-dimensional artwork by art instructors in Howard County who work in public, private and civic institutions. The variety and styles of the work reflect the wide range of sensibilities among the teachers we have greatly valued in our community. Reception Thursday, June 28, 5-7pm

➤ June 23, 3-7pm

Annual Umbrella Theme Exhibition: 45 Ways to Give Back This year’s exhibition is being held in conjunction with Columbia’s 45th birthday celebration! Annual outdoor exhibition featured at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, MD. A variety of umbrellas created by children, teens, and adults will be on exhibit. Juror awards and viewer-voting prizes will be presented to participants. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please call 410-730-0075. Saturday, June 23, 3-7pm Lake Kittamaqundi


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BRUSH LETTERING (for ages 10 and up) with Sandy Olson NEW! Have fun with brushes, letters and paint! Learn how to use flat, edged watercolor brushes to make big or small, lovely or splashy letters with watercolors and gouache on a variety of paper. This class will give you the techniques for making creative signs, personalizing gifts, and even creating a fanciful background for other writing. Instructor will provide tools and materials for use in class. Students are encouraged to bring any flat, synthetic brushes (1/2” to 1”) that they already have, but are discouraged to purchase any additional supplies until after the first class. For beginners as well as experienced calligraphers. Thursdays, July 12-August 16, (6 sessions) 10-11:30am $85-Residents/$95-Non-Residents

CERAMICS NOTE All Summer 2012 enrolled ceramics students can use open studio 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 3 medium sized pieces (approximately 200 cu. in. each) per week of class, e.g. 8 week session — 24 pieces, 7 week session — 21 pieces. Students who wish to produce more than 3 medium pieces each week will be charged an additional firing fee per cubic inch. Individual tools and clay are not included. Please no production work.

GIVE IT A SPIN! with Joe Vitek For ages 18 and up! 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 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-glaze and slips. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. Saturday, June 23, 10am-1pm (1 session) $35-Residents/$45-Non-Residents


MINI-WORKSHOP: HOW TO GLAZE LARGE FORMS with Cat Holt NEW! Have you accomplished your biggest pot to date only to realize that you don’t yet have the skills to actually glaze such a masterpiece? This one day workshop will demystify the process and provide practical hands-on approaches to glazing large work. Bring at least one large work on which to practice. Saturday, July 21, 10am-1pm (1 session) $35-Residents/$45-Non-Residents

INTRODUCTION TO THE WHEEL: LEARNING TO LOVE CLAY For total beginner students 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 to purchase on the first day of class.) Evening Class with Donna Lansman Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:30-9pm (8 sessions) Daytime Class with Jann Tamburello Thursdays, July 12-August 30, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) Evening Class with Donna Lansman Fridays, July 13-August 31, 6:30-9pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-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, July 10-August 28, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-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 completion 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, July 11-August 29, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents


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Party With Arty! For ages 5-12 CA Members: $225 for up to 10 children CA Resident with Card: $240 for up to 10 children Non-Members: $250 for up to 10 children Additional Children: $10 each (Maximum 20 kids) There’s an art to this birthday party. Parties include 90 minutes of art instruction and 30 minutes to enjoy pizza and punch. Party coordinators, paper products, and invitations are also included in price. Celebrate with Arty the creative dragon! Participate in a collaborative art work with your group and then do a fun specialized activity. The exciting project possibilities are mask-making, journals/sketchbooks, costume wings, or animated puppets! Children take their creations home. To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Lauren Branch at 410-715-3169. Art Wear-A-Doodle Parties For ages 5-12 CA Members: $250 for up to 10 children CA Resident with Card: $265 for up to 10 children Non-Members: $275 for up to 10 children Additional Children: $10 each (Maximum 20 kids) Make an impression! Imprint your art work on a t-shirt or cinch bag, and take it home with you. Parties include 90 minutes of craft and 30 minutes to enjoy pizza and punch. Party coordinators, paper products and invitations are also included in price. To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Lauren Branch at 410-715-3169.

Jewelry Birthday Parties with Kathy Fritz

For ages 5-17 CA Members: $250 for up to 10 children CA Resident with Card: $265 for up to 10 children Non-Members: $275 for up to 10 children Additional Children: $10 each (Maximum 20 kids) Enjoy making jewelry to take home. This twohour party has two different jewelry projects from which you can pick for your party. You can have a memory wire bracelet party or a basic beading party where you can make a twopiece jewelry set. Parties include 90 minutes of craft and 30 minutes to enjoy pizza and punch. Party coordinators, paper products and invitations are included in price. To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Lauren Branch at 410-715-3169.


ART PARTIES for ADULTS @ Columbia Art Center Jewelry Parties for Adults Ages 17+ CA Members: $250 for up to 10 participants CA Resident with Card: $265 for up to 10 participants Non-Members: $275 for up to 10 participants Additional participants: $15 each (Maximum 20) Try one of our new fantastic jewelry parties for adults! Choose from one of the four offerings being made by Kathy Fritz (owner and operator of Bead Soup): Daisy Chain Bracelet, Flat Spiral Bracelet, Captured Pearl Bracelet, or Leather Wrap Bracelet. All materials and invitations are included in price of party! Food and beverage are not provided. All parties are approximately 2 hours long. Feel free to bring your own food and drink! (Alcohol only permitted if all party guests are age 21 or older. Invitations are also included in price.) Party Package available: Fridays 6-8pm and Sundays 12-2pm Saturday Evenings available at extra cost: CA Member $300, CA Resident $315, Non-Member $325 To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Lauren Branch at 410-715-3169.

Paint Your Own Party For Adults Ages 17+ CA Member: $250 for up to 10 participants CA Resident: $265 for up to 10 participants Non-Member: $275 for up to 10 participants Additional participants: $15 each (Maximum of 20) Have you always wanted to paint like Picasso? Or is Jackson Pollock more your style? With these Paint Your Own Party packages you pick an art style and learn how to paint like the masters! These 2-hour parties include all materials needed to leave with a beautiful painting in hand! Choose from the following Art Movement Parties: Capturing Cubism, Abstract Expressionism or Expressive Realism. Feel free to bring your own food and drink! (Alcohol is only permitted if all party guests are 21 or older. Invitations are also included in price.) Party Package available: Fridays 6-8pm and Sundays 12-2pm Saturday Evenings available at extra cost: CA Member $300, CA Resident $315, Non-Member $325 To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Lauren Branch at 410-715-3169.


INTERMEDIATE WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS with Cathy Holt 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. Learn to formulate a test glaze. 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, July 11-August 29, 6:30-9pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents

HANDBUILDING/SCULPTURE SEMINAR NEW! Designed as an independent study for continuing intermediate/ advanced handbuilding & sculpture students to pursue ongoing independent projects! There will be periodic faculty critiques but no instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay, glaze use, and clean-up processes. PREREQUISITE: Handbuilding/Sculpture: Dreaming it into Clay and/ or teacher approval. Saturdays, July 14-August 25, 10am-12:30pm (7 sessions) $240-Residents/$250-Non-Residents

DAY AND WEEKEND ADVANCED CERAMICS STUDIO 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 clean-up processes. PREREQUISITE: One Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class and/or teacher approval. Open studio runs July 9-August 31 $200-Residents/$210-Non-Residents




with Sarah Snowden Paint a family heirloom! Learn the basic techniques of the fine art of China Painting (also referred to as Porcelain Art) through demonstration and practice. You will learn how to use brushes to apply the on-glaze paint while working on your porcelain. Materials fee ($10 paid to the teacher at the first class) will cover all supplies: paints, mediums, use of instructor’s brushes, porcelain, firings, and other supplies. Pieces will be fired at the instructor’s studio and will then be available for pick-up at Columbia Art Center within 4 days after the workshop. Class is limited to 6 participants. Wednesdays, July 18-August 8, 6:30-9pm (4 sessions) $30-Residents/$40-Non-Residents

COLLAGE PAPER COLLAGE: CUVISM (Cognitive Unconscious Visuality)

with George Sakkal If you believe that art is the creative manifestation of human experience, George will show you how to access your inner self and create unimaginable art. Using a unique paper collage methodology, learn how to access a wealth of human experience stored within your unconscious mind. Assisted by the retina and acting in conjunction with cognitive intuition, you will be guided by George’s 50 years of collage experience to explore, discover and achieve artistic creativity. No formal art training is necessary. Tuesdays, July 10-August 14, 7-9pm (5 sessions) No class 7/24 $85-Residents/$95-Non-Residents

with Laura Vernon Russell NEW! Needle felting is a dry felting technique that ‘fuses’ wool fibers to a base layer of wool or wool felt. Using specially designed needles, students in this introductory workshop will learn the rudiments of two-dimensional needle felting to create a picture made with wool. Basic materials, sources, and finishing will be covered in the three-hour workshop. Supplies will be provided. Wednesday, July 18, 6-9pm (1 session) or Wednesday, August 8, 6-9pm (1 session) $25-Residents/$35-Non-Residents






Bring a friend or two and come be creative! Columbia Art Center is offering this summer a monthly evening of fun for you and your girlfriends. On one Friday each month, come socialize and take home your own personalized creations! Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages!

Every month features a different guest instructor and project. Cost: $25/per person Bring more than 4 friends and everyone in your group receives a $5 discount. (See opposite page.)

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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. Access to a digital camera is desirable; however, those using a film camera will be able to scan prints, or have their film developed and placed on a CD by a commercial film processor of their choice. Wednesdays, July 25-August 8, 6:30-8:30pm (3 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents

TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA with Dennis Gilbert and Jones Taylor, Sr. Do you ever wish your photographs could be more creative and satisfying? Then, this is the workshop for you! Through photo assignments, discussion and demonstration explore camera operation in both manual and automatic mode, and examine the elements of composition and what makes a good photograph. Learn manipulation of shutter speeds, aperture, and ‘film’ speeds for correct exposure. Wednesdays, August 8-August 22, 6:30-8:30pm (3 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents

HOW TO USE YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA with Robin Abello In this introductory workshop, learn how to use your digital camera, including transferring files to the computer, organizing the photo files and printing. Mondays, July 9-July 23, 4:30-6:30pm (3 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents IMAGE EDITING USING PHOTOSHOP with Robin Abello Learn how to edit your images using Adobe Photoshop® Elements. This workshop is an ideal follow-up to the workshop How To Use Your Digital Camera. Topics that will be covered include tools, filters, text, layers, cropping, cloning, selections, brushes and more! Mondays, August 6-August 20, 4:30-6:30pm (3 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents


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DRAWING AND PAINTING MIXED MEDIA INTRODUCTION AND INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR with Bob Coe If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting or enhance your skills in watercolor, this class is for you! Explore various techniques of watercolor through observing demonstrations on a variety of skills and concepts. After each class demonstration, you will work on your own paintings with guidance and input from your instructor. Wednesdays, July 11-August 22, 7-9pm (7 sessions) $100-Residents/$110-Non-Residents

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT TO CREATE Friday, July 27, 6:30-8:30pm

Artful Bookmarks

with Carol Zika INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTICS with Laura Vernon Russell Designed for beginners! Discover the rich and luminous surfaces and textures of the ancient art of encaustic. This introductory course will show students how to use beeswax, damar resin and pigment to apply melted pigmented-wax to a board. Learn to fuse layers, incise lines, create surface texture, and use collage to create unique and lasting images. Learn safe studio practices, surface preparation, and how to make encaustic medium and paint. Each person will find a favorite method or can use them all. Saturdays, July 14-August 4, 11am-3pm (4 sessions) $115-Residents/$125-Non-Residents

Learn to make these little gems with paper, paste, and Zentangle designs which are alternative drawing patterns. As part of the Artful Bookmarks Public Project, you are welcome to participate by slipping your bookmarks anonymously into others’ books as gifts. A fun evening with girlfriends! Friday, August 24, 6:30-8:30pm

China Plate Pendants and Earrings

with Tara Bell EXPLORE THE TECHNIQUE OF PENCIL RENDERING with Paul Kerris This class is designed for those who want to explore the art of pencil rendering and the beauty it offers. Learn to create renderings through the use of a grid system, layering, cross-hatching and more! The class will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of subject matter. Mondays, July 9-August 13, 6:30-8:30pm (6 sessions) $65-Residents/$75-Non-Residents

Come and make a wire wrapped broken plate pendant and earrings! Have fun with your gal pals learning how to wire-wrap china pieces to make gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry. A modern twist to an ancient art!

ADVANCED PENCIL RENDERING with Paul Kerris Designed for continuing students! Strengthen your pencil rendering skills in this class by working on one to two renderings from start to finish. PRE-REQUISITE: Introduction to Pencil Rendering or previous experience with pencil rendering. Wednesdays July 11-August 15, 6:30-8:30pm (6 sessions) $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, minidemonstrations, hands-on projects, and a group critique. At the time of your registration, you will be given a list of supplies to purchase for the workshop valued at approximately $50-$75. Saturday, July 14, 9:30am-3pm (1 session) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents

Z E N T A N G L E© WORKSHOPS with Deanna Williford, CZT Explore this popular art form of drawing which is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating images from repetitive patterns. Anyone who thinks he or she is a ‘non-artist’ can learn! Artists are also welcomed to take the workshop as Zentangle© can provide a wonderful addition to their creations. Certified Zentangle© teacher Deanna Williford will guide you in creating the elaborate hand-drawn patterns ‘one stroke at a time.’ This innovative 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 Basics 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 free Zentangle© Club which meets at Columbia Art Center the third Thursday of each month, 1-4pm. BASICS WORKSHOP: Saturday, July 28, 9:30am-noon (1 session) $30-Resident/$30-Non-Resident INTERMEDIATE II WORKSHOP: Saturday, August 11, 9:30am-noon (1 session) PREREQUISITE: The Basics Workshop. In this workshop, you will be using the brand new “Zendala©” round tile and learn 8 new designs! Shading, value and balance will also be explored. Zentangle© books and supplies will be available for purchase. $30-Resident/$30-Non-Resident


with Deborah Maklowski 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 group critique that will leave you with a plan aimed at bringing your project to a successful finish. Tuesdays, July 10-August 21, 9:30am-12:30pm (6 sessions), No class 7/31 $145-Residents/$155-Non-Resident


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. Sundays, July 22 and August 5, 10am-12pm $30 per session-Residents/$40 per session/Non-Residents NOTE: Sign up for both mini workshops and receive $5 off your total tuition price.

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INTRODUCTION TO HAND-SEWING with Mattie Hayes NEW! This class is designed for beginning students and those who are in need of a refresher course in handsewing skills. 12 functional hand-sewing stitches will be introduced in this 4 week class. The final project will introduce you to quilting. As you learn how to sew, discussions will include all forms of the sewing arts and their techniques. Upon completion of the class, you will have a better outlook on sewing and be able to execute functional hand-stitching user-friendly for daily life. Bring a three-ring binder and pen to the first class. As you progress in the class, you will want to invest in a good pair of fabric cutting shears. A materials fee of $30 is paid directly to the teacher the first night of class. Thursdays, July 19-August 9, 6-8pm (4 sessions) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Residents

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING with Anna Tai For ages 13 and up! Explore the joy of knitting and learn to cast on, master the knit and purl stitches, cast off, adjust tension, and correct mistakes. You will combine garter and stockinet stitch patterns and 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 at the first class. Saturdays, July 21-August 4, 9:30-11:30am (3 sessions) $50-Residents/$60-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 and wrapped loops, spirals, clasps, ear wires, jump rings, pendants and more! Create your own necklace or bracelet with matching earrings. When you register, a list of supplies for you to purchase will be provided. You are welcome to bring old jewelry to repurpose or items to repair. A supply kit containing beads, wire, and findings will be available for sale for $10 from the instructor at the class. Saturday, July 21, 1-4pm (1 session) $20-Residents/$30-Non-Residents

LIFE ENHANCEMENT PAINT YOUR OWN PINEAPPLE … COLOR YOUR CAULIFLOWER… AND TO MUSIC! with Kay Weeks and Denee Barr Have fun in this comfortable workshop that will allow you to be free in expressing your visual creativity! Bring one fruit or vegetable to the workshop. Using limited drawing and painting media, such as watercolor, ink, chalk, finger paints, crayons, or a combination, draw and paint pictures of your fruit or vegetable six different times on paper while listening to six different types of music, including classical, jazz, rap, retro, etc. This workshop is intended to be joyful, and should not be confused with music-art-therapy or for those who seek a serious evaluation of their creations resulting from the workshop. Each musical/painting increment will last approximately 15 minutes. Saturday, July 14, 10am-12pm (1 session) $5-Residents/$10-Non-Residents

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THE PATH OF FIREFLIES, A HAIKU WORKSHOP with Tim Singleton Learn how to write Haiku! How can something so small and seemingly simple take a lifetime to master? It is called the poem of a single breath, capturing a momentary observation in a handful of words, but, for all its brevity, it's been practiced for centuries, and, at its best, reverberates forever. Explore the world’s most popular poetic form, the haiku, its history, conceptions and misconceptions. In this workshop designed for all ages, start your own practice of the form, embarking on what many call a way of life, and join in the worldwide craze that is English language haiku. Saturday, July 28, 9:30am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$25-Non-Residents

THE ART OF DE-CLUTTERING with Anitra Roberson Close your eyes and envision the sun streaming in on a clean space, music softly playing in the background, and you sitting with a cup of tea relaxing. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Learn how to de-clutter your home or office room-by-room or area-by-area. Learn techniques and methods for starting projects and completing tasks without becoming overwhelmed. Additional information for using clean “Green methods” and selling your things through the internet will be covered. Saturday, August 11, 10-11:30am (1 session) $25-Residents/$35-Non-Residents


PET PORTRAITURE MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Roz Zinner NEW! Immortalize your favorite pooch or kitty! You will learn how to create a mosaic piece using glass pieces. No prior mosaic experience is necessary. The instructor will provide lots of photos of mosaic pet portraits that will inspire you and help you form an idea about which colors, shapes, and andamento (flow) will best convey your pet’s personality. The class will cover mosaic basics of how to use a two-wheeled cutting tool, glue and grout. Students must bring to the first class a color photo of their pet that is 12” x 12” or less and has high resolution. Photos will be approved prior to the first class by emailing them to the instructor. You may be able to complete your project in the four sessions, but if not, you can complete your project at home. Thursdays, July 5-July 26, 7-9pm (4 sessions) $45-Resident/$55-Non-Residents



There is always something happening at Columbia Art Center — whether it is a new show, poetry reading, workshop or something new in the gift shop.




with Janice Crum and Emily Michael Learn how to create beautiful and intricate prints without a press! No experience is necessary as this class will explore new, basic, user-friendly types of printmaking. Class is geared to students who do not have large spaces to work in or access to a printing press and are fully able to work with their hands. Class will utilize non-toxic, re-purposed and wallet friendly supplies for creating beautiful pieces of art work. Most supplies will be provided in the cost of the class and a short supplies list will be provided on the first day of class. Please bring a pad of Bristol board paper to the first class. Thursdays, July 12-August 16, 6-8pm (6 sessions) $85-Residents/$95-Non-Residents

PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP with Janice Crum and Emily Michael NEW! Looking for new ways to go green? Try paper making! Using affordable and easy-to-find materials learn a simple technique for creating your own handmade paper! Plantable paper, colorful paper options and decorative techniques will also be discussed. Please wear clothes that can get wet or bring a smock. Any paper that you make goes home with you! All materials are included in the price of the workshop. Saturday, July 28, 12-2pm (1 session) or Sunday, August 12, 12-2pm (1 session) $30-Residents/$40-Non-Residents


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. NOTE: Youth & Teen classes are listed in order by offerings for youngest age to oldest age.

SATURDAY MORNING ART (FOR AGES 5-10) 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, July 21-August 11, 10-11:30am (4 sessions) (Note: Drop-ins for one or two classes are welcome: $20-Residents/$25-Non-Residents per class.)


with Megan Trail In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, students will use basic techniques of hand-building (coil, pinch, slab) to express individuality and creativity. Projects will be colorful and creative — relating to the seasons, literature, music and more. Mondays, July 9-August 20, 4:30-6pm (7 sessions) $70-Residents/$80-Non-Residents


It’s another way for me to

express myself! Art Student

with Mattie Hayes Want to learn how to repair a seam, fix a hem, or replace a missing button? Want to design your own clothes some day? Then, this class is for you! Learn the fundamentals of basic hand stitches that will make you confident in doing minor repairs. In addition, learn the art of needle work, cross stitching, and embroidering. Monday-Friday, August 20-August 24, 9:30-11:30am (5 sessions) $150-Residents/$160-Non-Residents Tuition includes a $20 materials fee

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TEEN WHEEL (FOR AGES 12-17) MIXED MEDIA (FOR AGES 8-12) with Amanda Mattos 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 and painting, collage, printmaking, book and card-making, mosaics and more! Wednesdays, July 18-August 8, 5:30-7pm (4 sessions) $45-Residents/$55-Non-Residents

COMIC WORKSHOP FOR TEENS (FOR AGES 12-17) with Clinton White Have you ever wondered how to make amazing comics or how to draw in anime/manga style? Then this workshop is for you! Using live drawing demonstrations, students will discover how to draw and design their own characters in both Western and Japanese “Manga’ comic book styles. Explore techniques for creating engaging characters, costumes and expressions. Workshop includes discussion, basic story creation techniques and page layout. Have a great time creating your own unique comic book story. Monday-Friday, July 16-July 20, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) or Monday-Friday, August 13-August 17, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) $160 Residents/$175 Non-Residents.

TEEN WHEEL-THROWING MINI DAY WORKSHOP (FOR AGES 12-17) with Joe Vitek This two-week daily ceramics teen workshop 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 handbuilding. Students can expect to learn how to make vases, mugs, bowls, and plates, as well as other forms according to ability and desire. Monday-Friday, July 16-July 27, and Monday, July 30, 2-4pm (11 sessions) $145-Residents/$155-Non-Residents

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with Joe Vitek This once-a-week 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 bowls, plates, mugs and vases, as well as other forms according to ability and desire. Thursdays, August 2-August 30, 2-4pm (5 sessions) $110-Residents/$120-Non-Residents

INTRODUCTION TO HAND-SEWING (FOR AGES 13-17) with Mattie Hayes Did you know that great sewing achievements often start with an understanding of hand-stitching? In this intensive sewing series, you will learn 12 functional stitches that are versatile enough to provide hours of creative fun. This life skill class is a wonderful way to continue your path of fashion design. In the class, you’ll learn the following stitches: Running, Back Stitch, Whipped Running, Blanket, Stem, Chain, Cross, Fly, Satin, Vertical Hem, Slip and Whip. Projects that use the new learned stitches will also be provided. Please bring a three ring binder, pen or pencil, and scissors for cutting fabrics. Bring a drink and snack for breaks. Monday-Friday, July 9-July 13, 9:30am-12:30pm (5 sessions) $170-Residents/$180-Non-Residents Tuition includes $30 materials fee

FASHION SEWING CLASS (FOR AGES 13-17) with Mattie Hayes PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Hand-Sewing Now is the time to take your new found skills of handsewing to another level! Design and embellish a bandana/scarf to suit your tastes. Using a variety of fiber embellishment techniques, create your own designs and patterns. T-shirts will be altered to bring your own unique idea to fruition. Please supply your own t-shirt. Bring a drink and snack for afternoon breaks. Monday-Friday, July 16-July 20, 9:30am-12:30pm (5 sessions) or Monday-Friday, August 13-August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm (5 sessions) $170-Residents/$180-Non-Residents (tuition includes a $30 materials fee) Note: Sign up for both Introduction to Hand-Sewing and Fashion Sewing at the same time and you will receive a $20 discount on your total tuition.



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 request.

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.


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, American Express and Discover accepted). Please make check payable to Columbia Art Center.

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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. 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.




Studio One............................................$45 Weekdays $55 Weekends ...........Table Seating 35, Chairs/Standing 55

Studio Two ............................................$40 Weekdays $50 Weekends ...........Table Seating 20

Main Gallery*.......................................$50 Weekdays $60 Weekends ...........Table Seating 35, Chairs/Standing 50

Window Gallery*..................................$40 Weekdays $50 Weekends ...........Table Seating 35, Chairs/Standing 50

Main and Window Galleries* ..............$55 Weekdays $65 Weekends ...........Table Seating 60, Chairs/Standing 95

Galleries* and Studio One.....................$60 Weekdays $70 Weekends ...........Table Seating 30, Chairs/Standing 60

Japanese Garden..................................$60 Weekdays $70 Weekends ...........Table Seating 30, Chairs/Standing 60

Stained Glass/Jewelry Studio ...............$40 Weekdays $50 Weekends ...........Table Seating 20

Digital Room .........................................$60 Weekdays $70 Weekends ...........7 at Computers, 15 at Table

Photo Room ..........................................$30 Weekdays $40 Weekends ...........Table Seating 20


Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth Long Reach Village Columbia, MD 21045 410-730-0075

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ATTENTION TEENS! New Summer Workshops in Wheel-Throwing, HandSewing, Comics Drawing & More!

Please call 410-730-0075 for camp brochure.

Summer 2012 Class Brochure  

New classes for Summer 2012 at Columbia Art Center