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I love the comaraderie that forms in Columbia Art Center classes. It is great being a part of this artist community. — Emily Artist

A Columbia Association Facility





New Summer Offerings

Ceramics, Jewelry

Watercolor and

Needle Felting


to Columbia


Sunny Summer Features..................3 Exhibitions .........................................3 School’s Out Program ........................3 School’s Out Visiting Artist Series.....3 Summer Art Camp .............................3 Art Parties for Youth .........................4 Art Parties for Adults ........................5 Girls’ Night Out to Create .............6 The Gallery Shop................................7

Adult Classes and Workshops Ceramics .............................................4 Collage ................................................7 Crafts ..................................................7 Digital Arts and Photography ...........7 Drawing and Painting .......................8 Fiber..................................................10 Floral Design ....................................10 Jewelry .............................................10 Mosaics .............................................11 Scrapbooking and Greeting Cards ...11

Youth and Teen Classes ..................12 Saturday Morning Art......................12 Youth Painting Exploration .............12 Kids and Clay ...................................13 Mixed Media ....................................13 Drawing for Youth ...........................13 Painting By Design for Pre-Teens and Teens .........................13 Graffiti and Street Art ......................13 Fondant Art ......................................13 Portrait Drawing for Teens ...........................................13 Teen Wheel-Throwing.......................14 Teen Wheel Mini-Workshop Series ...14 Comic Workshop...............................14 Book Illustration ..............................14



This summer, Columbia Art Center is featuring its annual theme umbrella exhibition on Friday, June 21 as part of Columbia’s 46th Birthday Celebration. The outdoor show will be held at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland and will feature more than 30 umbrellas created by all ages reflecting the theme of “Respect.” 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 24 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. The Art Center is located in the courtyard past the fountain (look for the 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 the 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-9pm • Friday-Saturday, 9:30am-5pm Sunday, 12-5pm


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 and Camp Manager Manique Buckmon • Youth Programs Curriculum Assistant Becky Legg • Youth Programs Coordinating Assistant Jackie Serpico • Art Camp Director

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR Janice Crum FRONT DESK FACILITATORS Barbara Herschman, Donna Lonegro Annette Morgan, Taylor Procida, Jacob Thompson

COVER PHOTO by Rich Riggins

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SUMMER FEATURES 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. Eight Separate One-Week Sessions: June 24-28, July 1-5 (no camp on 7/4), July 8-12, July 15-19, $255-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

SCHOOL’S OUT YOUTH VISITING ARTIST SERIES (For ages 11-13) 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. Each guest instructor will discuss their personal art and creative process while teaching a unique and challenging workshop. School’s Out Youth Visiting Artist Series Summer 2013 Program dates: June 18-19, 7:30am-5:30pm, $50 per child (drop-off begins at 7:30am; art activities begin at 9am) To register, call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email

SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAM (For ages 5-12) When Howard County public schools are out, come to Columbia Art Center for an amazing day of creative fun. 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. School’s Out 2013 Program dates: June 17-21 7:30am-5:30pm, $50 per child (drop-off begins at 7:30am; art activities beginning at 9am.) To register, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email

Columbia Art Center Exhibition ➤June 6-30 WEAR ART M a i n

and Window Gallery An invitational wearable art show featuring traditional and avant garde media. Held in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts and the Howard Community College Horowitz Gallery. Reception: Wednesday, June 19 • 5-7pm


PARTIES@ Columbia Art Center

FOR YOUTH AGES 5-12 Columbia Art Center sets the stage and you create the art! Columbia Art Center’s party coordinator, Melissa Capo, will help you create the perfect day for your child to include everything from invitations, party decorations and supplies, and a variety of art projects and techniques for you to choose from and the final celebration with pizza and punch. We’ll make sure you leave with art projects that make you want to create more.

New Summer Themed Parties! Choose one of our new seasonal party projects! Parties come with a choice of a paper visor or flip flops to decorate. • • •

Tropical Paradise Puppet Summer Spritzy Watercolor Art Wear-a-Doodle beach bags or summer themed t-shirts

Party with Arty! Ages 5-12 Guests will collaborate on a group art project and an individual art activity. Individual Art Projects (Select one from below.) • Mask making and exploration of the cultures that use them • Create Animated Puppets • Bookmaking - Decorative Sketchbook or Journal • Costume Wings - Choice of Butterfly or Dragon Style Collaborative Projects (Both activities available for Party with Arty bookings) • Color Wall - A fun warm-up activity including all party attendants in the creation of a birthday banner for the birthday child • Arty the Dragon Puppet

Wear-a-Doodle Party! Ages 5-12 Guests will create unique watercolor paintings and have them imprinted on one of the selections below to take home. (Select one from below.) • Cinch-bag • T-shirt

Classes for


NOTE: All Summer 2013 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 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.

GIVE IT A SPIN with Megan Trail 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-glaze and slips. For ages 18 and up. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. Saturday, July 13, 1:30-4:30pm (1 session) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Residents

Jewelry Birthday Party with Kathy Fritz! • •

Memory Wire Bracelet (Ages 5+) Recycled gift card jewelry-repurpose into eco-friendly accessories (Ages 12+) Basic beading - create two-piece jewelry set (Ages 6+)

Cost starts at $250 and includes up to 10 children, instructor and assistant fee, set up, art supplies, pizza and beverages. The two hour parties include 90 minutes of art-instructed projects and 30 minutes for food and celebration. An additional charge of $10 for each additional child (max of 20 kids). Please call Melissa Capo, Columbia Association’s Party Coordinator, to schedule your party at 410-715-3169 or email Columbia Art Center sets the stage and you create the art!


MINI-WORKSHOP SERIES – BROACHING THE SUBJECT with Megan Trail NEW! For total beginner students and those with some clay experience. This class will explore conceptualizing ceramics as body adornment. We will create small works of art you can use to adorn your jackets, sweaters, and more. Design, composition, and personal aesthetics will be discussed. Open to all levels, however previous clay experience is strongly recommended. Saturday, July 20, 1:30-4:30pm (1 session) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Resident

PARTIES@ INTRODUCTION TO THE WHEEL: LEARNING TO LOVE CLAY with Donna Lansman 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.) Tuesdays, July 9-August 27, 6:30-9pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents

WHEEL-THROWING: FROM THE BEGINNING AND BEYOND with Joe Vitek Whether you are new to clay or have some practice under your belt, this class is for you! You will have the opportunity to learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel as well as how to develop those skills to find your own voice in clay! Various glazing and decorating techniques will be explored. Demonstrations will target each student at their own skill level and help them advance. (Supplies are available to purchase on the first day of class. Thursdays, July 11-August 29, 10am-12:30pm (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 9-August 27, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents


for Adults (Ages 21+) CA Members: $250 for up to 10 participants CA Resident with Columbia Card: $280 Non-Members: $310 Additional participants: $15 each (Space holds 15) 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. 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. Invitations are included in the price. Party Package available: Fridays 6-8pm and Sundays 12-2pm. Saturday Evenings available at extra cost: CA Member $300, CA Resident $330, Non-Member $360. To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Melissa Capo at 410-715-3169.

PAINT YOUR OWN PARTY for Adults (Ages 21+) CA Members: $250 for up to 10 participants CA Resident with Columbia Card: $280 Non-Members: $310 Additional participants: $15 each (Space holds 15) Have you always wanted to paint like Picasso? Or is Jackson Pollock more your style? With these Paint Your Own Party Packages you pick one 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 one of the following Art Movement Parties: Capturing Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, or Expressive Realism. Feel free to bring your own food and drink! 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 $330, Non-Member $360. To schedule a party, call Columbia Association Party Coordinator Melissa Capo at 410-715-3169


GIRLS’ NIGHTOUT TO CREATE Enjoy an evening of fun with your girlfriends one Friday each month. Every month features a fun DIY project or wearable art project. Come socialize and take home your own personalized creation! Light refreshments will be provided! Relax and have fun creating with your gal pals! Every month features a different guest instructor and project. Tuition for each workshop: $30-Residents/$40-Non-Residents

CREATING ITTY BITTY BEADS with Kathy Fritz Learn how to create itty bitty beaded beads that you can wear on a chain, make into a necklace, or create into a pair of earrings. Additional beads will be available for purchase in colors of brights, pales. and earthy neutrals. Please state your bead color preference when signing up. Friday, June 21 • 6:30-8:30pm

CHINA PLATE EARRINGS with Tara Bell Come and enjoy a fun evening of making earrings from broken blue and white china plates. Perfect for summer outfits! *craft-o-nist-ta: A devoted creator of fashionable, wearable crafts! Friday, July 19 • 6:30-8:30pm


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 enhance 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 10-August 28, 10am-12:30pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents

INTERMEDIATE WHEEL AND 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 hand building techniques to transform your works into more complex and intricate forms. Explore sophisticated surface decoration using unique glazing techniques and oxide and wax design elements. This class provides a wonderful opportunity for you to hone your personal style in clay and explore the possibilities of ceramics in your future, i.e. art shows and other venues. Wednesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:30-9pm (8 sessions) $260-Residents/$270-Non-Residents

SURFACE INTENSIVE: AN INKLING OF IMAGINATION with Megan Trail NEW! Some clay experience is required. Imagine, ink, and invent! Are you looking for a way to finally unify the two-dimensional with the threedimensional? Then, 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. Thursdays, July 11-August 1, 6:30-9pm (4 sessions) Limit 10 students $125-Residents/$135-Non-Residents

MASK MAKING with Christina McCleary NEW! Some clay experience is required. Students will have the opportunity to make a plaster mold of their face to be later used in creating a selfportrait mask. In addition, techniques for creating animal and tribal mask from customized hump molds will be explored. Colored slips, underglazes, and mixed media will transform each student’s mask into a one of a kind creation. Thursdays, August 8-29, 6:30-9pm (4 sessions) Limit 10 students $125-Residents/$135-Non-Residents

HANDBUILDING/SCULPTURE SEMINAR NEW! Designed as an independent study for continuing intermediate/advanced handbuilding and 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 13-August 24, 11am-1:30pm (7 sessions) $240-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 is 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. July 8-August 30 (8 weeks) $250-Residents/$260-Non-Residents

CRAFTS 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. This technique is perfect for embellishing wool sweaters and jackets. 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, however feel free to bring a wool sweater or other piece of wool clothing to try! Wednesday, July 10, 6-9pm (1 session) or Wednesday, July 31, 6-9pm (1 session) or Wednesday, August 7, 6-9pm (1 session) $25-Residents/$35-Non-Residents


COLLAGE PAPER COLLAGE: CUVISM (COGNITIVE UNCONSCIOUS VISUALITY) with George Sakkal George believes that art is the visual creative manifestation of human experience. He will introduce you to a methodology that will help access the wealth of your life’s experience stored in the memories of your unconscious mind to create art intuitively. Using CUVISM, a unique methodology involving automatic functions of the retina of the eye and your cognitive unconscious mind, you will be guided by George’s 51 years of collage experience to search, discover, and create art composition. Because you naturally possess the resources to create art, no formal art training is necessary. Tuesdays, July 9-August 20, 7-9pm (6 sessions) No class 7/23 $105-Residents/$110-Non-Residents

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). Students attending the class should have a body of work or a portfolio that is ready to be digitized. Equipment needed is a digital camera (preferably one that can also do video). Students will be expected to work on their digital portfolio between classes. Upon completion of the session, you will have a digital portfolio. Tuesdays, July 16-August 13, 6-8pm (4 sessions) No class 8/6 $65-Residents/$75-Non-Residents

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The Gallery Shop at Columbia Art Center has for sale a variety of one-of-a-kind handcrafted and affordable art work created by instructors and students of the 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!




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. Use of layers, masks, blend modes, and filters will be covered. Attention will be given to both by getting it right with the camera and using post-processing software to make further refinements. Discussion will include composition, proper exposure, and the fundamentals of a good photograph. You will be encouraged to develop your own “photographic voice.” Thursdays, August 1-15, 6:30-8:30pm (3 sessions) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Residents

NOTE: All summer 2013 enrolled drawing and painting

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. Thursdays, August 22-29, 6:30-8:30pm (2 sessions) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Residents

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. See listing of available open studio hours posted at the front desk and on Columbia Art Center’s Facebook page.

WET AND WILD WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Joyce Bell NEW SUMMER WORKSHOP! Working wet into wet, create a colorful landscape in watercolor. Then create interesting surface textures by using twigs, inks, and pens. Bring your watercolors, brushes and paper. Texture materials will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and desserts will provided! Saturday, July 13, 10am-3pm (1 hour lunch break 12-1pm) $55-Residents/$65-Non-Residents

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, July 10-August 7, 7-9pm (5 sessions) $85-Residents/$95-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, July 13-August 10, 10am-noon (5 sessions) $85-Residents/$95-Non-Residents


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




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. Thursdays, July 11-August 22, 6:30-9pm (7 sessions) $130-Residents/$140-Non-Residents

Elite Level 2 OSCI NEW! Designed for beginners! Have fun painting three different birdhouses on a surface of your choice. Learn the one stroke technique of double loading, proper use of the scruffy brush and script liner, and how to create one stroke leaves, rosebuds and more. At the time of your registration, a supplies list will be given to you. Tuesdays, July 16-30, 6-8pm (3 sessions) $35-Residents/$45-Non-Residents

SUMI-E MINI WORKSHOPS 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. Sunday, Mini One-Day Workshops: July 14 or August 18, 10am-12pm $30 Per Session-Residents/$40 Per Session/Non-Residents

BOOK ILLUSTRATION with Jacob Thompson (for ages 17-Adult) This class will focus on the functionality of illustrations in children’s books. Through a series of in-class projects and critiques, students will learn how to use the principles and elements of art to illustrate narratives. Other topics that will be explored include character design and planning a composition. Sketchbooks are required. Tuesdays, July 9-August 6, 7-9pm (5 sessions) $85-Residents/$95-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 $75. Saturday, July 27, 9:30am-3pm (1 session) or Saturday, August 10, 9:30am-3pm (1 session) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents

ONE STROKE ADVANCED LEVEL WORKSHOP: SIGNATURE ROSE with Nancy J. Smith, Elite Level 2 OSCI NEW! Prerequisite — One Stroke experience. Design a floral arrangement on an 8”x10” canvas. Learn to paint the famous one stroke rose, wisteria, and leaves. Most paint is supplied, but you will need to bring brushes and your prepared canvas. The supplies list will detail pre-class canvas preparation. Thursdays, August 8-15, 6-8pm (2 sessions) $25-Residents/$35-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 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 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.

BASICS ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP 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 free Zentangle Club which meets at Columbia Art Center the third Thursday of each month, 1-4pm. Saturday, July 13, 10:30am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents




Prerequisite: the Basics 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, August 10, 10:30am-1pm (1 session) $30 for both Residents and Non-Residents

DESERT TERRARIUM DESIGN with Carolyn Parsa NEW! Create a miniature garden terrarium in a glass container with live plants that will thrive in your home. Learn what materials and plants are best to use to build a terrarium. Accents like stones or small statues will be used to create design interest. Glass container and supplies included in tuition. Wednesday, August 21, 6-8pm (1 session) $25-Residents/$35-Non-Residents

FIBER INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING with Anna Tai For ages 13 and up! In this one-day workshop, explore the joy of knitting and learn to cast on, master the knit and purl stitches, as well as how to cast off. You will learn the garter 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 workshop. Saturday, August 3, 9:30-11:30am (1 session) $20-Residents/$30-Non-Residents

INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET with Anna Tai For beginners and beyond — ages 13 and up! Learn the basic crochet stitches: chain stitch (for foundation chain), as well as single crochet and double crochet stitches. Start your first crochet 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 workshop. Saturday, August 17, 9:30-11:30am (1 session) $20-Residents/$30-Non-Residents

There is a real sense of

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JEWELRY NOTE: Jewelry workshops open to ages 14 through adults.

ROUND N ROUND WIRE NECKLACE with Donna Weeks 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. Thursday, July 11, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$20-Non-Residents

ZIG ZAG BRACELET with Donna Weeks This creation is another of Donna’s designs that was published in Bead Trends magazine and it is so easy to make! You will use fire polish beads, crystals and spacer bars to create this unique piece. By alternating the number of beads in each row, the bracelet takes on a zig zag appearance. So if you have ever zigged when you should have zagged, you’ll love this bracelet. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $20 material fee which includes wire, beads, use of tools, and handouts. Thursday, July 18, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$20-Non-Residents



with Donna Weeks If you have ever braided anything, then you can make this bracelet. It is really that simple. You will use 22 gauge non-tarnish silver wire to make this really stunning, wear-with-anything bracelet. This looks like a cuff bracelet and slips onto the wrist in the same manner. We’ll cut six pieces of wire, fold in half, attach to the vise and braid. Finish off the bracelet with a decorative magnetic clasp. Easy to do and there will be time for you to make two in class. No wire working experience required. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $20 material fee which includes wire, beads, use of tools and handouts. Thursday, July 25, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$20-Non-Residents

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 $50-60 and payable at the workshop. (Prices vary according to the price of silver.) A list of additional supplies will be emailed to you at the time of your registration. Note: Please register by July 12. Sunday, July 21, 10am-4pm (1 session) $75-Residents/$85-Non-Residents

IT’S A WRAP with Donna Weeks


Learn the basics of wrapping and complete several projects in class. We’ll cover weaving, making a wire basket and traditional wraps. If you have some favorite stones, fused glass or whatever, bring them along. You can make your wraps as simple or elaborate as you want — it’s up to you. We’ll be using non-tarnish silver and gold wire in a variety of gauges as well as round and half round. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 material fee. Thursday, August 15, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$20-Non-Residents

WIRE CROCHET – THE BASICS with Donna Weeks If you can do a chain stitch, then you can make this bracelet! This bracelet is another of Donna’s designs that was selected to be published in both Bead Style magazine and the Bead Style book. You will be using very thin silver wire (28 gauge), lots of pearls and beads in a variety of colors and sizes, and a crochet hook. Once you string the beads on and crochet, you’ll twist the wire into your correct size, add a clasp and you’re finished. This bracelet is designed to fit all wrist sizes because you can twist it to make it smaller or untwist it to enlarge. Please be sure you can do a chain stitch before taking this class. At the workshop, you will be required to pay the instructor a $15 material fee. Thursday, August 22, 10am-12pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$20-Non-Residents

MOSAICS with Christina McCleary Have fun at Columbia Art Center by exploring the basics of mosaic design! In this two-day 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! Wednesdays, July 17-24, 6:30-9pm (2 sessions) $40-Residents/$50-Non-Residents

SCRAPBOOKING AND CARDMAKING TOOL TIME FOR SCRAPBOOKING with Elizabeth Ramos NEW! No experience necessary. A slightly different approach that goes beyond the basics when learning how to scrapbook! From paper cutters to Cricut machines, there are many tools to learn and use when scrapbooking. Take this workshop to learn about and test the tools you might want to use for your scrapbook, greeting cards, or other paper crafts. At the end of this class, you will have a wide-range of knowledge about the different tools and techniques used in scrapbooking. With this knowledge, you will create your very own scrapbook layout! You will purchase an $8 supplies kit at the workshop from your instructor Wednesday, July 10, 6-8:30pm (1 session) or Thursday, August 1, 6-8:30pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$25-Non-Residents


INTRODUCTION TO PAPER CRAFTING with Elizabeth Ramos NEW! No experience necessary. From scrapbooking and card-making to school projects, paper crafting is a fun hobby to explore! Rubber-stamping is a technique used most often in paper crafting. It is the process of transferring and replicating an image onto a surface. Learn techniques for rubber-stamping that will improve the look and feel of your handmade creations. You will also learn about some of the tools and techniques behind paper crafting plus the skills to add chic designs to your crafts. In this workshop, you will apply these techniques to greeting cards, and you will receive a step-by-step instruction sheet to create your own greeting cards. You will purchase an $8 supplies kit at the workshop from your instructor. Monday, July 29, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session) or Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:30pm (1 session) $15-Residents/$25-Non-Residents

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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 Classes in this section are listed in order by offerings for youngest ages to offerings for oldest ages.

SATURDAY MORNING ART (for ages 5-7) 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 13-August 10, 10-11:30am (5 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents (Note: Drop-ins for one or two classes are welcomed: $20-Residents/$25-Non-Residents per class.)

PAINTING EXPLORATION (for ages 6-9) with Jackie Serpico NEW! 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 mixing, values, and other elements of design, while learning different techniques developed by famous painters. At the time of your registration, you will be given a supplies list. Tuesdays, July 2-30, 4:30-6pm (5 sessions) $55-Residents/$65-Non-Residents




(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, July 13-August 17, 9:30-11am (6 sessions) $75-Residents/$85-Non-Residents

(for ages 10-17) with Fidel Carey-Realmo NEW! Explore graffiti and street art this summer at Columbia Art Center! Learn about and create many different types of graffiti by generating unique, original pieces that express you! Tag a piece of furniture or object! Using actual graffiti markers and paints, you will make individual as well as group pieces. No experience necessary! Just come and have fun! Monday-Friday, August 19-August 23, 1-4pm $170-Residents/$180-Non-Residents

MIXED MEDIA (for ages 8-10) 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 and painting, collage, printmaking, book and card-making, mosaics and more! Saturdays, July 13-August 10, 12-1:30pm (5 sessions) $60-Residents/$70-Non-Residents

DRAWING FOR YOUTH (for ages 9-12) with Paul Kerris Children love to draw and they do so freely and with great joy. Pre-adolescents reach a point where they want to achieve new levels of realism in their work. To do this, they must learn to “see” with an artist’s eye. This course introduces methods to help reach their goals in a fun and productive way! Students will be introduced to graphite, charcoal, pastel and colored pencils. Tuition includes supplies. Thursdays, July 11-August 15, 4:30-6pm (6 sessions) $70-Residents/$80-Non-Residents

PAINTING BY DESIGN (for ages 10-14) with Kate Cavanaugh NEW! Expand your understanding of color theory and how to select subjects for your 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 creating your own painting. Thursdays, June 27-July 25, 4:30-6pm (5 sessions) $50-Residents/$60-Non-Residents

FUN WITH FONDANT (for ages 11-15) with Susan Keiffer NEW! Susan Kieffer, a Wilton Method Instructor, will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing hand shaped flowers, and artful bows out of fondant. Course includes learning how to make a fondant mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and leaves. You will finish the course by showcasing your skills in the design and decoration of your own cake! The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come. Supplies that will be provided are: a 33cm rolling pin, fondant cutter embosser tool, 8 piece fondant cutting tool set, fondant smoother. An additional supply list will be provided when registering for the class. Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 12:30-4:30pm $200-Residents/$210-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. Tuition includes model’s fee. Tuesdays, July 9-30, 4-6pm (4 sessions) $55-Residents/$65-Non-Residents

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TEEN WHEEL-THROWING DAILY WORKSHOP(for ages 12-17) with Joe Vitek This two-week daily ceramics teen camp 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. 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 8-19 and Monday, July 22, 2-4pm (11 sessions) $155-Residents/$165-Non-Residents

ADVANCED COMIC WORKSHOP (for ages 12-17) with Clinton White Prerequisite: Comic Workshop for Teens (see previous entry). Continue developing your skills as a comic artist as you explore techniques for creating engaging characters, costumes and expressions. Workshop includes ideas and methods of how to publish your own comic book. Leave with printed comic book pages to show friends and family. Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) $160-Residents/$175-Non-Residents.

BOOK ILLUSTRATION 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, as well as opportunities for some hand-building. 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, July 25-August 29, 2-4pm (6 sessions) $110-Residents/$120-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, June 24-28, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) or Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 10am-12pm (5 sessions) $160-Residents/$175-Non-Residents.


(for ages 17 to adult) with Jacob Thompson This class will focus on the functionality of illustrations in children’s books. Through a series of in-class projects and critiques, students will learn how to use the principles and elements of art to illustrate narratives. Other topics that will be explored include character design and planning a composition. Sketchbooks are required. Tuesdays, July 9-August 6, 7-9pm (5 sessions) $85-Residents/$95-Non-Residents

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

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 2013


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.

Last Name

First Name


Name of Parent/Guardian

Age of child (if student is under 18)

Day Telephone

Evening Telephone

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Email Address

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Account Number and 3-Digit VIN Number (located on back of card)

Cardholder’s Name

Visa Mastercard American Express

Exp Date

Cardholder’s Signature Please read and sign important waiver on page 17.


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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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 the Art Center. Please call the 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




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NEW TEEN MINI-WORKSHOPS Wheel-Throwing, Graffiti Art, Cartooning and Culinary Arts See details on page 13-14.


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