Classes in the Tri-state area

February 01, 2005

Friday, Feb. 4

Make your Prints Charming

With etchings by Mary Cassatt and James Abbott McNeill Whistler as examples, students will learn how to use blocks of linoleum and plastic, even yarn and potatoes to make multiple copies of artwork. Students will make greeting cards, a self portrait and a poster. Children will tour the exhibition "Americans Abroad: Prints by Whistler & Cassatt," followed by hands-on classroom instruction. Bring a bag lunch. Taught by Chris Copley. For ages 10 to 16. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagers-town. Free. Call 301-739-5727 for this free class.

Sunday, Feb. 6

Learn to Jitterbug

Learn to swing dance in the Jitterbug style. One-hour class followed by a DJ dance. Six-week session. 2 p.m. Sundays. Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $50 per person. Call Steve or Pam at 301-791-1123.

Monday, Feb. 7

Sign language class

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Learn how to communicate more easily with the deaf. Learn everything from letters and numbers to real world topics. Six-week course. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Newville Area Community Center meeting room, lower level, 2 Chestnut St. $40. Class size is limited. Call 1-717-776-4394 or go to on the Web.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Macro photography

Take a trip into the world of little things, such as insects, stamps and coins. Instructor Don Cooper, a retired National Geographic Society photographer and printer, will discuss lenses, lens combinations, and lighting techniques. Necessary equipment for the class include a single-lens-reflex 35 mm camera with macro capabilities. Thursdays through March 3. Hagerstown Community College Valley Mall Center, Hagers-town. $49; $35 for senior adults. For registration information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Monday, Feb. 14

Beekeeping short course

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A beekeeping course for beginners and anyone wanting to know more about bees and beekeeping. Continues through Saturday, April 2. West Virginia Experimental Farm, W.Va. 9, west of Kearneysville, W.Va. The cost is $30 if registered by Monday, Feb. 7; or $35 at the door. For information, call Bill Troup at 301-223-9662 or Dave Freese at 1-304-267-6188; send e-mail to; or go to on the Web.

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