July 06, 2006

Art-inspired classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Penn State University and Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer the following classes at Franklin County Career and Technology Center, 2463 Loop Road unless otherwise noted.

· Jewelry Making Basics with Cookie Davis - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, today through July 27. $30.

· Caledonia Summer Arts with Carol Rinehart - 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, July 11 through 25. $50. Caledonia State Park pool parking lot.

Young artists' workshops

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre will offer the following classes:

· Demystifying Digital Photography; half-day workshop, Saturday, July 8. $40; $25, members.

· Photography Beyond the Snapshot; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, July 20 to Aug. 17. $165; $130, members.

· Oil painting class with Ralph Basford; 6:30 to 9 p.m., dates to be announced. $165; $130 members.

To register, call the Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 or e-mail


Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the following art classes:

· Exploring Native American Art for ages 8 to 13 with Priscilla Howard - 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, July 12, through Friday, July 14. $55; $50 members.

· Basic Drawing for adults and teens with Mike Gouker - 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 11, through Friday, July 14. $55; $50 members.

· Classes will be held at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. To register or for information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Dance master classes

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Dance Festival will offer four dance master classes and children's dance classes.

· Saturday, July 15 - Modern technique and improvisation with Shannon Murphy. 10:30 a.m.

· Sunday, July 16 - Write for Dance with Christal Brown. 10:30 a.m.

· Saturday, July 22 - Modern technique for advanced/intermediate students with Kara Tatelbaum. 10:30 a.m.

Classes for children:

·Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15 - For ages 7 to 12 with Christal Brown. Call for time and place.

· Saturday, July 22 - Basic elements of modern dance with Jeslyn Dance Gallery. 9:30 a.m. War Memorial Building.

For information or reservations, call 304-876-6751 or go to www.goose

Saturday, July 8

Watercolors for beginners

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Basic watercolor painting with Susanne Halling. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Continues Saturdays through July 29. The Centre for Positive Living, 630 Winchester Ave. Suggested donation. Go to or call Jeanne at 304-268-4046.

Monday, July 10

Still lifes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Oil painting with Gail Skaggs. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through July 31. The Centre for Positive Living, 630 Winchester Ave. Go to or call Jeanne at 304-725-9033.

Art camp

Washington County Arts Council is holding open enrollment for its Art Camp at Doub's Woods for ages 6 to 12 in a broad spectrum of media.

Week-long full-day sessions are available the weeks of Mondays, July 10, 17 and 24.

Kindergartners ages 5 and 6 will be offered a parallel program of half-day camp the weeks of July 10 and 17. Space is limited.

Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Information and enrollment forms are available at www.wash, by e-mailing, or by calling 301-791-3132.

College for Kids

Painting with watercolors for children going into grades six through eight with Bob Wantz. 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10 through Friday, July 14. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $154. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or go to

Tuesday, July 11

Arts Express

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Arts Express workshops for ages 8 to 12 will offer the following classes. Classes meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and are free. Registration is required; call Coyle Free Library at 717-709-0303 or Ragged Edge Library at 717-264-9663.

· Beyond the Notes music class - Tuesday, July 11, Coyle Free Library; Friday, July 14, Grove Family Library.

· Create a peaceful kingdom like Henri Rousseau - Tuesday, July 18, Coyle Free Library; Friday, July 21, Grove Family Library.

· Learn how to lead the band - Tuesday, July 25, Coyle Free Library; Friday, July 28, Grove Family Library.

· Stories and dances of the Lenape Indians - Tuesday, Aug. 1, Coyle Free Library; Friday, Aug. 4, Grove Family Library.

Tuesday, July 18

Dance classes for children

Taught by Tricia Babbie of Ballet & All That Jazz, participants will study various dance styles including jazz and classical ballet. Continues through Friday, July 21. A public performance will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 21. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' Bowman Concert Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Fee. Registration is required, call 301-739-5727.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Niagara Movement Academic Symposium

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