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Art, karate and dance are among classes offered

August 11, 2006

Monday, Aug. 14

Summer sampler in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Beginning drawing for teens through adults will be offered in Charles Town from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28. $35.

All classes will be held at the firehall/visitors center in downtown Charles Town. Registration is required. Call Judy Chesley at 304-725-1242.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Art classes

Bob Savidge will teach the following art classes:

Pen and ink, 11 a.m.

Sumi brush painting, noon

Cartoon drawing, 1 p.m.

The one-hour classes meet Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. $10 per session. For information, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail


Niagara Movement

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - "The Niagara Movement and the Dawning of 20th Century Civil Rights" symposium features guest speakers such as the Rev. Benjamin Hooks, discussions, dramatic presentations, interpretive exhibits and book displays. Continues through Friday, Aug. 18. $70 per person. To receive a registration form, call 800-821-5206 or go to

Thursday, Aug. 17

Master's throwing ceramics course

FREDERICK, Md. - Instructor Joyce Michaud will teach students to build skills, refine technique and increase efficiency through studying structural strength concepts for wheel-thrown forms, the correlation of knowledge of the nature of clay and the forces affecting the movement of clay on the spinning wheel. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 20. Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. $250. Call Michaud at 301-696-3526 or e-mail

Saturday, Aug. 19

Chakra workshop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Robin Johnson will offer a chakra workshop. Chakras are energy centers in the body. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Centre for Positive Living, 630 Winchester Ave. $10. Call Johnson at 304-262-0143, or e-mail

Nature photography

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - An all-day nature photography seminar will be conducted by Tony Sweet. Open to photographers of all skill levels. There will be sessions on equipment, compositional technique, and digital workflow tips and techniques. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Conservation Training Center's Robert C. Byrd Auditorium. $100; $90 for PVNP members. To enroll, contact Matt Poole at

Monday, Aug. 28

Art classes

Howard's Art Supplies and Frames will offer the following classes:

Acrylic painting taught by David Zimmerman, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 28. $72.

Airbrush painting taught by David Monnett, 10 a.m. to noon or 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 28 or 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30. $72.

Art for children ages 8 to 15 taught by David Zimmerman, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 29. $54.

Daytime art class for adults taught by Steve Burdette, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30. $72.

Watercolor painting for adults taught by Marilyn Tracey, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30. $72.

Cartooning taught by Kent Roberts, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 30. $54.

Drawing for adults taught by Steve Burdette, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 31. $72.

Art for children ages 8 to 15 taught by David Zimmerman, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Sept. 9. $72.

Howard's Art Supplies and Frames, 1256 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. To register, call 301-733-2722.

Potter's wheel ceramics course

FREDERICK, Md. - The class will be taught by Xiaosheng Bi and will include instruction in wedging, throwing, shaping, trimming, drying, glazing, firing and composition. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 28 through Dec. 11. Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. $700. Call 301-696-3526.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Dynamic and asymmetrical wheel

FREDERICK, Md. - A ceramics course designed to provide students with experience in using the wheel and the combination of wheel and sculptural techniques. Taught by Joyce Michaud. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 29 through Dec. 12. Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. $700. Call Michaud at 301-696-3526.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Painting class

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Oil painting class for ages 5 to 15 with Ralph Basford; 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19. $165; $130 members. The Arts Centre. Call 304-263-0224.


Isshinryu karate

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Students learn at their own pace. Open to ages 9 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Newville Area Community Center, 2 Chestnut St. $60, ages 12 and older; $45, ages 9 to 11 for three-month session. Call 717-776-4393.


Swing dance lessons

Hub City Lindy Hop offers swing dance lessons. 7 to 8 p.m., beginners; 8 to 9 p.m., intermediate. South Pointe Fitness Club, East Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. Go to


Lindy Hop dance classes

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Tina DeMell and George Matysek offer Lindy Hop lessons. 7 to 8 p.m., beginner; 8 to 9 p.m., intermediate. Free DJ swing dance from 9 to 11 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome to the intermediate classes. Classes cost $15 per person for the evening; $5 for nonmembers for the swing dance. Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St. Call 717-658-5322.

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