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Upcoming classes focus on art and sign language

August 25, 2006

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Sign language classes

Partners for Success Family Support Center will offer beginning and intermediate sign language classes. Cindy Mease and Keith Newell will be the instructors. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 19 and 26, and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Partners for Success Family Support Center, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown. $20 for eight sessions. Free childcare will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 301-766-8221 or e-mail partners@wcboe.k12.md.us.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

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. $10 per session. For information, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net.

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Saturday, Sept. 2

Studio Saturdays

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre will offer one-day art class subjects including photography, collage, drawing, sculpture with found objects and bookmaking. Most classes are open to ages 16 and older, but others are especially for children.

· Drawing with cont crayon, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2. Instructor is Shelley Aikens. $20.

· Bookmaking for parent and child, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Instructor is Jane Ping. $20 per child and parent.

· Photo workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. (one class) Sept. 16. Instructor is Rip Smith. $40.

· Kids' art, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30. Instructor is Sandy Gray-Murray. Fee to be announced.

· Environmental art, 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. (one class). Instructor is Marcia Ruth. $40.

· Shadowbox stories, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Instructor is Shelley Aikens. $30 includes empty shadowbox and basic materials.

·Collage, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21. Instructor is Jane Ping. $20.

· Photo workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. (one class) Oct. 28. Instructor is Rip Smith. $40.

For information, call The Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 or e-mail shelley@theARTcentre.org.

Monday, Sept. 4

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Arts Collaborative will offer classes, which begin the week of Monday, Sept. 4. Kitty Clark and Tosha Tillman are dance instructors. Cam Millar is the music instructor.

For children:

· Big feet/little feet for ages 2 and 3 with parent; 4 p.m. Thursdays

· Mini movers for ages 3 to 5, 3:45 p.m. Mondays

· Hip hop for ages 9 to 15, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays

For adults and teens:

· Beginning modern dance, 5 p.m. Wednesdays

· All-move modern dance, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dance performance:

· Kids' performance club, 5:30 p.m. Mondays

· Performance lab for adults and teens, 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays

Members of the performance club and performance lab will perform during the Goose Route Holiday Show on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Music classes:

· Big band jazz: A true American art form, 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 18

· Music as a healing force, 8:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 12, at Harmony Healing Arts Center, New Street, Shepherdstown

For all artists of all media:

· Improvisation and structured play, 3 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 10

All classes meet at Shepherdstown Train Station, Egle Drive and German Street unless noted. For information or to register, call 304-876-6751 or go to www.gooseroute.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the following classes for adults and teens:

· Watercolor workshop for beginners with Bob Wantz. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10. $75; $70, museum members.

· Watercolor workshop intermediate painters with Bob Wantz. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 11. $75; $70, members.

· Creative compositions with colored pencil with Mike Gouker. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. $60; $55, members.

· Working with clay with Jane Pingleton-Evans. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. $70; $65, members.

· Landscapes in watercolor Kent Roberts. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24. No class on Oct. 3. $70; $65, members.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For information, call 301-739-5727.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Painting class

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Oil painting 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 or e-mail shelley@theartcentre.org.

Friday, Sept. 8

American Sign Language

Deafnet Association Inc. will offer the following American Sign Language classes:

· ASL Basic 3, 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays Sept. 8 through Dec. 15. $180; video and textbook included.

· ASL Basic 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. $150; textbook included.

· ASL Basic 1, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. No class on Nov. 22. $150; textbook included.

Parents of deaf children or children of deaf parents can contact Deafnet for special rates. Classes will be held at Deafnet Association Inc., 551 Jefferson St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-9025.

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