Upcoming classes

October 13, 2006

Saturday, Oct. 14

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

· Young at Art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor is Kathryn Lant. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14 to Nov 4, $40, $35 members; or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25 to Dec. 6, $50; $45 members. No class on Nov. 22.

· Art for Toddlers for ages 2 and 3 - Instructor is Melissa Gibson. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 to noon Fridays, Oct. 27 to Dec. 8. $50; $45 members. No class on Nov. 24.

· Basic Drawing for adults and teens - Instructor is Mike Gouker. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 26 to Dec. 7. $65; $60 members. No class on Nov. 23.


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. To register or for information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Opera lectures and performance

Hagerstown Community College will offer opera lectures and trips to performances:

· "The Siege of Corinth" by Gioachino Rossini, lecture 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays Oct. 14 and 21; performance Sunday, Oct. 22.

· "Nabucco" by Giuseppe Verdi, lecture 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18; performance Sunday, Nov. 19.

Instructor Joe Marschner. $100, with $5 registration fee. Lectures are held at Hagerstown Community College. Performances are by the Baltimore Opera at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore. Call Anne Myers at 301-790-2800, ext. 582.

Properties of clay art

FREDERICK, Md. - Students will study the properties of clay and clay bodies. The focus of the workshop will be on the testing and correction of body formulae in stoneware and porcelain; formulation testing; and the correction of slips, terra sigillata and glaze base for specific clay bodies. Phil Berneburg will be the instructor. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15. Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. Call 301-696-3526 or e-mail

Monday, Oct. 16

Watercolor workshop

Bob Wantz will conduct an a 20-hour on-location watercolor workshop. Materials required are the same as for an indoor class, plus a card table or similar flat surface, folding chair, insect repellant, sun screen, hat and a quart-size water container. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at different outdoor locations. $100. For information and to register, call 301-733-5981, or e-mail Registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 14.

Friday, Oct. 20

Upper Potomac Irish Music Weekend

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The event will include daytime workshops on fiddle, concertina, tin whistle, flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, bodhran, Irish song, session repertoire and more. Classes begin at 11 a.m. Friday and end at noon Sunday, Oct. 22. Hilltop House Hotel. Call 304-263-2531.

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