Upcoming classes

January 19, 2007

Tae kwon do

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg YMCA is offering a free month of tae kwon do with black belt Tommy Thompson in January and February. Candidates must be new to the YMCA martial arts program. Classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Michele Sheppard at 717-263-8508.

Art classes

FREDERICK, Md. - The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center announces its winter schedule of art classes. Classes begin during January and February and run four to 10 weeks. Children's classes include ceramics, drawing, painting and wood. Class offerings for adults include ceramics, drawing, matting, jewelry, stained glass, painting, photography and sculpture. Call 301-698-0656 or go to for a schedule.

Master Gardener training

BOONSBORO - Applications are being accepted for a beginner training class for Washington County Master Gardeners. Call Annette Ipsan at 301-791-1604 or e-mail to request an application.


Art classes

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

· Ceramics by hand for adults and teens - Instructor Jane Pingleton-Evans. Learn the basic techniques of ceramic hand building: pinch, coil and slab while you create unique works of art in clay. Clay and firing are provided. No experience is necessary. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 19 to Feb. 23. $80 nonmembers plus $10 materials fee, $72 members plus $10 materials fee.

· Art for toddlers: Express yourself for ages 2 and 3 - Instructor Allison Weaver. By using their fingers, hands and feet, children will discover all kinds of ways to create great art. A parent or adult, 18 years or older, is required to stay and participate along with the registered child. Fridays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 23. $50 nonmembers; $45 members.

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor Kathryn Lant. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. $50 nonmembers, $45 members.

· Calligraphy workshop for adults and teens - Instructor Christine Tischer. 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 25 through March 1. $70 nonmembers, $63 members.

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor Kathryn Lant. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 27 through Feb. 17. $40 nonmembers, $35 members.

· Watercolor workshop for adults and teens - Instructor Bob Wantz. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 31 through March 7. $80 nonmembers, $72 members.

· Drawing with pen and ink for adults and teens - Instructor Mike Gouker. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 1 to March 8. $70 nonmembers, $63 members.

For information, call Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 301-739-5727.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Re-enactor workshop

FREDERICK, Md. - A workshop designed to assist living-history presenters and re-enactors in developing a more accurate impression, improving representations of material culture and enhancing research techniques. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. Limited to the first 40 applicants. $50 per person. Call 301-695-1864 to register.

Cartoon class

Robert T. Savidge will teach a cartoon class with pencils and color pencils. Limited to 12 students. Open to all ages. 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Advance registration is required. Free. Call 301-791-6191; e-mail; or go to

Thursday, Jan. 25

Drawing class for teens

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Terah Hoover will help students sharpen drawing skills, improve observation and try new techniques. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. $30 for seven weeks; $5 per week. To register, e-mail or go to


Fabulous Photos

Students will learn how to show off those great photographs and personalize a greeting card. Card, envelope and decorative supplies will be available. Bring five 4-by- 6-inch photos. For ages 8 and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Participants may attend Jan. 27, Feb. 17 or March 10. Washington County Recreation Department's conference room at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $5 for each class; $7 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. For information or to register, call 240-313-2812.


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Learn more about homeopathy, a systematic method of stimulating the body's vital force. 10 a.m. to noon. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St. Free. Call JiJi at 304-283-6188 or go to

Valentine craft art class

Diane Hamilton will present a Valentine-themed craft art class for ages 4 to 11. Limited to 12 students. 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Advance registration is required. Call 301-791-6191; e-mail; or go to

Thursday, Feb. 1

Ballroom dancing

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