Upcoming classes

August 10, 2007

Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer a variety of art classes in September, October, November and December. Registration is required for all classes. For information, call 301-739-5727.

For adults and teenagers:

· Exploring Watercolor Studio - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 28 to Oct. 2. Instructor is Bob Wantz.

· Exploring Watercolor Studio - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 29 to Oct. 3. Instructor is Bob Wantz.

· Beginners Watercolor Workshop - 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Instructor is Bob Wantz.

· Painting Water in Watercolor - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 16. No class Oct. 2. Instructor is Kent Roberts.

· Painting with Oils - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24. Instructor is Ski Holm.

· Hand Building with Clay - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 18. Instructor is Jane Pingleton-Evans.


· Beginning Drawing Studio - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11. Instructor is Mike Gouker.

· Foundations in Calligraphy - The Uncial Hand - 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 6. No class Oct. 9. Instructor is Christine Tischer.

· Creative Writing Workshop - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Instructor is Hope Maxwell-Snyder.

Children's classes:

· Art for Toddlers: Exploring Nature Through Art for ages 2 and 3. Two sessions, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Aug. 31 to Oct. 5. Instructor is Allison Weaver.

· Young at Art for ages 4 to 6 - 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 19. Instructor is Kathryn Lant.

· Young at Art for ages 4 to 6 - Two sessions, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 22 to Oct. 13.

· Creative Writing Workshop for ages 8 to 13 - 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22. Instructor is Hope Maxwell-Snyder.

· Having Fun with Landscapes for ages 6 to 12 - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

· Art for Toddlers: Creating Like the Masters for ages 2 and 3. Two sessions, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, Oct. 26 to Dec. 7. No class Nov. 23.

· Art 101 for Kids for ages 7 to 12 - 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3 to 17. Instructor is Kathryn Lant.

· Young at Art for ages 4 to 6. 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 14. No class Nov. 23.


Belly dance

Claudia Bogart will teach belly dancing. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. $40 in advance for four sessions; $15 per session for walk-ins.


Learn to salsa dance

Lee Ann Wolff will teach a salsa dance class. 8 p.m. Duffy's on Potomac, ballroom, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $5. Go to

Saturday, Aug. 25

A Year of Herbs

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Learn about basil, a key ingredient in pesto. Easy to grow indoors and out. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wilson College, Lortz Hall, Room 110, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $25 per class. Limited space. Instructor is Chris Mayer, a Pennsylvania certified horticulturist, master gardener and home horticulture educator. To register, call 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2025 or e-mail Wilson Enrichment Programs Coordinator Mary Foltz at

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Personal enrichment mini-courses

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Community College's Continuing Education division is partnering with local businesses and agencies to offer a series of free personal enrichment mini-courses.

The classes are:

· Educational Alternatives: Home-School Informational Forum and Open House, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, FCC Conference Center. In conjunction with and Families Plus!, FCC presents a roundtable discussion and sharing of educational resources for families that home school their children.

· Healthy Choices, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Sol Yoga, 256 W. Patrick St., Unit 4. In partnership with The Healing Way and Sol Yoga of Frederick, FCC offers an intro to basic movement and relaxation techniques from yoga and meditation practices.

· Start Here: Your First Steps to Financial Health, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, FCC Conference Center. Sponsored by FCC and Moore Wealth Inc. For people interested in improving their fiscal fitness.

· Writing Your Family History, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, C. Burr Artz Library, West Patrick Street. Author Edith Hemingway, FCC and Frederick County Public LIbraries will discuss writing family histories.

Space for all sessions is limited. Call 301-846-2661 for reservations. For information, call Leslie Ruby at 301-624-2820.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Digital art class

Students will learn to apply computer techniques in a way similar to what a fine artist might do in the studio. The class is designed for artists, printmakers and visual communicators who are interested in experimenting with Adobe Photoshop and other media. Taught by Ellen Smith. 15 weeks, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays. Class number is ART-207X. For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 203, or e-mail

Monday, Sept. 17

Square-dance class

Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club will offer a square-dance class. South End Fire Hall, Hagerstown. For information, call Bob Lawn at 717-977-1049 or e-mail

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