November 29, 2007



FAIRPLAY ? Weekly yoga class. 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church's Brill Fellowship Hall, Bakersville Road. $5. Call Sharon at 301-582-0204.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Landscape painting

Lou Murray will teach a course in landscape painting. The instructor will cover the principles of design, perspective, color tones, trees, mountains, rocks, waterfalls, skies, light and shadow. Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22. $15 per session. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. To register, call Murray at 240-310-7050.

Christmas craft art class

Diane Hamilton will offer a Christmas craft class for elementary students. Advance registration is required. 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail, or go to


Stamping for the holidays

Stamping Your Way to a Beautiful Holiday Party with Jennifer Downey. Students will learn how to create things for a holiday party, including invitations, decorations, thank-you favors and more. Presented by Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. HCC Valley Mall Center. $35. For information and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Fresh holiday centerpieces

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Master Gardener Chris Mayer will lead participants in creating a classic holiday centerpiece. A variety of cut evergreens and other natural elements will be provided, and enhanced with candles and ribbons. Participants may bring their own personal touches and a pair of shears. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $20. Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Herbs for the Holiday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Wilson College's "A Year of Herbs" will continue with "Herbs for the Holidays." Certified horticulturalist Chris Mayer will show how incorporate herbs into foods and decorations. Cooking with spices also will be demonstrated. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Wilson College's Lortz Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Class is limited to 12 people. $18. For information or to register, call Wilson Adult Learning Programs at 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2025 or e-mail Wilson Enrichment Programs coordinator Mary Foltz at

Healthy holiday baking seminar

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Adults will learn how to make holiday baking healthier. Kids ages 4 to 9 will make a craft project and healthy snack. 7 p.m. Chambersburg YMCA. $5 for one child and parent, $2 for each additional child. Maximum of 15 families. Register at the front desk of Chambersburg YMCA. For information, call Jen Dandy or Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Fashion illustration class for teens

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Imagination Station will offer "Introduction to Fashion Illustration" for students ages 11 to 16. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28, and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. $105; $95, members of Adams County Arts Council. To register or for information, call Adams County Arts Council at 717-334-5006 or go to

Other classes

Ceramics and other art classes

Hagerstown Community College will offer the following classes:

·Beginning ceramics (ART-120) and advanced ceramics (ART-220) - noon to 3:35 p.m. and 6 to 9:35 p.m. Tuesdays. Joan Bontempo will teach the noon section and Nicole and Vince Serra will teach the evening class. In beginning ceramics, students will be introduced to the techniques of basic forming (slab, coil and wheel-thrown methods), surfaces, and firing. The advanced class will help students develop a personal aesthetic in clay through construction techniques, surface treatments, and technical information.

·Three-dimensional design (ART-108) - 6 to 9:35 p.m. Thursdays. Instructor Jeff Smith will help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the interaction of form and space through the use of simple materials such as paper, cardboard, plaster and wood.

In addition to these courses, HCC also will offer its regular art classes in painting, drawing, jewelry and photography. To view the entire list of art classes, go to and click on spring 2008 classes, or call Bontempo at 301-790-2800, ext. 211, for information.

Winter workshops

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Renfrew Museum and Park will offer the following classes:

· Saturday, Dec. 1 - Traditional Christmas ornaments. 10 a.m. to noon. Instructor is Anita Pfeuffer. The class will include German "scherenshnitte" cut-paper snowflake or heart ornaments. $20; $15 for members of Renfrew Museum and Park. Registration is required. Call 717-762-4723.

· Saturday, Dec. 1 - Make a holiday centerpiece. 1 to 3 p.m. Instructors are Virginia Rahn and Sue Smith. Students will make a centerpiece for their holiday table. $20; $15 for members of Renfrew Museum and Park. Registration is required. Call 717-762-4723.

Walk-in art classes

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan Arts Council will offer weekly walk-in art classes for youths and adults. Classes range from wire jewelry and watercolor techniques for fabric to acting techniques and handbuilt pottery. Call for complete schedule. 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Ice House. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park offers art classes in December.

· Design a Holiday Card Watercolor Workshop - noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Instructor is Bob Wantz.

· Create a Holiday Ornament Workshop for ages 5 to 12. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Registration is required for all classes. For information, call 301-739-5727.

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