December 28, 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.

Weekly, starting Jan. 7

Spring sign language

Deafnet Association Inc. will offer the following sign classes:

· Basic I - 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 through March 24. $160 per person, includes book and video.

· Basic II - 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 11 through March 28. $80 per person.

· Basic II - 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through March 25. $80 per person.

· Basic IV - 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 26. $120 per person.

All classes are held at Deafnet, 551 Jefferson St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-9025.

Monday, Jan. 14

Fundamentals of modern standard Arabic


The course, Elementary Arabic I, will also introduce some Egyptian dialect. The course includes instruction in grammar, writing Arabic script, and sentence structure. Students will also study Arabic customs and culture. 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. For information, call Joan Johnson at 301-790-2800, ext. 245.

Ceramics and other art classes

Hagerstown Community College will offer the following classes during its spring semester which begins Monday, Jan. 14:

· 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.

Art classes for children

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Imagination Station will offer the following classes for children.

· Beginning drawing ? 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 to Feb. 4. Ages 13 and older, including adults. Instructor is Cathleen McGowan.

· Hand-building in porcelain for kids ? 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 1 through 22. Instructor is potter Jack Handshaw.

· Hand-building using stoneware or porcelain clay for ages 10 and older ? 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 7 through 28. Instructor is Lori Nelson.

· Music in the garden for grades kindergarten through three ? 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9 through 23. Instructor is Anthony Messano.

· Postcards for children for ages 8 to 11 - 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Instructor is Eric Brown.

All classes meet at Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 17

Introductory calligraphy class

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Calligrapher Sheila Waters will teach an introductory calligraphy class. 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17 through 31. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Stained glass classes

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Sponsored by Imagination Station. Gettysburg stained-glass artist Tim Flagg will teach three stained glass classes:

· Three-dimensional flower votive out of stained glass for intermediate students ? 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 12.

· Geometric panel out of stained glass for beginners ? 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 3.

· Panel featuring carved shapes for beginners ? 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, April 7 through 28.

Classes will be held at Flagg's studio at 34 E. Lincoln Ave. Enrollment is limited. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 24


GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Gettysburg cartoonist and illustrator John Kovaleski will teach a beginning cartooning class. For ages 13 and older. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 14. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

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