Upcoming classes

July 04, 2008

Monday, July 7

Pirate adventure for kids

Hagerstown Community College's College for Kids offers "Ahoy Maties! It's a Pirate's Life for Me!" For children entering grades two and three in fall 2008. 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive. $144. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Computer basics

Students will learn basic terminology needed to understand how a computer works and will be exposed to a variety of functions that a computer can perform. 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 28, and Aug. 4. Elgin Station. Offered by the City of Hagerstown Housing Authroity and Hagerstown Community College. $50. Call Dianne Rudisill at 301-733-6911, ext. 125 or e-mail

Friday, July 11

Nature photography

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.-- Potomac Valley Audubon Society is offering a three-day nature photography workshop aimed at beginners and photographers with some experience. Instructors are Wil and Donna Hershberger. Cacapon State Park. $150. Participants must be 18 or older. Limited to 15 students. For information or a registration packet, call 304-676-3397, e-mail or go to


Saturday, July 12

Art exploration for mentally and physically challenged for ages 13 to 21

Heidi Coble, a veteran special education instructor, will guide students through experiences in painting, collage and clay. 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, July 12 through July 26. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Registration is required and there is a fee. Call 301-739-5727.

Wednesday, July 16

Ancient Celtic masterpieces

A two-lecture series about the great Celtic masterpieces of the Mabinogion; lectures on Wednesday, July 16 and Wednesday, Aug. 13. Hag-erstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. $50 if taken together; $20 individually. Discount for seniors. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Monday, July 21

Heritage crafts

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Heritage Crafts: Summer Workshops for Youth, a week-long series of half-day workshops includes tinsmithing, quilting, leatherwork, basketry, pottery, working with textiles and scherenschnitte (scissor cutting). Continues through Friday, July 25. Renfrew Park visitors center, 1010 E. Main St. $20 for Renfrew Institute members, $25 for nonmembers; per class. Some classes have additional materials fees and age restrictions. Registration is required by Monday, July 7. To register, call 717-762-0373.

Other classes

Dance classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School announces its Summerdance 2008 program of classes and camps at Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. Guest faculty member will be Peter Doll of the Miami City Ballet Co. For information, call Lavinia Reid at 717-709-1800.

Summer art camp

FREDERICK, Md. -- Summer camp for ages 6 to 16. Many visual arts media are taught from drawing and painting to printmaking and cartooning. Classes continue all summer. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Call 301-698-0656 or go to

Young artists' summer workshops

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Art camp for children ages 5 to 15. The program combines visual art with music and dance for a multi-media experience.

· Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11 -- African and Asian Art for ages 11 to 13.

· Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18 -- Wild Life for ages 5 to 7.

Classes meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. $160 per week. Registration forms are at Scholarships available. Call Shelley Aikens at 304-263-0224.

Summer art school

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will offer a variety of classes during the summer months. Advanced registration is required.

For adults and teenagers:

· Architecture with Robert Stouffer and Dirk DeVault, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9 through July 30.

· Landscape in watercolor with Kent Roberts, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, July 10 through July 31.

· Photography with Don Cooper, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, July 15 through Aug. 5.

· Yoga with Christa Del Giorno, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7 through Aug. 28.

· Oil pastels with Ski Holm, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 12 through Aug. 15.

For children:

· Polymer clay beads and baubles for ages 7 to 10 with Barbara Diefenderfer, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1.

· Art for toddlers: fun with paint for ages 3 and 4 with Allison Weaver, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, through Friday, July 11.

· Drawing with pen and ink for ages 7 to 10 with Mike Gouker, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, through Friday, July 11.

· Off the canvas: Into life! for ages 7 to 13 with Niki Perini, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, through Friday, July 18.

· Story surprise! for ages 3 to 5 with Niki Perini, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, through Friday, July 18.

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