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Upcoming classes

July 18, 2008

Monday, Aug. 4



Skateboarding clinics

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Learn basic skills, improve existing abilities, and properly use the skate park obstacles. For ages 5 and older. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Aug. 4, to Aug. 21. Beside Municipal Pool in Chambersburg. $25 for borough residents; $35 for nonresidents. Call 717-261-3275.

Saturday, Aug. 9



Art exploration for people ages 22 and older with disabilities

Heidi Coble, a veteran special education instructor, will guide students through experiences in painting, collage and clay. All materials will be provided. For ages 22 and older. Meet from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 9 through 23. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Registration is required and there is a fee. Call 301-739-5727.

Saturday, Aug. 23



Master naturalist workshops

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -The workshops train individuals enrolled in Audubon Society's Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program. Also open on a space-available basis to the public. Enrollment for each workshop is limited to 20 persons.

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· Saturday, Aug. 23 - Cacapon State Park: Singing insects, 6 to 10 p.m.

· Saturday, Sept. 6 -Cacapon State Park: Astronomy with binoculars, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The cost is $5 for Master Naturalist Program members and trainees; and $10 for PVAS members and the public. For information, call 304-676-3397 or e-mail pvasmail@aol.com.

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. For information, call Lavinia Reid at 717-709-1800.

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 21, through Friday, July 25 - Rhyme & Rhythm for ages 8 to 10.

· Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1 - mixed Media for ages 13 to 15.

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

Free GED classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The classes are designed for adults preparing to take the GED test or adults desiring to improve their reading, math, or English language skills. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Daytime classes are open all year; evening clasess close during the month of June. Classes are free and open to residents of Pennsylvania ages 16 and older who are not enrolled in a public school system. New students may begin at any time. To enroll, just come to class. For information, call Barb Kreyl at 717-504-4459 or 888-669-7735, ext. 3510.

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 www.delaplaine.org.

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 multimedia experience.

· Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25 - Rhyme & Rhythm for ages 8 to 10.

· Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1 - miXed MeDia for ages 13 to 15.

Classes meet 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. $160 per week. Registration forms are at www.theartcentre.org. 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:

· 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:

· Basics of printmaking for ages 8 to 12 with Chris Copley, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, July 19 to Aug. 2.

· Paint like the masters: acrylic for ages 10 to 14 with Allison Weaver, 10 to 11:30 a.m.Tuesday, July 22, to Friday,July 25.

· Mixed media for ages 8 to 12 with Mike Gouker, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, to Friday, July 25.

· Knights, castles & Dragons - Oh My! for ages 7 to 12 with Brandi Daley, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, to Friday, July 25.

· Basic drawing for ages 10 to 16 with Mike Gouker,10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 1.

· Art for toddlers: fun with nature for ages 3 to 4 with Allison Weaver, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 8.

For information on fees, dates and times, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Free art workshops for children

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