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Create a Masterpiece

Release Date: 12/11/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

 

BEAT THE MID-WINTER BLAHS!
CREATE A MASTERPIECE AT CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Westminster, Md., December 11, 2008 - It's cold outside! Take a break from it all and come inside to Carroll Community College and relax, rejuvenate and create a work of art that follows your passion and have something terrific to take home!

The Art of Mosaics
Working on 12"x12" plywood panels, develop a composition of choice utilizing glass, porcelain and ceramic tile, tile fragments and stone etc. Strong composition and unified individual design are emphasized. Analyze exceptional mosaic examples from the past. Take home a beautiful, timeless artwork! Basic supplies and materials are provided. Bring broken pattern plates, ceramic pieces, tiles, flat stones and colored glass to the first class. Instructor: Ken Ecker
Cost: $115 (MD Senior Adults: $115)
Course #: XXZ-476-A3
Sat., Mar. 7 & 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A132A

Ken Ecker, a professional artist living and teaching art in New York City, draws on his passion for teaching art to bring out the creativity and talent of his students, both adult and youth.

Cartooning: Comic Book Creation
Draw, illustrate and document life's little road bumps. Cover all aspects of creating mini-comics, including making your own books and learning about the comic book community. Bring paper and pencil to the first class. Instructor: James Hanessian
Cost: $66 (MD Senior Adults: $66)
Course #: XXZ-456-A3
Thu., Jan. 22 - Feb. 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (4 sessions)
Sykesville Center

James Hanessian, a software engineer by day and a cartoonist by night, belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, teaches cartooning at Carroll County Arts Center, is a volunteer television producer for Carroll County Public Access Television and has created a line of pet sympathy illness cards.

Decorative Furniture
Decorate your own furnishings as lavishly as you want. To each class bring a small item of furniture of your choice, such as a bedside table, child's chair, lamp, framed mirror, jewelry box, shelf, bread box, medicine cabinet, or stool. Simple techniques include: directly painting and stenciling designs onto your item and applying decorative flat items (leaves, glitter, strips or shapes of colored paper). Some basic supplies provided. Call 410-386-8100 for a materials list. Instructor: Peggy Hyatt
Cost: $49 (MD Senior Adults: $49)
Course #: XXZ-541-A3
Sun., Mar. 22 & 29, 1:00 - 3:30 PM (2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A132

Peggy Hyatt, a fine artist specializing in mixed medium, mural painting and handcrafted signage, is the owner and artist of DecorArt. Her work adorns the walls of many local homes and businesses. She has 30 years of experience in the arts and is a graduate of MICA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting.

Knitting
Beginning students knit a scarf of their choice. More advanced students may make a knit hat. Other projects may be included as skill levels allow. Knitting skills learned are: (basic) knit and purl stitches, binding off, reading a pattern; (more advanced) increasing and decreasing, and making different cast-on techniques. Call 410-386-8100 to receive a materials list. Instructor: Karen Moody-Springer
Cost: $49 (MD Senior Adults: $49)
Course #: XXZ-540-A3M
Mon., Feb. 2 & 9, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N205

Crocheting
Beginning students crochet a scarf of their choice. More advanced students may make crochet hat. Other projects may be included as skill levels allow. Crochet skills include: (basic) making the chain stitch, single and double crochet, reading a pattern; (more advanced) increasing and decreasing, and "knit" in the round. Call 410-386-8100 to receive a materials list. Instructor: Karen Moody-Springer
Cost: $49 (MD Senior Adults: $49)
Course #: XXZ-575-A3M
Mon., Feb. 16 & 23, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (2 sessions)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N205

Karen Moody-Springer is a fiber artist who specializes in working with unusual fibers. Courses she has taught include spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting and needlecraft. She draws on her love of fiber to teach her students the techniques needed to help their creativity grow.

To register, call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu/cetcourses.

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