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The Art of Stained Glass I

The Art of Stained Glass IIn the tradition of Tiffany stained glass, create a simple suncatcher and hanging flat panel. Learn basic techniques of design, cutting and construction. Tools and most basic supplies are included. The instructor will discuss consumable supplies needed at first class. Instructor: Cathy Trostle

Total Cost: $173 (includes $173 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-314-A2M
Wednesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (6 sessions)
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New! Stained Glass Autumn and Holiday Suncatchers

Stained Glass Autumn & Holiday SuncatchersBring the beauty of the season to your window with a one-of-a-kind suncatcher. Select from a variety of autumn and holiday designs or make your own design. Previous experience is not necessary. This class benefits both beginners and advanced glass artisans. Tools and some glass are provided. Instructor: Cathy Trostle

Total Cost: $75 (includes $75 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-316-A2M
Wednesdays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (2 sessions)
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New! Introduction to Glass Painting

Introduction to Glass PaintingLet your imagination soar while you experience the traditional methods of painting on glass. Utilize your newly-minted skills to make two individual and personalized glass tiles that capture your creativity. Select from a variety of designs such as nature, abstract and sports themes or create your own. Designs should fit on a 3"x3" glass square). Previous experience is not necessary. Instructor: Cathy Trostle

Total Cost: $110 (includes $110 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-315-A2M
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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New! Native American Flute Construction
Explore the story of the flute and its significance to the Native American people as you build your own cedar flute from a blank to finishing detail. Plus, learn to play your flute in the traditional style. All supplies provided. Instructor: Jeremy Wright

Total Cost: $162 (includes $162 fees)
MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-202-A2
Mondays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (6 sessions)





New! Bead Embroidery

Bead EmbroideryIndulge your passion and creativity for beads, bling and beautiful handwork. Create a personalized work of art. Learn the techniques to capture a focal bead and embellish it with peyote stitch, back stitch, picots fringe, loops and bails. Bring your favorite focal bead, the one you’ve been saving, and seed beads to use in your creation. The instructor will have beads to share and purchase, if desired. Bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Anne Townsley

Total Cost: $79 (includes $79 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-895-A2M
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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New! Recycled Jewelry: Creating Wearable Memories
Recycled Jewelry: Creating Wearable MemoriesCreate a memory to wear around your neck. Use a mint tin, precious photos, old jewelry, decorative buttons and found objects. Fashion a one-of-a-kind work of art that tells a story without perusing an entire album. Make a statement with this personalized piece, sure to start a conversation. Bring old jewelry and found objects to each class. Instructor: Susan Williamson
Total Cost: $42 (includes $42 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-489-A2M
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 – 9 p.m.
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Anne Townsley is a bead artist with the enthusiasm for beads that helps her students create unique beaded jewelry. She uses a variety of techniques, patterns and beads to create unique and beautiful jewelry.

Cathy Trostle has designed, created and taught stained glass art for over 25 years. She has worked in both Wentz Stained Glass Studio and at her private studio Woodland Glass. Trostle enjoys brightening the lives of her clients and students with the wonder of stained glass. Her experience and enthusiasm makes her class room sparkle.

Susan Williamson, visual arts coordinator at the Carroll Arts Center, holds a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from McDaniel College. She is the former co-owner of Off the Wall Pottery in Easton, MD, founding member of Off Track Art Coop in Westminster, and is launching her own art business, StuffArt. Williamson is a lecturer in Art History at Carroll  and enjoys traveling to Mexico for artistic inspiration.

Jeremy Wright is a multi-talented performer and artist. Born Cree from the north-west plains of Canada, he was raised Quaker in Maryland. Jeremy enjoys working in mediums from wood to watercolor to ceramics. He holds a BFA in Ceramic Arts from Ohio University.

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