Art

Drawing and Painting: Beginning

Learn to draw and paint skillfully and beautifully by learning to see things differently - in ways not used in ordinary life. Enhance your creativity as you add the dimension of color. Hands-on exercises focus on how to use color theory to achieve harmonious colors and see and efficiently mix specific desired hues.

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-808-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 15 - June 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on May 27)
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Course #: PDE-808-B4M (Instructor: Carolyn Seabolt)
Thursdays, April 16 - June 18, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Drawing and Painting: Continuing

Expand your skills by exploring a variety of mediums. Learn how to perceive edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows to enlarge your understanding of drawing and painting principles. Work with your choice of media including colored pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, oil and watercolor. Returning students may work on independent projects.

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-809-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 15 - June 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on May 27)
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Course #: PDE-809-B4M (Instructor: Diane Margiotta)
Fridays, April 17 - June 19, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Studio Art: Drawing and Painting

Students who have completed the Drawing and Painting: Continuing course work on independent projects and explore more advanced techniques in a variety of media. Instructor: Diane Margiotta

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-728-A4
Fridays, April 17 - June 19, 9:30 a.m. – noon (10 sessions)
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Figure Drawing From the Live Model

Work from a live model with emphasis on composition, structure and anatomical proportion. Expand your ability to draw the figure from direct observation through timed and extended drawings. Be inspired by masterwork examples and Expressionist work from Modern Masters Instructor: Ken Ecker

 

Total Cost: $67 (includes $67 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-993-A4M
Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – noon (two sessions)
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New! Dynamics of Color Workshop

Explore the dynamics of color by doing studies based on Joseph Albers “Interaction of Color” using acrylic paintings utilizing these dynamics. Beginners and experienced painters learn what fascinating things colors can do. Topics include color mixing, value, chroma and hue. Develop a personal color vocabulary with confidence. Instructor: Ken Ecker

 

Total Cost: $65 (includes $65 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-204-A4M
Sundays, April 19 and 26, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (two sessions)
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New! Creating Animal Totems: Watercolor Washes With Pen and Ink

Create one-of-a-kind Animal Totem images in pen and ink. Watch the magic a watercolor wash has in bringing your image to life. Explore two mediums on an artistic adventure through the world of Totems. Learn the ways of the watercolor wash to bring color and vibrancy to a pen and ink drawing. Invent treasured Totems that will live and be enjoyed for years to come. Instructor: Jeremy Wright

 

Total Cost: $69 (includes $69 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-887-A4M
Mondays, April 27 - May 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (three sessions)
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Watercolor Painting: Basics and Beyond

Explore techniques essential to creating beautiful watercolor paintings. Learn to choose and use materials, mix colors, make textures and more. Demonstrations are given using landscape, still life, objects and portraits. Returning students may experiment with other mixed media approaches with acrylic, gouache and tempera. Do the weekly painting or explore avenues of you own. Learn how light effects a painting, and tricks to make your paintings easier. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

 

Total Cost: $143 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-859-A4M
Saturdays, May 2 – June 20, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (six sessions; no class on May 23 and June 13)
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New! Legacy of the Ancients

Study four of histories’ major civilizations: Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman. Explore the different stylistic trends and techniques through the study of art and architecture spreading from Luxor to Abu Simbel, from Knossos to the Parthenon. Discuss culture through fresco paintings, sculpture in terracotta, marble and bronze, pottery, jewelry and more. Rich images inform and invite discussion. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

 

Total Cost: $78 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-971-A4
Sundays, May 3 - June 7, 1 - 3 p.m. (four sessions; no class on May 10 and 24)
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Drawing from Nature

Learn about “nature in spring” and take your drawing skills to new heights. Sketch the fascinating objects found in nature. No drawing experience required (really!), though experienced sketchers are welcome to come for a fresh perspective of “seeing.” Draw outdoors at the Farm Museum and other sites. Bring an inexpensive white sketch pad 11” x 14” or larger, pencils and charcoal. Instructor: Diane Margiotta

 

Total Cost: $93 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-024-A4MT
Tuesdays, May 5 - 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (four sessions)
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Drawing and Painting: Beginning

Learn to draw and paint skillfully and beautifully by learning to see things differently - in ways not used in ordinary life. Enhance your creativity as you add the dimension of color. Hands-on exercises focus on how to use color theory to achieve harmonious colors and see and efficiently mix specific desired hues.

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-808-A1M
Thursdays, July 9 - Sept. 10, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Drawing and Painting: Continuing

Expand your skills by exploring a variety of mediums. Learn how to perceive edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows to enlarge your understanding of drawing and painting principles. Work with your choice of media including colored pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, oil and watercolor. Returning students may work on independent projects.

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Fridays, July 10 - Sept. 11, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Studio Art: Drawing and Painting

Students who have completed the Drawing and Painting: Continuing course work on independent projects and explore more advanced techniques in a variety of media. Instructor: Diane Margiotta

 

Total Cost: $238 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-728-A1
Fridays, July 10 - Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. - noon (10 sessions)
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Portfolio Prep: Drawing and Painting

Prepare now! Develop your “artistic mark” in drawing and painting and be ready for the Breadth section of AP Drawing or 2-D Design Portfolios. Explore new ways of seeing, using traditional drawing tools and water-based oil paints. Solve visual issues of composition, value and color with still life, portrait and figurative assignments. Bring an 18” x 24” newsprint pad, current sketchbook journal and vine charcoal to class. Instructor: Jeff Sharp

 

Total Cost: $284 (includes $84 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-028-A1
Mondays - Thursdays, July 13 - 23, 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (eight sessions)
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The Art of Instruction

 

Sarah Abel-DeLuca has an Masters of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and has taught art for 20 years at high schools and colleges. Her work has been exhibited in Maryland and New York and hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. As the owner of Sarah Abel-DeLuca, Artist (abelartist.com), she makes her living as a commissioned painter.

Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D., is an artist, art historian, curator and educator whose specialty is the modern and contemporary period of art history. He teaches at University of Maryland University College and Towson University among others and also lectures on the subject of sculpture in various educational institutions in Europe and the U.S.

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.

Diane Margiotta has a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has taught on both the high school and college levels for many years. She loves working in various mediums from painting to ceramics. She has exhibits regularly on the east coast.

Carolyn Seabolt is known for her watercolors and one-of-a-kind silk paintings. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has an extensive background in teaching all levels of art to all age groups.

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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