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Glass

The Art of Stained Glass I

In 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. Instructor discusses consumable supplies needed at first class.

 

Total Cost: $155 (includes $155 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-314-A4M
Wednesday, April 29 - May 27, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (five sessions)
A015
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New! Introduction to Glass Painting

Let your imagination soar while you experience 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 3x3” glass square). Some basic supplies are provided. No experience necessary. Instructor: Cathy Trostle

 

Total Cost: $69 (includes $69 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-315-A4M
Wednesday, June 3 and 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (two sessions)
A015
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Weaving

 

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairNew! Basket Weaving: Double Pie Basket

 Construct the lovely and versatile Double Pie Gathering Basket and use it to collect garden goodies, carry two pies or a cake, decorate your buffet table or anything else your creativity allows! Learn and practice traditional weaving techniques, decorative weaving features and how to create a gorgeous handle for this basket which is sure to be your favorite. No experience required. Take your basket home and enjoy! Instructor: Joan Betzold

 

Total Cost: $95 (includes $95 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-835-A4
Tuesday, April 21 - May 5, 6 - 9 p.m. (three sessions)
P521
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Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairNew! Basket Weaving: Williamsburg Door Basket

Create a Williamsburg Door Basket to decorate your home inside or out for years to come. Celebrate the time of year by inserting seasonal floral decorations all year long. You may customize the color of the woven bow which is actually a part of the basket. No experience required. Take your basket home and enjoy! Instructor: Joan Betzold

 

Total Cost: $98 (includes $98 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-836-A4
Thursday, May 28 - June 11, 6 - 9 p.m. (three sessions)
P521
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Jewelry

New! Introduction to Polymer Clay Jewelry: Make Your Own Beads

Discover your artistic side and fabricate your own beautiful beads. Learn the basics of polymer clay and create five unique beads types for your next project. With the finished beads make a necklace, bracelet or so much more on your own. All materials are included in the cost. Bring aluminum foil and a small box to carry your unbaked beads. Instructor: Patti Boyle

 

Total Cost: $35 (includes $35 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-832-A4
Monday, May 4, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
A015
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New! Recycled Jewelry: Creating Wearable Memories

Create a memory to wear around your neck. Use a mint tin, precious photos, old jewelry, decorative buttons and found objects. Inspired by Mexican Retablos and Nichos, 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-A4M
Wednesday, May 6, 6 - 9 p.m.
K133
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Swarovski Crystal Tennis Bracelets

World-famous Swarovski Crystals reflect, sparkle and shout class. Dazzle and delight everyone with the simple but elegant right-angle weave bracelet you create from an impressive assortment of 100 Swarovski crystals. Instructor: Anne Townsley

 

Total Cost: $63 (includes $63 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-354-A4
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
K132
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Instructors

 

Joan Betzold is an avid basket maker and teacher who applies and teaches age old traditional techniques. Featured in Maryland Life Magazine, she has won many awards including Basket of the Year, Recycling Project of the Year and People’s Choice Award at the Maryland State Fair; the Mayor’s Choice 2013 at Arts Alive in Ocean City; and first place in Fiber at the 2014 Catonsville Festival of Arts. She is a frequent vendor in the spring and holiday markets at the Carroll County Ag Center. Her master's degree and lifelong career in health and recreation fits perfectly with her passion for teaching and creating.

Patti Boyle has 20 years of polymer experience. Her passion is making, experimenting and promoting her polymer jewelry. She loves helping students to express themselves in this jewelry medium. Boyle holds a BA in Business Management from Salisbury State University.

 

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 is the visual arts coordinator at the Carroll Arts Center. She holds a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from McDaniel College and 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.
 

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