Craft Classes




Open Stained Glass StudioNew! Open Stained Glass Studio

Take your stained glass skills to the next level. Create your own panel under the direction of an experienced artist with all the tools and amenities the college provides. Refine your soldering technique and learn tips of the trade. Add bevels and borders to create your own masterpiece. Some basic supplies are included. Prerequisite: The Art of Stained Glass or experience in working with glass.
Instructor: Cathy Trostle


Total Cost: $55 (includes $55 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-892-A3MP
Wednesdays, Feb. 4 and 11, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (two sessions)


Course #: XXZ-892-B3MP
Wednesdays, Feb. 18 and 25, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (two sessions)

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New! Introduction to Glass Fusing

Learn the basics of glass fusing as you create several unique projects including glass tiles, coasters, suncatchers and jewelry. Kiln fee and all materials are included. Prior glass experience is not needed. Note: Instructor will be kiln firing off-site. Students can pick up fired pieces two weeks after the class ends. Instructor: Cathy Trostle


Total Cost: $79 (includes $79 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-891-A3
Wednesdays, March 11 - 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (three sessions)
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New! Swarovski Crystal Spiral Bracelet

Show off your unique sparkle with a personalized crystal bracelet. Use variations of tubular peyote to make a delicate or chunky bracelet to reflect your personal style. Start with the basics and use a variety of beads and crystals to enhance your creation. This bracelet can be extended into a necklace with a little extra effort, additional beads and surplus sparkle. All materials are included in the cost. Instructor: Anne Townsley


Total Cost: $60 (includes $60 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-217-A3M
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Intro to Polymer Clay JewelryNew! Intro to Polymer Clay Jewelry

Reveal your inner artist and create beautiful jewelry for gift-giving or yourself. Learn the basics of working with polymer, and create a brooch or necklace slide by impressing stamps and other textured objects into polymer clay. The possibilities are endless! All materials are included in the cost. Bring aluminum foil and a small box to class to carry your work home. Instructor: Patti Boyle


Total Cost: $35 (includes $35 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-317-A3
Monday, March 16, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
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S. Crystal Tennis BraceletsSwarovski 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.
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Recycled JewelryNew! 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.
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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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