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Arts, Photography, Crafts, Hobbies, Dance & Music

Noncredit Continuing Education Winter & Spring 2015 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

    •ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, CRAFTS, & HOBBIES

    •DANCE

    •MUSIC  


ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Abstract Collage
Expand your artistic endeavors and learn about abstract design using collage as your medium. Become acquainted with various approaches to collage along with the techniques for making collage papers and other materials. Learn the fundamentals of composition with a series of design exercises exploring shape, color, texture and other elements, as well as numerous ways to start, develop and finish mixed media pieces. Instructor and artist Sharon Robinson has extensive experience as a gallery resident artist and adult educator on both the East and West coasts. Note: Additional cost of materials estimated at $40. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-1pm, Apr 18-May 9
   XE-110 J1636   #5556 Laurel College Center

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Intimate Expressions-Places for Memories ★NEW!★
Working primarily with wooden boxes, you will learn to enshrine personal mementos, objects, photos and other materials in a three-dimensional format. Explore a range of materials for collage and embellishment, including papers, paint, metal fixtures, wire, beads and found objects. Your final creation can stand alone or be wall mounted and is a lovely way to honor important people and events in your life. Instructor and artist Sharon Robinson has extensive experience as a gallery resident artist and adult educator. Bring personal items such as photos, charms, text pages, jewelry or other mementos to class. $129** (includes $60 in fees*)
Mon 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 20-May 11
   XE-231 J1630   #5549 Laurel College Center

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Drawing in Pastels ★NEW!★
Students will draw from observing a still life set up only for taking pictures. Bring your own camera and decide which picture to choose. Take your drawing ability a step further by applying color and adding more details to your drawing. Please have materials the first day of class. Aqua Net super hold (which is a fixative so the medium will be fixed on the surface), drawing pencils, shammy cloth, masking tape, BFK paper, 3 sheets 16x24 pastel pad or larger and charcoal or vine sticks. $120** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-1pm, Jun 6-Jun 27
   XE-287 M1656   #5894 Laurel College Center

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Still Life With Chalk Pastels

How does an artist render a realistic still-life with chalk pastels? In this course, you will first be taught how to center a composition and complete a realistic line drawing with earth tones. Then you will be introduced to color theory and how it applies to shading with color. The instructor will present the four elements of shading and demonstrate how to apply them. Students can anticipate completing one realistic pastel colored still-life during this session. You will be inspired and revitalized after completion of this class. Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, an award-winning artist and founder of the Littleton School of Art. Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 13-May 18
   XE-575 6490   #3691 Oakland Mills High School

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Doodling

For art lovers who want to have fun through "doodling" with an ink pen and a little color. You can transform your illustrations into cake designs, tee shirts, and logos. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 7pm-10pm, Apr 16
   XE-271 M1613   #5474 Laurel College Center
Sat 10am-1pm, May 30
   XE-271 M1646   #5805 Laurel College Center

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History and Practice of Watercolor I

This class introduces you to the basic watercolor techniques needed to control the medium, balance composition, and manipulate color. Composition will be taught through still-life and landscape studies. The instructor will provide materials for the first class and hand out a supply list needed for subsequent classes. Intermediate and advanced painters are welcome, too. Materials cost approximately $90 (independent purchase). $155 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-1pm, Apr 11-May 9
   XI-859 M1652   #5472 Laurel College Center

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Foundations of Watercolor Painting

Have you always enjoyed the appearance of a realistic transparent watercolor but wondered how to achieve it? In this course, students will learn, through a systematic process, how to execute a detailed line drawing, transfer it to watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with round and flat brushes. In addition, students will learn through discussion and demonstration how to create tints, complementary colors, and the use of color theory. Students can anticipate utilizing numerous practice sheets to gain mastery of techniques to render one monochromatic and one full-color painting. Students will be inspired and revitalized by attending. Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, award-winning water colorist and MICA graduate,is the instructor. Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $85. $149** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 14-May 26
  XE-224 6487   #1471 Wilde Lake High School

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Design and Create Jewelry!
The former owner of The Beader's Workshop will teach you how to design a classic beaded necklace, create stunning wire-wrapped bauble rings, and make chandelier earrings. Each student is required to purchase a bead kit complete with everything needed for the three projects from the instructor. Cost for kit is $55. Tools are available for use and purchase. Projects are subject to change. $55** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 13-Apr 27
   XE-528 M1612   #5473 Laurel College Center
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jun 1-Jun 15
   XE-528 M1645   #5801 Laurel College Center

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry ★NEW!★
How many times have you commented on a friend's embellished glass necklace, bracelet or ring? Pat Stein, instructor of Glass Fusing: Pins, Pendants and Bracelets, will help you create your own designs. Learn the fine art of wire wrapping by adorning your glass cabochons with several unique creations. Bring your glass pieces from a previous fused glass jewelry class or cabochons will be provided. Tools and colored copper wire are included in the material fee. $89** (includes $65 in fees*)
Sat 1pm-4pm, Jun 6
   XE-264 6360   #4772 Hickory Ridge 120

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Glass Fusing: Pins, Pendants and Bracelets
Create beautiful, wearable works of art using fusible glass, dichroic glass, frit and mosaic pieces. Join Pat Stein, an experienced instructor in all things glass, to make jewelry for yourself and/or to give as a gift. All materials and supplies will be provided and instructor will fire all pieces. Absolutely no experience is needed. $89** (includes $65 in fees*)
Sat 1pm-4pm, May 30
   XE-252 6396   #4602 Hickory Ridge 120

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Spring Floral Design
Work with a professional floral designer and create your own unique arrangements. With a variety of fresh cut flowers and greens, create a floral arrangement of your choice. Learn how to assemble an unusual spring basket that will last for weeks. A floral arrangement will add fragrance and color to your home and a creative and colorful fresh centerpiece will be a kick-off to summer. All supplies will be provided. Sessions will be held at Wilhide’s Flowers, 3956 Cooks Lane, Ellicott city. $75** (includes $65 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Apr 14 (Basket)
   XE-612 6574 #5658 Wilhide’s Flowers
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, May 19 (Bouquet)
   XE-612 6927 #5660 Wilhide’s Flowers
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Jun 16 (Centerpiece)
   XE-612 6928 #5662 Wilhide’s Flowers

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Beginning Sewing
Instructor and seamstress extraordinaire Susan Reinsch will take you through sewing basics, from using and caring for your machine, choosing and reading a pattern, selecting fabric, and completing a pair of pajama pants, perfect for lounging. Bring your own portable sewing machine (perhaps the one stored in the back of your closet) and join a like-minded group to develop a new talent and create something you can use. Class size is limited, so register early. Supplies to be purchased as needed for project. $139** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 7pm-9pm, Apr 16-Jun 4
   XE-123 6960   #5633 Wilde Lake High School

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The Real Way to Learn to Knit

Have you ever seen a scarf or a sweater and thought, "Wow, I wish I could make that?" Now is the time to learn and enjoy a fun, relaxing new hobby. You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off. Find out how to read your stitches, change colors, correct mistakes, and understand a pattern. There will even be a few creative stitches learned along the way. Discover the tools of the trade and how to choose the right supplies for all your projects. After the initial sessions, you will be ready to start your first project. You may choose one that best suits you from a class list. A supply list will be provided prior to the start of your project and you are responsible for obtaining your own materials. Limited enrollment. Register early. Instructor: Carole Ferguson. $99** (includes $55 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Apr 14-May 5
   XE-401 6968   #4610 Centennial High School

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Explorations in Printmaking ★NEW!★
Printmaking is probably the most rewarding and least intimidating of all art disciplines. Explore historical woodcuts, etchings, and ancient printing traditions, from varied cultures to contemporary poster artists. You will experiment with the block printing process and use multiple colors on different papers, stationary, collages, T-shirts and frameable boards. No formal art training is required. Just bring your fearless imagination. Instructor Patricia Taylor has dyed, painted and printed fashion prototypes for designers Ralph Lauren and Betsy Johnson and designed costumes for Disney,the Met and Santa Fe Opera. $105** (includes $55 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-8:30pm, May 20-Jun 10
   XE-242 6320   #0406 Oakland Mills High School

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Digital Camera Basics Workshop
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Lunch talk on basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), its manual and a bag lunch with you. Enroll early; class size limited to 16. $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun 9:30am-3:30pm, Apr 19
   XE-448 6962   #4613 Horowitz Arts Center 165

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 DANCE

Swing and Cha Cha
Whether you want to swing or sway, you'll have fun learning these two cool dances--East Coast Swing and the Cha Cha. Instructor Raymond Clifton has taught all levels of dance, from the beginner to the advanced student, for nearly 30 years. Dress comfortably and come prepared to learn some exciting and dramatic steps. No partner necessary. $65** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 7pm-8pm, Apr 13-May 18
   XE-945 6963   #1996 Fellowship Hall
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659. )

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Social Dancing: Waltz and Tango
Learn these basic dance steps and have fun at the same time. Singles and couples alike enjoy dancing to some very traditional, yet very popular music. Raymond Clifton, an experienced instructor has taught all levels of dance, from the beginner to the advanced student, for nearly 30 years. No partner necessary. $65** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm, Apr 15-May 20
   XE-552 6379   #5634 Fellowship Hall
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659)

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Club Salsa/Samba
Have fun learning some of the hottest Latin dances today, dancing to rhythmic Salsa and Samba music. Instructor Raymond Clifton has taught all levels of dance--from the beginner to the advanced student--for nearly 30 years. No partner necessary. $65** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm, Apr 15-May 20
   XE-626 6363   #1502 On Company Site
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659. )

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Indian Bollywood Dance

The global hit of Bollywood Dance, one of the hottest international dance styles, owes its popularity to Indian Hindi movies. Combining modern choreography with modified classical movements, it has evolved into a fun and energetic dance form both aerobic and rich in variety. It is taught with emphasis on basic steps, flexibility, stamina, and ends with a dance that engages the mind and body. This class is for all skill levels and combines footwork, hand and body movement. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing. No partner necessary. $109** (includes $50 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-8:15pm, Apr 15-May 20
   XE-348 6559   #4607 Oakland Mills High School

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 MUSIC

Learn to Sing–You Can!
Throughout the ages, song has been used to express ourselves and to connect with one another. We often sing without first establishing the crucial connection between breath, body and voice. Perhaps you have a fear of being unable to sing. Using stretches, physical and vocal exercises and techniques, instructor Izolda Trakhtenberg will teach you to connect the body to the breath, the breath to the voice, the voice to the song and the song to the group. In addition to the classes, students will receive a vocal skills practice CD to help keep the connection with their singing voice long after the course is over. A minimum of 8 registered students is needed to run this course. $129** (includes $45 in fees*)
Mon 7pm-9pm, Apr 13-Jun 8 (No class May 25)
   XE-109 6403   #4572 Oakland Mills High School

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Beginning Folk Guitar
Instructor Vic Ganderson's years of experience with HCC will help you discover your hidden talents. Learn to play traditional and contemporary songs using basic strums including flat picking and finger picking techniques as well as complex chords and progressions. Guitar required. $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Apr 15-Jun 3
   XE-301 6950   #5526 Oakland Mills High School

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Native American Flute: An Introduction
Playing music lowers stress, clears the mind, inspires creativity, and creates community. Can you imagine learning to play an instrument in as little as one day? An instrument that is portable so it can be taken anywhere? The Native American flute is famous for its hauntingly beautiful sound and is simple to learn! In this class, students will learn basic techniques, including breath control, fingering, and style. Participants will learn enough--in just the first week--to begin playing simple melodies to share with friends and family, or to add a totally new dimension to meditation practice! No prior experience or musical knowledge required. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome. Instructor Angela Blueskies is a graduate of the Peabody Institute and has performed all over the world. In order to guarantee individual attention, class participation is limited to 10 students. Register early! $200** (includes $140 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, May 13-Jun 17
   XE-668 6932 #1510 Trailer - Administration
   (Materials fee includes handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Native American flute for you to treasure and continue to use after class is completed.)

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.


 


 
 
 

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