Art

Drawing and Painting: Beginning

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

Total Cost: $225 (includes $45 fees)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.

Course #: PDE-808-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 9 - June 25, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on April 16 and May 28)
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Course #: PDE-808-B4M (Instructor: Shirley Lippy)
Thursdays, April 10 - June 19, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on April 17)
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Course #: PDE-808-A1M (Instructor: Shirley Lippy)
Thursdays, July 10 - Sept. 11, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (10 sessions)
T407
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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 under-standing 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: $225 (includes $45 fees)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.

Course #: PDE-809-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 9 - June 25, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on April 16 and May 28)
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Course #: PDE-809-B4M (Instructor: Shirley Lippy)
Fridays, April 11 - June 20, 12:30 – 3 p.m. (10 sessions; no class on April 18)
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Course #: PDE-809-A1M (Instructor: Shirley Lippy)
Fridays, July 11 - Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m. - noon (10 sessions)
T407
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Studio Art: Drawing and Painting

Students who have completed the course Drawing and Painting (Continuing) will work on independent projects and explore more advanced techniques in a variety of media. Instructor: Shirley Lippy

Total Cost: $225 (includes $45 fees)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.

Course #: PDE-728-A4
Fridays, April 11 – June 20, 9:30 a.m. - noon (10 sessions; no class on April 18)
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Course #: PDE-728-A1
Fridays, July 11 - Sept. 12, 12:30 – 3 p.m. (10 sessions)
T407
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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); includes additional materials and modeling fee.
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-028-A1
Monday - Thursday, July 14 - 24, 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (8 sessions)
T407
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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: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

Total Cost: $93 (includes $45 fees)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-024-A4MT
Tuesdays, May 6 - 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (4 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); includes modeling fee.
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-993-A1M
Tuesday and Thursday, July 22 and 24, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (2 sessions)
T405
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Portrait Drawing

Learn the basics of portrait drawing. Topics include: contour drawing, gestures, tonal drawing and the process of shading. Live models may be used in some sessions. For beginning and continuing students. Instructor: Ken Ecker

Total Cost: $111 (includes $60 fees); includes modeling fee.
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-858-A1M
Tuesday and Thursday, July 8 - 17, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (4 sessions)
T405
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Watercolor Painting: Basics and Beyond

Explore techniques essential to creating beautiful paintings. Learn how 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)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-859-A4M
Saturdays, May 3 - June 14, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (6 sessions; no class on May 24)
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NEW! Legacy of Ancient Civilizations

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 terra cotta, marble and bronze; pottery; jewelry and more. Rich images inform and invite discussion. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

Total Cost: $78 (includes $30 fees)
Maryland senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-960-A4
Sundays, May 4 - June 1, 1 – 3 p.m. (4 sessions; no class on May 25)
T315
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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.

Shirley Lippy, one of our most popular non-credit instructors, draws out the innate artistic ability that everyone has, and helps students unleash the right brain in order to be creative.

Jeff Sharp is a National Board Certified Art Teacher who has been teaching in Carroll County Publics Schools for over 19 years. A published photographer and cartoonist, he also teaches in the High School Seminar program at the National Gallery of Art.  

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