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-A3M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, Jan. 21 - March 25, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Course #: PDE-808-B3M (Instructor: Carolyn Seabolt)
Thursdays, Jan. 22 - March 26, 1:30 – 4 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Course #: PDE-808-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 15 - June 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class 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-A3M (Instructor: Sarah Abel –Deluca)
Wednesdays, Jan. 21 - March 25, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Course #: PDE-809-B3M (Instructor: Diana Margiotta)
Fridays, Jan. 23 - March 27, 12:30 - 3 p.m. (10 sessions)
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Course #: PDE-809-A4M (Instructor: Sarah Abel-DeLuca)
Wednesdays, April 15 - June 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (10 sessions; no class 5/27)
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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-A3
Fridays, Jan. 23 - March 27, 9:30 a.m. – noon (10 sessions)
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Course #: PDE-728-A4
Fridays, April 17 - June 19, 9:30 a.m. – noon (10 sessions)
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Basic Drawing

Discover your artistic capabilities even if you’ve never drawn before. Individual attention provides encouragement to each student to progress with confidence. Learn the different media and techniques to enhance your skills. Exercises focus on sensitivity to line, light and shade effects, textures, tonal values and expression. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

Total Cost: $143 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-755-A3M
Tuesdays, March 3 - April 14, 6:30 - 9 p.m. (6 sessions; no class 3/31)
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Drawing for the Timid
Start from scratch or wherever your abilities lie. Learning to draw what you see is fun with no embarrassment - laughter, yes! Develop this skill found within us all. Bring an inexpensive white sketch pad 8” x 11” or larger, any pencils and a fine tip black water-soluble marker you like to use. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

Total Cost: $78 (includes $45 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-007-A3
Tuesdays, Jan. 27 - Feb. 17, 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). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XXZ-993-A4M
Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – noon (2 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-A3M
Saturdays, Feb. 7 - March 21, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (6 sessions, no class on March 7)
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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 the 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. (2 sessions)
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New! Women Artists Though the Ages

Discover female artists who excelled in painting and sculpture. Reveal why women were not in the limelight when their work was produced. Explore their training and art education. Study and analyze works from different periods, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O’Keefe, Louise Nevelson and many others. Rich images inform and invite discussion. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Paul Cassar

Total Cost: $78 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: PDE-970-A3
Sundays, Feb. 8 - March 1, 1 - 3 p.m. (4 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.

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