Workshops and Classes

Fall Classes at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

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Seniors & Adults

Adobe Photoshop 1
SMARTlink #698814
Wednesdays, October 5th – 26th; 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ages 13 – Adult
Learn hands-on using the namesake software of contemporary image editing. Create and build skills utilizing the computer as an art and photography tool. Taught by photographer Alison Duvall.
$40 Bi-County Residents / $48 Non-Residents

Painting with Felt
SMARTlink #713064
Saturday, October 22nd; 10 am – 1 pm
Ages 13 – Adult
Explore the art of felt painting with artist James Brown. Participants will create original felt paintings using colored wool and a felting needle on foam. Please bring magazine clippings of images to use as source material.
$40 Bi-County Residents / $48 Non-Residents


Abstract Painting – Wild Color and New Techniques
SMARTlink #713014
Saturday, November 12th; 10 am – 1 pm
Ages 13 – 18
Explore the world of abstract painting with artist and educator Karen O. Brown. Using a variety of tools, paint media and techniques, participants will create bold paintings full of color and texture. Each participant will create their own painting to take home. Participants should bring a snack and wear old clothes.

Found Object Sculpture – Recycle Into Art
SMARTlink #713114
Saturday, November 19th; 10 am – 1 pm
Ages 13 – 18
Artist and educator Karen O. Brown leads a class inspired by the dramatic artwork of Louise Nevelson. Working with scraps of wood and other found objects, participants will assemble pieces in an artful fashion, finishing with a coat of paint. Each participant will complete a unique sculpture to take home. Participants should bring a snack and wear old clothes.


Parent/Toddler Creative Art Workshop
SMARTlink #715564
Saturday, November 5th; 10:30am – 11:30am
Ages 3 – 5
Spark your child’s imagination with story time and art-making. Enjoy time together creating fun projects based on favorite children’s books. Wear old clothes or bring a smock. Adult participation (free) is required. Registration is per child.
$15 Bi-County Residents / $18 Non-Residents

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays

How to Register
  • You must register and pay for classes in advance. You’ll need to have or establish a SMARTlink account before you can register for classes and activities.
  • Register in person at any M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation staffed facilities in Prince George’s County.
  • Register online at  Click on the SMARTlink icon on the right hand side of the page.
  • Register by phone: call the Brentwood Arts Exchange 301-277-2863, or call the SMARTlink Helpdesk at 301-583-BOOK (2665).
  • Register by emailing the Helpdesk at: [email protected]
  • Pay  by Visa and Mastercard and when registering in person, cash and personal checks are accepted

Resident Registration Fees:

The M-NCPPC policy gives priority to Prince George’s County Residents during program and class enrollment.  It also increases registration fees by approximately 20% for those living outside Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.  This procedure ensures that the citizens who fund these programs through their tax dollars have the first option to enroll.

Refunds & Cancellations:

Registrants are entitled to a 100% refund to their accounts in the event that The M-NCPPC cancels a course.  Registrants may withdraw from a course at any time and receive a pro-rated credit to their account.  If registrants choose to request a refund of the pro-rated amount, a 20% administration fee will be assessed.  No requests for refunds will be accepted after a course is completed.  No refunds will be issued for classes missed by the participant.

Fee Assistance:

Fee assistance is available for Prince George’s County residents only.  For information and forms, stop by the Brentwood Arts Exchange or your local community center or obtain the forms online at > About Parks and Recreation > Fee Assistance.


Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center – exchanging ideas through art.  A facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is located at  3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 20722.  tel. 301-277-2863 / tty. 301-466-6802 or visit them online at