Workshops and Classes

Winter Art Classes at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

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Classes at the Brentwood Arts Exchange on East City Art

Children’s Classes

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Bilingual Art Explorers/Exploradores del Arte

Course# 365414        Saturdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 12.  (4 weeks)

10:30am – 12:30pm        Ages 5 – 10

Learning art is a great way for children to develop many important skills, and in this case, also to learn language.  This bilingual art class will be taught in both English and Spanish and is appropriate for children who speak either language.  Students will explore a range of topics and media while having fun creating art.

$40 (bi-county residents)/ $48 (non-residents)

Art Explorers

Course# 510165        Tuesdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15.  (6 weeks)

10:30am – 12:00pm        Ages: 5 – 10

Learning art is a great way for children to develop cognitive skills, creative thinking, and hand-eye coordination.  Art Explorers students will explore a range of topics and media while having fun creating art.

$40 (bi-county residents)/ $48 (non-residents)

Mixed Ages (Adult and Teen) Classes

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Adobe Photoshop (1 & 2)

Section 1        Course# 364164        Tuesdays, Jan. 4 – Jan. 25.  (4 weeks)

Section 2        Course# 364165        Tuesdays, Feb. 1 – Feb. 22.  (4 weeks)

6:00 – 8:00pm      Ages 13 & Up

Learn hands-on using the namesake software of contemporary image editing.  Create and build skills utilizing the computer as an art and photography tool.  This class is a two class sequence.  Enrollment in one section is not required for enrollment in the other.

Each section: $40 (bi-county residents)/ $48 (non-residents)

Drawing (1 & 2)

Section 1        Course# 364214        Thursdays, Jan. 6 – Jan. 27.  (4 weeks)

Section 2        Course# 364215        Thursdays, Feb. 3 – Feb. 24.  (4 weeks)

6:00 – 8:00pm          Ages 13 & Up

Learn or practice the skills and fundamentals of drawing from observation. Instruction will be individualized to each student’s abilities. Bring pencils and large drawing pad to the first class; a supply list will be provided at that time.  This class is a two class sequence.  Enrollment in one section is not required for enrollment in the other.

Each section: $40 (bi-county residents)/ $48 (non-residents)

Contemporary Collage Workshop

Course# 364514        Sat., Jan. 8.  (1 day)

1:00 – 5:00pm        Ages 13 & Up

Learn materials, techniques and 21st century approaches for creating art that explores the rich history of collage.  In this hands-on class, you will gain a new perspective on developing compositions and content by combining found and created materials and images.

$30 (bi-county residents)/ $36 (non-residents)

Photographing Art Work

Course# 365564        Sat., Jan. 29.  (1 day)

1:30 – 5:30pm        Ages 13 & Up

Documenting artwork can be one of the most important and most frustrating steps in a successful business as an artist.  Learn essential tips and techniques from one of the region’s foremost photographers.

$30 (bi-county residents)/ $36 (non-residents)

Brentwood Arts Exchange – exchanging ideas through art

A facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. @ Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 20722 tel. 301-277-2863 / tty. 301-466-6802

http://arts.pgparks.com

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Closed Sundays

How to Register

You must register and pay for classes in advance. You’ll need to 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 www.pgparks.com.  Click on the SMARTlink icon on the right hand side of the page.  Register by phone: call the Brentwood Arts Exchange at 301-277-2863, or call the SMARTlink Helpdesk at 301-583-BOOK (2665)  Register by emailing the Helpdesk at: [email protected] They accept payment by Visa and Mastercard; and when registering in person, they also accept cash and personal checks.