Brentwood Arts Exchange Hosts Business of Art Workshops and Youth Art Camps

By Editorial Team on March 15, 2012
Image Courtesy of Brentwood Arts Echange



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Spring Break Art Camps
This series of one-day art camps offers structured visual art learning in a fun, positive environment, based on developing artistic skills through open-ended creativity. Students explore new themes daily, so come for one day or all four. There will be break time for lunch, so bring a bagged lunch and a snack. Before and after care are available for convenience. Pre-registration is required for each day, as well as for before and after care. Class costs include materials. Bring an apron or a smock to help stay clean.

All About Me! – Monday, April 2
Discover new ways to create exciting portraits.
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Wonderful World of Animals! – Tuesday, April 3
Enjoy art projects inspired by the animal world.
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Inspired by Food! – Wednesday, April 4
Expand your artistic palette based on food-themed projects.
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Read, Draw, Create! – Thursday, April 5
Create comics, books, and art based on favorite stories.
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Ages 6 -12
Camps operate 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
$35/day Bi-County Residents, $42/day Non-Residents

Before Care 7:30 am – 9:00 am
$3/day Bi-County Residents; $4/day Non-Residents

After Care: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
$3/day Bi-County Residents; $4/day Non-Residents

Upcoming Business of Art Workshops
A Workshop Series for Visual Artists of all levels. All workshops are free and open to the public.

The Business of Art Workshops are presented by the Brentwood Arts Exchange and the Gateway Community Development Corporation with support from the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. The workshops are designed to provide skills and answers for artists seeking to earn more from their work. Topics include tips on marketing, copyright issues, pricing, and improving your portfolio presentations.  Click here to learn more about the series.

Copyright for Artists
March 24, 2012. 12-3 pm
Presented by Stephen Slusher. Your art is unique and creative and your own. Learn how to ensure that it stays that way by attending a workshop on artists’ copyright issues. SMARTlink #883667

Artwork Valuation Workshops
This two-day workshop, presented by the Washington Project for the Arts as part of their No Artist Left Behind series, aims to help artists set and protect the value of their work and consists of two independent components on two consecutive days.

Day 1: Setting the Price
April 24, 2012; 7-9 pm
Presented by Lauren Gentile. Artists can sign up to have their work appraised by Contemporary Wing founder and independent appraiser, Lauren Gentile. Lauren will discuss her assessment of the proper pricing of the artworks in a public presentation, allowing attendees to get a glimpse into the factors that affect pricing from the perspective of a gallerist and appraiser who regularly works with collectors and artists. SMARTlink #883715

Day 2, Protecting the Value
April 25, 2012; 7-9 pm
Moderated by Lisa Gold. A panel discussion focusing on understanding the risks that can affect the value of an artist’s work, both before and after a sale. The panel will offer a diverse range of perspectives from experts in the areas of insurance, valuation, and conservation in order to help artists make informed choices about protecting their work. SMARTlink #883766

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 us at the Brentwood Arts Exchange 301-277-2863, or call the SMARTlink Helpdesk at 301-583-BOOK (2665).

Register by emailing the Helpdesk at:
Brentwood Arts Exchange accepts payment by Visa and Mastercard; and when registering in person, they also accept cash and personal checks.

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.

Hours of Operation:

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

Brentwood Arts Exchange at GAteway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722. For more information tel. 301-277-2863 / tty. 301-466-6802 or visit them online at