The Brentwood Arts Exchange Announces Fall Classes

By Editorial Team on September 5, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Photo courtesy of the Brentwood Arts Exchange.


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Adult Classes:
Metal Jewelry Making
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Create, design and learn the proper and safe way to use power tools for the production of hand-constructed metal jewelry. Learn how different techniques are used to produce a finished piece of jewelry.
Registration continues throughout the year in 5-week sessions
Residents: $115, Non: $138
Session 1: September 17 – October 15, SMARTlink #1500067
Session 2: October 22 – November 19, SMARTlink #1500168

Adventure into the World of Mosaics
Monday, September 22, 10 am – 2 pm
An Active Aging Week 2014 Event
This class is your opportunity to learn and make your own mosaic. Led by talented mosaic artist Valerie Theberge, this workshop is for all seniors – with or without art experience. You are encouraged to bring a lunch. The class is free, however, reservations are required.
Follow-up grouting/finishing day, Tuesday September 23, 10 am – 12 pm
FREE for Seniors aged 60 or better
Call the Brentwood Arts Exchange to reserve your space. 301-277-2863.Jewelry Making

Digital Photography
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Learn camera operation, controls, and aesthetic decisions. Learn how to download, manipulate, and print your digital images.
September 16 – October 21
Residents: $75, Non: $90
SMARTlink #1500167

Adobe Photoshop
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Learn to use the namesake software of modern image editing. This course will introduce you to the basics to give you a solid foundation to explore and create in digital media.
October 28 – November 18.
Residents: $60, Non: $72
SMARTlink #1500118

Digital 3D Modeling
Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Architecture, gaming, industrial design, and 3D printing are all rooted aspects of digital 3D modeling. This course uses hands-on activities to teach the fundamentals of the art form including, 3D geometry, scaling, textures, light/shadow, extruding, camera control, creating scenes, and more. Creative work will happen in Google Sketch-up, which is easy to use and free to download to continue learning from home.
October 4 – November 22
Ages 14 – 18
Residents: $75, Non: $90
SMARTlink #1556567

Scarf Making with T-Shirts
Saturday, October 18, 12 – 3 pm
Learn how to create your own fashion-forward scarf just in time for Fall. Learn how to cut, design, and embellish your own cotton scarf. All materials provided. Basic knowledge of hand- stitching with needle and thread needed.
Ages 14 – 18
SMARTlink #1540267

Children’s Classes:
Metal Working with Kids
Saturday, October 11, 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Experience and learn the techniques of small metal working including torch work and cold manipulation. Projects include making your own jewelry of functional art, such as rings, bracelets, and usable bowls.
Residents: $65, Non: $78
Ages 9 – 13
SMARTlink #1500117

Creative Kids Days
9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day
Creative Kids Days are all-day, structured art classes offered on days when Prince George’s Public Schools are off. Discover a world where your child can create fun art projects that expand their imagination, express their creativity and sharpen their learning. Young artist are invited to join us for hands-on arts activities that teach skills in art materials, core principles of art, and insights into world cultures.
Before/After Care are available 7 am – 9 am and 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Ages 6-12
Residents: $35, Non: $42

Friday, September 19 SMARTlink #1509767
Friday, October 17 SMARTlink #1509768
Monday, November 3 SMARTlink #150769
Tuesday,November 4 SMARTlink #1509770

To Register:

  • Register by phone: Call the Brentwood Arts Exchange (301)277-2863, or the Helpdesk at (301)699-2255
  • Register Online: Click on the SMARTlink icon.
  • Register in person: Visit any Department of Parks and Recreation staffed facility in Prince George’s County.

Gallery Hours:

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

Brentwood Arts Exchange – exchanging ideas through art is located in the Gateway Arts Center at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood. For more information call 301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802, email or visit