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Classes & Workshops

With multiple classrooms and workshop spaces in two locations in Rockville, we are pleased to expand our class offerings taught by some of the best artist instructors in our area. These classes and workshops will inspire emerging and professional artists with great content, a supportive classroom environment, and the opportunity to build on skills and talents while working among talented resident artists in a collegial atmosphere. Check back often as our offerings expand. Contact individual instructors with questions, and to register.

Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Classes & Workshops, News & Events | 0 comments

Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Open Life Drawing Drop-In   2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-9pm. Artists of all levels are welcome. (No instruction.) Come draw from a professional model. Drop-in fee $10. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.   Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 Park in rear, enter at the back door. Main Gallery, straight in and to the right from the parking lot. Figure drawing – nude model (short and long poses) Contact: pooja@poojafineart.com...

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The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

The Compass Atelier now has three classrooms – a 1,000 sq ft classroom located at Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn in Rockville, The Compass Atelier Annex in studio 8 at A&M1, and a new 1,100 sq ft classroom at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville that offer classes and more for all skill levels and many disciplines, styles, and subject matter.  Weekly Classes offer a great entry point to art-making.  The Certificate Program takes those interested in a professional artistic career to that goal in...

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UK Watercolorist Graham Berry is coming to Artists & Makers Studios

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

UK Watercolorist Graham Berry is coming to Artists & Makers Studios

We are delighted to announce that the very talented and award winning U.K. artist Graham Berry is visiting Artists & Makers Studios 2 for a weekend workshop, May 19-21, 2017. WORKSHOP IS FULL & ON WAITLIST If you have questions, contact Colleen Henderson for more information. ...

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SEW STRANGE with Melissa Ichiuji (and an exhibit opportunity!)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

SEW STRANGE with Melissa Ichiuji (and an exhibit opportunity!)

This class invites students to metaphorically “look under the rock” and explore themes related to dreams, Surrealism, and the subconscious. Artists will use journaling and sketching as jumping off points and learn building techniques to create a unique figurative sculpture that expresses the spirit of their fantasy life. 6 Week Session: May 6 – June 17 2017 (No class May 20) Saturdays from 10am -1:00pm Location: Artists and Makers Studios 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852 Cost: $230 Materials not included. Open to all...

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Watercolor with David R. Daniels

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Watercolor with David R. Daniels

David earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University. After 15 years of teaching in the Michigan public school system he moved to Washington, DC to pursue an art career. In the past several years, David’s talent has earned him the distinction of Best of Show in such prestigious organizations as the Capitol Hill Art League of Washington, DC, the Cultural Society of Coral Springs, Florida and the Washington Watercolor Association of Washington, DC. In addition to being a working artist, David is a dynamic and engaging...

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Pastel with Resident Artist Jean Hirons

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Pastel with Resident Artist Jean Hirons

Jean Hirons is a painterly realist using soft pastel to create luminous landscapes. A native of New England, Hirons often features its beautiful architecture in her paintings, or the farms of the Mid-Atlantic, where she now resides.  Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She also holds signature membership in the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Maryland Pastel Society. Her work has been included in many national and...

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Photography Workshops with Resident Artist Elody Crimi

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Photography Workshops with Resident Artist Elody Crimi

Elody is currently offering 3 exciting workshops in Studio 203 at Artists and Makers 2.  Join her at the Smartphone Imagery Workshop on Feb. 23rd, March 11th, or April 2nd to learn how to take great photos with your Smartphone (along with an overview of basic and advanced functions of your phone, a demo of various apps, how to edit your photos, the various peripherals available, social media, printing, etc.) Upcoming dates for the Intro to Digital Basics Workshops will be: Feb. 26th, March 16th and April 16th.  In this workshop you will learn...

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Gelatin Plate Printing Workshops with Mariana Kastrinakis and Felisa Federman

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

  NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY All supplies provided A 3 hour workshop at Artists & Makers 2 – Wilkins Campus Consider taking it with friends or family for added fun   In this class, we use home-made gelatin plates (provided, although brand-name Gelli plates are also welcome) and we use acrylic paints to roll onto the plates.  We texturize the plate surface with stamps/stencils/found objects (many are provided) and, through an iterative printing process, we create fun printed layers which result in the final art prints,...

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The Art of Dance and Movement with Shadiyah

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

The Art of Dance and Movement with Shadiyah

Belly Dance and World Culture Fitness Classes Shadiyah presents SPRING SESSION OF DANCE CLASSES at Rockville’s newest and fastest growing art center, Artists & Makers Studios! NOW is a great time to indulge in the beauty and health benefits of Middle Eastern dance! Join me for a journey of Middle Eastern and World dance styles, music and movement celebrating the diversity of dance and fitness from around the globe and inspired by rotating art exhibits in the gallery at The Artists & Makers Studios Studio! Art with art! Each...

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Painting Classes with Artist Bonny Lundy

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Classes & Workshops, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Painting Classes with Artist Bonny Lundy

Nature in Watercolor with Bonny Lundy     Ten weeks  $275.00       Five weeks $150.00 Learn to paint spring landscape, the ocean, marshes, dunes, flower gardens and many other subjects.  Demonstrations and ongoing individual critique allows you to understand, improve and develop your personal painting style. This is a great class for intermediate to advanced students who want to have fun in a friendly atmosphere while learning.  This class is limited to 10 students. bonnylundyart@aol.com 301-466-6344 BONNYLUNDY.COM Experimental Watercolor...

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Encaustic Workshops with Resident Artist Angela White

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Encaustic Workshops with Resident Artist Angela White

Encaustic Painting Workshop Workshop can be taken for one or two days Encaustic Painting Workshop Workshop can be taken for one or two days What is covered: This workshop is for some who have little familiarity and some who have experienced working with the medium, but seek to refine their skills. Demonstrations will be followed by independent working time. Diversity of learning is covered, including the basic materials and techniques, safety issues and discussions of supports, grounds, layering, scraping, fusing, transparencies, collage,...

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Guise and Dolls with Melissa Ichiuji

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Guise and Dolls with Melissa Ichiuji

Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji March 5 – March 26, 2016 Saturdays from 10:00 – 1:00 $175.00 for 4 weeks (materials not included) Express your secret self through doll making   Dolls are the oldest, most popular toys that ever existed. Since the beginning of civilization dolls have functioned as playthings, magical dream keepers and spiritual intermediaries. Doll making marries beautifully the seriousness of high art, the freedom of play, and the healing power of self-reflective object making. This class...

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Glass Fusing Classes with Resident Artist Kathie Perry Lynch

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Glass Fusing Classes with Resident Artist Kathie Perry Lynch

My glass journey began about twenty years ago when I signed up to take a fused glass class and I fell in love with the glass medium and the interplay of the glass itself with the lighting around it. Hooked on glasswork and this new art form, I went on to become a founding member of the Glen Echo Glass Art Consortium. To further hone my craft, I have taken classes with many renowned glass artists, including Rudi Gritsch, Gil Reynolds, Steve Klein, Jane Bruce, Anna Boothe, Colin Reed, Martin Kramer, Richard Parrish, Stacey Lyn Smith, Jonathan...

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Painting Classes with Resident Artist Cathy Hirsh

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Classes & Workshops | 0 comments

Painting Classes with Resident Artist Cathy Hirsh

Tuesday/Wednesday painting classes in acrylic, watercolor, oil, or gouache—new or experienced students.  2 ½ hour classes occur at 10, 1:30, and 6:00.  Watercolor classes are separate. Join at any time. We will discuss your experience and goals and tailor an approach for you. $30/class, $230/8 classes. Workshops for faster progress.  QuickStart to Painting with Media Exploration—full-day class on fundamentals, sketching, and tools/techniques. Exercises with media reinforce concepts and help students decide what to explore further. $150...

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