Classes & Workshops – Maryland

With multiple classrooms and workshop spaces in our studio complex 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.

Workshops with Cathy Hirsh – Try something new and also make faster progress.  For beginning and intermediate artists or experienced artists new to the topic area.

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 supplies and “takeaway” tools included.

JumpStart Watercolor Workshop – 6 hours of technique demonstration and student practice.  $125 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Abstract Painting – full day class covering techniques to create and evaluate abstract paintings. Students will create paintings using three different approaches. $150 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Mixed Media – full day class on approaches and materials used for mixed media art. Techniques in collage, layering, and mark-making will be explored while students create 2 mixed media pieces. $180 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Flower Painting – full day class exploring different flower structures and methods to paint them, individually and in bouquets. Students bring the media, supports, and tools of their choice. $150

Weekly classes also available depending upon demand. for more information.


Workshop Flyer for Cathy Hirsh

The Mosaic Box

Mosaic Classes and Workshops

Studio 30

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive
Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852
New Classes and Workshops Opening
Mondays 11am-2pm
Wednesdays 6-9pm
Saturdays 10am-1pm

You can choose to do Classes

$360 +$50 (material)


Workshop Decoration Object with pre-cut tiles
(plates, trays, mirrors, small tables, any flat objects)
$180 + $50/75 (material)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance
Payment due at registration
For registration contact Brigitte Messali



Workshops with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild



The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild meets at 10:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month from September through June. Most meetings are held at St. James Episcopal Church. There is a brief business meeting followed by a lecture by a distinguished speaker on a fiber art topic. Programs for the current year are described here.

The Guild hosts a series of workshops throughout the year.  The workshops are generally given by the artist who presents the program at the Guild meeting.

Mini-Workshops are held beginning at 1 p.m. at the Guild meeting site (St. James Episcopal Church), following the Guild meeting and social hour.  They are 3 hours long.

Workshops last from 1 to 3 days, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, unless otherwise noted.  The locations are given with each workshop description.

Workshop attendance is limited based on space availability and instructor preference.  The workshops are open to all Guild members, with registrations on a first come, first served basis. Registration opens to non-members at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop, if space is available. When the class-size limit is reached, a wait list is established.

For all workshops, advance registration and full tuition payment at the time of registering are required. There may also be an additional materials fee payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop.  A supply list, if appropriate, is available with each workshop description below.

Workshops for the current year are described here.

Cancellation Policy:  Participants who need to cancel prior to the start of the workshop must contact the Registrar first in order to receive the Wait-List (if there is one). Tuition reimbursement must be coordinated between Participant and their Replacement (not the Guild).

For last-minute registrations and cancellations (within 24 hours of the start of the workshop), please contact the registrar through email to the Registrar or by phone using the phone number listed in the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild Yearbook.

For inclement weather:  read our inclement weather policy.

If you have trouble with registering, contact our Registrar

Visit the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild website here.


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