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Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Calendar of Events - Oct - Nov 2012

OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Tuesdays from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Exploring Watercolors with Sally Clark.  Register by Sept 25 and bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info


A.R.T. East Exhibit and Reception 5 to 7 pm. at The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center in Chester. Enjoy an eclectic show of works by regional artists in this unique venue. Most work available for purchase.Exhibit runs though December 29th.For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

OCTOBER 11 and OCTOBER 18: Thursdaysfrom 7 pm to 9 pm.Mosiac with Candace Liccione at Wye River Designs in Grasonville.  $48 members, $60 non-members.For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info www.wyeriverdesigns.com

Talbot Free Library - September Programs for Adults

Adult Programs

Easton (100 West Dover Street, Easton)

 Authors to Discuss Achieving Better Health Without Medication

Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.  Dr. John Snyder, author of Overcoming Depression Without Drugs, and David Mercier, L.Ac., author of A Beautiful Medicine, will discuss their work. 


Brown Bag Lunch: Hurricanes and the Chesapeake Region

Thursday, September 20, noon.  Rick Schwartz talks about the great storms in our region.

CBMM offers woodworking, new boat shop programs

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has announced a new fall series of programs in the museum’s boat shop. The public programs begin September 14 and continue through November 23, with limited space and pre-registration needed.

CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop program takes place on September 14 and 28, October 26, and November 9 and 23, and invites members of the public to work on a small woodworking project of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project. Participants will receive the advice and guidance of an experienced shipwright and woodworker and can expect assistance with CBMM’s machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project. Small-scale projects could include plans for a small gift, frames, furniture, models, artwork, and more. The Friday Open Boat Shop program runs from 5:30-8:30pm and costs $20 per session for CBMM members and $30 per session for non-members. Space is limited with pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8pm, Woodcuts with Kevin Garber offers the opportunity to meet the master printmaker as he demonstrates and discusses the proper techniques for duplicating a print from an early 1960s Philip McMartin wood cut. Garber’s work can be found in the Kemper Art Museum and Island Press at Washington University, as well as in collections throughout the country, including the Whitney Art Museum in New York City, and in CBMM’s new exhibit, Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats. The cost is $25 for CBMM members and $35 for non-members, with space limited and pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

Sunday, 3/11/2012 at Vulcan's Rest Fibers

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters, 4 pm -7pm   $30  

What do you do when the knit shop is closed and you realize that you dropped a stitch 2 hours ago? This class will help knitters with such problems as keeping stitches from falling off the needle, dealing with twisted circular knitting needle cables, joining new ball of yarn and how to deal with twisted stitches, how to pick up a dropped stitch, knit in the round with two circular needles, figure out why your knitting is getting wider or narrower when it shouldn't be and more. 

Beginner model boatbuilding offered at CBMM March 31-April 1

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Model Guild in St. Michaels, MD is offering a beginner model boatbuilding workshop from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Participants will be led step-by-step by skilled craftsman to create a half-hull model of the clipper Pride of Baltimore II. Class size is limited, with pre-registration needed.

Band sawed from a two-toned wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display.

Drawing 100 Class

Drawing basics are the keys to understanding perspective, light and shade and the cornerstones of a sound art background. The essential principles, tools and media are the starting points for students in Drawing 100. From here students will move on to develop their critical thinking skills fundamental to understanding art and the study of contour, gesture, modeling, value, color and perspective, with special attention to drawing from observation. Students will learn to discuss their artwork by exploring a variety of approaches using dry media and an emphasis on still life, landscape and architecture. Local excursions weather permitting. No prior art instruction necessary. Materials: registered students will receive a supply list.

Classes begin on Friday, February 10 and run through March 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor Rick Strittmater has extensive professional experience in advertising, publication, packaging, tradeshow and exhibit design, digital and traditional illustration. He holds a B.F.A. from the Cleveland Art Institute and has taught graduate and undergraduate level curriculum at the University of Baltimore and Anne Arundel Community College. www.blackpooldesign.com

CBMM’s “Foodways of the Chesapeake” lecture series begins January 12

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) begins a new lecture series entitled “An Abundant and Fruitful Land: Foodways of the Chesapeake, Now and Then,” on January 12, with the four-part series continuing through March 14. Held on the museum’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD, the series welcomes CBMM members and the general public’s participation, with pre-registration required.

From 6 to 8pm on January 12, “Spirits of the Chesapeake: Taverns, Tankards, and True Stories from 18th Century Maryland” will take place in the museum’s Van Lennep Auditorium and features Rod Cofield, director of interpretation at Historic Londontown in Edgewater, MD. Cofield will share his research into the history of tippling in the Colonial Chesapeake, and how primary documents reflect the people, environment, and debauchery of 18th century life in the Tidewater. The lecture is followed by a presentation from Joe Dolce, manager of Chestertown’s Imperial Hotel, whose talk about the original colonial cocktail the “rum shrub,” will be highlighted with tastings and recipes. The cost is $15 for CBMM members and $18 for non-members.

Easton Meditation Group to Offer “Introduction to Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation”

The Easton Meditation Group is offering a five-session course, “Introduction to Insight Meditation” beginning Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Easton. During five consecutive Thursday evenings, the introductory course provides basic instructions on insight meditation with each week’s session building on the previous one.

Larissa Kitenko, founder of the Easton Meditation Group, will lead the five-week course. Ms. Kitenko is a longtime practitioner of insight meditation who regularly includes silent retreats as part of her practice. She teaches meditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction throughout the Eastern Shore and recently in Washington, DC.

“At the heart of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness which is simply the cultivation of our ability to pay attention to the present moment,” says Ms. Kitenko.  “We are often preoccupied with thoughts about the past or the future that may contribute to stress, fear and suffering. Insight meditation is learning to overcome this preoccupation so that we can see clearly what is happening in our present experience,” she adds.

Photography With Your DSLR

Photography skills include an eye for composition, color and contrast, but skills are much enhanced by a working knowledge of your camera. Instructor Don Dement will guide students through the use of their cameras and maximizing the camera’s features. This two-day class will cover camera and lens characteristics, settings and operation; using flash well, making selections (WB, PASM, PAW/JPG and others), storage and file-organizing software, image processing workflow, support equipment and many tips for shooting and handling digital single reflex cameras. Interactive discussions will be held for problem solving, and is geared toward DSLR owners and potential buyers.

Saturday, December 10 and 17 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, MD. The deadline for registration is December 2. Fees for this class are $99 for Arts Council Members and $113 for non-members. Dement has taught digital photography and editing with high acclaim at Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and at the Centre for the Arts since 2002. He is an award winning photographer and exhibits his work widely. The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills.

Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Become an Apprentice Boatbuilder for a Day at CBMM this winter

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels has announced the winter/spring 2012 schedule for its Apprentice for a Day program. During museum hours on Saturdays and Sundays from January 7th through May 27th, participants will be constructing a North Shore Sailing Skiff, “Miss B” Model. By constructing a boat from start to finish throughout the process, traditional Chesapeake boatbuilding techniques will be taught to participants of all skill levels under the direction of a CBMM shipwright.

Participants can be a part of the whole 21-week process, or can sign up only for specific dates. The “Journeyman's Special” package makes a great gift and includes any four days for one reduced price, and can diversify the experience to include several different skills.

Individual classes are $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members. The four-day “Journeyman’s Special” is $125 for members and $170 for non-members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. Gift certificates for the holidays are also available.

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