Upcoming Downtown Events
Explore texturing, soldering, and metal forming in this class geared for intermediate and advanced jewelers. You will learn about the elasticity and properties of metal, and how to incorporate stones into your designs. Class includes demonstrations on metal piercing, forming, and soldering different metals together, as well as discussions on variations. You will complete a Hot Twist Bracelet; three Color Metal Marriage Earrings; and Water Casting. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry I or equivalent. Prior oxy/propane torch experience required. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older.
More Soldering, Torch Work, & Stone Setting | Beth Carey
The Potters’ Guild of Frederick is pleased to feature the work of clay artists Judith Kornett and Martha Morrison this month. Judith, of Judith Kornett Arts, presents both sculpture and hand thrown items. She is displayed nation wide. Martha works out of the Frederick Clay Studio and makes both sculpture as well as functional hand built items. Both women express issues and concerns important to them through their art.
Potters’ Guild Featured Artist Display
We have started our 7th Annual Lend a Hand Call for Art! This year’s chosen charity is The League for People with Disabilities! Our theme is “Piecing it All Together”. Registration to participate is $20 and goes directly to the charity. The call for art runs until Aug 31st and everyone is welcome to participate! On July 28th, Courtney Prahl will be on hand doing art demos for the event.
Lend A Hand Call For Art Continues & a Demo!
As the owner of The Muse, I have always quietly done my own mixed media, fiber based art in my spare time. It is something that has always been a large part of my life but not one that I would share very often. In 2017, I took on a personal project of creating a piece a week for the entire year. The pieces document the year from a global & personal perspective. For the month of July through Aug 26th, all 52 pieces will be on exhibit at The Delaplaine Arts Center.
52 Collage Project Exhibit
Linda Constant Robinson will explore the line in her show of paintings of florals, landscapes and Tibetan prayer flags titled “Between the Lines.” Michael Kraniski will show new paintings in a series titled “Skyscapes. “A landscape is static and of little interest until the sky acts upon it,” he says. These shows run from July 6 through 29, with an opening reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on July 7. TAG is open Fri.-Sat. noon to 9pm, and Sun. noon to 5 pm. theartistsgalleryfrederick.com. IMAGES • Linda Constant Robinson, “Tibetan Prayer Flags” • Linda Constant Robinson, “End of Summer” • Michael Kraniski, “Afternoon at the Lake” • Michael Kraniski, “Tornado”
TAG/The Artists Gallery | Solo Exhibitions
“Much of the art of the past is not only decorative but profoundly meaningful. Its formal excellence complements that meaning, typically expressed by means of symbolic images. My own sculpture derives from this tradition. My preferred medium is bronze, and I cast in my own studio foundry in Annapolis using the cire perdue, or lost wax, process.”
Burton Blistein | No Exit
“The 52 Collage Project is a narrative visual documentary of 2017. One piece was created each week. A conscious observer of human behavior and social disparities, my work is a study in the personal identification that I find within these observances.”
Whitney Dahlberg | 52 Collage Project
“The idea for Pouring came about when representational life painting had become a bit boring, leading to some experimentation with wine and markers. Pouring enabled me to create whimsical and sometimes controversial images. Sometimes, I have no direction for what I expect the final piece to look like, and I discover as I go.”
Kim Klabe | Pouring
We are all familiar with summer scenes. Now let’s explore Summer Seen by the Gallery 322 artists. The act of creating gives the artists an opportunity to translate the scene or idea and present it in their own way distilled by their own vision.
“Summer Seen” | Gallery 322
AM (10 am–12 pm) PM (1–3 pm) Sessions Week 1 6/25–6/29 Backyard Buddies (ages 6–8), Sewing Basics: Pajama Party (ages 9–12), Traditional Drawing Skills (ages 12–16), Hand Sewing: Monsters & More! (ages 6–8), Printmaking Exploration (ages 9–12), Acrylic Painting Techniques (ages 12–16) Week 2 7/9–7/13 Barrage of Collage (ages 6–8), Drawing Skills (ages 9–12), Graphic Design: Wild West Posters (ages 12–16), Building Imaginary Universes (ages 6–8), Pablo Picasso Potato Heads (ages 9–12), Drawing Skills (ages 12–16) Week 3 7/16–7/20 Winter in July (ages 6–8), Painting Techniques (ages 9–12), Linocut Printing (ages 12–16), Collagraph Printmaking (ages 6–8), Fun & Funky Jewelry (ages 9–12), Painting Techniques (ages 12–16) Week 4 7/23–7/27 Intro to Observational Drawing (ages 6–8), Summer Fun: Bags & Totes (ages 9–12), Still Life Painting with Watercolor (ages 12–16), Hand Sewing: Stuffed Animals & Pillows (ages 6–8), Pop Art Seascape Dioramas (ages 9–12), Monotype Printmaking (ages 12–16) Week 5 7/30–8/3 Drawing for Your Sweet Tooth (ages 6–8), Soft Sculptures (ages 9–12), Collaborative Drawing (ages 12–16), Learning from the Masters (ages 6–8), Screen Print Studio: Design a T-Shirt (ages 9–12), Image Transfers & Mixed Media (ages 12–16) Week 6 8/6–8/10 Intro to Weaving (ages 6–8), Mask Making (ages 9–12), Visual Journals […]
Art Camps for Kids & Teens
Use the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication to create a forged cuff or form-folded bracelet, fold-formed or hammered earrings, and a chain necklace in this class geared for absolute beginners. Techniques such as piercing, drilling, sawing, stamping, annealing, and simple soldering will be covered. Ideal for the new or novice jeweler, this class will emphasize safety, tool mastery, and skill development while supporting you through the completion of original jewelry pieces. Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older.
Beginning Jewelry I | Georgina Copanzzi
Discover the basics of ceramic hand-building techniques, including coiling, slab building, and working with forms to make bowls, plates, vases, and small sculptures. Decorate your projects with slip, underglaze, and glaze. Geared for children ages 6+ and adults of all ages. Tuition covers adult/ child pair plus materials.
Parent & Child Clay: From Cups to Critters | Leslie King
Cast off your preconceived ideas about abstract painting to improve your design, expand your artistic knowledge, and enhance your painting skills! Develop your own style and approach to abstracts through painting, drawing, and collage in this class geared for intermediate and advanced students.
Painting Abstracts Open Studio | Ed Ramsburg
Back by popular demand! Donation based yoga class hosted by Yogamour. This is a weekly Tuesday class beginning May 22 through September at Sky Stage Donation-based yoga classes are available to ALL levels of experience. Please bring a mat and thirst quencher. We will be providing some mats, blocks and straps! In the event of inclement weather, please check the Yogamour website for class changes or cancellation. Your donations will be benefiting a movement towards meaningful change! Yogamour is a not for profit organization with the mission of bringing the well-being practice of yoga to all communities. Public donation-based classes, raise funds necessary to create meaningful yoga and mindfulness programs for local under-served and sensitive populations. Through Yogamour outreach, these populations are able to acquire the tools needed to regulate and find balance in every breath. www.yogamour.org
Yoga Class by donation with Yogamour
Develop your personal artistic direction and create a series of works using drawing, painting, or mixed-media techniques in an open studio setting. Customized demonstrations and direction will meet class needs and interests. Individual and group critiques and discussions will help you expand on your favorite media. Open to all levels.
Guided Personal Directions in the Studio | John Kachik
Use watercolor painting as an exercise in mindfulness in this workshop inspired by Vo-Dinh Mai. You will practice the art of paying attention to the present moment while participating in a quiet, meditative experience each week. You will not be led in meditation sessions, but will learn skills to meditate at home. Open to all levels.
Mindful Watercolor | Ed Ramsburg
Come for a lesson with Sylvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa, then continue to dance under the stars to Latin beats for a suggested $5 donation. Every 3rd Wednesday during the summer from 7-10PM!
Salsa Under the Stars
Looking for a place to stretch your wings and share your musical talent? Come to Sky Stage for Open Mic Night hosted by FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) the second Friday of every month! Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you to collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. To participate: Sign up for a time slot when you arrive Free admission, donations excepted, doors open at 6:30