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
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
“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
The Delaplaine’s biennial celebration of artists over age 70! CALL FOR ENTRIES This is an open exhibit for anyone who is 70 years or older. Each artist may exhibit one piece of art in any media. Deadline for submissions is July 31. For more information, call 301-698-0656 x115 or email email@example.com.
Over 70 Show
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
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five, and led by Ananda Shala every 3rd Friday before Movie Night on the Creek. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged.
Yoga on the Creek
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
Enjoy a fun filled evening of creating your own unique clay project all while in the company of a few friends and of course a glass of Chardonnay! Relax and take in the full experience of getting messy and letting your creativity flow all with guidance from one of our great Clay Masters. All of the supplies, firings, and equipment needed for the event are provided. Participants need only bring themselves and an old towel. Instructors will demonstrate the project for the class while participants enjoy lite refreshments. Participants must be age 21 or over to drink alcoholic beverages. Due to Maryland liquor laws, all alcoholic beverages must be BYOB to this event. Light snacks are served to go with your beverage of choice To sign up, go to www.pottersguildoffrederick.com. Event sponsored by the Potters’ Guild of Frederick and Leaman Pottery. What to wear: Wear old clothes, no jewelry on wrists or fingers. Please bring an old towel or two – the clay does stain clothing. Be advised that long fingernails can be a problem and in some cases, prevent working with the clay properly. It is best to clip your nails short for the event.
Clay and Chardonnay
Every Saturday we offer a FREE class to educate home buyers who are INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HOME WITH $0 DOWN! Stop in our office for this FREE class to learn about grant programs and how to get into your home with $0/down. We have coffee and doughnuts while we review the process in a fun, no-pressure, laid-back environment. No need to register, just come see us at 10:45 am. No obligation – empower yourself in under one hour! Mike Muren, Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate Class meets at the Long & Foster Retail Office, 244 N Market St in Downtown Frederick, MD 21701.
Free Home Buyer Class
Experience the history and beauty of downtown as our guides share the fascinating stories that make up Frederick. 3rd and 5th Saturdays at 11:00am 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1:30am Length 90 minutes
Historic Frederick Walking Tour
Learn about Frederick County’s outstanding sites, peoples, and events through a tour of the local African American community’s historical cultural and civic center.
African American History Walking Tour
Experience the backstage magic for yourself! Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, our landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County. Led by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes and are free of charge.
Weinberg Center Backstage Tours
Together, Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts and Frederick County Public Libraries host a play-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the Library’s Greatest Need Fund. Learning through play is paramount for children. This type of learning facilitates school readiness skills. Visit Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each hour will feature learning themes, fun toys, and free activities: 11 a.m.: Music & Movement 12 p.m.: Math & Matching 1 p.m.: Brian Builders 2 p.m.: Imagination & Innovation, plus free Rita’s Ice! 3 p.m.: Nature & Nurture with animals from Fountain Rock Nature Center
Dancing Bear Toy and Gifts | Play-A-Thon
Cheese holds a special place in Spanish cuisine, from tapas to desserts and even has a national festival devoted to it. In this session, discover and taste a variety of Spanish cheeses and learn how they have been shaped by history and culture.
Spanish Cheese & Culture
Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and spread out on the grassy hillside behind the Shab Row shops for three hours of live music. Pagan Folk: an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth and mirth. A little bit Celtic, a little bit Tribal, and a ton of fun. Please note: subject to delay or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.