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    Animal Portraits in Pastel

    “In the jungle, the miiiiiighty jungle, the lion…..gets sketched tonight!” With the help of an experienced crafter in a comfortable class setting, you’ll learn how to expertly use soft chalk pastels to create striking animal portraits. Your professional instructor will take you through the entire process of sketching and shading to create realistic images with lifelike color schemes. At the end of class, you’ll get to take your mammal masterpiece home. The only hard part will be choosing where to hang it! With the skills you pick up in this class, you’ll be feeling like the king or queen of the artistic jungle in no time!
    Animal Portraits in Pastel

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Learn how to make your own realistic, “up-close” animal and bird portraits with soft chalk pastels
    • Follow along step-by-step with an experienced professional who will continuously offer tips and tricks for producing high-quality work
    • Take home your own handdrawn masterpiece at the end of class
    • Gain a valuable new skill that you can continue to use for yourself or to craft personal gifts for others
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    Great Unheard of Wines Workshop

    Tired of downing the same bottles of wine every Friday night? Then take this class for a look into the world of “undiscovered” wines! With teaching from an experienced professional, you’ll go a journey through a variety of international locales -- as well as price points -- and the wines they produce. With every sip, you’ll learn how to articulate the flavors you experience as well as how to get the best taste possible of each blend. You’ll also get advice on how to properly pair wines with different foods -- a necessary skill for any serious dinner parties you may throw in the future. With the skills and knowledge you pick up in this class, you’ll be able to exchange those bottles of tired old vino for some delicious, truly great wines!
    Great Unheard of Wines Workshop

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Enjoy a tasting of a variety of wines which you’ve likely never tasted before
    • Hear in-depth insights about all the wines you taste, including what pairs best with each of them
    • Taste wines from a large selection of locations, in a wide range of price points
    • Gain useful skills and impressive knowledge to bust out at your next dinner party
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    Glass Fusing Basics

    Fuse together your budding art skills and your love for pretty things in this easy, hands-on class! With the help of an experienced crafter, you’ll go step-by-step through the step of process of fusing glass, and using it to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces. You’ll also enjoy being able to use an incredible variety of complimentary supplies from a top-notch art studio. Plus, your instructor will be happy to offer decorating advice that will help bring your true creative vision to life. After you’ve created your own 6-inch square glass bowl in class, your instructor will fire it in the kiln and put all the finishing touches on it for you. So, after just a short two week wait, you’ll be able to pick up a beautiful, completely finished product! Looks like you’ve just figured out what you’re making everyone for the holidays this year!
    Glass Fusing Basics

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Discover the simple art of fusing glass to create beautiful, handmade pieces
    • Follow along step-by-step with an experienced professional who will offer tips and tricks for making your 6-inch fused glass bowl
    • Take your creation home after a short period after class
    • Gain a valuable new skill that you can continue to use for yourself or to craft personal gifts for others
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    Photgraphy of the Ballet

    Capturing a snapshot of the spirit and emotion of a dance is almost as hard as gracefully leaping across a stage...but this class will teach you how to pull it off! Led by Don Becker, a photographer with years of experience, this class will focus on the fine art of ballet photography. Discover the essential elements of capturing dance, including how to work with lighting, movement, and how to choose just the right moment. Plus, you’ll get great tips on choosing the right model for your images, as well as how to compose professional-level shots. With all this great help, don’t be surprised if you want to do some celebratory dancing yourself!
    Photgraphy of the Ballet

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Get an in-depth look at the proper technique for photographing the art of ballet
    • Learn from an experienced photographer about essential elements such as lighting, movement, and capturing the right moments
    • Get incredibly useful tips and tricks for choosing the right dancer as a model, as well as composing stunning shots
    • Take home valuable skills that you’ll continue to use as you embark on your journey into the world of dance photography
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    Fused Glass Nightlights

    Beautify the dark with gorgeous and one-of-a-kind fused glass nightlights! With the help of an experienced crafter, you’ll begin this class by getting an overview of the fused glass and nightlight making process. You’ll also gain valuable advice in the design process, including tips on color selection and pretty pairings. Then, you’ll get to use a variety of complimentary materials to bring your own beautiful, creative vision to life in two 3 x 4 inch nightlights. And the best part? Your instructor will fire your creations in the kiln and attach all of the hardware for you, so that in just one to two weeks, you’ll be able to pick up a beautiful, completely finished product! Who says nightlights can’t be for grownups, too? Sign up today!
    Fused Glass Nightlights

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Discover how to make your own gorgeous, handcrafted fused glass nightlights
    • Learn the entire process, as well as design tips from an experienced instructor
    • Take home two 3 x 4 inch nightlight creations in just a short time after the end of class
    • Gain a valuable new skill that you can continue to use for yourself or to craft personal gifts for others
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    Loomless Frame Weaving

    Got a wall or table that needs brightening up? This class will introduce you to the simple and rewarding art of weaving, which will help you create your own unique table and wall decorations! To make this introduction easier, this class will show you how to make your own loom, so you don’t have to worry about getting an expensive one. You’ll also enjoy learning five different stitching techniques, opening the door to adding variety to your decorations. To practice these skills, you’ll work with your experienced instructor during class to produce a 6 x 8 woven creation, which you’ll be able to take home with you that day. So sign up today, and give those blank spots just what they need!
    Loomless Frame Weaving

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Discover the art of weaving as you learn how to make your own loom for handcrafted creations
    • Learn five different stitching techniques, and get valuable color palette and design ideas from an experienced instructor
    • Take home your own 6 x 8 unique creation at the end of class
    • Gain a valuable new skill that you can continue to use for yourself or to craft personal gifts for others
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    Digital SLR Basics

    Even though it cost a lot of money, that high-end camera isn’t going to take high-quality pictures by itself -- you still need to press the right buttons! Led by an experienced photographer, this class will give you a great overview of how to properly operate your own DSLR camera. You’ll learn all about aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity, lenses, camera metering, automatic vs. manual exposure modes, and more. The entire time, you’ll enjoy working with your own camera -- building a valuable comfort in the classroom so you can immediately start taking great pictures after class. After this, you’ll be feeling like a photography pro in a flash!
    Digital SLR Basics

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the basics of operating a DSLR camera
    • Learn about essential elements such as shutter speed, aperture, lenses, and much more from an experienced photographer
    • Get hands-on experience as you work with your own camera throughout the class
    • Take home valuable skills that you’ll continue to use as you embark on your journey into the world of photography
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    Smartphone Photography

    Professional-level photography from a smartphone camera? Yes, there are apps for that….and this class will teach you all about them and more! Led by an experienced photographer, this class focuses on your phone’s camera. Using industry tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to manipulate your phone’s settings, resulting in high-quality images from your phone’s built-in camera. With this quick and easy class, you may just become “Insta”-famous!
    Smartphone Photography

    12276 Wilkins Ave , Rockville

    • Discover how to get the most out of your smartphone camera
    • Work with an experienced photographer to gain insider tips and tricks in using your phone’s camera settings and low-cost apps to create great images
    • Learn simple rules of composition that can make your photos beautiful
    • Give your Instagram the boost it deserves, and take home the knowledge that you don’t need a DSLR to produce high-quality photos
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