Sentimental Journey Singers is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles and their care partners offered by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The choir will meet Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays from March 9 through April 28 for singing instruction and rehearsals with a professional conductor and music therapist. After the 8-week session, the choir will perform in a concert on May 2. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org For more information, call, 301-261-5747. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55.
Immerse yourself in the world of color with master painter Jose Piedra by learning the basics of painting with acrylics! Painting with acrylics is the most versatile and exciting for any beginner painter. In this 8 week course, you’ll learn not only how to creatively express your vision but the fundamentals of art such as color theory, perspective, composition, figure to ground relationships, and visual concepts. So, come paint with us!
Class meets for 8 sessions. All materials provided. There is NO CLASS Apr. 8th & 15th.
This Spring, join expert printmaking artist Clare Winslow in this new class solely for those curious about the art of printmaking! We will traverse easy and addictive hand printing techniques such as monoprinting, block printing, stamping (using handmade stamps) and stenciling. All materials are water based and nontoxic. No prior experience necessary. Class will meet for 6 sessions. There is NO CLASS on Feb. 7th & 14th
At Glen Echo Park. Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns and constructing chord progressions. Well-known session tunes serve as examples. Also discussed: “session survival,” and playing in an ensemble. Recording device helpful. Must provide own instrument. More info: 703.969.6909 or email@example.com. Minimum age 15. 10 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. Take your basic skills to a new level as you learn more picking and some melody playing too, and tackle the songs you really want to play. Beginning Uke or equivalent required. Bring ukulele and notebook. More info: 301.320.2770 or washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. Join this fun class and learn to play the ukulele, a small member of the guitar family. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn the basics of chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and more so you can play your favorite songs solo or in our ukulele band. Info: 301.320.2770; washingtonconservatory.org. 8 sessions.
Snakes are fascinating yet highly misunderstood creatures. Learn the basics about snake biology, why we should care about snakes, and information on several of the species that call Maryland home. From the secretive and colorful rainbow snake to the social timber rattlesnake, Maryland?s snake species are highly diverse. Speaker Kerry Wixted is an education and outreach specialist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service. Kerry runs several state-wide programs such as Project WILD for educators and Wild Acres for backyard wildlife habitat enthusiasts.
At Glen Echo Park. Learn a few chords and strums; you will be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of listening. Use that knowledge and you will be playing by ear in no time at all. Bring guitar and notebook. For more information, contact the instructor at: 301.320.2770 or washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make your playing more interesting. Use these skills to play songs you love. Bring guitar and notebook. For more information, call the instructor at 301.320.2770 or go to washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. Covers Irish melody style playing for mandolin and four-string banjo tuned GDAE. For advanced beginner and intermediate level players. Students must already have at least basic proficiency on their instrument and be able to play and learn by ear. Well-known session tunes serve as examples and include reels, jigs, hornpipes. Recording device helpful. Must provide own instrument. More info: 703.969.6909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum age 15. 10 sessions.