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Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm
Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios

Refine your drawing skills. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraits and the figure. Instructor will guide you in close observation. Model fee additional. Supply list emailed. If under 18, you and your parent/guardian must obtain instructor permission prior to enrollment. More info: Minimum age: 16.

The Basics… Memmory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s @ Hillside Senior Apartment Homes
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visiting Angels, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of America, National Capital Area Chapter, presents an education program on Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. There will be time for questions as well. Please call 301-355-6578 to secure your seat.

Plein Air Workshop with Valerie Craig @ Sandy Spring Museum
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm

Capture the beauty of autumn light on canvas while painting in the historic village of Sandy Spring. Master plein air artist Valerie Craig will emphasize simplification and organization of shapes, use of color temperature, atmospheric perspective and the benefits of painting on location. Students will learn what to select and what to omit to create a strong design. Participants will receive lots of individual attention and direction. Painters may work in oil, acrylic or pastel and demonstrations will be offered in oil. Come with your plein air supplies, lunch and a drink. This is a two-day workshop, but you can sign up for one day if necessary.

Known for her impressionist approach to color and light, Craig’s subject matter includes urban and rural landscapes as well as intimate still life paintings, and figures within a landscape. Craig has had more than twenty years in the field to date, painting in both watercolor and oils. Like most artists, Craig continues to be a student of art, always reaching for a higher level of excellence, while discovering and expressing her own voice.

In order to focus on her own painting, Craig is hosting fewer workshops than in the past. You won’t want to miss this one. Registration is limited to 15 people.

Techniques of Medical Illustration at the Medical Museum: Pen & Ink @ National Museum of Health and Medicine
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Techniques of Medical Illustration at the Medical Museum: Pen & Ink @ National Museum of Health and Medicine

Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrations from the museum’s Otis Historical Archives and try your hand at making illustrations, using pen and ink, of specimens and artifacts from the museum’s collections. Supplies will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials. This program is most suitable for high school students and adults. Event is free but reservations are required. Call (301) 319-3312 to register or visit to learn more.

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