Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites adults to register for the following classes and workshops:

Intro to Metal Fusing Bracelets – Sunday, March 5; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Use a torch and various texturing techniques to learn how to turn a plain piece of .999% pure silver wire into jewelry, with instructor Tricia Hall. Learn to form links, alter their shape and texture, and join them to create a complete bracelet. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Intro to Stained Glass – Saturday, March 11; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals behind stained glass art as we explore the copper foil technique with instructor, Leza Hepler. Learn to cut, shape and grind glass, as well as foiling and soldering techniques to make a small sun-catcher for your window. All materials included. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Cabernet & Clay: Beautiful Birdhouses – Mondays, March 20- April 3; 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Mondays only)

Learn to build a beautiful birdhouse with instructor, Sarah Houde. Participants will roll out slabs of clay, texture and wrap into a cylinder, then add a bottom and a roof. Make and decorate a bird ornament to hang alongside. At the second class, students will decorate pieces with colorful glazes. Bring your favorite beverage and join us! Must be 21 and older. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Beginning Pottery – Wednesdays, March 22-April 26; 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Wednesdays only)

Instructor, Sarah Houde will lead exploration of  hand-building techniques including pinch, coil, and slab construction, before focusing on basic wheel thrown pottery. Class will concentrate on basic shapes of cylinders and bowls. Last class will be for glazing student’s treasures. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Springtime Watercolors: Dogwoods & Tulips – Tuesday, March 28-Wednesday, March 29; 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Welcome Spring with a watercolor workshop led by Nancy Thompson! Complete a beautiful, vivid watercolor painting of our favorite springtime blooms! Learn to mix and layer fresh colors to create luminous florals. Students will work from photos and are encouraged to bring pictures for inspiration. Great for any level of experience–beginners too! Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites adults to register for the following classes and workshops:

Weaving Winter Trees Workshop – Saturday, March 11 (one day); 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Grades 3-6  

Say farewell to winter with an art project! Learn the basic fundamentals of weaving with instructor, Dollie Karolewski. Students will paint a winter scene and then weave a fiber tree into the scene. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Spring Batiks Workshops Saturday, March 18 (one day); 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Grades 3-6

Learn how to create a vibrant springtime batik artwork on fabric with with instructor, Dollie Karolewski. Using melted crayons and fabric paints, each child will come away with their own unique 12×12″ artwork. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org


School’s Out, Art Is In Day Camps

Spring Break Day Camp: Crazy for Color – Thursday, April 13 (one day); 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Grades K-5

Spend a fun-filled day of art and nature; and get creative with color. Students will explore color theory and Pop art as they create larger-than-life sculptures and vivid masterpieces. Dress for a mess, bring a lunch and a water bottle. Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org

Spring Break Day Camp: Playful Perspectives – Friday, April 14 (one day); 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Grades K-5

Learn how to use lines to create art with interesting angles. Students will explore various ways of creating perspective and optical illusions in paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Dress for a mess, bring a lunch and a water bottle.
Spring Break Day Camp: Daring Dimensions – Monday, April 17 (one day); 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Grades K-5

Explore the puzzling world of 2D tessellations. Students will transform 2D shapes into 3D forms, design their own emojis and turn them into sculptures! Dress for a mess, bring a lunch and a water bottle; and be ready to have fun!


About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.             

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & arts Center
From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Baltimore (Beltway I-695):  take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn.  Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.