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Arts and Crafts Classes
There is nothing more satisfying than making something with our hands and there is nothing more prized than the art or work crafted by our loved ones and friends. From the visual arts to pottery and crafts such as jewelry-making or glass etching, MCR arts and crafts has something for all ages and interests.

Arts & Crafts for Youth

Our Arts & Crafts for Youth classes are listed below. Want to browse all of our Arts and Crafts Classes? Want to search by location, keyword, or day of the week! Ready to register? Browse, search and register for classes on RecWeb!


Ages 7 - 12: Students will work with a variety of media and techniques while creating exciting projects. Special attention will be paid to composition, perspective, and color application. During this dynamic class students will gain and reinforce many skills which help them to produce high quality art work. $5 material fee is due to instructor on first day. Additional supply list will be provided at the first class.


Ages 5 - 11: Create exciting works of art using different types of media and techniques. Focus on drawing, painting, and composition. $5 material fee due on first day. Additional supply list provided on first day.


Ages 5 - 12: Fun lessons guide you step by step to draw awesome pictures and learn important skills. Please bring crayons, colored pencils, No. 2 pencils, erasers and paper to the first class. Warning - this class fills quickly! $10 material fee due to instructor at first class.


Ages 6 - 13: Use color, shape and line to express emotions and creative ideas; objects are simplified and deconstructed. The art that results is very personal and unique. Draw, paint and voila - a masterpiece! $10 material fee due to instructor at class.


Ages 4 - 9: Join me this Summer for an Art class filled with fun as we create sculptures from our favorite cartoons characters. We will also draw and paint a cartoon story board. Create a treasure to take home or a gift for someone special. There is a $12 material fee due to instructor at the first class.


Fine Arts Classes

Our Fine Arts Classes classes are listed below. Want to browse all of our Arts and Crafts Classes? Want to search by location, keyword, or day of the week! Ready to register? Browse, search and register for classes on RecWeb!


Ages 14 and up: All ability levels are welcome. Discover how to use a step by step approach that makes acrylics resemble the lush look of oils. Learn to create a painting you will be proud to hang in your home. You will love the results! Please bring several pictures of what you would like to paint. $8 material fee due to instructor. Fee covers palette, paper, and extra paints. Please call Margaret at 301-318-8319 for supply list.


Ages 8 and up: A perfect class for older kids and adults to explore different drawing skills. Come find the artist in you! Great fun for families. Please register quickly for this popular class. Contact Pyper at 240-593-4404 for supply list.


Ages 18 and up: Beginners/Intermediate Learn how to prepare the palette, how to start a painting, and how to mix and blend colors. Subjects include still life, landscape, figure or abstract. Frequent demonstrations and care of materials also included. This popular class fills quickly! Materials discussed at first class.


Ages 13 and up: For those who have taken a beginner class with Yolanda Prinsloo in the past or have drawing experience. Build on perceptions of drawing and explore new techniques in pencil, color pencil and/or watercolor. $20 material fee due to instructor at first class.


Ages 11 and up: Discover how to unhinge preconception and draw what you see. Sharpen your powers of observation with a variety of exercises and see what you can create! Bring drawing paper, pencils (HB,B1,B4), ruler, erasers or $20 for materials fee due to instructor.


18 and up: All levels Learn how easy it is to draw the weather, from a sunny day at the beach to a wild storm. Use photos for inspiration. Treat yourself to a weekend of art! Then use those same skills to draw people, pets and buildings. Call 301/989-1799 for supply list.


Pottery Classes

Our Pottery Classes classes are listed below. Want to browse all of our Arts and Crafts Classes? Want to search by location, keyword, or day of the week! Ready to register? Browse, search and register for classes on RecWeb!


Ages 15 and up: All levels: Combination wheel and hand building. Discover clay's plasticity, try wedging and throwing, build slabs and coils, pinching and modeling. Bring home finished pieces completely glazed and fired. Bring an old towel. A $30 material fee due to the instructor at first class.


Ages 16 and up: All Levels: Discover clay and glazes in a creative, friendly environment. Work on individual projects with instructor's guidance. Bring clay tools and old towel. $30 material fee due to instructor at the first class.


Ages 16 and up: Intermediate/Advanced: Handbuilding, wheel-throwing, decorating and glazing techniques for experienced students. Studio is equipped with wheels, extruders and slabroller. Instructor is available for demonstration and assistance. $30 material fee due at first class.


Ages 7 and up: Spend some quality time as a family exploring clay. Whether your clay creations are purely decorative or practical pieces, you'll treasure the time you spend working both independently and as a family. You will explore clay construction (pinch, coil and slab-no wheel), and various glaze finishes. Projects are fired in a kiln on our premises and students will take home several finished pieces. Younger children will need their adult pottery partner to assist through part of the process which is part of the fun you'll have together! NOTE: Cost is per person and adult registration is required with the registration of a child. $25 material fee due per person on first day.


Ages 11 and up: All levels: Pottery for Everyone. Includes basic skills and techniques for coiling, sculpting and the wheel. Instruction on clay bodies, slips, glazes, underglazes and texture. $25 material fee due instructor at first class.