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Maker Minutes 9/19/2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:54 AM | Trevor Gryffyn (Administrator)

Now that the county fair season is wrapping up, it’s time to start ramping up the fall festivals!

Sat 9/21 - Homestead Gardens 36th Annual Fall Festival - One of the largest in the area, running through October

Sat 9/21 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival - Lothian - Also running through October

Sun 9/22 - Fall Fest at Market Space in downtown Annapolis

Sat 9/21 - Chesapeake Family Life STEAM Fair - Pip Moyer Rec Center

Raye of Light Studio

Tomorrow - Fri 9/21 - Big Blue Heron painting class. A canvas will be provided with a heron pre-drawn onto it so you can concentrate on the painting process. You will learn how to mix paint and crate hues in blues with a limited palette geared for your success.

Wed 9/25 - Weeknights and Watercolor - This will be the final Wednesday night watercolor class in this series.

Local by Design

In addition to the Big Blue Heron with Raye of Light….

Sat 9/21 - Wood Plank Coordinate Signs - Learn how to stencil letters and designs onto wood planks with Jodi Roberts of Cricket Studios

Art Farm - Annapolis

Registration is open for Art Farm’s 8 week fall semester, which starts Sept 23rd, with great art classes for kids ages 6-15. Classes include Street Art, Art Fundamentals, Mixed Media as well as Stop Animation. 20% sibling discounts available as well as a new payment plan option where you only pay $100 now and spread the rest out over two payments during the semester.

Tomorrow - 9/20 - Beers + Beethoven for Adults - An evening of music, sketching and beer. The Annapolis Chamber Players will play while you socializing, enjoy some local beer and sketch.

Sat 9/21 - Henna Experience - Explore the ancient art of henna application, identifying supplies, safety and application techniques. Practice artistic elements and create designs on paper.

Mon 9/23 - Fall semester begins with Street Art, graffiti and public art for ages 11-15 - Kids will learn to paint in the styles of famous street artists, experiment with different mediums and create their own pieces of street art. They’ll cover sticker making, graffiti lettering, stencils, street installations and more.

Tues 9/24 - 4 week Drawing Class for Adults - A true beginners class teaching the basics including materials needed to get started, simple shapes and gestures and concluding with your first drawing of a still life.

Also Tues 9/24 - Art Foundations for ages 6-8. This 8 session class will teach your kids to express themselves visually, explore the world of artists, their personal history, studying their techniques and creating original art in that style.

Maryland Hall

Starting tonight Thu 9/21 - Check out their Opening Reception and Artist Open Studios celebrating their newest exhibits. The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda, Four Artists: Moving through Abstraction, Annapolis 1950s to 1990s, Creative Space: Work by Resident In-House Artists. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception.

Mon 9/23 - Six Tips for Better Smartphone Photos - Chris Edwards of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will show you how to set up your smartphone in a way that will help you take better photos

Clay Bakers - Annapolis

Sun 9/22 and Mon 9/23 - Adult Painting Workshop - The Rustic Pumpkin - Paint a 13.5” round coupe pumpkin platter just in time for fall decorating.

GEMS - Girls Excelling in Math and Science

… is still seeking volunteers to help get girls involved in STEM. Visit to sign up!

Also check out their Saturday STEM Academy this Saturday

Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton

A week chock full of stuff including their Coder Kids Club, Intro to Programming for grades K-5, Little Scientists Club, Builders Club, Drone Flight School, Robotics Club, Robot Programming, YouTube Stars & Animators Club and their Gamer Club.

Patuxent Lapidary Guild

Sat 9/21 - Beginning Silversmithing Class making rings, pendants or earrings

Sun 9/22 - Facet Setting in Silversmithing creating a faceted stone ring or pendant with a bezel


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