New Classes at the Centre for the Arts

New Fitness Classes in Centreville

Fitness trainer Gina Adams starts a new series of movement and workout programs at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville starting in late April. By offering two classes per week for adults at a great low rate, students can start their summer exercise program off right.
Sign up for this four-week, eight session class that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $45 for Arts Council members and $55 for non-members. Classes are 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. On Tuesdays it’s Cardio Core Kickboxing. This class is sure to cure you of any residual winter blues. With spring at our doorsteps, it’s time to release your stress, energize your mood and enjoy a high energy, fun-filled cardio blast. The basic moves and combinations of kickboxing are introduced to the rhythm of modern, upbeat music. Cardio, strength, balance and flexibility are all incorporated in this class which includes all fitness levels (beginner to advanced). Ages 16 and older, classes start on Tuesday, April 28.

On Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. learn Stability Ball Training. Learn how to use the ball for maximum results. With emphasis on total body strength training for the core, gluteus maximus, arms and legs, you will develop lean, toned muscles. Balance and flexibility are also a benefit of training with the exercise ball and is great for coordination skills. Ages 16 and older. Classes start on Thursday, April 23.

Especially designed for young people ages 8 to 14, Youth Fitness, will encourage students to turn exercise into a fun and rewarding experience. Using easy to learn techniques set to the beat of modern music, Adams creates one-hour workout that makes afterschool doldrums a time to tone up and leave the video games behind. These four-week sessions are held on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., starting on April 21. $25 Arts Council members, $35 non-members.

Advance registration is due by April 17. Call the Arts Council for details at 410.758.2520.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.

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Digital Editing for Photographers

Now that you know how to make pictures with your digital camera, it’s time to learn important editing techniques. Improve and restore photographs, scanned prints or slides with Don Dement during a two-day workshop at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, MD. Dement will have demonstrations using the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements v.3-v.6 to show students how to use the workspace, its many tools, palettes and filters; how to use layers for adjustment, dust/spot removal, compositing and how to resize for printing and use on the Web. Bringing a laptop to the workshop is optional. Students will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of digital editing. Classes will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 2, and Saturday May 9. The deadline for registration is April 24th. The cost for the class is $160 ($150 for Arts Council members).

Don Dement is an award winning Annapolis area photographer and instructor who has taught digital editing and photography to high acclaim at Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and at the Centre for the Arts since 2002.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to
promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.

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Ballroom Dancing Season Ends with Swing and Foxtrot

With wedding season upon us, it’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and learn the basics for two of the most popular ballroom dances. Both Swing and Foxtrot classes are held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland from April 29 through May 20. Classes are led by dance champion Amanda Showell, who will guide students through the basic steps, rhythms and techniques of each dance, and some fancy footwork too.

Both classes are on Wednesday nights. Beginner Swing classes run from 7 to 7:50 p.m., and Level 2 Foxtrot is from 8 to 8:50 p.m. The deadline for registration is April 22, and the class fee is $45 for members of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, or $50 for non members.
Instructor Amanda Showell has taught at some of the largest dance schools on the east coast, having coached the dance teams of both Princeton University and the University of Delaware. A teacher since 1996, she has won numerous ballroom dance competition titles and trained with World Class dancers such as Peter Eggleton and Charlotte Jorgensen.

The Centre for the arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.

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Helping Kids Go Green

Her background in education and life-long interest in environmental issues, inspired Maureen Fleshman to create a Pre-K class that focuses on repurposing everyday items into works of art. “The Littlest Crafters” is a four-week adventure with a different purpose and project each week. The first class starts with a story about a cardboard box which leads to the creation of treasure boxes by each student. Week two incorporates the use of a spaghetti jar, tissue, ribbons and beads into the making of a lovely decoupage candle for Mother’s Day. Additional classes combine games created by using items found in the house and in nature, and making music with water bottles. Each class is organized to keep little hands busy, and young minds creative.

Class begins on Friday, May 1st and runs from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The cost is $25 for Arts Council members and $30 for non-members. Classes are held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland. The deadline for registration is April 24.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.

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