For the Artist in All of Us

Be transported through the eyes of an artist, take in a poetry reading, or laugh along with an improv comedy team. Columbia Art Center’s unique collection of exhibits, lectures, readings and events will engage you all year long. 

EXHIBITIONS: The galleries at Columbia Association’s Columbia Art Center are brimming with wonderful exhibits that will delight and inspire the artist in all of us. Whether you prefer photography, mixed media, ceramics or other works, there is always something new to see.

SALON SERIES: Immerse yourself in a different art form each month with Columbia Art Center’s Salon Series. Local artists, poets, photographers, actors, musicians and other specialists will enlighten with their stories and their art.

READING SERIES: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Local poets and authors frequent Columbia Art Center as part of the Wilde Reading Series. Join us for an excerpt or share your own reading during an open mic session. Events are free of charge, and registration is not required.

Clay Play

Learn the basic methods of slab handbuilding with clay to construct unique decorative projects such as jewelry and candleholders. Projects will then be stamped, carved and painted with colorful underglazes. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
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Clay Play - Fall 201910/12/2019View Classes | Register Now

Create Your Best Life: The Creativity Crash Course

NEW! Enjoy this crash course on your creative personality and blast through barriers to your creativity! You will learn that as an artist, you have unique needs and strengths that can work together to help you develop your own creative personality. Cindy will help you to identify creative obstacles and show you techniques that can empower you to move forward into
creating art every day.
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Create Your Best Life: The Creativity Crash Course - Fall 201910/21/2019 - 11/4/2019View Classes | Register Now

Fascinators Wearable Art Workshop

NEW! Fascinators have been gaining momentum all over the world. People are literally fascinated by them, as seen by their popularity during the royal weddings. Bigger than a barrette, modern fascinators are commonly made with feathers, flowers and beads and attached to the hair by a comb, headband or clip. All materials provided, but feel free to bring any special beads or charms you want to incorporate into your wearable masterpiece.
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Fascinators Wearable Art Workshop - Fall 201910/13/2019View Classes | Register Now

Give it a Spin

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Then this wheel-throwing workshop is for you. Learn methods for centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Enjoy learning how to decorate finished pieces using commercial underglazes. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
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Give it a Spin - Fall 201910/13/2019View Classes | Register Now

Instagram Ready Art: Mini Sculpey Figurines

Learn how to create an adorable miniature animal sculpture with your young artist using Sculpey clay.
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Instagram Ready Art: Mini Sculpey Figurines - Fall 20199/22/2019View Classes | Register Now
Instagram Ready Art: Mini Sculpey Figurines - Fall 201910/20/2019View Classes | Register Now
Instagram Ready Art: Mini Sculpey Figurines - Fall 201911/17/2019View Classes | Register Now
Instagram Ready Art: Mini Sculpey Figurines - Fall 201912/8/2019View Classes | Register Now

Intro to One Stroke Painting: Indian Corn

Using the simple and easy One Stroke technique, learn how to paint an Indian corn design for your Thanksgiving decorations. All skill levels are welcome. All supplies included.
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Intro to One Stroke Painting: Indian Corn - Fall 201911/19/2019View Classes | Register Now

Intro to One Stroke Painting: Scarecrow

Paint a friendly scarecrow using the simple and easy One Stroke technique. Explore several basic strokes using various brushes. All skill levels are welcome. All supplies included.
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Intro to One Stroke Painting: Scarecrow - Fall 201910/22/2019View Classes | Register Now

Mystery Maker Mixer

Enjoy an evening with your friends creating a mystery art project. An instructor will take you step-by-step through the creative
process. You will leave with your own personalized artwork! No art experience required. Light refreshments available. Feel
free to bring your own beverages and snacks. Only 20 spots are available, so book now!
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Mystery Maker Mixer - Fall 20199/19/2019View Classes | Register Now
Mystery Maker Mixer - Fall 201910/17/2019View Classes | Register Now
Mystery Maker Mixer - Fall 201911/21/2019View Classes | Register Now

Paint Night at Haven on the Lake

Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening of painting at Haven on the Lake’s calm and beautiful café. Under the step-by-step guidance of a Columbia Art Center instructor, you’ll create your very own masterpiece. After you complete your work of art, enjoy the restorative amenities at Haven! Note: Haven on the Lake is located at 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, on the lower level of Whole Foods. The painting activity takes 90 minutes. The restorative amenities are open until 10pm.
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Paint Night at Haven on the Lake - Fall 20199/20/2019View Classes | Register Now
Paint Night at Haven on the Lake - Fall 201911/15/2019View Classes | Register Now

Pet Portrait Paint Night

Explore the basic techniques of painting texture in this step-by-step workshop. Whether your inspiration is your dog, cat or another favorite pet, you will leave with a work of art to enjoy and showcase in your home. Please note: In order for the instructor to give you personalized instruction with your portrait at the workshop, please email three photos to Columbia Art Center at least five days prior to this workshop. Light refreshments available. Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks!
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Pet Portrait Paint Night - Fall 201910/18/2019View Classes | Register Now

Runner's Sunset Paint Night

Attention runners! Join your friends and other exercise enthusiasts for a fun and relaxed paint night that celebrates the sport of running as an art form! Feel free to bring a picture of yourself running to incorporate into the silhouette of your composition. Light refreshments available. Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks!
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Runner's Sunset Paint Night - Fall 201911/8/2019View Classes | Register Now

Wellness Q&A Workshop: Acupuncture and Chinese Med

The evening workshop will provide you the special opportunity to directly experience auricular (ear) acupuncture or a noninvasive seed treatment (a needle-free approach) based on the NADA protocol. (A significant number of studies have documented the effectiveness of the NADA protocol. Among the benefits reported by patients and health care providers are improved retention in drug treatment programs, more optimistic attitudes about detoxification and recovery, reductions in cravings and anxiety, fewer episodes of sleep disturbance, and a reduced need for pharmaceuticals.)
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Wellness Q&A Workshop: Acupuncture and Chinese Med - Fall 201911/6/2019View Classes | Register Now