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.
Create Your Best Life: The Creativity Crash CourseNEW! 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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Exhibit ReceptionReceptions for featured exhiitons at Columbia Art Center. Visit www.ColumbiaArtCenter.org for more info.
Give it a SpinHave 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.
Intermediate Pastel Painting Workshop: SkiesNEW! Designed for continuing pastel students. This workshop will focus on developing your skills and techniques for painting skies — clear skies, clouds, sunsets and sunrises. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration.
Mini Make-ItsHave fun creating miniature art pieces that you can use to beautify your life.
Mystery Maker MixerEnjoy 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!
Paint Night at Haven on the LakeBring 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.
Pet Portrait Paint NightExplore 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!
Runner's Sunset Paint NightAttention 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!
Salon SeriesSponsored by Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review. Monthly presentations by local artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists.
Wilde Reading SeriesWilde Reading Series
Sponsored by HoCoPoLitSo and Columbia Art Center
Columbia Art Center presents a new and free literary reading series that will feature local poets and authors, as well as an open mic for interested audience members. Free of charge. (Note: Open mic presenters are asked to keep their readings
to five minutes or less.)