eARTh Lab

Open to all ages!

Open Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

$5 per person, adults free with child's admission
Walk in, no registration needed
Exact change is helpful!

This is your place to create whatever you want using recycled materials such as bottle caps and toilet paper rolls, alongside art supplies like yarn, fabric, markers and more. Our eARTh Lab is a self led space for you to create.

Donations to our lab kindly accepted and greatly appreciated.


Beginning and Intermediate Photography with Anne Whitty

Anne Whitty currently teaches photography at Fort Meade Arts and Crafts Center.  She is also a volunteer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. As a volunteer she photograph mollusks for the Invertebrate Zoology Department. As a professional photographer she has over eight years experience photographing people and landscapes. To see Anne's portfolio visit

Beginning Photography

The students will learn how to use the creative automatic modes on their cameras. By the end of the class, students will understand what each automatic mode will do to their photographs so that they can choose the right creative automatic mode for any situation.

Supplies needed: Camera, Camera Manual, Notebook, and Pen

Ages 13-Adults

Two dates to choose from: March 5th 7-8:30pm or April 3rd or 7-8:30pm


3 student minimum

Intermediate Photography - Photographing in Manual Mode

The students will learn how to use their camera in manual mode. In this class students will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, the exposure graph, focal points, and much more. This is a two day workshop with a photography homework assignment due during the second class. There are no prerequisites, however, students should come knowing the basics of their camera.

Ages 13-Adults

Two 2-Day Course:

April 6th and 20th 7-9pm


Supply List:

Camera, Camera manual, Notebook, and Pen

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Anything but a Brush

Program Description: Students will get creative and make pieces utilizing a plethora of materials. There is only one 

rule: no paintbrushes! This will serve as an introductory lesson to get students acclimated to more experimental 

methods of painting. 

Program Objectives: Students will try their hand at a variety of unconventional painting techniques. This course will 

give them an opportunity to challenge themselves creatively and see the practice of painting though new eyes.

February 29, 2020, 11am-1pm 

All Ages Welcome

$30 per student

Instructor: Gen Fraser

Materials Provided

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Experimental Art
Our experimental art classes will allow students to learn about and create with and on a variety of materials. Materials will include paint, Epsom salt, sand, even egg shells! Art can be created out of anything, it's only a matter of trying! 
Choose your class or come to all 7! 

Classes are for ages 8-18
$20 per student
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm on the following dates: 2/19, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/13, and 5/27
Materials are included
Instructor: Kimmary I. MacLean
Register here

The Basics of Oil Painting
 Learn the basics of oil painting. Brush strokes, application, light, shadow, and more.
This is a 6 week course. Meeting 7:30-9pm on the following Mondays: 2/24, 3/09, 3/23, 4/06, 4/27, 5/11 Materials needed (not supplied): 8" x 10" canvas to start, oil paints, paint brushes, turpentine, linseed oil, and a palette.

This class is for teens and adults
$120 per student, 8 student maximum

DATE CHANGE! The first class has been postponed to 3/02, instead of 2/24. We look forward to seeing you then!

Register here.
Summer Art History Conversation Series

Join us the last of each month as we explore a variety of mediums. We will survey and discuss each medium’s history, significance, and techniques through an art historical lens. Following our chat, we as a class will try our hand at some artmaking informed by our discussion.

$45 person per class
Ages 10 and up
Instructor: Gen Fraser

June 27, 2020 – Painting: Discussion and Paint-A-Long on Mini Canvases

July 25, 2020- Drawing: Discussion and Guided Drawing

August 29, 2020- Fiber: Discussion and Crochet Craft

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Summer Drama Camp
Register and pay online here

Ballet Classes!

The Spring semester begins February 4th!
But registration is always open!

The Peace Nouvella PlayersTM

Free preview March 21, 2020 1-2:30pm.

Peace Nouvella Players™ Ensemble Training, Coaching & Performances with Alice Yeager

For Teens (ages 13+) and Adults.

5 student minimum, 18 student maximum

Individual Coaching: by appointment, 1/2 hour=$40, 1 hour = $60, minimum 2 half hour or 1 one hour session


 Introductory Workshop provides an overview of the Peace Nouvella™ educational program.  The complete course of study includes: The Peace Nouvella Players™ training to become part of a performing arts ensemble, the Inner Peace Treaty™ journaling project and Peace Pulse™ meditative inner peacebuilding practice. Performers of all ages are eligible to join our diverse troupe of visual artists, writers, poets, storytellers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and theater performers.  This training is also for directors, stage managers and crew as part of a creative support team. Our programs are designed to produce innovative productions that serve the greater community and provide leadership in the use of the creative arts for healing. This includes encouraging others to recognize the role artists play in finding creative solutions for the challenges we face individually, in our communities and globally in our rapidly changing times.    

Course of study is part of an educational peacebuilding program called Peace Nouvella™.  The Peace Nouvella™ educational programs are co-sponsored by the American Healing Arts Alliance Inc. non-profit and Spirit Creative Services Inc. an educational consulting company.  Peace Nouvella Players™ Ensemble instruction includes; peacebuilding communications, meditative mindfulness practice, improvisation, theater acting, and storytelling performance skills training. Other forms of creative expression are welcome including; creative writing, scriptwriting, stage, set, props and costume design, photography, filmmaking, music and dance abilities.   

 Individual coaching as part of the group classes includes individually coached sessions. These are required as a prerequisite to becoming part of the Peace Nouvella Players™ creative and performing arts ensemble. Individually coached sessions include personalized exercises designed to further skills development as a participant in classes, rehearsals and performances.  

 Performances as Peace Nouvella Players™ educational presentations are designed to provide entertaining and uplifting inspirational performances for theaters, schools, conferences, special events, organizations and faith based communities.