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The Mattawoman Creek Art Center will hold events at the center at 5565 Upham Place on the grounds of Smallwood State Park in Marbury, including Open Studio days 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through May 24.
The ongoing event is an opportunity to join others who like to create, whether it be painting, drawing, photography, sculpting, knitting, quilting or other media.
Bring materials and lunch. Share ideas and techniques. Critique one another’s work, and enjoy the creative process. The event is free.
The center will host Three-Dimensional Fiber Art: Basketry 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, March 17 and May 5.
Participants will learn about baskets and their uses, forms and materials from instructor Pamela King. Materials for completion of a small pin cushion basket, a Gretchen basket and a Shaker cheese basket are included in the $150 fee.
Registration is through the College of Southern Maryland. Register at www.csmd.edu/Go/Register.
The center will host an Explorations in Monotype workshop 1 to 4 p.m. March 1 and 8.
A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print where paint (oil paint, oil-based ink or watercolor) is applied directly to a printing plate, and then the paint is transferred to the printing paper by running the plate and paper through a press. Beginners are welcome. Instructor Harriett Lawler, who focuses on print making, has taken classes with master printer Allan Kaneshiro, who was the resident artist at the National Museum of American Art. The fee is $40 for MCAC members and $50 for nonmembers. Registrations received one week in advance of the workshop will receive a $10 discount. For both sessions, the cost is $60 for MCAC members and $80 for nonmembers.
Go to www.mattawomanart.org.