Programs at a Glance

We’re always adding new programs and opportunities to experience art to the calendar. Check back often!

Calendar

Now registering for classes and workshops! View upcoming opportunities for kids, teens, and adults.

FEBRUARY 2019

Monday, February 18 • 9 am-5 pm | School Days Off at the Delaplaine
When FCPS are closed, drop off your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for a day of creative art adventures! Registration required.

MARCH 2019

Saturday, March 2 • 2:30 pm | 2019 Bettie Award Presentation
We’ll be announcing the 2019 program award winner, presenting the $1,000 prize, and celebrating all the finalists! Admission is free!

Saturday, March 2 • 3-5 pm | Exhibits Reception
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include the Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show, 2019 Bettie Award Finalists, and the FCPS Faculty Show. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Saturday, March 2 • 3-5 pm | Creative Outlet
Journey to the Galapagos Islands and make a tortoise, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Wednesday, March 6 • 7-9 pm | A Wider Lens: Film & the African-American Experience
Join the Delaplaine and AARCH for portions of the award-winning documentary film Up From The Meadows: A History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland, followed by community discussion. Admission is free!

Friday, March 8 • 12-1 pm | Art at Noon
Elaine Eff presents The Quest for a Local Icon: “Discovering” the Painted Screens of Baltimore and Other Adventures in Maryland Folklife. Eff is the former Head of Cultural Conservation for the Maryland Historical Trust and co-founder of Maryland Traditions at the Maryland State Arts Council. She is the author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. Accompanied by a tasting of beers from the Czech Republic. Open to adults 21 and over. Bring your lunch or pre-order from Serendipity Market. Admission is free!
Elaine-Eff

Wednesday, March 13 • 7-8 pm | An Evening with Graphic Novelist Gareth Hinds
Gareth Hinds, acclaimed author of graphic novel adaptations of classics such as Beowulf, Macbeth, and The Odyssey will present his newest, most epic graphic novel to date: The Iliad. Hinds will demonstrate his creative process, including a drawing demonstration, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of adapting and illustrating classic works. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation. The Iliad can be pre-ordered online through Curious Iguana. Books also will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Admission is free!
Iliad-cover

Saturday, March 16 • 1-4 pm | Art Carnival: Midway
Step right up for an afternoon of fun art activities and more! Free admission. Participating artists pay $10 to complete all five Midway projects.

Saturday, March 23 • 9 am-3 pm | Graphic Illustration Single-Day Workshop
We’re teaming up with Beyond Comics of Frederick to bring you a one-day crash course in graphic illustration! This workshop for teens and adults will guide you through the process of idea-making, sketching layout, and inking techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll have inked your own one-page comic and collaborated with other participants on a mini-zine to take home! The workshop participation fee is $50 and includes all the supplies as well as pizza and salad for lunch. Registration is required.

APRIL 2019

Wednesday, April 3 • 7-9 pm | A Wider Lens: Film & the African-American Experience
Join the Delaplaine and AARCH for portions of the award-winning documentary film Up From The Meadows: A History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland, followed by community discussion. Admission is free!

Friday, April 5 • 9 am-5 pm | School Days Off at the Delaplaine
When FCPS are closed, drop off your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for a day of creative art adventures! Registration required.

Saturday, April 6 • 2 pm | Art Matters: First Saturday Artist Talk
A panel of artists participating in the “Moon Invitational” exhibit will discuss their artworks and subject matter. All ages are welcome and admissions is free!

Saturday, April 6 • 3-5 pm | Exhibits Reception
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include “Moon Invitational” by a variety of artists (works in a variety of media) and Karen Schulz’s “On the Edge” (fiber). Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Saturday, April 6 • 3-5 pm | Creative Outlet
Create paper sheep in the style of New Mexico artist Ray Growler, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Friday, April 12 • 12-1 pm | Art at Noon
David Modler will discuss tet[R]ad, an ongoing arts-based research project that fosters one-to-one visual journal/diary collaborations and develops site-responsive installations/exhibitions. The international art-making exchange project originated in Portland, Oregon, and was created by long-time creators of creative mischief and innovative mayhem, David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck. Accompanied by a tasting of wines from Oregon. Open to adults 21 and over. Bring your lunch or pre-order from Serendipity Market. Admission is free!
David-Modler

Thursday, April 18 • 9 am-5 pm | School Days Off at the Delaplaine
When FCPS are closed, drop off your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for a day of creative art adventures! Registration required.

Friday, April 19 • 9 am-5 pm | School Days Off at the Delaplaine
When FCPS are closed, drop off your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for a day of creative art adventures! Registration required.

Monday, April 22 • 9 am-5 pm | School Days Off at the Delaplaine
When FCPS are closed, drop off your kids ages 6-12 at the Delaplaine for a day of creative art adventures! Registration required.

Saturday, April 27 • 7-11 pm | Fly Me to the Moon at the Delaplaine
Join us for our annual fundraising gala, the biggest art party of the year! The event is inspired by the art of Andy Warhol and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We’ll be dining on delicious cuisine, dancing, and having a great time for a great cause! Tickets are on sale beginning February 15.

MAY 2019

Wednesday, May 1 • 7-9 pm | A Wider Lens: Film & the African-American Experience
Join the Delaplaine and AARCH for portions of the award-winning documentary film Up From The Meadows: A History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland, followed by community discussion. Admission is free!

Saturday, May 4 • 2 pm | Art Matters: First Saturday Artist Talk
National Juried Exhibit juror Sandy Gutman from the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will speak about her selection process. All ages are welcome and admissions is free!

Saturday, May 4 • 3-5 pm | Exhibits Reception
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include “National Juried Exhibit” featuring artists from around the region and the nation, Jacob Zimmerman’s “Distance from Dixon Avenue” (mixed-media sculpture), Steven Donegan’s “Garden Phase” (digitally woven textiles), and Brenda Murphy’s “Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy” (mixed-media illustrations). Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Saturday, May 4 • 3-5 pm | Creative Outlet
Create a jungle collage is the style of French artist Henri Rousseau, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Friday, May 10 • 12-1 pm | Art at Noon
Jacob Zimmerman will lead us on a journey through the artwork from his “Distance from Dixon Avenue” exhibit inspired by his travels along I-95, an isolated straightaway encased by sound barriers and maximized for speed and efficiency. Accompanied by a tasting of wines from Harford County, Maryland. Open to adults 21 and over. Bring your lunch or pre-order from Serendipity Market. Admission is free!

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 1 | Family Fun During the Festival of the Arts
Join us for a weekend of art activities for the whole family! While the festival is going on right outside our doors along Carroll Creek, we will be participating by welcoming all for drop-in art activities, exhibits, workshops for kids, and children’s films. Admission and activities are free! All activities at the Delaplaine are rain or shine!

Saturday, June 1 • 3-5 pm | Exhibits Reception
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibits include Goodloe Byron’s “Funhouse Mirrors” (mixed-media paintings) and José Pedreanez’s “Ojos que no Quieren Ver (Eyes That Do Not Want to See)” (acrylic paintings). Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Saturday, June 1 • 3-5 pm | Creative Outlet
Create tessellations in the style of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Saturday, June 2 | Family Fun During the Festival of the Arts
Join us for a weekend of art activities for the whole family! While the festival is going on right outside our doors along Carroll Creek, we will be participating by welcoming all for exhibits and children’s films. Admission is free!

Wednesday, June 5 • 7-9 pm | A Wider Lens: Film & the African-American Experience
Join the Delaplaine and AARCH for portions of the award-winning documentary film Up From The Meadows: A History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland, followed by community discussion. Admission is free!

Friday, June 7 • 12-1 pm | Art at Noon
Dr. Martha Bari, Professor of Art History at Hood College, presents Taking It to the Streets: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 Billboard Campaign for Peace, a discussion of the single day when the world awoke to signs stating, “War is Over! (If You Want It).” Bari will introduce the billboard in the context of the campaign as well as the larger social and cultural context. Accompanied by a tasting and comparison of English and Japanese whiskeys. Open to adults 21 and over. Bring your lunch or pre-order from Serendipity Market. Admission is free!
Yoko-&-John