PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

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

In addition to our public programs, learn more about our:

PLEASE NOTE: The Delaplaine is following COVID-19-related health and safety protocols recommended by local, state, and federal agencies. Face masks and physical distancing are are strongly encouraged.

 

For our younger visitors, a free ARTspotting Gallery Scavenger Hunt is available at the Front Desk, and our Art Cart features free take-away art projects to complete at home (while supplies last).

NOVEMBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in November features surf pop by Mr. Husband.

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Monday, Nov 15–Dec 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, create a personal still life drawing inspired by Caravaggio, Cezanne, Dali, and you! View the video here. FREE

 

DECEMBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in December features holiday favorites by Marlene Young, the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, and the Frederick Children’s Chorus.

Gift Gallery Pop-Up

Saturday, Dec 4 • 9 am–5 pm
Sunday, Dec 5• 11 am–5 pm

Shop handmade fabric items created by members of the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild in this two-day-only pop-up market at the Delaplaine! You’ll find beautifully created functional items such as dish towels, placemats, mug rugs, and baby blankets, as well as decorative wall hangings, table runners, and larger quilts. Items will feature traditional and modern patterns, and many items are holiday themed. All are perfect for gift giving or for treating yourself!

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Dec 4 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Aurora Borealis Pastel Painting (ages 6–8) or Drawing Games (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Super Secret Elf Workshop

Saturday, Dec 4 • Session 1: 1–2:30 pm & Session 2: 3–4:30 pm – BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL!

Calling all elves! Join us at our North Pole Workshop (otherwise known as our third-floor studio) to create craft projects you can give as holiday gifts! This year, we are offering the workshop in two sessions. Registration must be done in advance and includes one secret holiday project and gift bag. Each elf will choose a secret holiday workshop project from four options, with assistance from our volunteers. Space is limited, so register early and please limit registration to one session per participant. $5 per elf (includes one project and gift bag)

Elf Gift Kits

If you can’t attend an Elf Workshop, take the North Pole home! Take-and-make gift kits will be available in our Gift Gallery throughout December. Choose from Elf Puppet, Pinecone Friend, Sock Stuffed Snowman, or Yarn Tree kits, while supplies last. $5 per kit

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Dec 4 • 2 pm
On-site

Artist and Delaplaine instructor Lesa Cook discusses her artistic history, practice, and work as an art educator. FREE

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Dec 4 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition openings by the Frederick Camera Clique, Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, and Robert B. Warren, Jr. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Art at Noon: Geraldine Lloyd: In the Groove

Friday, Dec 10 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Artist, author, and activist Geraldine Lloyd has been a Frederick resident since 1964. She is a cancer survivor and visionary artist with The American Visionary Art Museum In Baltimore, and her Art Car, “Unchain My Love,” is on permanent exhibit at The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Her multi-medium art and writing examines the intersection of addiction and spirituality as it relates to creativity. This talk is presented in partnership with the Maryland Room of Frederick County Public Libraries. Join us live for the webinar or watch later on YouTube. FREE

Museums by Candlelight

Saturday, Dec 11 • 9 am–5 pm

We are pleased to join with other local attractions for this annual event sponsored by the Historic Sites Consortium. Drop by to view current exhibitions, learn more about the history of our neighborhood and building from the Our Industrial Past panel exhibit, and pick up a take-and-make Paper Lantern Kit from our Art Cart (while supplies last)! You can also get to know us better by watching our special Museums by Candlelight video. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Wednesday, Dec 15–Jan 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, complete a mixed media snowy mountain landscape inspired by the tree art of Gustav Klimt! View the video here. FREE

 

JANUARY 2022

Recorded music in the galleries in January features the multi-instrumental sounds of Michael Zampi.

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Jan 8 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Fabric Collage (ages 6–8) or Personal Narrative Zines (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Jan 8 • 2 pm
Webinar

Frederick County Art Association members share about their works and processes. FREE

Toes in Sand by FCAA member Ludmilla Oliver

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Jan 8 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition openings by James ConnorsFrederick County Art Association, Tinam Valk, and Robert B. Warren, Jr. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Creative Outlet

Saturday, Jan 8 • 3–5 pm
On-site

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating Watercolor snowflake art inspired by American meteorologist and photographer Wilson Alwyn Bentley. Please be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist

Art at Noon: Lloyd Kiva New: Artist, Educator, Visionary

Friday, Jan 14 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Join Manuela Well-Off-Man, Chief Curator at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM, as she discusses the contributions and influence of the Delaplaine’s Artist of Inspiration, Lloyd Kiva New. Join us live for the webinar or watch later on YouTube. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Monday, Jan 15–Feb 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, create Textile Design Prints on Paper inspired by Lloyd Kiva New, our winter Artist of Inspiration. View the video here. FREE

 

FEBRUARY 2022

Recorded music in the galleries in January features folk, honky-tonk, and Americana music of Dominic Cicala.

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Feb 5 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Pictorial Storytelling (ages 6–8) or Super-Heroes and Artist Trading Cards (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Feb 5 • 2 pm
On-site

Exhibiting artist Kristina Penhoet discusses her work, inspiration, and process. FREE

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Feb 5 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition openings by Barbara HorstKristina Penhoet, David Underwood, Sally Veach, and Tinam Valk. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Creative Outlet

Saturday, Feb 5 • 3–5 pm
On-site

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating Pieces of My Heart paintings inspired by pop artist Jim Dine. Please be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist

Art at Noon: Thomas Asmuth: Art and New Media

Friday, Feb 11 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Thomas Asmuth’s aesthetic melds art and science in multimedia sculptural forms. The work simultaneously exists as aesthetic constructions and data. Asmuth discusses his personal history in the sciences and arts, how it has led to the conceptual and craft principles in his work, and demonstrate one or more of his installations that simultaneously exist as data and sculpture. Join us live for the webinar or watch later on YouTube. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Monday, Feb 15–Mar14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, create Circle Roses inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. View the video here. FREE

 

MARCH 2022

Recorded music in the galleries in January features country music by Michelle Hannon & One Blue Night.

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Mar 5 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Pueblo Storytellers (ages 6–8) or Bookbinding Fun (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

2022 Bettie Awards Presentation

Saturday, Mar 5 • 2 pm
On-site

Please join us for the presentation of the annual Bettie Awards and the announcement of the 2022 Bettie Awards Grand Prize Winner! Learn more about the Bettie Awards program. FREE

Fourth Floor (digital painting) by Lynnes Regules, 2021 Bettie Award Grand Prize Winner

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Mar 5 • 3–5 pm
On-site

It’s Youth Art Month! View on-site and online exhibition openings: Frederick County Public Schools Youth Art Month ExhibitionFCPS Faculty Exhibition, and 2022 Bettie Awards Exhibition. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Creative Outlet

Saturday, Mar 5 • 3–5 pm
On-site

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating Birds on a Log inspired by graphic illustrator Milton Glaser. Please be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist

Art at Noon: Lee Newman: The Bite of the Needle

Friday, Mar 11 • 12–1 PM
On-site

Printmaking has been and continues to be an important mode of expression for artists around the world. Delaplaine instructor Lee Newman discusses the history of printmaking, and etching in particular, as well as printmakers such as Rembrandt, Kollwitz, and Dine, who have had an impact on Newman’s own work. Join us on-site for the program or watch later on YouTube. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Monday, Mar 15–Apr 14

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, create 3–D Unicorns inspired by the unicorn tapestries of the Middle Ages. View the video here. FREE

 

Check back in February for spring and early summer programs

 

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