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Watercolor Painting Workshop

Ladies of the WMAS

Join us every other Sunday (check the calendar) for a continuing workshop in watercolor painting. A small donation to pay for supplies and the instructor is requested. Our instructor is Mary Ann Lipovsky, a native born resident of Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Originally she began her art career in the mid ’70’s, going to night school in San Francisco. Wanting to continue her education on a full-time basis she moved back East to study at the MD School of Art and Design, now a part of Mont. College. Presently she shows her works, mainly pen and ink and watercolor, with… (Read More)

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Never Too Late for Art

The adults took over the MakerSpace this afternoon, to make dolls and learn the basics of watercolor painting. Our painting instructor, Mary Ann, was very patient with everyone, giving great advice on how to correct mistakes (“blend it in” or “let it stand out”) until folks were comfortable with just working with the materials, letting their creative eye be less judgmental.  While perhaps no masterpiece was created, everyone had a good time and we hope to see everyone back next week. Here are our works of art…    

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Kids, Art, and the MakerSpace

We hosted our first watercolor painting class for kids yesterday and a small but enthusiastic group tested the water(paint)s. We’re pleased that we can offer more program options in the Arts to supplement our strong focus on STEM education. If you have an idea on how to help us expand in this area, please stop in and chat, or send some electronic feedback our way. Thanks! We have two more sessions scheduled, please get more info and reserve a seat here. Some work from the first class…    

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Watercolor Painting Classes

Ladies of the WMAS

This Introduction to Watercolor Painting with pen and ink is a pair of 3 session classes, one for kids and one for adults, Abstract to semi-realistic. Supplies are included in the price of the class, $15 per session ($10 for kids) or $40 for all three ($25 for kids). See the class schedule and register at the bottom of this page. Our instructor is Mary Ann Lipovsky, a native born resident of Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Originally she began her art career in the mid ’70’s, going to night school in San Francisco. Wanting to continue her education on a full-time… (Read More)

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Getting Started with Microelectronics

A hand holding an Arduino microcontroller

The Arduino is a small inexpensive microcontroller that can be used in a wide variety of engineering, arts, and crafts projects. Any project that interfaces or interacts with the physical world can probably benefit from using an Arduino, with sensors, switches, lights, motors, or other control devices. Not sure what this means? Take a look here, or here. The next class starts Thursday, May 14th, 7:30 – 9:00pm, and it runs for six weeks. Register below… This is a hands-on 6 day workshop where students will learn the basics of how to setup and use a microcontroller development system, and construct basic… (Read More)

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Learn Python to Mod Minecraft

Adventures in Minecraft

This is our first six week class in programming Mods for Minecraft. This class will use Python, future classes will explore other languages. This class is still in development, so we only want older kids and adults. We will open future classes to younger kids as we create a complete curriculum. This class meets Tuesday, 8-9pm, May 12 – June 16. Minecraft is a popular “sandbox” game… If you don’t know what it is about, or how it can be used in the classroom, please follow these links: How Minecraft teaches real world skills Teaching in the age of Minecraft New… (Read More)

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Technology Camp Schedule

Are your kids engaged in hands-on learning of science and technology that is fun, challenging, and rewarding? Are they interested in career topics like animation, game design, electronics, or robotics? Are you looking for a camp that has a 5-1 instructor ratio, with a curriculum for advanced students? Club125 is offering spring and summer camps, and summer after-camp programs in parallel with the camp sessions offered by the City of Greenbelt. After you register at SignUp Genius, please make your payments here.

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Scratch It!

Scratch is a graphical programming language designed for kids, ages 8-16, that can be used to create stories, art, animations, and games. Scratch is a great first programming language for kids and adults, providing a fun and rewarding environment that can be used as is, or serve as an introduction to more advanced programming languages such as Alice or Java. This is a 6 week introductory class, meeting Tuesday from 6 – 7:30pm. There is no fee for this class. Students with prior experience are invited to be assistant instructors! Parents are encouraged to participate. Register now, space is limited.

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Technical Class Schedule

We missed our launch date by about a month (opps!), but we're ready to get started with our first two technical tracks, Linux Systems Administration and Web Development. In a couple of months we will add Windows Administration and Network Management tracks, and early next year we will add a track on Cyber Security. Head on over to our new website, GTI.club125.org for more information and to reserve your seat in one or more of our six-week classes. As always, most classes are free to Club125 members.

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