Teacher helps students of all ages evolve as artists


June 16, 1999|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MEET STUDENT artists and their teacher, Barbara Schnell, at a reception from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Friday at the gallery at the Hampstead Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St.

The six-week exhibition of the 24 artists can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. daily through July 23.

The students are aspiring artists of all ages. She teaches them with a gradual evolution of media -- drawing in pencil, charcoal and conte, followed by oil painting, as artists have been taught for generations. Her student Tim Larson, 17, who has studied with Schnell for 12 years, has been accepted at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and other colleges for major study in art.

In this exhibit, students from 9 years old to adult have recently completed new works to display.

Adult students included in the show are: Ida Bald, Lee Furches, Pat Geyer, George Maurer, Fran Seiler, Bill Weaver and Lena Weinstein.

The youngest students are Kayla Shipley, 9, and Nickolas Bitzel, 10.

Other student artists are: Keith Bennett, Kim Bittler, Will Landon and Anna Zawacki, all 11; Jessica Bennett and Amber Maurer, both 12; Brandon Hirsch and Danny Love, both 14; Ashley Mack, Trey Shamer and Cassidy Stoner, all 15; Laura Brown and Kyong Soo "Ben" Pak, both 16, and Cathy Heine, 17.

Schnell, a Hampstead artist who exhibits throughout the county and is a member of the Carroll County Artists Guild, teaches at her home studio on Houcksville Road.

Information: 410-374-2015.

Pond Stock raffle

The Manchester Parks Foundation Inc. has announced winners of the Pond Stock raffle program held recently at Manchester Elementary School.

The foundation presented the first prize, a hand-held fishing game, to Matthew Barrett, a fifth-grade pupil of Terri Guy. A Taz fishing rod kit was presented as second prize to Suzannah Macleod, a first-grade pupil of Debbie Elsen. Third prize, a filled tackle box, was presented to J. T. Albright, a fifth-grade pupil of Carrie Stitcher.

The raffle was an incentive to help maintain and restock Walnut Pond. The pond is in Pine Valley Park, which is adjacent to the school and is used as an outdoor classroom.

The Manchester Parks Foundation, the town of Manchester and Manchester Elementary School are in partnership to continue to develop and use Pine Valley Park and the Nature Center.

With $1 donations, pupils purchased shares of Pond Stock and began a realistic study of the stock market. Pupils received a certificate for each $1 share of stock. For every dollar, the pupil was also entered into a raffle given by the parks foundation for one of three prizes.

Fishing derby

Children 12 and younger are invited to try their luck in the annual Manchester Fishing Derby Saturday at Walnut Pond at the end of Walnut Street in Manchester.

Children ages 9 and younger register to fish from 8 a.m. to 8: 30 a.m., with fishing from 8: 30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Children ages 10 to 12 register from 10 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. and fish from 10: 30 a.m. to noon.

Prizes are awarded for various categories, such as largest fish and first fish caught. Even without winning a prize, there's always a great fishing story to take home.

Swim lessons begin

Swimming lessons by Red Cross certified instructors begin June 21 at the Hampstead Pool on Sugar Maple Street.

Testing for swim levels will take place Saturday morning at the pool. Half-hour lessons are given between 10 a.m. and noon from June 21 to July 1; July 2 is a make-up day.

For information, contact Heather King or Holly Carswell at the pool from noon to 7: 30 p.m.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 6/16/99

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