CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Instruction in selected areas of the Fine Arts is offered at the mill from time to time. Most notable, for example, is a course in Enviromental Sculpture offered for college credit by Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. The course runs all day for a week during the summer and affords students an indoor location for class instruction as well as acres of forests, streams and natural materials among which and from which to create their works.
In the summer of 2005, HMAP sponsosred a visiting artist from Sofia, Bulgaria. Tsvetomir Naydenov, a carver of intricate miniature religious icons, held several workshops in the mill and demonstrated his tools, techniques and amazing flair for cutting and shaping wood.
Leadership Greater Washington, a non-profit group based in Washington, DC, serves more than 17 city and county governments in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Its mission is to connect and challenge diverse regional leaders for the purpose of improving the quality of life in the Greater Washington area. HMAP staff has for several years joined other executives from organizations involved in dance, choral music, poetry, art and theater to assist LSGW by teaching an introductory crash course for executives in drawing and painting at seminars on the arts held each year as part of their leadership training.