A student shows off his artwork from Holly Rosario's class.

Holly Rosario was born in rural upstate New York, and spent her childhood exploring its forested terrain. Introverted and aesthetically curious by nature, Holly was interested in art from a young age. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where she pursued her Bachelors of Fine Arts in conjunction with a Master of Arts in Teaching. While at MICA, she developed an interest in watercolor, inks, paper cuts, and ceramics as well as a passion for art history.

As an artist, Rosario’s papercut works and watercolors are inspired by a love of nature on its most minuscule levels, and explore the role of pattern and repetition in the processes of growth and decay. Rosario spent three years as an Elementary Art Teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. She sees her pursuits as artist and educator as inseparably intertwined, and hopes to facilitate transformative learning by sharing her passion for the visual world. Holly teaches visual arts classes for childen.

Holly Rosario's Classes This Season

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210141
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    9-12
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Comic books, graphic novels and concept art abound this week-long camp. Your young artist will learn to think, draw, and ink like an illustrator; designing works of art around their favorite stories or their own narratives. Students may work in whatever style they wish, but will be encouraged to further their artistic growth with new materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, and other forms of wet media. Storytellers, video game lovers, anime fans, and fine artists alike will love this camp, as they get to learn what its like design posters, book covers, games, comics, and more. Material List: Pencils & Eraser, Color Pencils, Watercolor Markers or Pencils, Fine Point Pen, Mixed Media Paper Pad. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210142
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    9-12
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Your young illustrator will love this camp in which they are guided through the process of self-publishing their own book. Over the course of a week, students may choose to author and illustrate a children's book, comic book, or an artist's book to showcase their creativity and storytelling abilities. All students will take home their original manuscript and a digital eBook. Material List: Pencils & Eraser, Color Pencils, Watercolor Markers or Pencils, Fine Point Pen, Mixed Media Paper Pad. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210050
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5-7
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Your aspiring builder will love creating sculptures in this class about making art with air dry clay. Students are invited to participate with both modeling clay and model magic (air-dry clay), as each we create sculptures in a different theme each day. Materials needed: Pencil and Sketch Paper, Crayola Markers, Paper Cup, Aluminum foil, Tooth Picks, Modeling Clay, and Model Magic. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies! https://artthingsannapolis.com/

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210051
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5-7
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Your young artist will learn to create their own dynamic characters in this camp that fosters storytelling. Campers will enhance their illustration skills as they design and draw complex characters from head to toe. This class will focus on traditional drawing and illustration skills, including painted character portraits and an illustrated story. Material List: Pencils & Eraser, Color Pencils, Watercolor Markers or Crayons, Fine Point Pen, Mixed Media Paper Pad. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210131
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    9-12
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    This in-depth painting camp explores how color can be mixed and applied to create vivid and vibrant art. This class focuses on self-expression and student-centered art, while offering starter projects to get each campers creative juices flowing. Materials Needed: Acrylic Paint Set (Sargent Art Primary Acrylic Paint Set), Nylon Brush Set, Painting Surfaces of Choice (Beginners Canvas, Or Canvas Paper Pad), Sketchbook. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210052
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5-7
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Scales, tails, and all things fuzzy and furry await in this exciting camp. Animal lovers will enjoy this class where they will learn to create any creature of their choice, while learning about and creating several interesting animals and their habitats. Students will receive step-by-step instructions for guided projects, and then apply their new skills to a final artwork of their own choosing. Materials: Drawing Paper, Pencil, Eraser, Colored Pencils. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210053
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5-7
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    This drawing and painting class focuses around creating expressive art inspired by nature. Students will combine their observational drawing skills with their own imagination and expressive style to create paintings inspired by plants, animals, and the natural world around them. This class will focus on foundational drawing and painting skills, as well as elements of pattern and design. Materials needed: Watercolor Paint Set, Nylon Brush Set, Watercolor Pad, Sketchpad and Pencil, Sharpie Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210143
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    9-12
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Learn techniques to take your artworks to the next level in this skill-based camp. Students will explore different aspects of realism in art while learning how to draw what they see through still lives and portraits. Come discover how proportion, shading, texture, and form can create the illusion of reality. Perfect for anyone who just wants to improve their drawings and paintings. Material List: Pencil Set & Eraser, Color Pencils, Watercolors OR Watercolor Markers OR Watercolor Pencils, Fine Point Pen, Mixed Media Paper Pad. Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    S210144
    Member Price
    $160
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    9-12
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Take your drawing skills to the next level in this camp all about the art of inking. Students will explore and combine markers with felt-tip pens to create richly detailed illustrations of their own choosing. We will focused on the skills of blending, shading, and creating varied line weight to enrich our drawings. Materials needed: Bristol Paper Pad, Permanent Felt-tip Pen set (Micron), Alcohol-Based Markers (Prismacolor or Arteza) OR Watercolor Markers (Arteza). Email the instructor with any questions: studio@rosar.io. Please visit Art Things, located inside Maryland Hall, for your art supplies!

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210115
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    7-9+
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    Come joins us as we draw landscapes of towering castles, lost cities under the sea, and much more. This class teaches students traditional drawing and painting skills by challenging young artists to think, sketch, and paint fantastical places and things. Children will learn to transform their world from ordinary to extraordinary by using drawing materials and watercolor paint to create their own fantasy art. New projects for 2021! For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io. Material List: Pencil & Eraser, 12 x 18" watercolor pad, Permanent marker, Watercolor Set. Optional: Other color media of student's choice.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210125
    Member Price
    $145
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    10-12+
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    In this class, young artists explore and experiment with all the ways in which watercolor and inks can be applied to paper to create visually compelling artworks. Each day begins with a demonstration of a new technique, after which students paint at their own pace in an open studio environment. Push your art-making skills to the next level; masking, resists, wet-on-wet painting, nature prints, and lifting techiniques are just a few of the exciting demos planned. This class is self-paced and student driven, and each artist will choose their own subject matter for their work. For more information, please contact the instructor at studio@rosar.io. Materials List: Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper 9x12" or Larger, Watercolor Brush Set, Permanent Ink Pen, Watercolor and/or inks set; alcohol inks optional.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210050
    Member Price
    $30
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5 +
    Non-Member Price
    $55

    Children, parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome to this one-day painting work shop where we'll create some fabulous canvas paintings and enjoy a themed snack together. A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor the day of the workshop. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210126
    Member Price
    $145
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    10-12+
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    Learn to draw people and their portraits with ease in this course. Young artists will master facial features and figures in both abstract, illustrated, and realistic styles. Through sketchbook journaling, and final drawings and paintings, learners will be able to confidently develop and draw their very own characters, and portraits of the people most important to them. New and returning students welcome as this course features new artworks for 2021. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io. No class 11/27. Materials List: Ebony Pencil & Eraser, Drawing Pad 9x12 or Larger, Colored Pencils, Permanent ink pen with fine tip, other color media of students choosing.

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210116
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    7-9+
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    Your aspiring builder will love creating sculptures in this course about making art in three dimensions. Paper- mâché, recycled sculpture, and modeling clay abound in this fun-filled exploration of sculpture. Students will model, carve, and assemble original artworks while developing a deep understanding of important art concepts like scale, texture, and form. New projects for returning students in 2021. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io. Materials List: Polymer clay (Sculpey III recomended), Model Magic, Pencil and Sketchpad, Polymer Clay Tools (optional).

  • Instructor
    Holly Rosario
    Class ID
    F210051
    Member Price
    $30
    Room
    117B
    Ages
    5 +
    Non-Member Price
    $55

    Children, parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome to this one-day painting work shop where we'll create some fabulous canvas paintings and enjoy a themed snack together. A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor the day of the workshop. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io.

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