Local artist Jin Lee has installed a test run of the work she will be installing for her
January-February 2013 exhibit on the front lawn of Maryland Hall.



A brief statement from Jin Lee about her work:

Cloud Passage was inspired by the packing material used for my move from the west coast to the east coast. The final form will be a representation of my personal journey, of the transitions I experienced when I moved to San Francisco and back to Annapolis. The trees, symbols of the two communities, are linked by a web to express my connection to both coasts.

The desire to use this material birthed the concept behind the classes I proposed to Maryland Hall; to teach my students how to make site-specific art with re-purposed materials. Cloud Passage is constructed entirely with materials and methods easily obtained and learned by students enrolled in my class.

The current installation is a test to understand how the material will behave in the environment and hold up to the elements. A more complete sculpture is scheduled to be installed in January of 2013.


Young artists between the ages of 10 and 18 can get a lot out of the Saturday workshop, Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development, where students are immersed in figure and portrait drawing. If you are preparing a portfolio for the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet entrance for Middle School or High School. Or perhaps preparing for college or an art institute, this intensive one-day workshop is for you! Kim Farcot, the instructor, also teaches at the Bates Middle School Performing and Visual Arts Magnet, so she knows what they're looking for.

The class starts off with get-to-know-you games, stretching, and gesture drawings to warm up and then moves into studying the proportions of the body and head. After lunch, students get to draw from a live professional clothed model.The class takes place in the same studio where weekly life drawing and portrait painting groups meet and is equipped with easels, drawing horses, lighting and a model stage.

The workshop is given on a Saturday from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Click here for a complete list of classes being offered this Winter/Spring. In November's workshop, there was an amazing group, who were engaged, focused, and very talented. They worked intently, even during breaks, and the final critique at the end of the day showed great promise by these up and coming artists!

Student from the Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development workshop on November 3, 2012.


Winter/Spring 2013 Classes offered by Kim Farcot

Wednesday Morning Figure Co-op - The Drawing Co-op is open to artists who show sufficient artistic and technical development and are capable of working independently. For ages 18+.

January 2 - June 26, 2013 | Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Long Pose Drawing & Painting Figure Co-Op - The Drawing and Painting long pose is open to artists who show sufficient artistic and technical development and are capable of working independently. For ages 18+.

January 3 - June 27, 2013 | Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Portrait Co-op - The Portrait Co-op provides a variety of live models on a weekly basis. Each portrait subject sits for four consecutive sessions to enable the artists to complete comprehensive drawing/paintings in a risk free environment. For ages 18+.
January 4 - June 28, 2013 | Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Figure Drawing Portfolio Development - Get a solid foundation in figure or life drawing to enhance your portfolio and prepare you for college. Students will create a series of charcoal or graphite life drawings starting with the basic form and proportions of the human figure, drawn from a live draped model. For ages 10-16.

March 2, 2013 | Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development - Get a solid foundation in portrait drawing to enhance your portfolio and prepare you for college. Students will create a series of charcoal or graphite drawings, starting with the basic form and proportions of the human head, drawn from a live model. For ages 10-16.

April 6, 2013 | Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm



Visual Arts


Andrée Tullier is a painter trained in the tradition of Classical Realism. Although her work includes still life, landscapes and figures, Andrée is primarily a portrait artist working in oil and pastel.

Andrée has studied portraiture, figure, and color with nationally recognized portrait painters Cedric and Joanette Egeli, master impressionist John Ebersberger, Abigail McBride, Rick Casali and master sculptor Stephen Perkins. Her work is in collections worldwide. Andrée exhibits locally as well as in the south. She continues to receive portrait commissions.

Graduating with a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park, Andrée received her second degree in Art Education from Bowie State University. She teaches at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland.

Professional Organizations:

  • Maryland Federation of Art
  • The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, board member
  • The Portrait Society of America



For several years Renata studied ceramics in Brazil. In 2000 she was invited for a two-year apprenticeship with Annie Schliffer at the Rochester folk Art Guild (NY). Renata currently works at her studio in Edgewater, MD and teaches at the Maryland Hall for The Creative Arts. Renata’s work has been displayed at galleries and stores in the US and Brazil. She has an MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Artist Statement

“My pieces combine simple forms with a passion for intricate decoration. I’m inspired by geometric patterns and nature forms. Carving, piercing and leaf application are some of the techniques I’ve been exploring in a search for harmony between detail and simpleness.

I’m interested in the contrast between the earthy tones of the clay body and the bright glazes applied around the decorated areas. That process allows the bare clay body to become the focal point and the blank canvas where the decorative process takes place.”



The Compass Rose Studio Theater is a professional teaching theater company. Artistic Director Lucinda Merry-Browne founded the Compass Rose Studio Theater to offer programs, productions, and classes in the Greater Baltimore/Washington Area. Our classes and workshops are currently offered onsite at our theater at 1011 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland, and at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Chesapeake Arts Center, Anne Arundel County performing arts magnet programs, St. Martins Day School in Severna Park, The Key School, and the Annapolis Recreation Department. The Compass Rose Studio Theater produces a full season of plays at our theater. Performances are fully professional, and include members of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States as well as Non-Equity actors. In keeping with our mission, performances also include students of acting who have studied with the Compass Rose faculty and other educational companies. Students audition with the professional actors and are selected by the professional casting process.

All of the Compass Rose Studio Theater faculty are teaching artists with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in theater from an accredited institution. Some have Masters Degrees in theater as well. All of our faculty have teaching experience with a range of student populations and a depth of knowledge of how to challenge and stimulate the creative process within students individually and as an acting ensemble.

Our approach to theater education is process based, meaning that any performance is the result of hard work and in depth study of technique, not the goal. We do not seek to present a polished product until the basics of theater knowledge have been learned. The result of this building work is that when the performances happen, they are the consequences of the rich and rewarding work of becoming an actor. And they are excellent, surprising audiences at the quality which can be achieved by student actors.

Artist Statement

The Compass Rose Studio Theater is a professional studio and theater rooted in the belief that education in the theater creates excellence in performance. We seek to inspire passion for live theater through education in the dramatic arts for all ages. We believe that the experience of the craft of the theater builds not only talent and technique, but fosters skills for living which enrich the human experience. Professional theater performances by Compass Rose Studio Theater uphold unparalleled artistic standards which reflect our core values and commitment to artistic excellence. As the compass rose on a nautical chart guides the mariner on his or her journey, so the Compass Rose Studio Theater explores dramatic journeys and charts a course toward moving, evocative, and richly entertaining theater.



Dianna Cuatto is beginning her tenth season as the Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre of Maryland in the 2012/13 season.  She has choreographed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, An American Southwest Carmen, Beauty and the Beast, Tango Dramatico, Little Women and Excalibur, among others.   Previously, she spent four seasons as the Ballet Mistress with the Richmond Ballet and taught ballet and jazz in their school of dance. She was also Artistic Director/Choreographer/ School Director of the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre in Colorado where many alumni went on to pursue professional careers in such companies as San Francisco Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Hubbard Street, San Diego Ballet, Ballet Nouveau and Richmond Ballet.   Following that, Ms. Cuatto taught classical ballet at San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Sacramento Ballet, New Orleans Ballet Theatre and Oklahoma Ballet.   In addition, she has taught at the University of Oklahoma, University of Utah, California State University at Sacramento, and at several high schools for the performing arts.

Ms. Cuatto began her career as a professional dancer with Ballet West in 1963 where she was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1966.   She has also performed as a Principal Dancer with a number of national companies including Sacramento Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theatre and the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre. She has performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Balanchine’s Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Symphony in C, Valse Fantasie and also in contemporary works by Caniparoli, Weiss, Robbins, Orejudas and others.   She also had a stint in Hollywood performing for the American Music Awards, A Chorus Line and national television, where she also choreographed The Wonderful World of the Waltz for National PBS.

Artist Statement

BTM offers a complete curriculum for the aspiring professional dancer as well as for the dancer seeking good solid dance training for pure enjoyment.  Our curriculum is designed to provide anatomically sound training, while providing an increasing variety of classes and performance opportunities.

BTM’s school is the only one in Maryland that offers a fully comprehensive ballet training program for the beginner student up to the professional dancer.  A focus on the healthy body aesthetic (healthy body types and healthy monitoring) is a hallmark of BTM’s Company and School.  In addition to training students of all ages with differing interests for learning the discipline of dance we also take great responsibility in our goal to train fine professional dancers and share this vital art form with our community. It is central to the mission of the school to expect the very best effort of each student, whether or not he/she chooses the professional track. We provide professional faculty and the best possible instruction to serve the dance needs of all of our students.  Our instructors give each of the students the care and attention they deserve in the hopes that they will become self-confident young adults and artists. 


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