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Baltimore’s Best Art Schools

February 23, 2011 6:04 AM

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MICA's department of environmental design was voted the best design school at the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. (Credit: mica.edu)

MICA’s department of environmental design was voted the best design school at the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. (Credit: mica.edu)

Are you looking to become an artist? Here are five of the best schools in Maryland.
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Dance is also a possible track at Baltimore School for the Arts. (Credit: bsfa.org)

Baltimore School for the Arts

712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(443) 642-5167
www.bsfa.org

Baltimore School for the Arts offers courses in the visual arts including ceramics, mixed media, photography, oil painting, sculpture and drawing. Baltimore School for the Arts is a high school and many of their students go on to art colleges.

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MICA's department of environmental design was voted the best design school at the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. (Credit: mica.edu)

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 669-9200
www.mica.edu

Maryland Institute College of Art offers undergraduate degrees in art history, ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting and sculpture. They also offer graduate degrees. Visit the website for more information.

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Images from Montgomery College's student drawing portfolios. (Credit: montgomerycollege.edu)

School of Art + Design at Montgomery College

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
(240) 567-5821
www.montgomerycollege.edu

The School of Art + Design at Montgomery College offers courses for credit and as part of a continuing education program. They have fine art and photography classes, including drawing, painting, photo editing and web design courses. Visit their website for more information and to apply.

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A Schuler instructor conducts a paint-along demonstration. (Credit: schulerschool.com)

Schuler School of Fine Arts

7 E. Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 685-3568
www.schulerschool.com

The Schuler School of Fine Arts offers four years of courses. After graduation, students can take a fifth year where they can specialize in their chosen field (painting, sculpture, etc.) and help instructors. Visit their website for more information and to apply.

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Staub Art Studio offers lessons for children and adults. (Credit: staubartstudio.com)

Staub Art Studio

1709 Edmondson Avenue
Catonsville, Md. 21228
(410) 744-9001
www.staubartstudio.com

Staub Art Studio offers lessons for children and adults. They offer sessions in the fall and spring each year, as well as a short summer session. Class length depends on the age of the people (young children for an hour, older children for an hour and 45 minutes and adults for two hours).

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