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Education

Chestertown RiverArts offers many classes throughout the year. Our members enjoy a discount for all of our classes. If you would like to become a Chestertown RiverArts member please click here.

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Spring Into Skies! A focused watercolor workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Into Skies!  is a  focused watercolor workshop on skies, skies, and more skies. Immerse yourself in this fun, “how to” one day watercolor workshop where painting skies has no limit!

Painting Pastels from Photographs

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop for advanced beginners through experienced pastellists will focus on developing dynamic pastel landscape paintings from photographs. Instructor  Mary Pritchard will unlock the secrets to success in using photographs as resource material.  While this is not a computer course,  Pritchard will review and demonstrate simple computer commands for editing photographs.  She will show what to look for when selecting resource photos, demonstrate ways to alter and strengthen compositions, when to follow the photograph and how to use it as…

Digital SLR Basics

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 5, 2017

Want to learn how to use that fancy camera you have? Want to learn how to take pictures you will be proud to hang on your wall?  An SLR ( Single lens reflex) camera is fully adjustable in aperture and shutter speeds and accepts interchangeable lenses. This 4 week  class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate skill levels but it will be aimed at the beginner.  The main emphasis will be to get students off of the automatic mode and…

Talavera Decorated Beads for Jewlery

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will spend a day learning the basic techniques for decorating beads with colorful brush stroke designs.  Each student can interpret the designs and techniques depending on their skill level and experience. Students will also learn to create different styled beads and pendants for talavera jewelry. Students will briefly learn how to assemble finished sample pieces, but will have to assemble their own work once it has been fired and picked up.

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Beginning, enthusiast and professional photographers meet at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month at the RiverArts Education Center to show our latest images for each other to comment on, praise and offer suggestions for improvement. If you are fairly new to photography we know it might be kind of scary to have others evaluate your work for the first time. But we find it is a very good way to quickly improve your craft, become more creative and find…

Talavera Decoration Class

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students will spend a day learning the basic techniques to decorate bisque ware with colorful brush stroke designs.  Each student can interpret the designs and techniques depending on their skill level and experience. The Bisqueware , paint and glaze is included in the cost of the class.

Intermediate Pottery Wheel- Marilee Schumann

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 24, 2017

A class for intermediate  students who want to continue to develop their throwing and creative technique through one-on-one teaching and self-directed projects.Fees: Tuition includes your first 25 lbs of clay and bisque firing. There is an extra fee for glaze firings dependent on the size of your pieces.
 Toolkits are available for purchase during the first class meeting for $25.  

Ongoing Potter’s Wheel- Summer Session

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2017

A class for intermediate to advanced students who want to continue to develop their throwing and creative technique through one-on-one teaching and self-directed projects. For more advanced learners, the focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression. Fees: Tuition includes your first 25 lbs of clay and bisque firing. There is an extra fee for glaze firings dependent on the size of your pieces.
 Toolkits are available for purchase during the first class meeting for $25.  

Backpack Filmmaking

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Course Description This hands-on, one day class will give an overview of the tools used when shooting video stories solo or in small teams: camera operation, lighting and audio recording. Participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, and how to “shoot for the editor.” Requirements: No previous video production experience required. In the class, we’ll have 3 small video cameras available for practicing. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras,…

Ongoing Potter’s Wheel- Fall

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 24, 2017

A class for intermediate to advanced students who want to continue to develop their throwing and creative technique through one-on-one teaching and self-directed projects. For more advanced learners, the focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression. Fees: Tuition includes your first 25 lbs of clay and bisque firing. There is an extra fee for glaze firings dependent on the size of your pieces.
 Toolkits are available for purchase during the first class meeting for $25    

Beginners Pottery Wheel- Fall

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

Students will learn the process to make functional ceramics on the pottery wheel – including glazing. Focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression. Students should wear clothes that can get messy, bring a towel, a beverage, and a sense of humor. Register now! Fees: Tuition includes your first 25 lbs of clay and bisque firing. There is an extra fee for subsequent glaze firings dependent on the size of your pieces.
 Toolkits are available for purchase during the first class meeting…

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