Education

Education

Our new ArtsAlive! Education Center at 200 High Street in Chestertown hosts  a variety of  classes throughout the year, plus Life Drawing Sessions and the RiverArts Photography Club.

  • Ceramics classes are held in the Clay Studio, 204 High Street.
  • Need studio space? Guild membership is now available in the ArtsAlive! Education Center. Click here for more info
  • RiverArts  members enjoy a discount for all of our classes. If you would like to become a Chestertown RiverArts member please click here.
  • Depending on instructor availability, we also offer private classes, please call 410 778 6300 or email info@chestertownriverarts.org

Adult Classes and Workshops

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

The drawing of the human figure requires the highest level of artistic ability and when mastered, these same skills apply to the still life, landscape, and all fields of art. RiverArts offers opportunities to practice your skills by hiring a live model for Life Drawing, Every 4th Monday Afternoon 2 to 5 pm. There are tables, chairs, and easels in the space for your use. Acceptable to arrive late or depart early. Bring a snack and a drink. All levels of…

Tuesday Evening Life Drawing

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

The drawing of the human figure requires the highest level of artistic ability and when mastered, these same skills apply to the still life, landscape, and all fields of art. RiverArts offers opportunities to practice your skills by hiring a live model for Life Drawing, Every Tuesday Evening 5 - 8pm Every 4th   Monday Afternoon 2 to 5 pm. There are tables, chairs, and easels in the space for your use. Acceptable to arrive late or depart early. Bring a snack…

Try It! Discover the Magic of Clay

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Always thought it looked like fun to throw clay on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to try it at a one-time 2½ hour session. You’ll get basic instruction from a great teacher and hands-on help from friendly assistants. You’ll get a feel for the clay and discover how magic is made on the potter’s wheel. This is a great class for the curious, a friend’s night out, or a date. No experience needed. Just wear clothes that you don’t…

December First Friday Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a parent/child(ren) class that involves handbuilding with clay (Approximate time: 15-20 minutes). Please come to the clay studio December First Friday or Saturday December 2 of the  Dickens of a Christmas weekend to construct your own colorful holiday ornaments. Volunteers will show you the secret to making holiday ornaments with a variety of cookie cutters, and you will decorate them with your choice of colors. We will clear glaze and kiln-fire your ornaments in plenty of time for…

Saturday December 2nd Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a parent/child(ren) class that involves handbuilding with clay (Approximate time: 15-20 minutes). Please come to the clay studio December First Friday or Saturday December 2 of the  Dickens of a Christmas weekend to construct your own colorful holiday ornaments. Volunteers will show you the secret to making holiday ornaments with a variety of cookie cutters, and you will decorate them with your choice of colors. We will clear glaze and kiln-fire your ornaments in plenty of time for holiday…

Intro to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An introduction to simple Asian- style painting of grass, orchids, wisteria, shrimp and crab images as well as characters using brushes.  Instructor Xidan Zang will have examples for students to study and copy and will demonstrate techniques. Ink supplied with class. Students will need to bring rice paper and a brush; links to purchase these will be sent upon registration. Must be 16 or older.  

Cookies & Milk for Santa

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to paint a holiday scene on a pottery cup and cookie plate! This workshop is suitable for children of all ages, including those young at heart. (Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants can paint their own design or trace one of the available designs on a provided plate and cup. The finished work can be picked up at the Clay Studio after it is glaze fired...in plenty of time to be…

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

December 28 @ 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

 ***NOVEMBER PHOTO CLUB CHANGED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 7 PM*** 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…

Video Editing Techniques and Strategies

January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Did you always want to know how to edit your video in a way that it flows seamlessly and with progression? In this course, you will learn techniques and strategies to take control over the edit of your video, creating smooth and coherent cuts.     Supplies: Participants may wish to bring their computers if there is already an editing program installed, however, it is not a requirement to participate. The instructor will have FCPX on their computer, which will be…

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