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

Adult Classes and Workshops

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Clay Studio Private Classes

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - December 31 @ 8:30 pm

RiverArts Clay Studio now offers a flexible custom pottery class for those who wish to learn a basic technique with the help of our talented pottery instructors. We are happy to accommodate your small group of friends, family, or even provide a fun activity for a party of 1-5 people in a 2-3 hour workshop at a flat rate of $250. If you are interested in having a group of 6-10 people, the rate would be $500.  This could be…

Clay Print Tile

March 15 - April 30

Join us in the Clay Studio from March 15 - April 30 to make your own print tiles, perfect for hands, paws and words! Drop by during Open Studio times and pick up a DIY tile print kit to do on your own at home, and bring back to be fired and glazed by our wonderful Clay Studio volunteers. Or, come to the studio on First Friday, April 6 (5-7:30pm) to make and personalize your own print tile with our rainbow…

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Photo Club will resume in 2018 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…

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Life Drawing Sessions are on hiatus until 2018. Next afternoon session will be Monday, January 23. 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.…

Intro to Filmmaking

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  This is a fun, hands-on class where students will learn the fundamentals of motion picture production. Students will shoot and edit sequences assigned to them while games, demonstrations and analyses of professional films will be the basis for learning the language and personnel of preproduction, production and post-production. There will be an emphasis on the basic techniques to create compelling, connotative shots and rhythmic editing. *Instructor will provide raw/uncut footage for students to practice editing. Age Restrictions: 16 years…

Painting Dramatic Light Workshop

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop will focus on choosing subject matter, simplifying elements, building a strong composition, the importance of values and design, color and atmospheric perspective. Covered also will be new ways to think about your paint application to put excitement into your painting. Demonstrations, a group critique and individual personal attention are included. This is an indoor workshop using reference photos or sketches.  Night scenes and sunrises or sunsets and other photos using high contrasts are good however; Sara will work with…

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