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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Tuesday Evening Life Drawing

September 26 @ 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…

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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…

It’s a Wrap – Earrings Workshop

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Let’s face it, you can never have enough earrings! In this exciting class, students will explore different forging and wire wrapping techniques to make two fabulous pairs of earrings. Using copper wire, students will also learn how create earring bases and wrap with crystals, make jump rings and work with a small jeweler’s torch to create head pins for crystal drops as well as ear wires. This class is a must for those aspiring jewelry artists who want to expand their…

Halloween Luminaries

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us to make your own custom luminary. You can light your path, decorate your porch, or keep them inside for a spooktacular centerpiece! Spend an afternoon at Clay Studio designing and making two ceramic luminaries in your choice of design: Great Pumpkin, Mummy, Monster, Ghosts & Goblins…The choice is yours.  Participants will cut slabs of clay (provided) and sculpt them into unique works of art. You will choose your finish colors from studio samples, and Wanda will apply the glaze and fire your pieces to completion.Your…

Mix a Wizard’s Magic Spell Friday

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead wizard will then add his own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. We will also be offering magic wands and clay wares for cash donations to the RiverArts Clay Studio. Age Restrictions: 5-105. Children must chaperone their…

Mix a Wizard’s Magic Spell Saturday

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Description: Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead wizard will then add his own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. We will also be offering magic wands and clay wares for cash donations to the RA Clay Studio. Age Restrictions: 5-105. Children must…

Portraits in Pastels with Marcy Ramsey

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interested in portraiture? In this one day workshop in the forgiving medium of pastels,  instructor Marcy Ramsey  will explain and demonstrate the basics of drawing the head/ figure and portraiture, plus impart some tricks of the trade in achieving a likeness and portraiture do’s and don’ts.  Class Format: 10 - 11 am:      Demonstration by the instructor, using one of the participants as a model. 11 am - Noon  Child model will sit for an hour with class for students…

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

October 23 @ 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…

Holiday Houses

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Is your gingerbread man missing his gingerbread house? Do your elves need a workshop to make their toys? If so, please join us at RiverArts Clay Studio, for a fun-filled, 2-day workshop of house construction. You won’t need a hammer; you won’t need nails…just your imagination. Build a house that any snowman or reindeer would be happy to call home. Celebrate this holiday season with a one of a kind home!   Bring your friends and favorite family members to construct a house using…

Raku Workshop

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What is Raku Ware? Raku was developed in the sixteenth century by Japanese tea master Sen Reku. In this exciting process, glowing-hot wares are removed from the kiln and quickly cooled by immersing it in combustible materials and water to get infinite vibrant colors and unpredictable effects. Raku Ware is sought-after by collectors of studio pottery worldwide because of its process-driven effects and unique beauty. Join us for a day at Marilee Schumann’s studio in Crumpton with Brett Thomas and…

Castle Cookie Jars: A Family Affair

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Castles, Clay, and Cookies! What's not to love? Come design, build, and FILL your family's very-own castle cookie jar. For one fee, a parent and one-or-two children will work together in the clay studio. This would be great fun for grandparents, aunts, and uncles too! The fee is for one castle cookie jar to take home. How about giving a castle cookie jar class as a special gift? November 18: We will explore castles. Each family will design and build…

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