Education

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.

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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Life Drawing

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 two studio easels in the space currently, and plenty of room for more.  Acceptable to arrive late or depart early.…

Ongoing Potter’s Wheel- Summer Session

July 25 @ 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.  

Intermediate Pottery Wheel- Marilee Schumann

July 27 @ 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

More advanced techniques on the potter’s wheel, including closed forms, lids and altered forms. Decorating and glazing continued. Projects may reflect students’ individual skill levels and goals. 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.  

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

July 27 @ 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…

Leaf Your Worries Behind! Leaf Platter Workshop

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spend an evening at the RiverArts Clay Studio designing and making two leaf platters in your choice of design: Hosta, Ginko, Elephant Ear, Maple…the choice is yours. Participants will cut slabs of clay (provided) and sculpt them into unique works of art. You will choose your glaze colors from several studio samples, and Wanda will apply the glaze and fire your pieces to completion. Your platters are the perfect gift, be your centerpiece on the holiday table, and are  food & microwave safe! This fun, 2.5 hour class will make the perfect evening for…

Drawing from Observation

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Payment ButtonLearn the basics of drawing from observation—from rendering to shading as well as using color to accurately depict what you see.  This class is appropriate for all skill levels, but is designed especially for the beginner and those who wish to get back into the practice of drawing from observation. Here is a link to suggested materials        

Garden Fairy House Workshop

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 13, 2017

Who’s guarding your garden right now?   Does your favorite toad prince need a castle to call his own? Do you believe in fairies? 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 toad or fairy would be happy to call home. Celebrate this toad-filled (and fairy filled) season with a gift for the garden!   Bring your friends…

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…

Try It! Discover the Magic of Clay

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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…

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