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RiverArts Education Center

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200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
410 778 6300

June 2019

Quilting Class: Around the World In A Day!

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create a machine-sewn baby or lap quilt in a single day using speed cutting and sewing techniques.  This traditional pattern is known as Trip Around the World, or the Amish Sunshine and Shadow design when done in solid colors. A follow up session to share projects and discuss various finishing options: tying, hand quilting, machine quilting and binding will provide time to wrap up this quilt. No previous quilting experience is necessary but this class requires a sewing machine and a basic…

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TGIF with Cindy Fulton: A Funky Kitchen Painting

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Come join us at TGIF and party and create a kitchen work of art!!  Along the way you will learn about shape, color, and balance. Choose between working like Mondrian and playing with primary and secondary colors, or expanding your horizons into balancing different values within a certain color range. You will end up with a frameable funky kitchen painting to remind you of the fun you had at TGIF  with your friends and Cindy Fulton! BYOB and snacks for…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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NEXT PHOTO CLUB MEETING IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 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…

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Talavera Style Painting

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A 3 hour workshop that will teach the basic techniques necessary to create decorative Talavera designs.  Students will learn to apply different kinds of lines and decorative brush strokes to their pieces. The instructor will show characteristic palette combinations used in talavera, and how to transfer designs to ceramic pieces. 2-3 completed tiles are included with this workshop. Dinner plates and bowls ($8 ea) are available for purchase if students would like to paint on additional surfaces. This fee is…

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July 2019

Travel Photography Basics

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Whether you plan to travel locally or internationally, this photography class is designed to help you take beautiful photos of places, people, and events. A trip is a journey of the mind and heart. Your photos can reflect how you felt, what you discovered and what you wish to show others. This class can help you be ready to do just that. Sessions will include planning a photo trip, compositional techniques, and tips for shooting both natural and urban landscapes.…

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Cats, Big and Small with Lynne Lockhart

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In this class, we will be studying the cat. Students will learn about basic anatomy, gesture, fur patterns, how to get a good photo reference, form and function, and so on. The aim is to get painters confident whether they are adding a cat to a landscape or still life or doing a portrait. Topics included in the course will be: Photographing the uncooperative animal Selecting the right references Basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing or painting Expression…

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September 2019

Dog School with Lynne Lockhart

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Whether you want to try your hand at portraiture or include these pets in the landscape or even still life, this class will add some skills to your toolbox. Included will be: Photographing the uncooperative animal Selecting the right references Basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing/painting Expression and gestures Fur patterns and color Getting a likeness Demos will be in oil and sharpie. Students should bring iPhones or iPads or digital cameras, their painting gear, and a sketch book. Well behaved…

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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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  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 artists…

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