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

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July 2018

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

July 26 @ 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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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…

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TGIF Painting with Jim Mahla

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have a fun TGIF while painting with RiverArts Artist Jim Mahla. Learn how to paint in a fun-filled atmosphere using Jim’s easy techniques.Students will be able to leave with a completed Koi painting plus a new found love in acrylic painting.  Bring a group of friends or make new friends there! No experience necessary. Materials are included in the cost of the class. We will provide some snacks and water, it is BYOB. Our friends at Chester River Wine &…

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Mosaics – Small Project Workshop

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Learn the art of Stained Glass Mosaics! Design, Cutting, and Adhering are covered in this workshop. You determine what your design concept and Jen will help you the rest of the way. Optional 1hr grouting clinic the following day or let Jen do it for you! Projects are 7” x 9”. All materials provided. A $15.00 material fee is due to the instructor the day of the class.  

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Take a Dip into Watercolors

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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THIS SUMMER TAKE A DIP INTO WATERCOLOR! Come in from the heat and take the plunge into water-COLOR. From novice to seasoned artist, this immersive, hands on class promises to offer personalized tips, technique and instruction by award winning artist and popular instructor Steve Bleinberger. Bring your own gear though Steve will gladly share his ample art supplies.    

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August 2018

Introduction to Alcohol Inks

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have you ever heard of alcohol ink? Learn about this new, wild, vivid, transparent, and forgiving medium with a founding contributor of the Alcohol Ink Community, Marilee Taussig.  In this 4 day workshop, you will be introduced to the wacky world of Alcohol Ink, which can take a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master!        

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Stained Glass Mosaic Window Class

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create an original Stained Glass Mosaic window! Choose your own design and learn the breaking, adhering and grouting techniques to create your own masterpiece. All materials provided including vintage window (or bring your own from home).    

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September 2018

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Life Drawing Sessions will be on summer hiatus beginning June 18. We will resume on Monday, September 10. 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. If you are interested in participating in a Plein Air group…

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Calligraphy: Introduction to Italic Handwriting

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Learn the basic letter shapes that make Italic writing so elegant. A history of lettering will be given as you practice in class. Homework assignments will ensure that your fingers remember the letter shapes from class to class. This is good practice for Holiday cards! Pens and practice paper are included in the class fee.    

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October 2018

Create a Mosaic Memory Vessel

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Memory Vessels are created to remember a person, a moment or even a feeling. The process of creating one can be incredibly healing. Participants are encouraged to bring letters, ceramics (which can be broken for the project), glass, and images (copies, no originals please) as well as jewelry to create their personal piece.  Stained glass, Ceramics and jewelry will also be available for use.  

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November 2018

FALL INTO WATERCOLOR with Trees, Trees and More Trees

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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There’s never been a better time to learn how or hone existing watercolor technique depicting trees and their fabulous fall foliage. Join award winning artist Steve Bleinberger in a personalized, instructive watercolor workshop loaded with demos. Beats raking leaves! All levels welcome. Bring your own gear. Steve will gladly share his ample supply of brushes and paints. Quality paper such as Arches or Fabriano preferred.     

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Dog & Cat Portraits

November 14 - November 15
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. Well behaved dogs will be welcome to class and used as models.    

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