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RiverArts Education Center

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

August 2019

Pattern, Rhythm, and Repetition In Your Art

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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As humans we are naturally drawn to pattern, repetition and rhythm. They occur in nature and in man made environments. They occur in art, music and dance. They move us, they point us to movement, they capture our imagination. Pattern, repetition and rhythm draw us in to their world and hold our attention. In this two day workshop we will explore this dynamic aspect to design and composition. The instructor will be teaching in oils, but acrylic, pastel and watercolor…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

August 22 @ 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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September 2019

Animal Portraits

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Inspired by Lynne Lockhart's popular animal painting classes, September's Pop-Up Gallery at the ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High Street in Chestertown will spotlight work of all kinds featuring animals. We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Kent County Humane Society, who will join the fun at our Animal Portrait Pop-Up with adoptable animals.  

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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 16 @ 2:00 pm - December 31 @ 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: Resuming September 16, 2019 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.…

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iPhoneography 2.0

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Are you ready to take your iPhoneography to the next level? In iPhoneography 2.0, we will explore techniques to give our photos a painterly or textured look. Painterly techniques and textures draw our attention to the details that we often overlook in straightforward photography. These effects can create different levels of feelings, moods, and impressions in our images. At the beginning of class, we will briefly review how to perform a few basic edits to enhance the general quality of…

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October 2019

Painting the Figure with Diane Rappisi

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join Diane Rappisi for a fresh perspective on the ever-challenging, always beautiful, human figure. Working from the live (nude) model, participants will manage the critical components of composition, gesture, shape, structure, and color. Students begin monochromatically in either charcoal or oil grisaille, and proceed to full color work in pastel or oil. Diane Rappisi is an American contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Impressionist colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian…

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TGIF: Fall Leaf Compositions

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Get ready for fall and do a no-fail project. We will be printing with leaves to make a fall composition. If you have some favorite photos of fall projects or fall items, bring them along and we can push your painting to another level and make it into a collage. This is a great project to do with your children or grandchildren during those boring Christmas holidays. BYOB and snacks for a fun Friday night! Our friends at Chester River…

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A Fall Watercolor Warmup

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Warm up to the season along with award winning water-colorist and popular RiverArts instructor Steve Bleinberger. Learn personalized painting tips and technique on painting the picturesque boatyards of the Eastern Shore. There's never been a better time to capture the rustic charm of old boatyards than in the fall. Steve will supply ample boatyard reference material as well as offering up a painting demo along with instruction on simplified drawing, "composition," and light/shadow theory. Painting old boatyards is fun. Working…

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