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RiverArts Education Center

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

February 2019

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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.****No Life Drawing Monday, December 24 or 31*** There are tables, chairs, and easels in the space for your use. Acceptable to arrive late or depart early. Bring a snack…

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Dog Portraits & Beyond

February 27 - February 28
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Looking for a truly enjoyable way to improve your painting skills? 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. Lynne is known for dramatic use of light and shadow, color and expressive brushwork. Skills learned in this class may be applied to a variety of painting subjects:  figures, animals, landscapes... Specific topics Included will be: photographing the uncooperative animal…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

February 28 @ 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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March 2019

Let it Snow! Watercolor Workshop

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Come in from the cold and warm up with a fun, instructive watercolor workshop on painting snow scenes. All levels welcome. Bring your own gear - Steve will gladly share his ample supply of brushes and paints. May your next watercolor be snowy and bright! P.S. Never too early to start working on holiday cards.  

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Pencil Holder Workshop

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Here is an ideal introduction to basket weaving! It is a  wonderful family activity - perfect for beginners and/or children ages 8 years and up. Master basket weaver Heidi Wetzel will show you how to weave a pencil holder in this 3 hour workshop. All materials and tools will be supplied to complete one basket.    

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Zentangle ™ Drawing II

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Zentangle™ is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In Zentangle™ you focus on process, not outcome – there are no mistakes! It is an art form, a life skill, a tool, a perspective, and an approach to mindfulness. This class is geared toward those with some previous Zentangle experience, and in creating more complex designs, but beginners are welcome! In this 2 week workshop, each student will be provided with all…

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Basket Weaving Workshop

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Join master fiber artist Heidi Wetzel for this one day basket workshop/.  Participants will create one round basket approximately 6 to 8 inches in diameter. All materials and tools are supplied. Some weaving experience helpful.

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Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Create your very own, one of a kind, nuno **felt scarf. We will start with a hand dyed silk chiffon scarf and layer on various wool, fibers, embellishments to make a unique scarf. Learn the art of wet felting, rubbing, rolling, and rocking. You can wear it home! A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor. **Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from…

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Lambscape: Painting with Wool Workshop

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Create a piece of artwork! This class will teach you about needle felting. Students  will make a small landscape out of wool, learning how to 'paint' with wool. Using a palette of color, dyed wool, yarn, silk and embellishments, you will layer texture until your painting comes alive. Take home a piece of art, ready to frame. Instructor Dalis Davidson will provide photos for inspiration, either a mountain scape or a beach scene.  Or feel free to bring your own…

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Introduction to Lithography – Spring

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In the tradition of fine printmaking, here is a way to utilize your drawing skills.  Use an image you are proud of and create multiple original hand pulled prints. Lithography was one of the latest art media to be invented and like many inventions, totally by accident. The chemistry of lithography is based upon the principle that water and grease do not mix.   The drawing is done on the surface of the stone with a specialized grease pencil. The finished drawing…

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Travel Photography

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Love to travel?  Here is a 4 week course on best practices in travel photography with Bob Miller. It will include sessions on getting ready to go, compositional techniques, and tips on everything from shooting landscapes and festivals to architecture and people. Students as well as the instructor will be given the opportunity to share photos and travel stories from places they have already traveled to. Instructional info will include DSLR cameras as well as smaller compact cameras This…

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Explore Contemporary Watercolor Workshop

March 29 - March 30
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Enjoy this two day workshop introduction to a variety of traditional and experimental watercolor techniques. The first day will be spent learning how to use watercolor paint in a traditional manner. My teaching practice uses several sets of fun exercises to get students managing the ratio of paint to water and then complete a small simple still life painting. The second day of the workshop will be spent learning about a variety of experimental methods you can use when using…

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