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

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October 2018

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

October 22 @ 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. 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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Basic Iphoneography – Fall 2018

October 23
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The best camera for taking photos is the one that you always have with you.  Photographing with an iPhone adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity to the photographic process.  This 4 - week class will provide a solid introduction to using your iPhone or iPad as a tool for editing photos and creating interesting art through the use of a variety of phone apps.  A list of apps will be emailed to participants prior to the first class.…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

October 25
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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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November 2018

Introduction to Lithography

November 7
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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FALL INTO WATERCOLOR with Trees, Trees and More Trees

November 10
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 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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December 2018

Modern Wall Hanging Workshop

December 1
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join Jenny Walton from Great Blue Fiber for a unique weaving class. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn how to warp, weave, and complete a modern and unique wall hanging using a lap loom. At the end of this workshop series, you will have created a complete 10" x 20″ wall hanging using seven basic stitches in your selection of yarns. Great Blue Fiber will provide the following materials for each participant: a wooden loom, a tapestry needle, warp…

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January 2019

Modern Wall Hanging Course

January 9, 2019
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Join Jenny Walton of Great Blue Fiber for an in depth weaving class exploring color, shapes, texture and personal style. All students will learn how to warp a lap loom, weave a contemporary wall hanging and hang their unique piece of art. This 6 week class will engage your mind and help you relax and meditate through the process of slowing down to create a personal piece of art. Students will design, and weave a wall hanging of their creation…

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Explore Modern Watercolor Workshop

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
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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Stained Glass Mosaic Window Class

January 19, 2019
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create an original Stained Glass Mosaic window! In this six week class you will: choose your own design, 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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