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

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December 2018

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

December 10 @ 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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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

December 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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January 2019

Watercolor Basics

January 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

In this 4 week, introduction to watercolor, instructor Jim Mahla will demonstrate various techniques, including brush handling, color values and the color wheel. Students will learn to paint a color landscape from a drawing provided by the instructor and will develop a knowledge of basic techniques of the medium and embrace their own unique style. Students are welcome to bring in a photograph of their own to paint in the later classes.  $20 supply fee payable to instructor at time…

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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 Contemporary 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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Intro to Pastels

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This classroom–based workshop is for beginners and others who want to explore this flexible and forgiving medium. Students will be introduced to a variety of pastels, painting surfaces and pastel techniques as well as use three different surfaces and learn a cost-effective way to make their own pastel surfaces. Demonstrations and critiques are part of this lively workshop. Students will work from still life set ups and photographs and the workshop will cover techniques for using photos and improving compositions, while helping students develop their…

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TGIF Paint Night with Jim Mahla

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Have a fun TGIF while painting with RiverArts artist Jim Mahla. Learn how to paint in a fun-filled atmosphere using Jim’s east techniques.Students will be able to leave with a completed Birds of a Feather 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.   Our friends at Chester River Wine & Cheese are happy to provide…

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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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Popular instructor Jen Wagner will show you how to create an original Stained Glass Mosaic window In this six week class.  Choose your own design, learn  breaking, adhering and grouting techniques to create your own masterpiece. All materials provided including vintage window (or bring a favorite from home).    

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February 2019

Shore Bird Carving Workshop

February 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Join master carver Rich Smoker in this one day workshop in bird carving. Named a Living Legend by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Rich now divides his time between carving and teaching others the joy of making birds and decoys. Students will start with a cut out blank of a small shorebird. Proper use and care of carving knives will be stressed. Students will be instructed in all aspects of carving and completion of this project. Geared to total…

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Dog Portraits & Beyond

February 27, 2019 - February 28, 2019
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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March 2019

Let it Snow! Watercolor Worshop

March 2, 2019 @ 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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