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RiverArts Education Center

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

April 2019

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

April 25 @ 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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Introduction to Metalsmithing

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join experienced RiverArts instructor and jeweler  Joan Strand for a 3 hour workshop on basic metalsmithing techniques used to make jewelry. Students will learn to cut, shape, saw, file, hammer texture, and stamp metal, and after some practice, design and make a pair of earrings or a pendant using copper. All materials included. For an additional $15 fee, payable to instructor, students may opt for sterling silver.  PAYMENT BUTTON

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

April 29 @ 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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May 2019

Watercolor Journaling

May 3 - May 4
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal for traveling or simply sketching paintings “en Plein Air”. You will begin with some studio time learning various Watercolor techniques and then move out into Chestertown’s picturesque surroundings to work on location. He will show you, step by step, through the pen and ink stages and on to laying in transparent watercolor washes in local colors or those of your imagination. Students will see how Jim, and…

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TGIF! Stitch & Bitch with Jen Friedman

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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You know her from her unforgettable star turns at the Garfield and the Church Hill Theatre, but did you know that one of Kent County’s favorite performers is also an accomplished needleworker? Spend a night out in Chestertown stitching and bitching with the inimitable Jen Friedman!  Complete a quick and easy Eastern Shore-themed needlepoint project. Using provided materials and Jen’s guidance, choose from an anchor, a sailboat, or a star and make a 4” x 4” square suitable for framing,…

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Introduction to Smartphoneography

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 you always have with you. Photographing with a mobile device adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity to the photography process. This class will provide a solid introduction to using your smartphone as a creative tool for editing photos. We will edit both existing photos on your camera, as well as photos you capture around town during class. No previous photography experience is necessary, but participants should have a basic…

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St. Petersburg Stitch Beaded Bracelet

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class will introduce participants to beadweaving with a needle and thread. Class will begin with an introduction to the St. Petersburg stitch and the basics of beadweaving.  After mastering the stitch, participants will create a lovely bracelet. If time permits, participants may make earrings. The St. Petersburg stitch provides many design options which participants may explore by browsing the gallery of samples and photos provided by the instructor. The instructor will provide student workstations including beadmats, bobbins, and necessary…

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July 2019

Travel Photography Basics

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Whether you plan to travel locally or internationally, this photography class is designed to help you take beautiful photos of places, people, and events. A trip is a journey of the mind and heart. Your photos can reflect how you felt, what you discovered and what you wish to show others. This class can help you be ready to do just that. Sessions will include planning a photo trip, compositional techniques, and tips for shooting both natural and urban landscapes.…

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