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September 2017

Life on and Around the Eastern Shore Waterways

September 1 - October 1
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Congratulations to the People's Choice Award Winner, Cal Jackson for "Touchdown" Online Submissions now closed. Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the natural surroundings.  Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, wonders, and perhaps even the oddities of rural life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or…

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Kids in the Gallery

September 11 @ 9:30 am - December 21 @ 2:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Kids in the Gallery is a visual literacy and art appreciation program for students grades 1 through 5.

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After School Enrichment Program

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - November 9 @ 6:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Tuesday Evening Life Drawing

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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 Tuesday Evening 5 - 8pm Every 4th   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…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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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 your craft, become more creative and find…

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It’s a Wrap – Earrings Workshop

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Let’s face it, you can never have enough earrings! In this exciting class, students will explore different forging and wire wrapping techniques to make two fabulous pairs of earrings. Using copper wire, students will also learn how create earring bases and wrap with crystals, make jump rings and work with a small jeweler’s torch to create head pins for crystal drops as well as ear wires. This class is a must for those aspiring jewelry artists who want to expand their…

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Halloween Luminaries

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join us to make your own custom luminary. You can light your path, decorate your porch, or keep them inside for a spooktacular centerpiece! Spend an afternoon at Clay Studio designing and making two ceramic luminaries in your choice of design: Great Pumpkin, Mummy, Monster, Ghosts & Goblins…The choice is yours.  Participants will cut slabs of clay (provided) and sculpt them into unique works of art. You will choose your finish colors from studio samples, and Wanda will apply the glaze and fire your pieces to completion.Your…

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October 2017

Studio Tour

October 6 - October 29

Studio Tour Exhibition October 6-29 Main and Studio Galleries Curators: Patti & Dave Hegland The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 18th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 21 & 22, and October 28 & 29. Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork -  and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RIverARts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route.

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Mix a Wizard’s Magic Spell Friday

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead wizard will then add his own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. We will also be offering magic wands and clay wares for cash donations to the RiverArts Clay Studio. Age Restrictions: 5-105. Children must chaperone their…

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Mix a Wizard’s Magic Spell Saturday

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Course Description: Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead wizard will then add his own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. We will also be offering magic wands and clay wares for cash donations to the RA Clay Studio. Age Restrictions: 5-105. Children must…

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Magic Hall of Talking Portraits

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KidSpot, 315 High Street, Suite 108
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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As all witches and wizards know, paintings in the wizarding world come to life and talk to you! This is your chance to walk the hallowed halls of a wizarding castle and speak with the talking portraits of famous witches and wizards who once dwelled there! Tours leaving every 15 minutes Limited to 10 per tour You will be asked to pick a time slot when you register **This promises to be a very popular event, pre-registration required!** The tour…

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Grounds for Sculpture

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptor's Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619 United States
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Join us for a RiverArts sponsored trip to the acclaimed  Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton New Jersey 42 acre sculpture park, museum and arboretum founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, featuring an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture and  seasonally rotating exhibits in six indoor galleries. It is a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of…

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Portraits in Pastels with Marcy Ramsey

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Interested in portraiture? In this one day workshop in the forgiving medium of pastels,  instructor Marcy Ramsey  will explain and demonstrate the basics of drawing the head/ figure and portraiture, plus impart some tricks of the trade in achieving a likeness and portraiture do’s and don’ts.  Class Format: 10 - 11 am:      Demonstration by the instructor, using one of the participants as a model. 11 am - Noon  Child model will sit for an hour with class for students…

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 4th 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…

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November 2017

RiverArts Student Exhibit

November 3 - November 18
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This two week show will feature work inspired by and produced in RiverArts classes over the past year, highlighting the talented artists in our community as well as wide variety of programming on offer. Mediums include ceramics, photography, fiber, jewelry, pastels, and watercolor. Curator Mike Pugh is the RiverArts Clay Studio manager. His avocation has always been in pottery and the American craft tradition.

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Annual Children’s Show

November 3 - November 18

Annual Children’s Show featuring work from Kent County Middle School with teacher Joy Maine. Studio Gallery  

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Holiday Houses

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Is your gingerbread man missing his gingerbread house? Do your elves need a workshop to make their toys? If so, please join us at RiverArts Clay Studio, for a fun-filled, 2-day workshop of house construction. You won’t need a hammer; you won’t need nails…just your imagination. Build a house that any snowman or reindeer would be happy to call home. Celebrate this holiday season with a one of a kind home!   Bring your friends and favorite family members to construct a house using…

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Raku Workshop

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marilee Schumann’s Studo, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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What is Raku Ware? Raku was developed in the sixteenth century by Japanese tea master Sen Reku. In this exciting process, glowing-hot wares are removed from the kiln and quickly cooled by immersing it in combustible materials and water to get infinite vibrant colors and unpredictable effects. Raku Ware is sought-after by collectors of studio pottery worldwide because of its process-driven effects and unique beauty. Join us for a day at Marilee Schumann’s studio in Crumpton with Brett Thomas and…

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Castle Cookie Jars: A Family Affair

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Castles, Clay, and Cookies! What's not to love? Come design, build, and FILL your family's very-own castle cookie jar. For one fee, a parent and one-or-two children will work together in the clay studio. This would be great fun for grandparents, aunts, and uncles too! The fee is for one castle cookie jar to take home. How about giving a castle cookie jar class as a special gift? November 18: We will explore castles. Each family will design and build…

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Holiday Show

November 22 - December 30

November 22-December 30 Holiday Show Main and Studio Galleries Curator: TBA

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June 2018

Summer Camp

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Aummer arts camp that offers 6 weeks of classes for campers ages 6-13, and 2 weeks of morning sessions for ages 4 – 6, with different themed activities each week.

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