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August 2018

Clay Studio Private Classes- Adult

August 24, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

RiverArts Clay Studio now offers a flexible custom pottery class for those who wish to learn a basic technique with the help of our talented pottery instructors. We are happy to accommodate your small group of friends or family,  providing a fun activity for a party of 1-4 people. Perhaps you are looking for private instruction outside of our usual offering of classes. Your workshop can be custom designed to enjoy one of the following: - learn throwing on the…

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December 2018

Clay Studio Private Class- Youth One on One

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This course is designed to give one youngster (ages 10-15,)  individual attention from one of our accomplished instructors. The child may choose between the wheel or hand building. The course will be up to 2 hours long and the student will be able to keep ONE piece to be completed (trimmed & glazed) by the instructor and fired in the kiln. Please note, this is not a group class. Each additional child will be another $125. Age Restrictions:  10-15  

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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

Visual Storytellers

May 1 - June 2
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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What does it take to tell a story?  Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations. This exhibit is open to all media and the artists are challenged to narrate a story within…

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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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Bill van Gilder Workshop: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

May 17 - May 19
Marilee Schumann’s Studo, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States

Every potter has a list of WHAT they want to make. HOW to make it, is often the question. Friday evening video, 6 - 8 pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm   Lunch break 30-45 minutes, plus a 10 minute break in am & pm During this two day, information-loaded, demo-workshop some 50+ making techniques will be demonstrated in answer to these ‘how-to’ questions; techniques participants will want to use and adjust to fit their own future work.…

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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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Dr. Strangelove

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mainstay, 5753 N Main Street
ChestertownRock Hall, MD 21621 United States

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known simply as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens.  The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958). The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the…

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June 2019

Judged Fine Art and Craft

June 5 - June 30
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry)are encouraged to submit to this exhibit. Open Reception/First Friday: June 7:  5-8pm Awards Ceremony & Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 13:  5:30 - 9pm   Drop-off: Sunday, June 2 , 2 - 4 p.m. Monday, June 3, 10 a.m.…

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The Royal Tenenbaums, June 16

June 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Curator: Jeff Maguire The Royal Tenenbaums The Royal Tenenbaums follow the quirky, sometimes famous, and always dysfunctional Tenenbaum family over the course of a sudden and unexpected family reunion.  Elegant filming, iconic characters, and Wes Anderson’s color-saturated eye have made The Royal Tenenbaums a contemporary classic. Featuring unforgettable performances from a star-studded cast including Gene Hackman, Angelica Houston, Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Directed by Wes Anderson, 2002 “Suffused with warmth…

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Summer Camp 2019

June 24 @ 12:00 am - August 5 @ 12:00 am
KidSpot, 315 High Street, Suite 108
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Register now for Summer Camp Sessions! Little Kids, Big Kids, Clay Camp, Film Camp and more.

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July 2019

Patterns of Eastern Shore Life

July 5 - July 28
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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 patterns found in our natural surroundings.  Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or how light and shadow play across a changing environment. Some enjoy capturing the…

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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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Beginner Pottery Wheel, Evenings – 8 Week Course, Summer

July 11 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our eight-week introductory class with Marilee Schumann, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application in addition to aesthetic theory and a smattering of history.  This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back…

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Judged Photography and Wood

July 31 - August 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery for the month of August.  You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.  This open-themed call for entry is open to all subject matter. All capture types, subject matter and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photography pieces will be paired…

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September 2019

Connections: Work in a Series

September 6 - September 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Creating a series allows each individual piece of work to be able to stand on its own, yet simultaneously relate to the rest of the other works in some manner. The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by…

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October 2019

Studio Tour Artists

October 4 - October 27
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27. 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. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends. Open…

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KCPS Student Art 2019

October 30 - November 17
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School students –  elementary through high school grades. The exhibit is  a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council . Open Reception/First Friday: November 1:  5-8pm Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, November 10:  2-4pm and Monday, November 11:  10-1pm

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November 2019

2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale

November 21 - December 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more. Open Reception/Preview: November 21:  5-8pm Drop Off Dates: Sunday, November 17 & Monday, November 18, 2019 Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, December 29:  2-4pm and Monday, December 30:  10-1pm

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