Mike Rooney Returns for Two Workshops at RiverArts


Mike Rooney, nationally known North Carolina artist and art instructor, will be teaching two workshops at RiverArts in September — an evening Paint Along on Tuesday, September 17 and a two day Workshop in Oils and Acrylics for the Serious Beginner on September 18 and 19.     Mike, who was featured on the “Art” cover of Cape Cod Life 2012, teaches painting classes up and down the east coast.  Mr. Rooney loves to capture the colors and nuances of the coastal subjects which abound on the Eastern Shore.

Boat Meadow 8x10

Painting primarily in oil, Rooney’s subject matter varies, but he loves to show the effect of light on water, boats, and the beach environment from the salt marshes of Cape Cod and rugged coast of Maine, to the mangroves and turquoise waters of Key West.  His methodology is varied and he never follows a set way of starting a painting. He has also filmed several how-to dvd’s . He is represented in galleries in several states and collected overseas.

Those who attended his workshops last year gave him high marks and reported having a great time. You can learn more about Mike, his art and workshops at mikerooneystudios@blogspot.com.

If you are interested in attending either of these workshops, please go to the ‘classes’ section at chestertownriverarts.org to register. You can also mail a check made out to Chestertown RiverArts , 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620, or call 410 778-6300 to pay by credit card, or email us at riverarts@verizon.net.

Paint Along

Date:  September 17, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Cost:  $35 for RiverArts members, $45 for non-members

Place:  RiverArts Gallery

Follow along with Mike’s step-by-step demonstration, and leave with your very own painting even if you’ve never painted before.  Learn how to mix colors by using a limited palette of water-based acrylic paint applied onto 9 x 12 inch primed canvas.   All supplies are included.  Perfect for the complete beginner and novice painter. Class is two and a half hours of fun enhanced with a glas

Class registration form (use only for signing up by mail)

Oil and Acrylics 101 – Painting for the Serious Beginner 

Dates:  September 18 and 19 from 9:00 to 4:00

Cost:  $155 for RiverArts members, $175 for non-members

Place:  RiverArts Gallery

This class is for the serious beginner. You’ll cover the basics like how to edit complex subject matter down to the most essential elements, the critical element of value, and how to mix any color from a limited palette of red, yellow, blue, and white. Brushwork and perhaps some knife painting will be included. Mike will cover still life and working from photos.   If you have never painted before, this class will take your fears away and make it fun!  A materials list will be sent to all registrants.

Class registration form
 (use only for signing up by mail)