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RiverArts Education Center

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

August 2019

Legacy Day PopUp Gallery at ArtsAlive!

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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  A one day Pop Up Gallery in celebration of Legacy Days. Featuring wotk by: Allan Johnson Derick Johnson SE Moore Kevin Harris Samuel Shoge   Painting by SE Moore

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Pattern, Rhythm, and Repetition In Your Art

August 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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As humans we are naturally drawn to pattern, repetition and rhythm. They occur in nature and in man made environments. They occur in art, music and dance. They move us, they point us to movement, they capture our imagination. Pattern, repetition and rhythm draw us in to their world and hold our attention. In this two day workshop we will explore this dynamic aspect to design and composition. The instructor will be teaching in oils, but acrylic, pastel and watercolor…

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September 2019

Animal Portraits

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Inspired by Lynne Lockhart's popular animal painting classes, September's Pop-Up Gallery at the ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High Street in Chestertown will spotlight work of all kinds featuring animals. We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Kent County Humane Society, who will join the fun at our Animal Portrait Pop-Up with adoptable animals.  

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Dog School with Lynne Lockhart

September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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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. Included will be: Photographing the uncooperative animal Selecting the right references Basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing/painting Expression and gestures Fur patterns and color Getting a likeness Demos will be in oil and sharpie. Students should bring iPhones or iPads or digital cameras, their painting gear, and a sketch book. Well behaved…

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October 2019

Painting the Figure with Diane Rappisi

October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join Diane Rappisi for a fresh perspective on the ever-challenging, always beautiful, human figure. Working from the live (nude) model, participants will manage the critical components of composition, gesture, shape, structure, and color. Students begin monochromatically in either charcoal or oil grisaille, and proceed to full color work in pastel or oil. Diane Rappisi is an American contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Impressionist colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian…

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TGIF: Fall Leaf Compositions

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Get ready for fall and do a no-fail project. We will be printing with leaves to make a fall composition. If you have some favorite photos of fall projects or fall items, bring them along and we can push your artwork to another level and make it into a collage. PA. This is a great project to learn to  do with your children or grandchildren during those boring Christmas holidays. All supplies included. BYOB and snacks for a fun Friday…

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A Fall Watercolor Warmup

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Warm up to the season along with award winning water-colorist and popular RiverArts instructor Steve Bleinberger. Learn personalized painting tips and technique on painting the picturesque boatyards of the Eastern Shore. There's never been a better time to capture the rustic charm of old boatyards than in the fall. Steve will supply ample boatyard reference material as well as offering up a painting demo along with instruction on simplified drawing, "composition," and light/shadow theory. Painting old boatyards is fun. Working…

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November 2019

Talavera Bead Painting with Fredy Granillo

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Paint an assortment of beads in the style of Talavera. In this class we will study the primary design characteristics and brush work techniques for decorating ceramics. We will also study the main colors and shapes to creating simple designs on different ceramic forms. The instructor will show you unique ways to decorate beads—or help you create your own designs—that you can string to make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. There is no limit on the number of beads you paint…

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Basic Beading with Joan Strand

November 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Using beads that you have made in the Talavera Bead painting class (or other beads of your own) and supplies provided by the instructor, make one necklace and one pair of earrings. Learn skills including mounting your beads using cable wiring and crimping beads. You may want to bring magnifying glasses to be able to see the small parts. The Talavera course is not required to participate in this class, but students who register for both classes will receive a…

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