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January 2020

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing (Ongoing)

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - May 18 @ 4:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 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 1 to 4 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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February 2020

Wednesday Whimsy! Drop In Arts & Craft Time

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - May 27 @ 4:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Drop in to work on your own project or try a small activity we've created each week. Enjoy time to make and do something creative! We welcome you to enjoy: Wellness - Take time for YOU Wonder - Have fun Wisdom - Learn something new Warmth - Meet friends We welcome You!        

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Daytime Drawing Boot Camp (7 sessions – pay each week)

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
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ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Drawing is the basis of all visual arts. Learn basic drawing techniques and skills as you observe, translate, and interpret what you see and what you wish to portray. Whether you are a beginner or an artist looking to expand and elevate your drawing, this class will help you meet your goals. The instructor will introduce new concepts each week, but if you can't make all weeks, drop-ins are welcome and instructor will be able to give individual guidance. Please…

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Evening Drawing Boot Camp (7 sessions – pay each week)

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - April 1 @ 9:00 pm
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ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Drawing is the basis of all visual arts. Learn basic drawing techniques and skills as you observe, translate, and interpret what you see and what you wish to portray. Whether you are a beginner or an artist looking to expand and elevate your drawing, this class will help you meet your goals. The instructor will introduce new concepts each week, but if you can't make all weeks, drop-ins are welcome and instructor will be able to give individual guidance. Please…

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Drop In & Paint a Springtime Clay Figurine!

February 24 @ 10:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Starting on Saturday, February 22, during the Chestertown Art Crawl (townofchestertown.com/event/chestertown-art-crawl-its-a-family-affair/), drop by the Clay Studio any time during their open hours & paint a cute little springtime figurine! There are a variety of sizes of darling bunnies, ducks, eggs, and teddy bears to choose from! Prices start at $10. You choose your paint colors, decorate your piece, and then leave it to be fired and picked up later. The Clay Studio's Open Hours can be found here: chestertownriverarts.org/clay-studio-calendar/  …

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March 2020

Abstract & Ceramics

March 4 - March 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The definition of abstract art, such as it is, refers to a visual language of color, shape, line, and form from which compositions exist with a degree of independence from visual reference. Moving from its origins in the 20th century, into the 21 st century, the genre has expanded to respond to the stimuli of the times, which may include new materials or new perspectives on the tried and true. Artists are casting about for ways to utilize a broader…

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Explore Art! For Ages 8-14!

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - March 31 @ 7:30 pm
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ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Come explore different ways artists create masterpieces! You will learn mixed-media art techniques as you engage in various projects that include drawing, watercolor painting, poster design with acrylics, and free-form sculpture. Each week will be different and fun! Students need to bring a 9x12 inch sketchbook (containing at least 100 lb weight paper). The instructor will introduce new concepts each week, but if you can't make all weeks, drop-ins are welcome and instructor will be able to give individual guidance. Please pay…

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - May 4 @ 8:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Ever seen “Ghost” and wondered if making pottery is really like that?  Actually, the techniques used in the movie are close to how pots are made, minus the steamy caresses! This 8-week beginners class will teach you the basic steps used with the potter’s wheel and allow you to explore creativity with clay. Each student will receive 25# of clay (std 112) and 8 open studio tickets (a $102 value) to come and practice their skills. A beginner’s tool kit…

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)

March 17 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 12:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have you ever been amazed to see someone at the potter’s wheel creating something beautiful from a lump of clay? This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those who have taken introductory wheel classes and wish to have more instruction. Students will be working with stoneware clay. They will learn the fundamental techniques of preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing a piece, creating a finished decorative or functional pot. Amaze…

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Intermediate Pottery (4 weeks)

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - April 9 @ 8:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Continuing the progression from bowl and cylinder, Intermediate Pottery will focus on closed and lidded forms, with attention to precision and sizing. We will also talk about details and decoration. The only requirement is to have basic experience in throwing on the wheel - good for continuing beginners. This course does not include clay or open studio tickets. PAYMENT BUTTON    

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April 2020

Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth

April 1 - April 22
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Each April,  RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting an Earth-themed exhibit. Artists and poets are invited to submit work reflecting on the themes of taking care of and celebrating the Earth for this judged and juried show. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to the Sassafrass Environmental Education Center at Turner’s Creek, a valuable Kent County institution lovingly directed by Wayne Gilchrest, in keeping with his conviction that “… kids are…

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Intermediate Pastels with Mary Pritchard – Surface Quality (Early April)

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 3 @ 4:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The quality of the surface in a pastel painting can make or break the success of the work. In this innovative new workshop from pastel artist and popular workshop instructor Mary Pritchard, students will step back from “making pictures” right away and instead will focus on experimenting with new techniques for handling pastel. They will explore a variety of pastel surfaces, both “off the shelf” and custom made in class. As part of the process, students will underpaint, add pastel…

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Porcelain or Not with Rick Bisgyer (4 weeks)

April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 1:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This 4 week Special Topic Class is for Intermediate/Advanced Students who want to explore the sensual qualities of this ancient clay. Whether you choose to jump straight into porcelain, or work your way up to it through white porcelaneous stoneware, Rick will guide you through the process. By working in porcelain you gain delicacy while maintaining strength, and purity and intensity of glaze colors, achieving amazing results. About the Instructor: Choosing to work exclusively in porcelain, Rick Bisgyer has been…

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Metal Stamping Workshop

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In this exciting workshop, students will learn how to stamp words, patterns and images onto aluminum, copper and silver blanks and texture using design stamps. Students will also use the torch to make balled headpins and make wrapped crystal drops to add a little sparkle. Then make a pretty charm bracelet, put it all together and wear it home. This is a fun, stress-free workshop where design meets imagination. For supplies, there is an additional Kit Fee due to the…

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The Benefits for YOU of Chestertown’s Arts & Entertainment District – For All Interested Makers: Visual Artists, Musicians, Writers, & Creatives of All Types

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Come learn about the benefits of making & selling your art in a state-designated Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District. You will hear directly from the Maryland State Arts Council's Deputy Director, Steven Skerritt-Davis, who heads up this statewide program. And you will be able to ask questions of two talented Chestertown couples who currently create & sell their work in our A&E District -- amazing glass artists Patti & Dave Hegland (www.heglandglass.com) and dynamic illustrator/author duo Robbi Behr & Matthew…

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Intermediate Pastels with Mary Pritchard – Surface Quality (Mid April)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 17 @ 4:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The quality of the surface in a pastel painting can make or break the success of the work. In this innovative new workshop from pastel artist and popular workshop instructor Mary Pritchard, students will step back from “making pictures” right away and instead will focus on experimenting with new techniques for handling pastel. They will explore a variety of pastel surfaces, both “off the shelf” and custom made in class. As part of the process, students will underpaint, add pastel…

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Hand Building with Marilee Schumann (4 weeks)

April 18 @ 10:00 am - May 9 @ 1:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. We will use coiling and slabs to make vessels, asymmetrical forms and sculptures. There will be ample time and space for finishing your projects. The course fee includes your first 25 lbs. of clay (Std. 308) and 4 free open studio tickets that you can use the clay studio (a $60+ value). Age limit: 16+ Experience required: Beginner to intermediate REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

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Introduction to Kiln Art Glass

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - April 21 @ 4:00 pm
Hegland Glass Studio, 315 High Street, Suite 103
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This workshop will provide a good foundation of kiln-formed art glass concepts.  On the first day, students will be introduced to central concepts like compatibility, cutting, and firing by viewing samples and creating a series of experimental tiles. On the second day, students will create a finished 8”x8” plate of their own design. PAYMENT BUTTON

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

April 23 @ 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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Announcing: The Inaugural Virtual Photo Club Meeting! Thursday, March 26, 7pm Undaunted by social isolation, RiverArts Photography Club facilitator Steve Kane will host a new online version of the club this week. As always, participation in the club is free and all are welcome, from advanced photographers to beginners coming for the first time. Here's how it will work: The meeting will happen on the Zoom platform. Click here to register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a…

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Colorful Clay Flowers

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10am - 2pm. Please join us!  How does your garden grow? Summer or winter, indoors or out, these flowers are a perfect delight. Students will make two different ceramic blossoms, 3 to 6-inches in diameter on stems, to be used as garden or indoor ornaments. You will learn to hand paint them with underglazes the same day they are made. Colors and embellishments are up to your own creative instincts.…

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Mosaic Glass Seahorse – Field Trip to Wye River Designs

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wye River Designs, 4300 Main St
Grasonville, MD 21638 United States
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Create a stunning and shimmery seahorse using shattered tempered glass and many other bits and baubles that will make your art shine. Have you ever been to Wye River Designs? You're in for a treat! This magical studio offers a wide variety of inventive classes, and is full-to-the-brim of everything you could ever need to make the art project of your dreams. Candace Liccione, the first-born daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky…

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Judged Fine Art and Craft

April 29 - May 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This annual  exhibition  showcases the region’s finest art and craft work.  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. Exhibition Dates: April 29 - May 31, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5-8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-off: Sunday, April 26 , 2 – 4 p.m.                 Monday, April 27,…

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Darling Spring Animals ~ Needle Felting

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Discover the art of needle felting as you transform wool into darling three-dimensional sculptures. In this class, you will make one felted creation, and you will leave with a little kit with the supplies to continue your felting! You are welcome to bring a lunch, or there’s a great bakery across the street! Come learn something new and have fun! Clara Daining creates one-of-a-kind handmade folk art, needle felting creations, and repurposed jewelry. In this world of mass production, she…

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June 2020

Epicure

June 3 - June 28
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Food, glorious food! It sustains us, nurtures us and inspires us. The RiverArts June show is devoted to the pleasures of food and wine  - a feast for the senses! Open to all media Opening Reception:   Friday, June 5, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 11, 5:30 Drop Off:Sunday May 31,  2 – 4 pm Monday, June 1, 10 am – 1 pm Pick Up: Sunday, June 28, 2- 4 pm Monday, June 29, 10 am - 1…

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