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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 Please…

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September 2019

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
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: Resuming September 16, 2019 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.…

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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. Opening Reception/Preview: November 21:  5-8 pm Drop Off Dates: Sunday, November 17 & Monday, November 18, 2019 Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, December 29:  2-4 pm and Monday, December 30:  10-1 pm  

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December 2019

Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

December 26 @ 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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January 2020

Annual RiverArts Members’ Show

January 3, 2020 - February 2, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The annual RiverArts Members’ Show highlights the quality and diversity of our arts community.  This popular exhibit is open to all media, and includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and fiber arts. Open Reception:   Friday, January 3,  5-8pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 9.  5:30 Drop Off:  Sunday, December 29, 2019, 2 - 4pm Monday, December 30, 2019, 10am - 1pm Pick Up: Sunday, February 2, 2 - 4 pm Monday, February 3, 10 am - 1 pm Image:…

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Try It!

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This one hour workshop will introduce you to clay and the wheel. You will receive minimal instruction, so that you can get a sense of what is needed to produce a bowl. Then, you can take a Beginner Pottery Wheel class, starting later in the month. Participants can purchase their creation for an additional $10, paid during the workshop. The instructor will trim and glaze your piece for pick up in approximately 2 weeks. Participants in the Try It! workshop can…

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Introduction to Pastels

January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This classroom–based workshop is for beginners and others who want to explore this flexible and forgiving medium.  Students will be introduced to a variety of pastels, painting surfaces and pastel techniques. Students will use three different surfaces and learn a cost-effective way to make their own pastel surfaces.  Demonstrations and critiques are part of this lively workshop. Students will work from still life set ups and photographs. The workshop will cover techniques for using photos and improving compositions, while helping…

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Intermediate Pottery Wheel

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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So you have taken a beginner pottery class, and you've been throwing some pots but want to up your game. This intermediate throwing class will help improve your forms and take your work in new directions. Be warned! There will be critiques involved… Your work can't get better doing the exact same thing over and over again. In each class the group will decide what form or process to work on in the next class. Every week, after a short…

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Beginner Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer

January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 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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Beginner Pottery Wheel with Marilee Schumann

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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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February 2020

Seeing Red – Main Gallery

February 5, 2020 - March 1, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Red! The color red brings to mind both images and emotions:  hearts, fire, roses, love, anger, passion. RiverArts invites artists to submit works that depict or are inspired by the color red.   Express your “red” in the February show at RiverArts.   Opening Reception:   Friday, February 7, 5 - 8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 13, 5:30 Drop Off: Sunday February 2, 2 - 4 pm Monday, February 3, 10 am - 1 pm Pick Up: Sunday, March 1,…

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Amazing People, Studio Gallery

February 5, 2020 - March 1, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Amazing People is an oral history exhibition curated by Lani Seikaly and Gordon Wallace.  The show will feature stories of the challenges and impact poverty has on children through adulthood as told by local, young men and women who have experienced it.  The story tellers are all amazing people from whom we have much to learn. The exhibit will include portraits, highlighted excerpts from interviews and short videos. Gordon Wallace is a recent graduate from Stevenson University with a degree…

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Hand Building with Marilee Schumann

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilee Schumann’s Studio, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. The course will be held at Schumann studio. We will use coiling and slabs to make vessels, asymmetrical forms and sculptures. The studio will be available on Saturday afternoon and one other day during the week for open studio time. 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…

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March 2020

Abstract & Ceramics

March 4, 2020 - March 29, 2020
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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April 2020

Annual Earth Stewardship Exhibition

April 1, 2020 - April 22, 2020
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 annual Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on an annual; Earth themed exhibit. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork,  which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.   Opening Reception:   Friday,April 3, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 9,…

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Judged Fine Art and Craft

April 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
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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June 2020

Epicure

June 3, 2020 - June 28, 2020
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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