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January 2020

Vision Board for the New Year!

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Make a fun and creative vision board that will help you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires front and center as you  begin 2020. Deanna will provide large boards, lots of collage materials, and the supplies to put it all together. YOU should bring any photos, notes, lists, mementos, or any other items you’d like to include. We’ll talk about the importance of visualization and how to bring clarity and consciousness to your specific goal for the new year. Get…

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Steampunk Crab

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Make a cool Chesapeake Bay crab creation in the steampunk style. Steampunk art incorporates elements from both the mechanical Industiral revolution era and romantic Victorian designs. Your 6 inch crab can be decorated with all types of embellishments for a fun keepsake project. All supplies are included, although you are welcome to bring broken jewelry, watches, or other baubles to include. Feel free to bring a drink of your choice & snacks to make the evening relaxing and fun! Candace…

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February 2020

Sailors’ Valentine

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create a stunning Sailors’ Valentine as you learn to arrange seashells in an intricate pattern in a shadow box. You’ll design a beautiful shell mosaic and enjoy the meditative calm as you create this keepsake. Sailors’ Valentines evoke memories of seafaring days in the 1800s when sailors returned from the sea with this exquisite gift for their loved ones. Feel free to bring a drink of your choice & snacks to make the evening relaxing and fun! Candace Liccione is…

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Adorable Winter Animals ~ Needle Felting

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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! Come learn something new and have a great evening out. You are welcome to bring a fun beverage and munchies to make the evening more festive. Clara Daining creates one-of-a-kind handmade folk art, needle felting creations, and repurposed jewelry. In this world…

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SKIES! SKIES! AND MORE SKIES IN WATERCOLOR: A Watercolor Sky Workshop Where the Sky Is Not the LImit!

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Look to the sky for better watercolors with award-winning artist and popular RiverArts instructor Steve Bleinberger. Join Steve for a student-friendly immersive workshop where “Skies Rule!” Learn personalized tips and techniques to make your next sky “bluer,” fog “foggier,” dramatic clouds “cloudier,” AND your next watercolor better. Bring your favorite gear though some supplies available. A quality watercolor paper (such as Arches or Fabriano) is preferred, but Steve will gladly share his favorite paper.   PAYMENT BUTTON

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March 2020

Fanciful Fairies – Evening Workshop

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Spring is just around the corner & wee fairy folk are starting to stir! Come make your own unique fairy dolls that will make you smile and will brighten the day of anyone who encounters them in your home. All supplies will be provided to make multiple darling creations. Come take time for yourself & learn something new. You are welcome to bring snacks & a beverage to enjoy as you create! Clara Daining creates one-of-a-kind handmade folk art, needle…

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Pysanky – Creating a New World Vision from Ancient Design

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art," the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes. Create a beautiful egg in the…

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Nuno Felt Scarf

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create your very own, one-of-a- kind, beautiful nuno felt scarf. We will start with a hand-dyed silk chiffon scarf and layer on various wool, fibers, embellishments to make a unique scarf. You can wear it home! Learn the art of wet felting, rubbing, rolling, and rocking. A materials fee of $35 is payable directly to the instructor on the day of the class. **Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South…

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Lambscape – Painting with Wool

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create a piece of artwork! This class will teach you about needle felting. We will make a small landscape out of wool, learning how to 'paint' with wool. Using a palette of color, dyed wool, yarn, silk and embellishments, you will layer texture until your painting comes alive. Take home a piece of art, ready to frame. All materials are supplied. I will provide photos for inspiration, either a mountain scape or a beach scene. Feel free to bring your…

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April 2020

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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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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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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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

Etsy Success – Professional Development for Artists – Virtual Class

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you love shopping on Etsy and wonder about setting up your own shop to sell your art? Do you already have an Etsy shop but aren’t moving much merchandise? Do you wonder what Etsy is?! Whether you are a beginner or experienced Etsy user, let Jodi Bortz teach you about knowing your customer, presenting your artwork, and what you really need to do to make Etsy sales. If you have particular questions you'd like us to cover, please email…

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