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December 2018

Milk & Cookies for Santa Workshop

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Learn how to paint a holiday scene on a pottery cup and cookie plate! This workshop is suitable for children of all ages, including those young at heart.  Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants can paint their own design or trace one of the available designs on a provided plate and cup.   The finished work can be picked up at the Clay Studio after it is glaze fired...in plenty of time to be…

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Dickens Paint a Plate

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a personally designed plate, perfect for your holiday table  or to give as a gift. Trace and paint a holiday design on either a plate or bowl. You are also more than welcome to draw and paint a design of your own. All artwork and individuality encouraged! Stop in anytime after 10 am or before 3:30 pm. Supplies are limited so advance enrollment is encouraged. Please specify plate or bowl. All pieces will be glazed…

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Clay Studio Private Classes- Adult

December 31, 2018
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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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January 2019

RiverArts Members’ Show

January 2 - January 25
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 includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and fiber arts.  The show will run from January 2  through 27. The exhibit will be in both the Main and Studio Galleries. Open Reception:   Friday, January 4, 2019 Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Image:  Sumi e painting by  Marti Hawkins Congratulations to our People's Choice award winner, Ronn Akins for "The Things…

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Watercolor Basics

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

In this 4 week, introduction to watercolor, instructor Jim Mahla will demonstrate various techniques, including brush handling, color values and the color wheel. Students will learn to paint a color landscape from a drawing provided by the instructor and will develop a knowledge of basic techniques of the medium and embrace their own unique style. Students are welcome to bring in a photograph of their own to paint in the later classes.  $20 supply fee payable to instructor at time…

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Modern Wall Hanging Course

January 9
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This class has been cancelled. Please email info@chestertownriverarts.otrg if you are interested in taking it in the future. Join Jenny Walton of Great Blue Fiber for an in depth weaving class exploring color, shapes, texture and personal style. All students will learn how to warp a lap loom, weave a contemporary wall hanging and hang their unique piece of art. This 6 week class will engage your mind and help you relax and meditate through the process of slowing down…

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The Habit of Journaling: The Art of Creativity

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED. It will be rescheduled. Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org if you are interested in taking it. Calling all artists, writers and other creative souls!  You have a superpower and you don’t know it! It’s hidden in your daily habits.  We’ll teach you a simple journal habit, (10 minutes in a.m. and p.m.) that engineers creativity and focus into your life and supercharges your inspiration and perseverance.       Make your own Art Journal book, using found objects and miscellaneous artistic…

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Intro to Pastels

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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 as well as 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 and the workshop will cover techniques for using photos and improving compositions, while helping students develop their…

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Stained Glass Mosaic Window Class

January 19
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Popular instructor Jen Wagner will show you how to create an original Stained Glass Mosaic window In this six week class.  Choose your own design, learn  breaking, adhering and grouting techniques to create your own masterpiece. All materials provided including vintage window (or bring a favorite from home).    

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Daughters of the Dust

January 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Daughters of the Dust Directed by Julie Dash, 1991 The first feature film directed by an African-American woman to be distributed theatrically in the United States, Daughters of the Dust is a timeless film that lyrically narrates a unique African-American experience. Set in 1902, the film follows the Peazant family, Gullah Islanders who live in a community of relative exclusion off the coast of Georgia. Because of the island’s isolation, its inhabitants—whose ancestors were brought to the U.S. as enslaved…

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Zentangle ™ Drawing I

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are offering another Zentangle class on March 6 & 13, same day and time. The instructor tells me that although it is described as advanced, beginners are more than welcome. Click here for information on March class Zentangle™ is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In Zentangle™ you focus on process, not outcome - there are no mistakes! It is an art form, a life skill,…

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Family Fun! Paint a Lidded Jar

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  This workshop has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled. Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org if you are interested in registering for the workshop. Children of all ages will have a fun and creative time  painting lidded jars. Choose from 3 different shapes; round, rectangular and heart shape. Would be the perfect gift for Valentines or Mother’s Day! Students will use underglazes to paint the jars and they will be glazed and fired in the kiln that following week.  Pieces will be available…

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Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)

January 30 - February 22
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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When a viewer looks at a work of art, they are bringing with them all of their life experiences, all of their unique memories, all of their knowledge and understanding they posses. Their mind interacts with the artwork as their eyes travel over the piece. This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media.  The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of…

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February 2019

Ceramic Garden Flower Workshop

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

It may be cold outside, but we are already thinking spring and flowers.  Garden catalogs are fun to peruse, but here is an opportunity to make your own garden ornaments. Create  three to four different ceramic blossoms in this one day workshop.   Learn to hand paint them with underglazes the same day they are made. Colors and embellishments are up to you. The flowers will be bisque fired, and a clear glaze applied by the instructor resulting in a beautiful…

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Simple Beaded Necklace Workshop

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Learn  how to create and fasten an 18” beaded necklace on cable wire and fasten using crimp beads in this one day workshop with Joan Strand.  Bring your own beads from a broken necklace or purchase beads from the instructor. Materials Fee: $7 for basic bead crimping kit (cable, crimp beads, and clasp). Students are encouraged to bring their own beads. If you wish to purchase beads from the instructor;  cost will be $10 and up depending upon the type of…

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Shore Bird Carving Workshop

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Join master carver Rich Smoker in this one day workshop in bird carving. Named a Living Legend by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Rich now divides his time between carving and teaching others the joy of making birds and decoys. Students will start with a cut out blank of a small shorebird. Proper use and care of carving knives will be stressed. Students will be instructed in all aspects of carving and completion of this project. Geared to total…

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TGIF Paint Night with Jim Mahla

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER TGIF PAINT NIGHT IN MARCH- STAY TUNED! Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org if you wish to be on our mailing list. Have a fun TGIF while painting with RiverArts artist Jim Mahla. Learn how to paint in a fun-filled atmosphere using Jim’s easy techniques.Students will be able to leave with a completed All Dressed Up! LBD (or ladies' choice) painting plus a new found love in acrylic painting.   BYOB adult beverage of…

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Introduction to Colored Pencil

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This is a fast-paced, hands-on workshop designed to introduce students to the wide variety of pencil brands and types and the many types of working surfaces available to the colored pencil artist, along with invaluable colored pencil techniques, tips, and tools. It is perfect for artists wanting to learn to use colored pencils in their own work; as well as colored pencil enthusiasts looking to graduate from adult coloring books and create their own colored pencil art. All supplies provided by…

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Fruitvale Station, February 17

February 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

FRUITVALE STATION dir. Ryan Coogler, 2013 Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Dedicated to making something of himself, Oscar starts out well, but soon realizes that change is more difficult than he anticipated. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when he encounters police officers on New Year’s Eve. Ryan Coogler deftly directs a film that screams…

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Dog Portraits & Beyond

February 27 - February 28
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Online Registration for this workshop is now closed. If you are interested in signing up at the last minute, please call RiverARts at 410-778-6300 Looking for a truly enjoyable way to improve your painting skills? 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. Lynne is known for dramatic use of light and shadow, color and expressive brushwork. Skills learned…

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March 2019

Drawing

March 1 - March 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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“I think of drawing as a dance and a dance is a drawing in space.” - Romanian artist, Geta Bratescu   Curator Melinda Carl discussing the Drawing Exhibit The term drawing is applied to works that vary greatly in technique. It has been understood in different ways at different times and is difficult to define. During the Renaissance the term 'disegno' implied drawing both as a technique to be distinguished from coloring and also as the creative idea made visible…

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Let it Snow! Watercolor Workshop

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Come in from the cold and warm up with a fun, instructive watercolor workshop on painting snow scenes. All levels welcome. Bring your own gear - Steve will gladly share his ample supply of brushes and paints. May your next watercolor be snowy and bright! P.S. Never too early to start working on holiday cards.  

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Pencil Holder Workshop

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

We are sorry to inform you that this workshop has been cancelled. Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org or call 410.778.6300 with any questions. Here is an ideal introduction to basket weaving! It is a  wonderful family activity - perfect for beginners and/or children ages 8 years and up. Master basket weaver Heidi Wetzel will show you how to weave a pencil holder in this 3 hour workshop. All materials and tools will be supplied to complete one basket.    

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Zentangle ™ Drawing II

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Zentangle™ is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In Zentangle™ you focus on process, not outcome – there are no mistakes! It is an art form, a life skill, a tool, a perspective, and an approach to mindfulness. This class is geared toward those with some previous Zentangle experience, and in creating more complex designs, but beginners are welcome! In this 2 week workshop, each student will be provided with all…

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Decorate and Glaze (4 week course)

March 12 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This course is intended to show different techniques in decorating and glazing your pottery. Each week you are expected to have at least one piece ready to decorate and/or glaze. More than one is recommended. A syllabus containing piece requirements can be obtained in advance (see below) or you may get it the first night of class. Please bring a minimum of one piece of bisqueware. Preferably, one with & one without texture or a combination of both on one…

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Basket Weaving Workshop- cancelled

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This workshop has been cancelled. Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org if you are interested in taking a weaving workshop. Join master fiber artist Heidi Wetzel for this one day basket workshop/.  Participants will create one round basket approximately 6 to 8 inches in diameter. All materials and tools are supplied. Some weaving experience helpful.

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Beginner Pottery Wheel – 8 Week Day Class, Spring

March 14 @ 10:00 am
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  Have you ever been transfixed when you saw a potter at the wheel creating a wonderful form from a lump of clay?  In this 8 week course, students will explore the basics of how to successfully make a pot on the potter’s wheel.  They will gain experience in centering clay, and lifting and shaping it into cylinders and bowls.  Students will also learn standard decorating and glazing techniques.  All finished pots will be microwave/dishwasher safe and can of course…

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Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Create your very own, one of a kind, 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. Learn the art of wet felting, rubbing, rolling, and rocking. You can wear it home! A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor. **Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from…

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Lambscape: Painting with Wool Workshop

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Create a piece of artwork! This class will teach you about needle felting. Students  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. Instructor Dalis Davidson will provide photos for inspiration, either a mountain scape or a beach scene.  Or feel free to bring your own…

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Travel Photography – 4 week course

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Unfortunately, this class has been canceled.  Please email if you are interested in taking it, so we may re-schedule Love to travel?  Here is a 4 week course on best practices in travel photography with Bob Miller. It will include sessions on getting ready to go, compositional techniques, and tips on everything from shooting landscapes and festivals to architecture and people. Students as well as the instructor will be given the opportunity to share photos and travel stories from places…

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Hands of Harvest

March 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chesapeake Movies, 21 Washington Square
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Hands of Harvest chronicles the journey of migrant Mexican women who travel to fishing villages on Maryland's Eastern Shore to pick blue crabs in seafood plants scattered along its rural shores, offering a glimpse into a renowned American industry being kept afloat by foreign labor. The Eastern Shore has long relied on these women to process the Atlantic blue crab, a viable economic resource and a Maryland cultural icon. Director Adrian Muys explores the history and captures the struggle of…

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Explore Contemporary Watercolor Workshop

March 29 - March 30
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class has been cancelled. If you are interested in a future watercolor class please email mariawood@chestertownriverarts.org Enjoy this two day workshop introduction to a variety of traditional and experimental watercolor techniques. The first day will be spent learning how to use watercolor paint in a traditional manner. My teaching practice uses several sets of fun exercises to get students managing the ratio of paint to water and then complete a small simple still life painting. The second day of…

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TGIF! Dream Weaver Crystal Wrap Bracelet

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Wrap bracelets are trending! Wear them alone or stack them with your favorite bracelets to make a statement. In this class students will learn how to weave a lattice stitch with crystal beads on leather cord to create a stunning single or double wrap bracelet with a button enclosure. This gorgeous bracelet will make the perfect gift for  someone you love - or yourself! Bracelet kit includes: Leather cord, silk beading thread with needle, 100 fire polished czech glass beads,…

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April 2019

Porcelain (or not)- Day Class, 8 week course, Spring

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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  Would you like to explore the silky, seductive, and sensuous quality of working with porcelain on the wheel? Ceramic master Rick Bisgyer will share his strategies and process from clay preparation to successful completion of your quality ceramic vessel over eight weeks. He will work to demystify porcelain and alleviate the fear and apprehension many have working with it. Rick will help you improve your best practices to work toward better finished pieces. If you choose not to work…

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The Art of Stewardship

April 3 - April 23
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Each April,  RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of 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  in collaboration with Greg Mort and the Art of Stewardship Project. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork, which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.   https://youtu.be/ZKaiVB8Z6hA…

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Intermediate Pottery Wheel – 8 week spring evening class

April 9 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class has been re-scheduled for July. Pls click here to register for the July Intermediate Pottery- Evening. More advanced techniques on the potter’s wheel, including closed forms, lids and altered forms, taught by Marilee Schumann. In addition to improving your skills on the wheel, we will work on decorating and glazing techniques. An emphasis will be made on individual expression. Included in cost of class is your first 25 pounds of clay and 8 Open Studio tickets , a…

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Beginner Pottery Wheel, Evenings – 8 Week Course, Spring

April 11 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our eight-week introductory class with Marilee Schumann, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application in addition to aesthetic theory and a smattering of history.  This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back…

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TGIF! Altered Thrift Store Art

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Is that a monster in your landscape? Join instructor Raven Bishop in a fun-filled. light-hearted evening of remixing repurposed thrift store paintings. Come with your own thrift-store painting, the more awkward the better. We will paint in fanciful creatures and characters and bring new life to old art! What is "Altered Thrift Store Art?" According to Make magazine, " It's a simple idea: Find some 'bad' art,whether orginal or from a print, for a song at a thrift store, then…

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Fearless Quickdraw: Tips and Tricks

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Get outside for Plein Air! Whether you are a seasoned Plein Air eventer or just want some practical advice on making artwork outdoors, this Quick Draw workshop will work for you. Instructor Ray Ewing will help students improve their painting "on the spot" with an emphasis on getting set up and selecting a subject to complete a painting quickly. Students may work in the medium of their choice.  Instruction will be given on making a preliminary sketch, finding a focal…

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Never Cry Wolf

April 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Research scientist Tyler (Charles Martin Smith) is sent to the desolate Canadian tundra to find out whether the local wolf population is responsible for decimating Canada's caribou herds. Helped by Ootek (Zachary Ittimangnaq), a local Inuit native, Farley manages to establish an observation post and, while braving the harsh climate, begins to study a family of wolves, as well as the caribou. He eventually determines that the greatest danger to the caribou doesn't move on four legs. The film is…

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Introduction to Lithography – 6 week course, Spring

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In the tradition of fine printmaking, here is a way to utilize your drawing skills.  Use an image you are proud of and create multiple original hand pulled prints. Transform your favorite drawing into a fine art limited edition lithograph in this six-week class taught by Gunston art teacher and printmaker Ben Dize.  The RiverArts Education Center houses a printing press and the increasingly rare lithography stones required for this fascinating medium.    Artists such as Whistler, Degas, Daumier and Matisse explored…

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Introduction to Kiln Art Glass

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - April 18 @ 4:00 pm
315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This workshop is full! We will have another but has not been scheduled yet. Please email mariawood@chestertownriverarts.org to be put on the waiting list. 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…

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Annual Earth Day Recycled Art Contest

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Memorial Row, Chestertown, 21167 Kansas Ave
Chestertown, MD 21620
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Introduction to Metalsmithing

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join experienced RiverArts instructor and jeweler  Joan Strand for a 3 hour workshop on basic metalsmithing techniques used to make jewelry. Students will learn to cut, shape, saw, file, hammer texture, and stamp metal, and after some practice, design and make a pair of earrings or a pendant using copper. All materials included. For an additional $15 fee, payable to instructor, students may opt for sterling silver.  PAYMENT BUTTON

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May 2019

Visual Storytellers

May 1 - June 2
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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What does it take to tell a story?  Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations. This exhibit is open to all media and the artists are challenged to narrate a story within…

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Watercolor Journaling

May 3 - May 4
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal for traveling or simply sketching paintings “en Plein Air”. You will begin with some studio time learning various Watercolor techniques and then move out into Chestertown’s picturesque surroundings to work on location. He will show you, step by step, through the pen and ink stages and on to laying in transparent watercolor washes in local colors or those of your imagination. Students will see how Jim, and…

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TGIF! Stitch & Bitch with Jen Friedman

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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You know her from her unforgettable star turns at the Garfield and the Church Hill Theatre, but did you know that one of Kent County’s favorite performers is also an accomplished needleworker? Spend a night out in Chestertown stitching and bitching with the inimitable Jen Friedman!  Complete a quick and easy Eastern Shore-themed needlepoint project. Using provided materials and Jen’s guidance, choose from an anchor, a sailboat, or a star and make a 4” x 4” square suitable for framing,…

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Introduction to Smartphoneography

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The best camera for taking photos is the one you always have with you. Photographing with a mobile device adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity to the photography process. This class will provide a solid introduction to using your smartphone as a creative tool for editing photos. We will edit both existing photos on your camera, as well as photos you capture around town during class. No previous photography experience is necessary, but participants should have a basic…

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Bill van Gilder Workshop: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

May 17 - May 19
Marilee Schumann’s Studio, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States

Every potter has a list of WHAT they want to make. HOW to make it, is often the question. Friday evening video, 6 - 8 pm We will be having a pot luck dinner on Friday evening. Please bring a small dish or dessert to share. Sat and Sun you should bring a bagged lunch and snack for 2 short breaks. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Water and soft drinks will be provided. Saturday & Sunday,…

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Dr. Strangelove

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mainstay, 5753 N Main Street
ChestertownRock Hall, MD 21621 United States

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known simply as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens.  The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958). The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the…

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June 2019

Judged Fine Art and Craft

June 5 - June 30
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. 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. Open Reception/First Friday: June 7:  5-8pm Awards Ceremony & Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 13:  5:30 - 9pm https://youtu.be/muikJyn-kAE Congratulations to our Award Winners. Best in Show- Centralia, PA, Kris Kelley First Prize,…

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Loopy Hoops Earrings Workshop

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Let’s face it, you can never have too many pairs of earrings. In this fun workshop you will make two gorgeous pairs of mixed metal hoop earrings. Students will be introduced to cold connections, forming, wrapping and texturing wire. They will also learn how to safely use a butane torch to make balled headpins for crystal wrapped drops and earwires. Packed with lots of tool technique tidbits, this class will teach budding jewelry artists as well as more seasoned jewelry…

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The Art of Making Paper Beads

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Please join Madonna Green Parker, a multidimentional jewelry artist known for her vibrant and original style of design, for The Art of Making Paper Beads. Learn a great, fun, and useful way to recycle by making beads out of newspapers, magazines, advertisements, scrap paper, and more. We’ll explore the origins of the art while learning the basics of this beautiful, timeless craft. Be prepared to make and finish several beads for your personal stash. Materials and one complimentary paper bead…

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The Royal Tenenbaums, June 16

June 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Curator: Jeff Maguire The Royal Tenenbaums The Royal Tenenbaums follow the quirky, sometimes famous, and always dysfunctional Tenenbaum family over the course of a sudden and unexpected family reunion.  Elegant filming, iconic characters, and Wes Anderson’s color-saturated eye have made The Royal Tenenbaums a contemporary classic. Featuring unforgettable performances from a star-studded cast including Gene Hackman, Angelica Houston, Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Directed by Wes Anderson, 2002 “Suffused with warmth…

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Quilting Class: Around the World In A Day!

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Create a machine-sewn baby or lap quilt in a single day using speed cutting and sewing techniques.  This traditional pattern is known as Trip Around the World, or the Amish Sunshine and Shadow design when done in solid colors. A follow up session to share projects and discuss various finishing options: tying, hand quilting, machine quilting and binding will provide time to wrap up this quilt. No previous quilting experience is necessary but this class requires a sewing machine and a basic…

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TGIF with Cindy Fulton: A Funky Kitchen Painting

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Come join us at TGIF and party and create a kitchen work of art!!  Along the way you will learn about shape, color, and balance. Choose between working like Mondrian and playing with primary and secondary colors, or expanding your horizons into balancing different values within a certain color range. You will end up with a frameable funky kitchen painting to remind you of the fun you had at TGIF  with your friends and Cindy Fulton! BYOB and snacks for…

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Summer Camp 2019

June 24 @ 12:00 am - August 5 @ 12:00 am
KidSpot, 315 High Street, Suite 108
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Register now for Summer Camp Sessions! Little Kids, Big Kids, Clay Camp, Film Camp and more.

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Talavera Style Painting

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A 3 hour workshop that will teach the basic techniques necessary to create decorative Talavera designs.  Students will learn to apply different kinds of lines and decorative brush strokes to their pieces. The instructor will show characteristic palette combinations used in talavera, and how to transfer designs to ceramic pieces. 2-3 completed tiles are included with this workshop. Dinner plates and bowls ($8 ea) are available for purchase if students would like to paint on additional surfaces. This fee is…

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July 2019

Patterns of Eastern Shore Life

July 5 - July 28
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings.  Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or how light and shadow play across a changing environment. Some enjoy capturing the…

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Intensive Intermediate Wheel

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A four-week intensive course for intermediate wheel-throwing with a focus on non-functional purposes. We will be making objects with a non-utilitarian perspective as a way of re-thinking the functional. Each week we will address a new theme of tableware: cups, bowls, plates—objects of the commonplace within our homes. We will explore an array of throwing techniques such as trimming, handles, lids, spouts, knobs, throwing off the hump, composite-building, altering, throwing in sections, and more. We will discuss aspects and approaches…

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Travel Photography Basics

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Whether you plan to travel locally or internationally, this photography class is designed to help you take beautiful photos of places, people, and events. A trip is a journey of the mind and heart. Your photos can reflect how you felt, what you discovered and what you wish to show others. This class can help you be ready to do just that. Sessions will include planning a photo trip, compositional techniques, and tips for shooting both natural and urban landscapes.…

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Hand Building with Marilee Schumann

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Marilee Schumann’s Studio, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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This class is FULL! We will offer another class sometime in the future. If you wish to be on the waiting list, please email info@chestertownriverarts.org A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. We will use coiling and slabs to make large vessels, asymmetrical forms, and sculptures. Large pieces may be fired in a reduction kiln. The class will take place at Marilee’s studio, which will be available on Saturdays and two other days during…

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Cats, Big and Small with Lynne Lockhart

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In this class, we will be studying the cat. Students will learn about basic anatomy, gesture, fur patterns, how to get a good photo reference, form and function, and so on. The aim is to get painters confident whether they are adding a cat to a landscape or still life or doing a portrait. Topics included in the course will be: Photographing the uncooperative animal Selecting the right references Basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing or painting Expression…

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Beginner Pottery Wheel, Evenings – 4 Week Course, Summer

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

  This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our four-week introductory class with Marilee Schumann, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application in addition to aesthetic theory and a smattering of history.  This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back…

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Animal Portraits

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Pinky, July 21

July 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mainstay, 5753 N Main Street
ChestertownRock Hall, MD 21621 United States
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Community Curator: Robert Earl Price Pinky A late 1940’s cinematic look racial identity in the U.S., Pinky was shot in black and white is directed by Elia Kazan. The film earned three Academy Award nominations and was #9 in box office earnings in 1949. Produced by 20th Century-Fox, then-head of production Darryl F. Zanuck consulted with Walter White, then head of the NAACP. White and his daughter, actress Jane White, collaborated on the final version of the screenplay. Production started with…

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Drypoint Etching with Ben Dize

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Learn and practice one of the oldest forms of printmaking, invented in the 15th century by German author Housebrook Master. Make one of a kind original prints from your own drawings with this acid-free technique. Drypoint etching is the simplest and most direct of printmaking methods. An etching needle is used to dig into the surface of the zinc plate much like a plow creates a furrow. Hatching and crosshatching lines are used to create tonal areas. Greater pressure results…

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TGIF: Blue Moon on the Chester River

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Few things are better than a tranquil, moonlit night on the river. This 2-hour class will provide painters of all skill levels (beginner to advanced) the chance to create a piece inspired by the Chester River. Instruction will include techniques for blending paint to create a beautiful night sky, using brushes to create silhouettes and textures, and painting water with reflections. Canvas, paints, and brushes are provided, so students need only bring themselves, an apron if they wish, and any…

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Judged Photography and Wood

July 31 - August 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery for the month of August.  You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.  This open-themed call for entry is open to all subject matter. All capture types, subject matter and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photography pieces will be paired…

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August 2019

Introduction to Kiln Art Glass

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 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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Legacy Day PopUp Gallery at ArtsAlive!

August 17 @ 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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Behind the Scenes: Environmental Filmmaking from West Virginia and the Pacific Ocean to the Chester River, August 18

August 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chesapeake Movies, 21 Washington Square
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Community Curator: Adams Wood RiverArts Film Society presents a discussion and screening with local filmmakers Adams and Maria Wood featuring selections from Adams' feature documentary On Coal River, the Greenpeace Pacific tuna fisheries campaign, and a sneak peek at select early footage from the work-in-progress Family Tides, a project currently in production about the urgent issue of sea level rise on the Eastern Shore and in South Florida. This event is an opportunity for local audiences to engage with this project and hear about…

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Pattern, Rhythm, and Repetition In Your Art

August 22 @ 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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Talavera Style Painting: House Number Tiles

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class is designed to teach the techniques and materials for painting Talavera designs on various ceramic forms. Exercises include transferring designs from paper to ceramic pieces, principle color palettes, sketch design, and drawing on ceramic pieces.  Students will have the option of decorating a tile with a talavera design or painting a design of the student's choosing.  The final tiles can serve as coasters, a house number plate, kitchen tile, or other decorative purposes. 2-3 large or up to 5 small…

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September 2019

Intermediate Pottery Wheel

September 3 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
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 to form or process to work on in the next class. Every week, after a…

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Connections: Work in a Series

September 4 - September 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Creating a series allows each individual piece of work to be able to stand on its own, yet simultaneously relate to the rest of the other works in some manner. The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by…

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Beginner Pottery Wheel

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have you ever been transfixed when you saw a potter at the wheel creating a wonderful form from a lump of clay?  In this 8 week course, students will explore the basics of how to successfully make a pot on the potter’s wheel.  They will gain experience in centering clay, and lifting and shaping it into cylinders and bowls.  Students will also learn standard decorating and glazing techniques.  All finished pots will be microwave/dishwasher safe and can of course be…

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First Friday Ice Cream Bowls

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A Clay Studio Fundraiser! Have a scoop of ice cream from a pretty little dessert bowl of your choice at the Clay Studio, and then take the bowl home with you! All bowls are handmade by clay studio members for your enjoyment. Ice cream provided by Lockbriar Farms. Ages 1 - 105. Children under 12 must chaperone their own adult. Bowls are breakable and parents are responsible for any injuries that may occur. PAYMENT BUTTON

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Animal Portraits

September 6 @ 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 @ 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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Jazz on a Summer Day – September 15

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Curator: Leslie Raimond Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film. The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover). The film features…

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October 2019

Studio Tour Artists

October 2 - October 27
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27. Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends. Open…

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Chest-A-Wizards Friday, October 4

October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead Wizard will then add his/her own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. You can purchase a potion jar ($15) or a mug ($25). PAYMENT BUTTON

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Chest-A-Wizards, Saturday, October 5

October 5 @ 10:00 am
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Come to our Wizards Workshop to learn how to mix magic spells and potions to take home! Each participant will receive a handmade pottery spell jar to fill with an assortment of secret ingredients. The lead Wizard will then add his/her own Top Secret Surprise ingredient to complete the magic for your souvenir spell jar. You can purchase a potion jar ($15) or a mug ($25). Walk-ins welcome! First come first served.

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Painting the Figure with Diane Rappisi

October 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Two Homegrown Films on the Underground Railroad: October 27

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Soldier for Freedom is a heart-wrenching yet triumphant story of Harriet Tubman. Filmed on location here on the Eastern Shore and featuring Chestertown resident Pat Martin, the film briefly shares the dramatic, difficult story of Tubman’s life as an enslaved child and adult, her pursuit of freedom on the Underground Railroad, and her determination to end slavery and bring liberty and justice to others. The short film is a deeply moving introduction to the park’s exhibits and programs, highlighting all…

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Go Big with Rick Bisgyer

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This course offers students an 8-week intensive in which they will learn techniques to double, triple, and even quadruple the size of the pieces they can throw on the wheel. If you think you are not strong enough, think again: It is mostly about technique, not strength! This class will focus on bowl and vase forms. Instruction will include centering, throwing, drying, trimming, and glazing of larger vessels. Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students are all welcome to expand their skills and…

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Decorate A Holiday Pie Plate

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Enjoy a relaxing evening, sipping some wine, munching on light refreshments and hand painting your very own clay pie-dish for the holidays. Learn how to use underglazes to personalize your very own creation. In a single class you will learn the techniques and decorate your pre-made piece. After you have decorated your pie-dish, they will be glazed and ready for you to pick up in time for the holidays (about 1 week). Please bring your own wine or beverage. We…

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Kent County Student Art 2019

October 30 - November 17
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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People's Choice Winner: "Final Observation" by Sarah Herron   This two week show features work by Kent County elementary through high school students. Work by students from every school in the county will be on display, showing the breadth of talent and creativity of students from Rock Hall to Galena to Chestertown and everywhere in between. Art teachers from each school have submitted work in a range of mediums, styles, and subject matter by their students to appear for this…

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November 2019

Bottomless Mugs

November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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We will be selling hand made mugs provided by our very own studio potters. You will be able to come in and fill your mug with: hot coffee, tea, cider, or chocolate, as much as you want all day long. Ages: 1 - 105. Children under 12 must chaperone their own adult. Mugs are breakable and parents are responsible for any injuries that may occur.

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Decorate & Glaze

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - November 26 @ 9:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This 4-week course is intended to show different techniques in decorating and glazing your pottery. Each week you are expected to have at least one piece ready to decorate and/or glaze. More than one is recommended. A syllabus containing piece requirements can be obtained in advance or you can get it the first night of class. Please bring a minimum of one piece of bisqueware, preferably one with and one without texture, or a combination of both on one piece…

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Mobile Raku Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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  Have kiln, will travel! Ceramic artist and educator Brett Thomas will visit Chestertown with his Mobile Raku studio and kiln: a ceramics studio on wheels with full teaching facilities right on the Clay Studio's doorstep. Brett will conduct a full one day Raku workshop on Court Road, just down the block from the Clay Studio. Class will meet in the Clay Studio in the morning to discuss glazes, under glazes, and glaze application and then head outside where his kilns will…

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Talavera Bead Painting with Fredy Granillo

November 9 @ 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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Platters with Wanda Brumwell

November 10 @ 2:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Please join us at RiverArts Clay Studio for an afternoon of Clay-tivity—no experience necessary! You will be hand building an oval or rectangular serving plate of approximately 8" x 14". A slab of clay will be provided as well as a form and many items with which to imprint texture. We are suggesting an autumn leaf theme but please feel free to bring anything of special interest that could be used to personalize your plate. What's your style? What makes…

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TGIF: Quilling Cards

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Like many forms of craft, Quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to 15th century France and Italy when it was created to decorate religious objects. Join artist Marjorie Kelley for a fun class and create your own decorative, fall-inspired piece in this historic art form. Learn the foundations of Quilling including how to roll paper to create leaves, flowers, and other basic shapes. All materials provided. Marjorie Kelley is a Chestertown based artist who was born in…

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Basic Beading with Joan Strand

November 16 @ 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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The Fall – November 17

November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Chesapeake Movies, 21 Washington Square
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Curator:  Alicia Kozma The Fall In 1915 Los Angeles, stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace) is hospitalized, bedridden and possibly paralyzed after taking a jump in his first film. He meets Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a young Romanian-born patient in the hospital who is recovering from a broken arm, and begins to tell her a story about her namesake, Alexander the Great. Alexandria is told she has to leave, but Roy promises to tell her an epic tale if she returns the next day.…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

November 28 @ 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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