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Virtual Life Drawing (5 Weeks)

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Mondays in June (June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29) This class will be conducted online by RiverArts member Paul E. Santori. Classes will be conducted from his studio and he will provide the model for the course and any props. Once you sign up, you will receive a link to the online meeting platform.… Continue Reading Virtual Life Drawing (5 Weeks)

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Absolute Beginner Watercolor with Deena Ball

Zoom Chestertown, MD

Monday, August 17, 1-3 pm Wednesday, August 19, 1-3 pm Friday, August 21, 1-3 pm In this one-week intensive workshop, students will work with instructor online and then complete assignments and activities as homework between the three sessions. Students will receive a pdf of instructions, and each Zoom session will have a demo and critique… Continue Reading Absolute Beginner Watercolor with Deena Ball

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The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie

River and Field Campus at Washington College - 833 McGinnes Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Sat. Sept 26,10 AM- 12 PM and Sun. Sept 27, 10 AM-12 PM Sat. Oct 3, 10 AM-12 PM and Sun. Oct 4, 10 AM-12 PM In case of class cancellation or inclement weather: Rain dates Oct 10/11, 10 AM- 12 PM Description: Classes will be held in-person and socially distanced, with masks required. Love… Continue Reading The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie

RiverArts Salon with Paul Ware – Cultural Differences between the global East & West

Arts Alive! - online

Paul will reflect on cultural differences between the global East and West, focusing on the specific cases of New Zealand and Taiwan. What are the different ideas and values informing their nation-building projects? How are these embodied and expressed by the state, the community, the family and the individual? And, most importantly, what can each… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon with Paul Ware – Cultural Differences between the global East & West

Feb 3, 10, & 17 – Exploring Watercolor with Deena Ball (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

A three week exploration of the fundamentals of watercolor. Students will learn to control the ratio of water to pigment, recognize and create value differences and mix luminous colors. The class format will be on zoom., with additional instructional PDFs and homework assignments. Through a series of watercolor exercises students will become proficient enough to… Continue Reading Feb 3, 10, & 17 – Exploring Watercolor with Deena Ball (via Zoom)

Feb 9 – Collaborative Project Class – Yarnstorming How-To (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Join RiverArts staff for this FREE class as we demonstrate a variety of ways to create fun and colorful art from yarn. We hope that you will be inspired to participate in Adkins Arboretum’s Yarnstorming event which will take place from March 6 through April 3: https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/yarn-storming-2021.html Short demos will be followed by time to… Continue Reading Feb 9 – Collaborative Project Class – Yarnstorming How-To (via Zoom)

RiverArts Salon – Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

Arts Alive! - online

From the formation of galaxies to the electrical circuit activity of our hearts, there’s a pattern that connects. How does this happen? Join physics theorist Eve Armstrong to learn about the unexpected connections between the “small-world architecture” in our nervous system and the “cosmic web” in cosmology. https://www.nyit.edu/bio/earmst01 https://www.amnh.org/research/staff-directory/eve-armstrong https://reality-aside.com/ - check out her April… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon – Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

RiverArts Salon: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown with Fredy Granillo

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom Tuesday, February 16: Salon with Fredy Granillo: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown Fredy Granillo discusses his journey to find a home for his… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown with Fredy Granillo

Feb 18 – So You Want to Learn to Draw – with Vanna Ramirez (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

This one hour Zoom class will give you a short intro lesson on the basics of drawing, including materials, tools, perspective, proportion. All that's required is paper and pencil. Come learn some drawing principles and discover whether you'd like to pursue this art form in more detail!

RiverArts Salon – Lifelong Learning with WC-ALL Leadership

Arts Alive! - online

Join Jan Elvin and David White of Washington College's Academy for Lifelong Learning to hear about the important intellectual and social benefits of lifelong learning and the incredible breadth and depth of their programs. You'll have a chance to give input on future programs, instructors, and format. Read More: https://www.washcoll.edu/people_departments/offices/wc-all/index.php We have a Learn at… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon – Lifelong Learning with WC-ALL Leadership

RiverArts Salon: Looking Back with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

Arts Alive! - online

Join Kent County Public Library librarians to talk about looking back and how much the past should inform people's perceptions of the present. They will discuss the library's upcoming "Look Back" art contest and talk about Read Across America Day. "A Look Back" Contest: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480231 Read Across America: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480582

RiverArts Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

Arts Alive! - online

Learn strategies for living simply and intentionally from creative local collage artist Yolanda Acree. In addition to being an artist, Yolanda is the author of Mindful Simplicity: Practical Strategies for Finding Harmony in Your Home, Work, and Life, and founder of Black Minimalists. https://yolandavacree.com/ https://yolandavacree.com/book https://yolandavacree.com/diary/februllage-x-black-history-month https://fiberartscenter.com/new-virtual-presentations-knit-bits-and-local-highlights/ https://www.facebook.com/yolandavacree/ https://www.instagram.com/yolandavacree/

Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Papermaking spread from China to the Islamic world by the 8th century. By the 11th century it had made its way throughout Europe. Each culture along that path developed its own unique style of papercutting using scissors, knives, hammers and more. Now considered a folk-art medium, papercutting is experiencing a renaissance with more people than… Continue Reading Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

Arts Alive! - online

Acclaimed local poet Robert Earl Price will be reading & answering questions about two occasional poems of resistance from his book Blood Flow. These poems were sparked by local (Chester River) events. A Poem of Remembrance” - p.28 “Celebrating Juneteenth at Sumner Hall” - p.38 At this salon, Price is more interested in how the… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

Arts Alive! - online

Louise Glück: America's Nobel Laureate: In 2020, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, a poet who published her first collection in 1968 when she was in her mid-twenties. In its citation, the Nobel Committee marked Glück's accessible language, her urgent voice, and her use of biting wit and humor. We'll talk… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

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… Continue Reading Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

Arts Alive! - online

Writer & performing artist Traci Williams will talk about a libretto that she wrote for an opera that was performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Salon attendees will have a chance to read it ahead of time. Traci is a writer and performing artist. In 2019, she participated as a performing artist in the Philadelphia… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

April 6 – RiverArts Salon: Kyle Hackett

Arts Alive! - online

Kyle will discuss how their paintings explore issues of race class and social standing through approaches to self-representation and the constructed image. Hackett has received numerous honors and awards including DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship and Grant Civil Society Institute Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center Residency The Ruth Katzman Scholarship at… Continue Reading April 6 – RiverArts Salon: Kyle Hackett

April 13 – RiverArts Salon: Plants Music Light and Art with Sam Nester

Arts Alive! - online

Sam Nester is a passionate educator and advocate for high quality arts education programs. Since 2010 Nester has designed interactive education programs for a number of organizations and institutions in New York. He currently serves on trumpet faculty for The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program a Saturday instruction program that actively seeks students from diverse… Continue Reading April 13 – RiverArts Salon: Plants Music Light and Art with Sam Nester

April 14 – Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to: * take good photos * edit your images * name image files… Continue Reading April 14 – Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

April 20 – RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Fred’s white-line woodcuts have been shown at art exhibits in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware for the last 15 years. His work makes frequent appearances at the Rehoboth Writers Guild Art in the… Continue Reading April 20 – RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

April 22 – Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to: * take good photos * edit your images * name image files… Continue Reading April 22 – Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

April 24: A Watercolor Spring “Tune-Up” Where The Sky's Not The Limit! with Steve Bleinberger

Arts Alive! - Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront

Saturday April 24 10am-2pm Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront There’s never been a better time to learn to paint dramatic clouds and beautiful skies in watercolor. Learn tips and techniques for creating striking colors shades and washes. Bring your own watercolor supplies and enjoy painting outdoors in the springtime. Website: http://www.bleinberger.com/

April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Fun in Virtual Museums with Raven Bishop & Sara Clarke-de Reza

Arts Alive! - online

What can you learn in a virtual museum? Sara Clarke-de Reza and Raven Bishop lead a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of an online visit.Sara Clarke-de Reza is an Assistant Professor of Education at Washington College, and an educational researcher with interests in curriculum studies, museum education, and visual culture studies. Raven Bishop is… Continue Reading April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Fun in Virtual Museums with Raven Bishop & Sara Clarke-de Reza

April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom Tuesday, April 27: Paul & Inez Santori A celebration of love, art and music overcoming the adversity of the virus (with a lot of help… Continue Reading April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

April 27: Paper Mache Piñata – Kit Class (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Supply kit of piñata & so much more must be purchased in advance from the Artesanas of the Creative Alliance in Baltimore: https://www.creativealliance.org/programs/artesanas Order a Fiesta Pack from the Artesanas, a group of talented women who are natives of Mexico, Ecuador, and El Salvador living in Southeast Baltimore. The Fiesta Pack can be purchased here:… Continue Reading April 27: Paper Mache Piñata – Kit Class (via Zoom)

May 11 – RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

Arts Alive! - online

This summer, the National Music Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Chestertown. Learn how NMF has flourished over its first decade, and about plans for this year’s Festival Aug. 1 – 14. From symphony concerts to a little Gershwin to kid-friendly activities, get the low down from Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg and Executive Director Caitlin… Continue Reading May 11 – RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

May 18 – RiverArts Salon: Artists & Social Change: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Arts Alive! - online

This 90-minute salon will be longer than our usual session! Register to get the Zoom link provided by the Smithsonian, which is unique to this week (& different from our usual weekly Zoom). Join Bob Ferguson, a docent with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for an online tour with the theme of Artists and Social… Continue Reading May 18 – RiverArts Salon: Artists & Social Change: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

RiverArts Salon: The Artistic Adventures of Blue Tulip with Posey Boicourt

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Based on her book Blue Tulip: an artistic adventure with painter Francois Joseph Kinsoen and his niece Adele, author Posey Boicourt invites you along as she rediscovers the world of a forgotten… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: The Artistic Adventures of Blue Tulip with Posey Boicourt

May 26: Liberate the Landscape with Paul Santori

Arts Alive! - Tish Gallery (343 High St.)

Class will start at Tish Gallery (343 High St.) in downtown Chestertown. There, we will look at different ways artists portray landscapes (impressionist, pointillist, abstract, and traditional art in all mediums) to show examples and learn that it's fine to have your own style. Then, our group will move on to Fountain Park to draw… Continue Reading May 26: Liberate the Landscape with Paul Santori

June 1 – RiverArts Salon – Beauty in the Philippines: An Analysis on the Skin Whitening Industry with Trish Rana

Arts Alive! - online

Trish Rana was born and raised in Manila, Philippines until the age of 9 when her family decided to move to the U.S. She grew to learn and appreciate American culture and the vast diversity of the people she came across. In this salon, Trish talks about the use of skin whitening products in the… Continue Reading June 1 – RiverArts Salon – Beauty in the Philippines: An Analysis on the Skin Whitening Industry with Trish Rana

June 23: Painted Tea Bag with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

In this class, you will learn techniques for creating miniature paintings on tea bags. Learn a few tips, create a sailing scene together, and then try some designs of your own. Experienced local artist, crafter, and teacher Brenda Foehrkolb will guide us through this fun activity while we enjoy camaraderie with each other. Make some… Continue Reading June 23: Painted Tea Bag with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

June 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

ArtsAlive! - Downtown Chestertown

Explore a “secret garden” and capture its flowers and plants in this special, weekend-long edition of instructor Kate Livie’s Joy of Nature Journaling class. Participants will deepen their connection to the environment, build their observation & reflection skills, and get creative using “line and wash'' techniques and traditional journaling. Designed for beginners/ intermediates, this nature… Continue Reading June 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

June 29 Salon – Poplar Grove, Part 3: African American History at Poplar Grove with Adam Goodheart and Olivia Wood

Arts Alive! - Zoom

A RiverArts Salon, is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. The Poplar Grove Project Part Three of our series of Salon discussions about the Poplar Grove Project, exploring the history of a 400 year old former plantation on a remote peninsula in… Continue Reading June 29 Salon – Poplar Grove, Part 3: African American History at Poplar Grove with Adam Goodheart and Olivia Wood

July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn something new & enjoy the camaraderie of creating with others in this casual lunchtime class. We will be creating a beautiful and simple kind of illuminated letters, using materials you already have at home. An alphabet font will be provided upon registration. Suggested supplies include: * Paper - card stock, watercolor paper, mixed media… Continue Reading July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

July 13 RiverArts Salon: "How does research inform or inspire your fiction?" with writer Jennifer Shannon

Arts Alive! - online

Calling all writers! An article about a fugitive slave who murdered or attempted to murder her children when she was captured inspired Toni Morrison's classic novel Beloved. This week's guest, Jennifer Shannon, is currently writing a novel which came to fruition after she moved to Baltimore. She comes to us to pose questions leading to… Continue Reading July 13 RiverArts Salon: "How does research inform or inspire your fiction?" with writer Jennifer Shannon

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July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - - Chestertown outdoors

Explore a “secret garden” and capture its flowers and plants in this special, weekend-long edition of instructor Kate Livie’s Joy of Nature Journaling class. Participants will deepen their connection to the environment, build their observation & reflection skills, and get creative using “line and wash'' techniques and traditional journaling. Designed for beginners/ intermediates, this nature… Continue Reading July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

July 27 – RiverArts Salon: Visit the Rock Hall Yarnbombing with Laurie Walters

Arts Alive! - Sharp Street

Did you see the cool sea-themed yarn creations in Rock Hall last summer? The town creatives are at it again, this time with a pirate-themed yarnbombing display! Organized by Laurie Walters, this fun public art project will make you smile as you view all the colorful and unique pirate creations! We'll meet in Rock Hall… Continue Reading July 27 – RiverArts Salon: Visit the Rock Hall Yarnbombing with Laurie Walters

August 10 RiverArts Salon: Chestertown's Newest Mural with Bob Ortiz and Fredy Granillo

Arts Alive! - 207 S. Cross Street

El Trompo, Recuerdos de mi patria (The Top, Memories of my homeland) was designed and painted by Fredy Granillo with assistance from Vanna Ramirez. The mural was commissioned by Roberto and Pamela Ortiz and Robert Ortiz Studios with additional funding by the Kent Cultural Alliance, the Chestertown Arts and Entertainment District, the Social Action Committee… Continue Reading August 10 RiverArts Salon: Chestertown's Newest Mural with Bob Ortiz and Fredy Granillo

August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Take a peaceful hour for yourself to create this simple yet elegant turtle design. You'll have fun learning techniques to add unique doodles & some special effects. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating with like-minded souls. Suggested supplies include: * Paper * Thin black micron pen * A black Elegant Writer marker (must be this brand)… Continue Reading August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

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Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Clay Studio - 204 High St

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing options. You will discuss aspects and approaches of scale, design, construction, and glazing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh… Continue Reading Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

August 24 – RiverArts Salon: The Power of Pastels – A Visit to Mary Pritchard’s Garden & Studio

Chestertown

A RiverArts Salon is a place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesday, August 24: The Power of Pastels - A Visit to Mary Pritchard's Garden & Studio Mary Pritchard is an accomplished local pastel artist & beloved instructor. Join her in her downtown Chestertown… Continue Reading August 24 – RiverArts Salon: The Power of Pastels – A Visit to Mary Pritchard’s Garden & Studio

August 29: Photography Walking Tour with Kris Kelley (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - Downtown Chestertown

Learn the secrets of great photography as dusk approaches in downtown Chestertown. You will walk the cobblestone streets, learning to capture images of this historic colonial riverside town. Kris is a fantastic teacher and professional photographer who will open your eyes to new possibilities. Bring your camera & wear your walking shoes!

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Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

Undaunted by social isolation, RiverArts Photography Club facilitator Steve Kane hosted the first meeting of a new online version of the club on Thursday, March 26, using the Zoom platform. The club normally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the ArtsAlive Education Center from 7 to 9 pm, and provides a forum for discussion… Continue Reading Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

September 26 One Day Clay Workshop: Leaf Platters with Wanda Brumwell

Clay Studio - 204 High St

No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance) You will be hand building an oval or rectangular serving plate approximately 14" x 8". A slab of clay will be provided as well as a form and many items to imprint texture. Please feel free to bring anything of special… Continue Reading September 26 One Day Clay Workshop: Leaf Platters with Wanda Brumwell

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4 Tuesdays in September: Vibrant Acrylic Painting with Christine O’Neill (in person at ArtsAlive!)

Arts Alive! - 200 High St.

4 Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28 Each day from 10 am to 12:30 pm Cost: $160 per participant Student level: Beginners welcome! 4 sessions of fun! Learn how to handle ACRYLICS in transparent & opaque methods. Experience the traditional canvas and the delightful flowing watercolor paper! We will cover composition, color relationships, subject… Continue Reading 4 Tuesdays in September: Vibrant Acrylic Painting with Christine O’Neill (in person at ArtsAlive!)

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September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10:30 - 1:00 pm on Saturdays, running from September 18th through to October 2nd. This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring intermediate and advanced level glazing techniques. Each week you will be introduced to new glazing options for your ceramic creations! IMPORTANT: The… Continue Reading September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

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September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing options. You will discuss aspects and approaches of scale, design, construction, and glazing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh… Continue Reading September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

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