Work­shops and classes at RiverArts

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — RiverArts has a va­ri­ety of up­com­ing work­shops and classes in Au­gust and Septem­ber as well as weekly life draw­ing ses­sions and a monthly pho­tog­ra­phy club.

RiverArts Clay Stu­dio pot­ter Wanda Brumwell will be teach­ing two classes. The first is a whim­si­cal Gar­den Fairy House work­shop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 13 at RiverArts’ Clay Stu­dio. The cost is $40 for mem­bers and $50 for non­mem­bers. Par­tic­i­pants will con­struct a house us­ing clay slabs.

Brumwell will also be teach­ing a Leaf Plat­ter Work­shop from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at RiverArts’ Clay Stu­dio. The cost is $35 for mem­bers and $40 for non­mem­bers.

Par­tic­i­pants will cut slabs of clay and sculpt them into leaf­shaped plat­ters.

The Clay Stu­dio is of­fer­ing a two-hour Try It! class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fri­day, Aug. 18, specif­i­cally de­signed be­gin­ners to play with clay on the wheel.

In­struc­tor Mar­ilee Schu­man will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with the ba­sics of the pot­ter’s wheel.

The class is $25 for mem­bers and $30 for non­mem­bers. Walkins are wel­come.

There are also Beginner and On­go­ing Pot­ter’s Wheel class start­ing in Septem­ber.

For those in­ter­ested in learn­ing to draw, or prac­tic­ing draw­ing from ob­ser­va­tion, Raven Bishop is of­fer­ing a four week, Draw­ing From Ob­ser­va­tion Class, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. be­gin­ning Thurs­day, Aug. 10.

The class is $115 for mem­bers and $130 for nomem­ber and will be held at RiverArts’ Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter.

RiverArts also hosts weekly Life Draw­ing ses­sions with a live model, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tues­days, and from 2 to 5 p.m. ev­ery fourth Mon­day.

The cost is $15 per ses­sion or $75 for five ses­sions in ad­vance. Drop-ins are wel­come and cost $20 per ses­sion.

To reg­is­ter for classes, and for more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. chester­town­river­arts.org and click on Ed­u­ca­tion, or call RiverArts at 410-778-6300.

Ch­ester­town RiverArts is lo­cated at 315 High St., Suite 106, Ch­ester­town — in the breeze­way.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues­day through Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur­day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day and open un­til 8 p.m. First Fri­days.

De­sign and cre­ate leaf plat­ters in RiverArts’s Leaf Your Wor­ries Be­hind work­shop, which is set for Aug. 9.

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