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Classes and Open Studios – 2020



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Call River Arts for more information about our workshop or to sign up for a class. (207) 563-1507



 

Drawing and Watercolor : Morning Session

This class is designed for students who are continuing with Erica after the January session or students with some experience with watercolor.

Instructor: Erica Qualey

Date: Friday for 4 weeks – Beginning February 28

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Tuition: Members $120;  Non-members $150

Join Erica Qualey for this exciting class. Painting with watercolor can be so much fun when you have a basic understanding of how to work with the medium. It is spontaneous and predictable all rolled into one! Full of detailed instructions about creating a good painting, this class will help you navigate all aspects of creating a successful piece, from laying out the initial drawing to figuring out when to say it is finished. Erica’s humor and gentle nature will make you feel at ease and enjoy the process.

 

Meeting weekly, this class is designed to serve as an ongoing instructional painting group and will cater to the needs and interests of the group. Weekly instruction and demonstrations for both drawing and painting, as well as friendly critiques, will help develop skill and confidence with the goal of helping each participant further their own personal development. 

This ongoing workshop will be organized into four, weekly sessions, meeting on Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

 



Drawing and Watercolor : Afternoon Session

This class is designed for students who are new to Erica’s classes.

Instructor: Erica Qualey

Date: Friday for 4 weeks – Beginning February 28

Time: 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Tuition: Members $120;  Non-members $150

Join Erica Qualey for this exciting class. Painting with watercolor can be so much fun when you have a basic understanding of how to work with the medium. It is spontaneous and predictable all rolled into one! Full of detailed instructions about creating a good painting, this class will help you navigate all aspects of creating a successful piece, from laying out the initial drawing to figuring out when to say it is finished. Erica’s humor and gentle nature will make you feel at ease and enjoy the process.

 

 

Meeting weekly, this class is designed to serve as an ongoing instructional painting group and will cater to the needs and interests of the group. Weekly instruction and demonstrations for both drawing and painting, as well as friendly critiques, will help develop skill and confidence with the goal of helping each participant further their own personal development. 

This ongoing workshop will be organized into four, weekly sessions, meeting on Friday afternoons from 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm.

 




Group Critique

Instructor: John Lorence

Beginning April

  • Mondays for 6 bi- weekly sessions

  • 1:30 to 4 pm

Members $150  /  Non-members $180

Back by popular demand!

This is an every other week forum allowing individuals to have their work reviewed constructively.  We will be considering composition, color, structure and technique.  Bring paintings, prints, drawings and / or sculpture – up to one or two pieces maximum for each meeting.

John will provide a list of words we will often use to help us navigate an individual’s work.

“We will only make references to the object you present before the group.  This is not an analysis of the individual maker.  This must be understood. The maker can agree or disagree with what is said about the maker’s work.  There can only be constructive references!!!  There can be no malice.  We all gain from what is speculated upon: we all gain from what we will participate in.  Activity neutral.  A safe place.”

Participants should bring two pieces to the first session for critique.

John Lorence is well known to the members of River Arts for his own works of painting and sculpture.  He has a broad experience of teaching, creating and exhibiting art in Maine and abroad in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  He has had extensive studies in design, sculpture, painting and archeology at Case Western, Parsons School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge School of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Oxford University.  His broad knowledge of art, his years of instructing college level courses, as well as his own excursion into multiple mediums have given him a unique ability to conduct insightful and thought provoking critiques so that students working at all levels may benefit from participating.

 

 

 



Ceramic Studio Monthly 

The studio is open from 12:00 until 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.   Join the ongoing  group!

A two-hour class is offered every Wednesday from 1PM until 3PM. The three basic methods of hand building with clay are pinch, slab and coil. We will explore all of these, both alone and in combination, to create both functional and decorative items. You will also learn basic glazing techniques. Use of the studio at other times must be done with the approval of the River Arts Director.

The fee for use of the studio will be $150.00 per month. This will include use of wheels, slab rollers, hand tools and glazes in buckets and 4 classes. Class attendance will be optional, but is included in the fee.

Firing will be done on as needed basis, but may only be done by the instructor.  Kiln firing may require additional nominal charges.

Clay will be available for purchase at a cost reflecting the current market price.



For more information, call 563-1507

or email info@riverartsme.org


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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