Classes and Open Studios – 2020

Click on the red link for registration forms:

registration form

Call River Arts for more information about our workshop or to sign up for a class. (207) 563-6868


Plein Air Watercolor Painting Covid Style

Instructor: Erica Qualey

Mondays: September 21 & 28, October 5

Time: 9 am to 11 am

Fee: Members $90/ Non-members $120

Come out and enjoy painting in the best studio ever, the great outdoors!  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!

This class is a hybrid of online and in person instruction to ensure that everyone will be able to easily social distance and get the most out of their experience. Group instruction and demonstrations will be provided in video form for participants to watch prior to class. During class we will meet at a designated location to paint independently while Erica circulates between participants giving one on one instruction (wearing a mask of course!)

This is an open level watercolor class that will focus on a variety of techniques and concepts that will help participants grow as painters and gain confidence with watercolor. Please be prepared to wear you mask when needed to ensure that we can create a safe and enjoyable environment.

Please contact River Arts for registration and payment.  Stop in at 36 Elm St, Damariscotta or call the gallery at  563-6868.

Open Link for materials list:

Materials List for Plein Air Painting



Ceramic Studio Monthly 

The studio is open daily.   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. 

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 563-6868

or email info@riverartsme.org










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