October 30 & Nov 13 & 20: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

3 Saturdays: October 30 and November 13 & 20, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • $100 per participant
  • Adults and teens welcome!

This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal for traveling or simply painting “En Plein Air”. You will begin with some studio time learning various watercolor techniques and then possibly move onto location. Beginners will be welcome in this no critique class.

He will show you, step by step, the pen and ink stages and on to laying in transparent watercolor washes in local colors or those of your imagination. You will see examples of his sketches from his travels and also examples of other sketchers from around the world. He has found watercolor journals to be a great way to capture more images in a short period of time. 


  • All required watercolor materials will be provided for an additional $20 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class.
  • The student will receive to use in class and keep: 1 brush, 1 spiral bound 35 page journal book (14# paper), 1 sketch (India ink) pen, spray bottle, water container. 
  • Included in this $20 supply fee, the instructor will also provide a pallet and supply enough watercolor paint for the class time. Pallet is returned to the teacher at the end of class.

This class will meet at ArtsAlive, 200 High Street in downtown Chestertown (next to the RiverArts Clay Studio & across from Evergrain Bakery).

We have updated our Covid safety policy as of August 3, 2021. To help us keep our spaces open while protecting our visitors, staff, instructors, and volunteers during the current surge:

  • Everyone over the age of 2 must wear masks indoors at all RiverArts spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
  • In addition, we ask that everyone maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more.
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  • Our policies and practices are subject to change based on mandates and recommendations from local, state, and federal governments, and guidance from public health authorities. We reserve the right to make decisions based on the needs of our organization, staff, and volunteers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to respond to changing conditions.

Registration Info

RiverArts is committed to accessible programming and to compensating artists and instructors fairly. We are offering virtual classes on a 'pay what you can' basis. Those with limited funds are welcome to enjoy full access to the class for as little as $1. Those who are able are invited to pay more, to support access to art experiences for all.

Each participant needs to register separately so we can properly track registrations. Thank you!

Type your payment amount in the field on the "Register Now" form below. Using the link below to register, please pick one of these three choices:

  • Single Registration - Recommended donation for one person to take class = $100.
  • Pay It Forward - You may pay for yourself & make an additional donation for someone else who may not currently be able to afford the class on their own = any amount over $100
  • Pay What You Can - If you can't pay the full $100, please contribute any amount you are able. Thank you!

You will receive an email confirmation upon registration. Sometimes our registration system experiences a hiccup. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are NOT registered. If this happens, PLEASE contact us at 410-778-6300 or for assistance. Thank you!


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