Outreach Program


Outreach includes the Art for Social Change program, the Senior Art Program and the Ability Arts Program


Art for Social Change 2020/2021 

Community Public Art around Brattleboro, November 2020 in collaboration with The Root Social Justice Center, First Proof Press and Brattleboro Printmakers

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30pm, Youth Sketch Club, Boys and Girls Club, through December 2020

Free art supply kits going to Susu Healing Collective, Big Brother Big Sister, Out in the Open, Ability Arts participants and Elder Housing Facilities

Portrait painting at Great River Terrace, while weather holds out

Grief and Artmaking class online in collaboration with Brattleboro Area Hospice


All Programs are free of charge - Please check back for future offerings.

All these programs are generously supported by The Clowes Fund, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, The Windham Foundation, The Ben & Jerry's Foundation and The Anne Slade Frey Fund.




Senior Outreach Program

In addition, RGS offers an ongoing Outreach Program for Seniors. Faculty member Marilyn Allen offers one class per week for anyone interested in pursuing the pleasure of oil painting, whether for the first time or resuming an interest from an earlier time in life.


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Classes begin with an introduction to Sequencing, a technique developed by Ric Campman of the River Gallery School. This approach begins with direct experience of painting with your fingers that encourages fearless and joyful exploration of visual expression. Participants then follow paths that go in many different directions, generating excitement, pleasure and humor among the artists as they share their struggles and results.


For information on our Ability Art Program please go to: