Outreach includes Art for Social Change, Creative Aging Senior Art and the Ability Arts
Art for Social Change 2021
Current programs -
Free art workshops for comunity caregivers
Open Studio with Youth Services' Demographix youth run business
Art Journals class with Brattleboro Area Hospice
Free art class at Boys and Girls Club
Art kits and workshops provided in conjunction with BMAC for the Groundworks Collaborative clients
Free art supply kits going to Susu Healing Collective, Big Brother Big Sister, Out in the Open, Ability Arts participants, Greater Falls Restrorative Justice, Winston Prouty and Elder Housing Facilities
Past programs -
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
Portrait painting at Great River Terrace
Art class for people in recovery, in collaboration with Turning Point of Windham County
Meditation and Art online class for community members, Fridays 10 - Noon
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, and The Thomas Thompson Trust.
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. This program is currently offered Wednesday mornings in our studios.
To register, please go to: https://rivergalleryschool.org/index.php/classes/adult/adult-fall/3-adult/553-senior-art-class-2
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: