The Rehoboth Art League offers a variety of Open Studios to those whose memberships with the league are current. These venues, which currently include photography, pottery, painting and drawing, and creative writing, offer an open, unstructured working environment for people to develop their creative process among their peers. No instruction is provided, and drop-ins are welcomed. Artists are asked to bring their own supplies and to work independently.
Open Print Studio
The Open Print Studio is the art league’s digital venue for fine art photographers, as well as artists interested in making reproductions of their work. Monitored by trained members of the Coastal Camera Club, the art league’s Print Studio allows photographers access to color correct, edit, and print images on a variety of fine photographic papers. Adjust your images on your home computer, or have a studio monitor assist you in the lab prior to printing here. Members’ accessing the Print Studio are responsible for a nominal studio fee ($2 per ½ hour), as well as the cost of any paper and materials purchased. Open Print Studio is available to RAL members and/or Coastal Camera Club members on Tuesday and Saturday, from 10am – 1pm, and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment. Closed Mondays.
Open Pottery Studio
The Rehoboth Art League’s well-developed Pottery Studio and School has everything you need to create ceramic art—from available wheels to a hand building room, and from a wide selection of glazes to several kilns for firing work. Open Pottery Studio takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the hours, from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm. There is a charge of $2.00 per hour (maximum of $10 per day) to participate. Clay is available for purchase and each bag purchased includes glazing and firing.
The Clay Connection, as part of the art league’s Pottery School and Studio, is a program designed to share the techniques and experiences of prominent potters with the ceramics community. Formats have included invited guests as well as demonstrations from local instructors. There is no fee to drop in for this informational gathering, which is scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and meet at noon in the Chambers Building.
Howard Schroeder Sketch Group
In 1949, Howard Schroeder started the Open Studio Sketch Group to give artists an opportunity to gather once a week to sketch or paint live models, an idea inspired by a group he had belonged to as an artist in New York City, his birthplace. The group remains active today and and is open to interested artists of all levels. The group meetings in the Chambers Studio from 7pm – 9:30pm each Thursday. There is a fee of $8 per session.
The Rehoboth Art League Writers Group
The Writer’s Group provides a critique venue for active writers by active writers from the area. It is open to the public, and steady attendance is encouraged but not required. The group focuses on creative writing, including poetry, novel, short story, memoir, and an occasional play. Authors are encouraged to bring several copies (novels and short stories are generally limited to a few pages per session) of their work to share with other attendees and receive feedback for improvement. The Rehoboth Art League Writers Group meets every Wednesday, from 10:30am – 12:30 pm.