Open Studios

Open Studios

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. 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 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 by appointment. Contact printstudio@coastalcameraclub.com for an appointment.

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. 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. Open Pottery Studio usually takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am — 4pm and Sunday from noon — 4pm. Times may change if there is a class or workshop scheduled. To receive the weekly Open Pottery Studio schedule, contact the Education Programs Director at 302-227-8408 x 112. 

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 by reservation. The group meets in the Chambers Studio from 7pm – 9:30pm each Thursday. There is a fee of $10 per session. To receive the Sketch Group weekly invitation, contact the Education Programs Director at 302-227-8408 x112.

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 10am –- noon.