Outreach Program


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.

For more information, please contact Jess Weitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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


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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: