A Chestertown Learning Vacation: Workshop with a Local Artist

A Unique Maryland Getaway

As we’ve mentioned before, Chestertown is home to quite a few artists and artisans who are lucky to be able to make a living with their craft:  a lifestyle that many would like to emulate, but few are able to realize.

Taking a year off to apprentice under a master is not that feasible for most of us.  But perhaps a learning vacation is something a bit more realistic?

Chestertown’s own Robert Ortiz is a renowned furniture maker and he has started offering The Chestertown Vacation Workshop to great success.  Spend a week with Bob in his studio and go home with a piece of furniture that you’ve made yourself.  This is a one-on-one experience, not a group class, making it utterly tailored to you.   How cool is that?  Besides the wood working that you’ll learn, you also get to experience Chestertown’s unique charm as a local might.  Meet with Bob in the morning at Evergrain to plan your day.  Get the skinny on where to eat for lunch and dinner.  And guess where we think you should stay while you’re in town?  Why not with us at the Brampton Inn?  We have extra special rates just for Bob’s students at our cozy Maryland bed and breakfast.

The success of Bob’s Chestertown Vacation Workshop is sure to get around, and we’re hopeful that some of the other wonderful artists, potters, decoy makers, etc. will follow his lead and introduce their own versions.  When they do, we’ll be sure to spread the word!