Getting ready for a day in the studio or just wanting to build your portfolio? Come! This workshop aims to get you warmed-up. Over two mornings we’ll work through various quick drawing exercises that build on intuitive problem solving, as well as slower experiments using negative space. With brief discussions about what works and what doesn’t, the workshop seeks to be a non-competitive yet fast-paced atmosphere. Various methods of mark making will be explored, without using a brush or even color at times. We will be playing with fabric scraps and looking at a textiles’ potential to become part of the mark making. We we’ll be looking at the color white, playing with clay, and thinking about stains.
Open to Ages 17+
August 26 & 27
9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday
$72 members / $80 non-members
Material List for students:
2 white objects from home
Colored paper pack (can be purchased on Amazon)
Fabric scraps or old clothing
Vine charcoal-several pieces
White sheets of paper smooth 18×24 – 7 pieces (nothing fancy)
Acrylic Paint Set around $15 at art supply store
Construction paper-recycled paper or scrap paper is fine since it’s being used as a stencil.
Artist Krista Varsbergs
Your August Summer evenings are about to get a bit more interesting, but only if you join Riverside Arts Center for its Tuesday Figure Drawing Open Studio. We will be drawing a “scantily clothed” model in the beautiful outdoor space of our art center. With a bit of cover up we can draw outside and have artists of different ages and abilities join in as we investigate movement in form and portraiture. These workshops are uninstructed.
We will start with 2 to 5 minute gesture drawings and then move into 10, 20, and 30 minute long poses.
You don’t have to stay inside to make art, let us meet in the garden.
Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
5pm – 8pm
$68 members/ $75 non-members for all 4 weeks
$18 member / $20 non-member per 3-hour session
Studio space is available for the experienced ceramic artist.
Enjoy the flexibility of coming in and working on your own schedule. Tools and wheels are here to enjoy, you need only purchase your clay and glazes. If you need some inspiration or help troubleshooting, you have the option of having instruction for an additional fee. Bring in your ideas and get busy creating your masterpieces!
$50/month shelf space rental
Clay is $1/pound
Please call the Riverside Arts Center for information.
With this Do-It-Yourself option, you can bring your group to the arts center and exercise your creativity. You choose the time, day and medium you would like to work in and we do the rest. Classes and workshops can range from one day to eight weeks.
Contact the Riverside Arts Center for more information.
Come on in and enjoy a glass of wine while you work on projects of your choice. An instructor will be there for inspiration and to help you troubleshoot. Demos will be offered weekly. Feel free to work on the wheel or use the time to do some hand building. BYOB welcome.
Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00 pm
Sept. 13 Nov. 1
Sept. 20 Nov. 8
Sept. 27 Nov. 15
Oct. 4 Nov. 29
Oct. 11 Dec. 6
Oct. 18 Dec. 13
Oct. 25 Dec. 20
Must register 24 hours in advance. Must have a minimum of 3 preregistered in order for class to run.
Pay as you go:
$33 members / $36 non-members
This open studio is great for the beginner who is looking for just the right amount of guidance, as well as a fun, supportive environment for the more advanced artist.
This is the perfect environment to get started experimenting with several mediums, or take direction in the medium of your choice. Try out one class or sign up for the whole session! Drawing and Pastel materials are provided; artists must supply their own paints, brushes, thinner, etc.
Teens and Adults
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Sept. 7 Nov. 2
Sept. 14 Nov. 9
Sept. 21 Nov. 30
Sept. 28 Dec. 7
Oct. 5 Dec. 14
NO CLASS ON AUG. 24, AUG. 31, NOV. 16, NOV. 23, DEC. 28
Pay by the week:
$23 members / $25 non-members
Seniors of all different skill levels are welcome to join our 2D studio class where we will focus on drawing and painting in a friendly and relaxed environment in the ground floor studio. We will cover the principles of art and you will learn techniques and approaches to creating compositions in a variety of mediums.
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am
Session 1: Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 19 – Nov. 16 [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 30 – Dec. 21 [4 weeks]
$144 members / $160 non-members [5 weeks]
$116 members / $128 non-members [4 weeks]