Side Show Art with Heather Hug


Come one, come all and see these fabulous freaks under the Big Top. In this class we will explore the phenomenon of the side show and the amazing art posters this bizarre form of entertainment generated. Students will review a brief history of the carnival or circus side show and the types of fantastic acts that were featured, real and fictional. Students will create their own side show character, write a personal history or story for it, design a poster for their character’s performance, and then sculpt their creature three-dimensionally in clay. [3 weeks]
Highschool Ages 15-19

Sundays, 4:00-6:00 pm
May 8-22

$98 members / $108 members


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Independent Adult Clay Studio

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. 


Create Your Own Class!

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.

Wine & Wheel Wednesdays! – Shawn Vincent

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.
Adults 21+

Wednesdays,  8:00-10:00 pm
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7

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


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Daytime Claytime – Shawn Vincent

Kids away? Have 2 hours to spare? Now it’s YOUR chance to go out and get creative! Grab yourself a cup of joe and come on in. Come work on some fun, non-stressful projects that will bring out your creative best! We will explore hand building techniques to create trays, vases, bowls and whatever else you might like to try.  [5 weeks]

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 1: April 4 – May 2
Session 2: May 9 – June 6

$162 members / $180 non-members

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Painting and Drawing Open Studio – Jen Kryczka

                                                                                             By Melinda Pruett Jones

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
Session 1: April 6 – May 4   [5 weeks]
Session 2: May 11 – June 15  [5 weeks]  


$113 members / $125 non-members [5 weeks]

Pay by the week:
$23 members  / $25 non-members

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Senior Painting Class – Theresa Paris

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, 9:00-11:00 am
Session 1: April 6 – May 4  [5 weeks]
Session 2: May 11 – June 8  [5 weeks]

$144 members / $160 non-members  [5 weeks]

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