Contemporary Practices in Drawing and Painting with Natalie Jacobson

IMG_1538Over 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.
Open to Ages 17+

January 6 & 7, 2018
9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

$81 members / $90 non-members

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Mosaic Madness – Shawn Vincent

IMG_3547This class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art. This class covers learning how to cut glass, proper adhesives, design/layout and grouting. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of materials and will complete two projects during the class. Students will be encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of mosaic. All materials, supplies and use of tools are provided. Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form.  [5 weeks]
Ages 13+

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 16 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Feb. 20 – Mar. 20

$153 members / $170 non- 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
Jan. 17            Feb. 28
Jan. 24            Mar. 7
Jan. 31            Mar. 14
Feb. 7              Mar. 21
Feb. 21            Mar. 28

Must register 24 hours in advance. Must have a minimum of 2 preregistered in order for class to run.

Pay as you go:
$33 members / $36 non-members


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Painting and Drawing Open Studio – Theresa Paris

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.

IMG_4046Teens and Adults

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Jan. 18          Feb. 22
Jan. 25          Mar. 1
Feb. 1            Mar. 8
Feb. 8            Mar. 15
Feb. 15          Mar. 22

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

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Senior Painting Class – Theresa Paris

IMG_6634-smSeniors 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: Jan. 18 – Feb.15  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 22 – Mar. 22  [5 weeks]

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

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