Drawing From the Heart – Open Studio – Marianne Poulos


In this Studio Drawing class kids get to choose their own subjects to draw, while Ms. Marianne teaches students new skill sets. Kids learn to apply the fundamentals of art needed to complete each project. This is for the young impassioned art student who knows what s/he wants to do! Ms. Marianne can also help students develop their ideas, if they need help.    [4 weeks]
Ages 6-13

Mondays, 3:45-5:45
Session 1: Jan. 30 – Feb 27  [4 weeks]  No class on President’s Day
Session 2: Mar. 6 – Mar. 27  [4 weeks]  

$116 members / $128 non-members  [4 weeks]



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Mad Scientists! – Shawn Vincent


Silly slimes, colored clay, marbled papers……..these are just a few examples of some of the crazy things in store for you. This class is all about art, experiments, and your imagination!
Ages 4+

Fridays, 11:00-12:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 20 – Feb. 17  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 24 – Mar. 24  [5 weeks]

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



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ArtZone-FunZone – Mr. T


The fun doesn’t have to stop just because school is back in session. Pop in and create something original and cool. Projects can be simple or simply “OUT OF THIS WORLD”. All you need is an imagination and the time.
Ages 8-13

Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm

First child:
$22 members / $24 non-members
$19 members / $21 non-members


Please remember to indicate which Mondays you will be joining us for ART ZONE.

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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.

Next ToysDay – Mr. T

This class is for creative types and thinkers only. Have an idea for something you’ve seen or love? Bring it to life Next Toysday with a variety of materials and personalized instruction!  [5 weeks]

Ages 9-12

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 17 – Feb. 14
Session 2: Feb. 21 – Mar. 21

$144 members / $160 non-members

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Intermediate Studio – Theresa Paris

Intermediate studio is designed to prepare students for more advanced art classes down the road. Preparation will involve building a technical understanding of various mediums and methods of application. We will also focus on developing a composition, making sure to enhance conceptual skills along with technical skills. Throughout this process, we will cover basic and more advanced principles of art and design.  Each class will end with a 10 min critique, where participants can receive feedback from their peers and be able to share new ideas. Students will be encouraged to use terminology related to the principles of art as a means to expand their vocabulary. Participants are welcome to bring images or objects to work from that they personally find interesting and meaningful. [5 weeks]

Ages 10+

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Feb. 22 – Mar. 22

$153 members / $170 non-members

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Mud 101 – Theresa Paris

Learn a variety of basic pottery techniques including a step by step introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students are encouraged to have fun and get creative while exploring form, texture, balance, and color, to make unique ceramic pieces.  [5 weeks]
Ages 4-10

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 19 – Feb. 16
Session 2: Feb. 23 – Mar. 23

$162 members / $180 non-members  [5 weeks]


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Pre-K Play in Clay & Crafts – Shawn Vincent

In this Pre-K class we will pinch, pound, and roll out clay to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Kids will learn the basics of working with clay, work on fine motor skills, and have a fun morning of creativity! We will also dabble in different mediums throughout the session.  [5 weeks]
Ages 3-5

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Session 1: Jan. 17 – Feb. 14
Session 2: Feb. 21 – Mar. 21

$113 members / $125 non-members

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MAKE – Mr. T


With guided instruction, Draw, Think, Paint, Learn, Tink, Plop, Cut, Trace, Mold and Twist! Sometimes it’s all in the wrist, in this mixed media Bonanza! Make art. Make friends.
[5 weeks]
Ages 10-14

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Feb. 22 – Mar. 22

$144 members / $160 non-members

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Young Artist Clay Studio – Tami Gagne

Students will venture into creative exploration as they design and create hand built works of art. Students will experiment with various painting, texture, and sculptural techniques on the items they create. Older students will get to explore clay further by way of guided projects and their own ideas that they can work on independently (of course, assistance is always provided when needed!).
All Ages

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
Session 1: Jan. 18 – Feb. 15  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 22 – Mar. 22  [5 weeks]

$122 members / $135 non-members  [5 weeks]

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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
Feb. 7 – Mar. 14

$162 members / $180 non-members

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2D Open Studio – Jen Kryczka

By Beverly Rivera
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: Jan. 19 – Feb. 16   [5 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 23 – Mar. 23  [5 weeks]

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

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

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The Weak-End Warriors – Mr. T

Hey, Put down your phone and be amongst free spirits and like minds in a safe space where your artistic vision will gain new ground. With personalized guided instruction, bring your ideas to life from 2D renderings to 3D sculptures made from a variety of materials. L.a.r.pers are welcome.
Ages 14-18  

Saturdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 25 – Mar. 25  [5 weeks]

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

Pay by the week:

$29 members / $32 non-members
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Wheelies: Using the Potters Wheel – Tami Gagne

Learning to use the potters wheel is a fun and messy way to get creative!  Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel in different shapes and sizes. We’ll also explore textures and glazing techniques to decorate your pieces. Dress for the mess! [5 weeks]
All Ages (limit 5 students)

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45 pm
Session 1: Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Feb. 22 – Mar. 22

$122 members / $135 non-members

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Painting Workshops – Jen Kryczka

Robert Indiana LOVE
Come learn about Robert Indiana and his famous LOVE image, and then paint one of your own to give to your special someone or simply adorn your own walls.

We will be working in acrylic– wear old clothes.

Session 1: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm   All Ages

Wine and Painting – Franz Kline

In this workshop we will learn about Franz Kline, one of the premier artist of the abstract expressionist movement. Then we will create a similar work of our own, enjoying some wine along the way.

Session 2: Saturday, Mar. 18, 4:00-6:00 pm   Ages 21+

$33 members / $36 non-members

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