NEW! Fused Glass Pendant Workshop – Shawn Vincent

 

In this workshop you have the opportunity to create 2 pieces of stunning glass jewelry. You will learn glass safety, how to cut glass, and how to design an original fused glass pendant. Using regular and dichroic fusible glass, you will take away one-of-a-kind wearable masterpieces! All materials and tools provided.
Ages 10+

Sunday, Dec. 9
12:00-2:00 pm

$45 members / $50 non-members

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Holiday Card Making Workshop – Ellen Valasia

This is a great workshop for beginners and seasoned pros to work on the art of beautiful handmade cards. Students will have the opportunity to create a card or two from start to finish. Class will begin with an introduction of hand lettering styles using a calligraphy pen. You will work on perfecting the phrase of choice such as Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, etc. before starting work on your final card. Heat embossing and use of cut-outs to decorate your card will also be introduced. You will leave class inspired and ready to create all your holiday cards at home. The calligraphy pen is yours to keep!
Ages 8+

Friday, Dec. 14
6:30-8:30 pm
Registration deadline is Dec. 7

$33 members / $36 non-members

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Monday Night Mosaic Madness – Shawn Vincent

This 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 a project of their own design 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. 
Ages 13+

Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Session 1: Sept. 10 – Oct. 8  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 15 – Nov. 12  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 26 – Dec. 17  [4 weeks]

Sandra Ragan

 

$153 members / $170 non-members  [5 weeks]
$123 members / $136 non-members  [4 weeks]

 

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ArtZone – Mr. T

ArtZone is a great non-committal introduction into the world of found object assemblage. Summer is over but the fun doesn’t have to end. Keep the fun going in a found object immersion class. Projects can be large or small. All skill levels are welcome.
Ages 10-13

Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm

ART ZONE DOES NOT MEET ON DAYS WHEN DISTRICT 96 IS NOT IN SESSION

First child:
$22 members / $24 non-members
Siblings:
$20 members / $22 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.

Creation Station – Mr. T

Imagine being in a place where everything there is, is there for you to make everything!
That’s Creation Station!
Ages 11-14

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Session 1: Sept. 11 – Oct. 9  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 16 – Nov. 13  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 27 – Dec 18  [4 weeks]

$144 members / $160 non-members  [5 weeks]
$116 members / $128 non-members  [4 weeks]

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Advanced Art Studio / Portfolio Review – Theresa Paris

Advanced art studio is designed for participants who have already completed intermediate studio and have gained a stronger understanding of the principles of art and have also grasped the technical skills needed to create in a variety of mediums. Moving forward, students are encouraged to focus on their artistic strengths to further enhance their body of work. They will learn what is required to build a cohesive portfolio that visually reflects their individual ideas, vibrant perspective, and personal interests. Close instruction and critique will be provided to help each participant learn and have fun in a positive and creative studio setting.

Ages 10+

Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Session 1: Sept. 10 – Oct. 8  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 15 – Nov. 12  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 26 – Dec. 17  [4 weeks]

$123 members / $136 non-members  [4 weeks]
$153 members / $170 non-members  [5 weeks]

 

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Beginner / 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.
Ages 10+

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Session 1: Sept. 12 – Oct. 10  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 17 – Nov. 14  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 28 – Dec. 19  [4 weeks]

$153 members / $170 non-members   [5 weeks]
$123 members / $136 non-members   [4 weeks]

 

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MAKE – Mr. T

Make. Whatever. You. Like.
(Within reasonable parameters)

Make: is for the young creative type who wants to go beyond simple crafts and macaroni art. It’s largely a found object immersive environment with elements of steam punk and wire based sculpture.
Ages 10-14

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: Sept. 12 – Oct. 10  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 17 – Nov 14  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 28 – Dec. 19  [4 weeks]

 


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

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

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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.
Adults 18+


Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Sept. 27     Oct. 25
Oct. 4         Nov. 1
Oct. 11       Nov. 8
Oct. 18       Nov. 15
Mary Capistrano

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

 

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The Weak-End Warriors – Mr. T

IMG_0903 We are Artists. We are Creators. We are Innovators. We rage all Week and then channel that energy into some pretty amazing Creations. We Draw. We Paint. We Sculpt. We do it all.

Utilizing aspects of wood work, metal work, STEAM PUNK and found object assemblage you can hone your skill or take it to another level. You might surprise yourself. GREAT for school projects.  
Ages 14-18  

Saturdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: Sept. 15 – Oct. 13  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 20 – Nov. 17  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Dec. 1 – Dec. 22  [4 weeks]
 
NO CLASS ON AUGUST 25
$144 members / $160 non-members  [5 weeks]
$116 members / $128 non-members  [4 weeks]
Pay by the week:  $29 members / $32 non-members
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