NEW!! Kiddie Kamp – Shawn Vincent

This camp is designed specifically for our younger friends. We realize that for many of our young students that 4 hours is a long day. Our KIDDIE KAMP runs for 2 hours but allows time for all sorts of creative fun! In this mini version of camp, we will explore projects in clay, paper, painting and much more. Feel free to sign up for as many days as you would like.
Ages 4-5

Mondays, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
July 9
July 16
July 30
Aug 6

No classes on July 2 and July 23

FIRST CHILD: $23/day [members]  /  $25/day [non-members]
SIBLINGS: $21/day [members]  /  $23/day [non-members]

Don’t forget to bring a snack & drink, and dress for the mess.


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Making and Using Sketchbooks – Amy Babinec

In conjunction with FlexSpace Exhibit  Amy Babinec: Golden Rule
In this workshop, we will create bound sketchbooks that will hold your impressions of the outdoors and the Riverside Arts Center historic building. 

There will be a gallery talk with Amy Babinec at 1pm after the workshop in FlexSpace Gallery.

Saturday, June 16
9:30-12:30 (cost listed below)
1:00 Gallery Talk is open to the public

Workshop registration deadline date: Thursday, June 14
Ages 12 and up

Materials list for students to bring: (per participant) 1 sheet Arches hot or cold press 22 x 30, Bristol full sheet 24 x 36 inches, decorative papers, Yes! glue, large brush for glue, ink pens

Instructor will provide: binding needles, binding thread, beeswax, bone folders
Any questions? Feel free to email at

Art supplies such as colored pencils, pencils, erasers, pastels, watercolor and brushes will be provided by RAC.

$50 members / $55 non-members

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Introduction to Object-Based Archaeological Drawing – Amy Babinec

In conjunction with FlexSpace Exhibit  Amy Babinec: Golden Rule
This workshop will introduce you to the practice of archaeological drawing, in which we use measurement and precision to capture a find at a dig. You will learn simple techniques to draw an object you have brought. Please bring an item from home that has meaning for you or your family.

Ages 12 and up
Sunday, June 10

Registration deadline date: Thursday, June 7

Materials List for students to bring: graph paper, 2H pencils, erasers, thin black pens, rulers, compasses

Instructor will provide: contour gauge, calipers
Any questions? Feel free to email

$50 members / $55 non-members
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Drawn Together Workshop Series – Mr. T

If you can draw but would like to take drawings to the next level, then this is the class for you. Learn different shading techniques, basic action poses, motion, depth, color and form. With guidance and patience you’ll be drawing like a pro sooner than you think.
Ages 10-13

Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm
This class is pay as you go.

$29 members / $32 non-members

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Summer Special – Youth Open Studio – Theresa Paris

Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join open studio and pursue their individual creative interests. Participants can also take part in hands on learning to further develop their knowledge of studio equipment and explore a variety of mediums. Feel free to sign up for one or more classes during our summer drop-in session!
Ages 10-17

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
June 20
June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
Aug 1
Aug 8
Aug 15

No class July 4
$23 members / $25 non-members   [regularly $30]

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Monday Night 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 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.  [4 weeks]
Ages 13+

Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Session 1: June 25 – July 30
[No class July 2 or July 23]
Session 2: Aug 6 – Aug 20

$123 members / $136 non- members

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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.

Beginner / Intermediate Studio – Theresa Paris

IMG_7209Intermediate 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: April 4 – May 2
Session 2: May 9 – June 6

$153 members / $170 non-members


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MAKE – Mr. T

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. Not your typical art class.  [5 weeks]
Ages 11-14

Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm
Session 1: June 13 – July 18
[no class week of July 4]

Session 2: July 25 – Aug. 22

$144 members / $160 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_4046Adults 18+

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
June 14        Aug. 2
June 21        Aug. 9
June 28        Aug. 16
July 12         Aug. 23
July 19
July 26

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.  [5 weeks]
Ages 14-18  

Saturdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: June 16 – July 21
[no classes week of July 4]
Session 2: July 28 – Aug. 25
$144 members / $160 non-members  [5 weeks]

Pay by the week:  
$29 members / $32 non-members
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