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Be prepared to get creative! Each day during camp, students will explore a wide variety of projects in materials such as clay, fibers, collage, sculpture, paint, chalk, mosaics, and much, much, more! Kids are grouped into appropriate age levels and will be encouraged to think outside the box and be creative! Ages 5+

June 12 – August 18


[No camp week of July 3 – July 7]
All camps run from 8:00 – 4:30 pm

$400 First Child for Full Day Camp [non-member]
$380 Sibling Rate for Full Day Camp [non-member]

$200 First Child for Half Day Camp [non-member]
$180 Sibling Rate for Half Day Camp [non-member]

Must sign up for a full week (5 consecutive days) to get special pricing.

FIRST CHILD: $90/day [members]  /  $100/day [non-members]
SIBLINGS: $85/day [members]  /  $95/day [non-members]

Morning Session: 8:00-12:00,  Afternoon Session: 12:30-4:30
FIRST CHILD: $45/day [members]  /  $50/day [non-members]
SIBLINGS: $40/day [members]  /  $45/day [non-members]

Must have one child signed up at the First Child Rate in order to receive Sibling Rate.
Don’t forget to bring a snack & drink, and dress for the mess. Students attending full days will need to bring a lunch.

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Intermediate Open Studio – Theresa Paris

Offered exclusively during the summer, open studio provides a unique opportunity for young artists to strengthen skills in the 2D medium of their choice. Students will have access to a variety of materials and an instructor will be available to demonstrate techniques and discuss methods. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and have fun while learning. Summer drop-in schedule makes it easy to register for the specific dates you are able to attend.

Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm
June 23
June 30
July 14
July 21
July 28
Aug 4
Aug 11
Aug 18

No class June 16 or July 7

$27 members / $30 non-members

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WORKSHOP with Natalie Jacobson

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Getting ready for a day in the studio or just wanting to build your portfolio? Come!  This workshop aims to get you warmed-up. Over 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. We we’ll be looking at the color white, playing with clay, and thinking about stains.
Open to Ages 17+

August 26 & 27
9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

$72 members / $80 non-members

Material List for students:
Day One:
2 white objects from home
Colored paper pack (can be purchased on Amazon)

Day Two:
Fabric scraps or old clothing
Vine charcoal-several pieces
White sheets of paper smooth 18×24 – 7 pieces (nothing fancy)
Acrylic Paint Set around $15 at art supply store
Construction paper-recycled paper or scrap paper is fine since it’s being used as a stencil.

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Figure Drawing Open Studio: The Scantily Clad Edition

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Artist Krista Varsbergs

Your August Summer evenings are about to get a bit more interesting, but only if you join Riverside Arts Center for its Tuesday Figure Drawing Open Studio.   We will be drawing a “scantily clothed” model in the beautiful outdoor space of our art center.  With a bit of cover up we can draw outside and have artists of different ages and abilities join in as we investigate movement in form and portraiture. These workshops are uninstructed.

We will start with 2 to 5 minute gesture drawings and then move into 10, 20, and 30 minute long poses.
You don’t have to stay inside to make art, let us meet in the garden.

Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
5pm – 8pm
$68 members/ $75 non-members for all 4 weeks
$18 member / $20 non-member per 3-hour session

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RAC Sewing Club – Tami Gagne

In this beginning/intermediate machine sewing class, newbie and seasoned sewing students will learn how to design their own plush creatures, handbags, electronic cases/sleeves and more!  We will also explore installing zippers, buttons, snaps, patchwork, applique, and embroidery. A supply list will be provided the first day of class, or pay the materials fee and have everything provided.  [4 weeks]
Ages 10+

Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 am
Session 1: Sept. 23 – Oct. 21  (No class Oct. 14)
Session 2: Oct. 28 – Nov. 18

$92 members / $102 non-members
Materials fee: $15

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Ceramic Holiday Ornaments – Heather Hug

Make your own personalized and detailed ornaments for the tree or to deck your walls. Students will complete 1-3, 3 inch ornaments in this two day workshop. The week between classes allows time for the ornaments to be bisque fired for glazing.
High School Age

Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm
Nov. 19 & Dec. 3  [2 weeks]

$90 members / $100 non-members

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Mini Print Block and Collage Workshop – Heather Hug

This one day workshop combines simple printing techniques with collage. Students will create a 12″ x 12″ art block from images cut from books and magazines mixed with their own print images. Students will take away finished art blocks, mounted on mat board and ready to frame. All materials included.
High School Age

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:00-5:00 pm

$45 members / $50 non-members

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Mini 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: Sept. 15 – Oct. 13  [5 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 20 – Nov. 17  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 24 – Dec. 22  [5 weeks]

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



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ArtZone-FunZone – Mr. T

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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


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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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.

Kawaii Drawing Studio – Tami

Do you love drawing and “cute culture”? Well then this class is for you! Join us to learn how to draw Kawaii style characters, food, animals and everyday objects. See if you can handle the cuteness! Each week has a different theme!  [4 weeks]
Ages 9-16

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
Nov. 29 – Dec. 20

$90 members / $100 non-members

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Advanced Art Studio – 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. 11 – Oct. 2  [4 weeks]
Session 2: Oct. 16 – Nov. 13  [5 weeks]
Session 3: Nov. 20 – Dec. 18  [5 weeks]

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

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Birds on Board: Quick Acrylic Paintings on Wood – Heather Hug

Paint your favorite characters or create new ones in this one day acrylic painting workshop. Students will complete 1-3 small format 4″-6″ square paintings ready to hang or sell. Students should come to class with 1-5 sketches/ideas for their paintings. All materials included.
High School Age

Sunday, October 22, 2:00-5:00 pm

$45 members / $50 non-members

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