RAC Sewing Club – Tami Gagne

4026ad5736738e8c0514eb075515aae9In 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. New projects per session.
[4 weeks]     Ages 10+

Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 am
Session 1: Jan. 6 – Jan. 27
Session 2: Feb. 3 – Feb. 24

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

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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

$153 members / $170 non- members

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ArtZone-FunZone – Mr. T

art zoneArtZone 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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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

20170821_193727Do 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 session has a different theme!
Ages 9-16

Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 am
March 3-17  [3 weeks]

$68 members / $75 non-members

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Next ToysDay – Mr. T

This is the perfect class if you’re creative and love working with your hands. Projects are character driven and inspired. They can be large or small. It’s definitely a fun art class. It’s fun and challenging in a way that fosters creativity and imagination.
[5 weeks]
Ages 10-13

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Session 1: Jan. 16 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Feb. 20 – Mar. 20

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

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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: Jan. 22 – Feb. 12  [4 weeks]
Session 2: Feb. 26 – Mar. 19  [4 weeks]

$123 members / $136 non-members  [4 weeks]

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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: Jan. 17 – Feb 14
Session 2: Feb. 21 – Mar. 21

$153 members / $170 non-members

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MAKE – Mr. T

IMG_1014Make: 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, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 1: Jan. 17 – Feb 14
Session 2: Feb. 21 – Mar. 21

$144 members / $160 non-members

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Young Artist Clay Studio – Tami Gagne

Students will venture into creative exploration as they learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create hand built works of art with clay. Students will have a blast experimenting with various painting, texture, and sculptural techniques on the items they create. Dress for the mess!
Ages 5-10

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
Session 1: Feb. 7 – Feb. 28  [4 weeks]
Session 2: Mar. 7 – Mar. 28  [4 weeks]

$98 members / $108 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.

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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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: Jan. 20 – Feb. 17
Session 2: Feb. 24 – Mar. 24
$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

Students will venture into creative exploration as they learn to throw on the potter’s wheel to create works of art with clay. Students will have a blast experimenting with various painting and textural techniques on the items they create. Dress for the mess! [3 weeks]
Ages 7-14

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
Jan. 17 – Jan. 31

$73 members / $81 non-members

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