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
9:30am – 12:30pm, Saturday & Sunday

$72 members / $80 non-members

Deadline to receive Membership Discount is August 5

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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Mining The Cultural Database: Kevin Blake

This one day intensive workshop seeks to identify an approach to making paintings which utilizes collage as the springboard for parsing ephemeral knowledge and visual culture. Following a brief discussion regarding the precedent for this method, participants will spend the first half of the day working on collages. The second half of the day will be spent making drawings of the collages, with the intention that the drawings will later become paintings in the artist’s studios. This workshop aims to create a repeatable scenario in which the making process is given the necessary time to conceptually formulate as it is physically mutating through various iterations. Artists are encouraged to bring to the workshop any material that represents the visual culture in which they wish to engage, mash-up, sample, and redistribute into the world through collage, drawing, and painting–and in that order!
Ages 18+

Saturday, August 12
9:00am – 2:00pm

$63 members / $70 non-members

Deadline to receive Membership Discount is July 29

Material List for students:
*Any material from which you can make a collage…i.e magazines, textiles, newspaper,      printed images, old posters, etc…
*Scissors or exacto knife
*Something to adhere your material to a surface (I like to use matte medium and a    brush) glue sticks, decoupage are fine too
*drawing materials-something to translate your collage to another surface…colored pencil,  markers, oil pastel, chalk pastel, charcoal, etc…


Order KB Workshop Summer 2017 KB Workshop, August 12 @ $70.00

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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Teen Scene Workshop – Jen Kryczka

Bring a reference of your favorite Person or Pokemon, Video game character or You Tuber and we will create a portrait using pencil, charcoal and pastels.
Then Tweet it out, send out on Instagram, or text it to your bff!
Listen to music and hang with like minds, enjoy some snacks and create some cool art!
Ages 13+
Wednesday, June 28
2-4 pm
$27 members / $30 non-members
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2D/3D Magnetic Emoji Workshop – Mr. T

Everyone loves an Emoji. A true sign of the time. The modern day hieroglyphic. Design your own magnetic mood marker using foam and other materials to reflect your feelings or make a statement.  [3 weeks]
Ages 9-12

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
July 13 – July 27

$65 members / $72 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.


Make a statement with hand crafted, constructed, and repurposed pieces of metal, wood and various found objects.  [3 weeks]
Ages 14-18

Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm
June 15 – June 29

$87 members / $96 non-members

Order STEAM PUNK Summer 2017 June 15 - June 29 @ $96.00