RAC is happy to participate at the annual Riverside Arts Week Event
Please Join Us at Guthrie Park in beautiful Riverside, IL!
Saturday, May 20: 10am to 5pm
Sunday, May 21: 10am -4pm
RAC instructors will have clay throwing demonstrations, origami projects for youth,
and works for sale by RAC School instructors.
Riverside Arts Week (RAW) Mission: RAW exists to educate, inspire, and excite residents and visitors with art and spectacle that lead to greater understanding and appreciation of art and the creative process.
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:
2 white objects from home
Colored paper pack (can be purchased on Amazon)
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.
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!
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…
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