Youth Art Education: Winter 2021

Virtual 4-Class Session for Ages 6–15 during January–April: 

$65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50) | Each class is one hour
Includes either a livestream lesson or pre-recorded lesson, fun worksheets (if needed to supplement the pre-recorded/livestream lesson), an interactive web portal (link will be emailed to you after you register and pay), and an Artist Tool Kit (includes all supplies needed for the 4-class session)

The difference between a livestream lesson and a pre-recorded lesson is that students CAN interact live with the instructor during a livestream lesson, while students CANNOT interact with the instructor during a pre-recorded lesson.

Livestream lessons will be recorded and posted in the interactive web portal for that class if you miss it.

If you have any questions, please contact Caryn Marsella at cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org.

Prerequisites: You will need a gmail account to access our interactive web portal to get to the virtual lessons, worksheets, classroom forums, art gallery where you can post your artwork, and more. You will also need Zoom for all livestream virtual classes.

Special prices for Preschool (Ages 3–5), January classes, workshops, and Spring Break (in March); see below for details.

Preschool Classes

Young Artist Art Time

Livestream | Thursdays, 11 a.m.–11:15 a.m. | Ages 3–5

4-class session: $20 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

Suggested supply list: paper, pencil, variety of coloring tools, paints, paint brush, cup of water, and glue stick. 

Have fun exploring and creating art in this young artist class!  Learn about the color wheel, shapes, lines and much more while creating animals, landscapes, and other fun projects.

Session 1: January 7–28
Session 2: February 4–25
Session 3: March 4–April 1 (NO class March 25)
Session 4: April 8–29

January

Progressive Painting: Beginners

Livestream | Tuesdays, January 12–26, 4 p.m. | Ages 6–15

3-class session: $49 (RAM Family level members and above: $44.10)

This class will start with painting basics. We will go over supplies needed to paint and their use. Learn color theory by mixing colors, design a composition, and learn the basics of watercolor. 

Animals

Pre-recorded | Wednesdays, January 13–27, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

3-class session: $49 (RAM Family level members and above: $44.10)

It’s all about animals! Your instructor will teach you, step-by-step, how to create animals in artwork using clay, coloring tools, and paint! Using the techniques that you learn in class, you’ll be inspired to create artwork of your favorite animals.

Art Inspired by Science

Livestream | Saturday, January 23, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $20 (Includes Artist Tool Kit)

Students will learn about different sciences and create art inspired by the variety of fields.

Click here to register and pay.

February

Progressive Painting: Intermediate

Livestream | Tuesdays, February 2–23, 4 p.m. | Ages 6–15 

We will use our acrylic and watercolor techniques in Beginning Painting and add new skills, including blending colors and creating value in a painting.

NOTE: To start with Intermediate Painting (w/o Beginning Painting), you must email photos of sample artwork done by the student to Art Education Director Caryn Marsella at cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org for approval.

Living Artists 

Pre-recorded | Wednesdays, February 3–24, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

In this class, we will move past the well-known Van Gogh or Picasso and learn about contemporary artists. We will create artwork inspired by these living artists using drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Heart-Day Workshop

Livestream | Saturday, February 6, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $20 (Includes Artist Tool Kit)

In this class, students will explore different ways to express themselves through art and make artwork for this special day.

March

Progressive Painting: Advanced

Livestream | Tuesdays, March 2–30 (NO class March 23), 4 p.m. | Ages 6–15 

Using our skills as building blocks, we will create paintings on canvas with guidance from the art instructor.

NOTE: To start with Advanced Painting (w/o Beginning and/or Intermediate Painting), you must email photos of sample artwork done by the student to Art Education Director Caryn Marsella at cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org for approval.

Landscapes

Pre-recorded | Wednesdays, March 3–31 (NO class March 24), 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15 

Create beautiful artwork inspired by the beautiful outdoors! This class will focus on landscapes in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, and collage. Inspired by the ocean, sky, desert, and city, we will use the Elements of Art to create amazing landscapes.

Spring Workshop

Livestream | Saturday, March 20, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $20 (Includes Artist Tool Kit)

It's the first day of Spring! In this class, students will create art focusing on the new season.

Click here to register and pay.


Spring Break 1-Day Workshops

We Love Riverside

Pre-recorded | Monday, March 22, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $10 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

We’ll look at beautiful things from Riverside and create artwork based off of them. If you love our city, you’ll love this class.

Suggested supply list: paper, coloring tools, paint, paintbrush, cup, paper towels

Caricatures

Livestream | Tuesday, March 23, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $15 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

Join us in exploring how to turn someone’s face into a caricature!

Suggested supply list: paper, pencil, eraser, and pen or marker

Pastels

Pre-recorded | Wednesday, March 24, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $10 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

In this class, we’ll explore the basics in chalk and oil pastels. Then, we’ll create an artwork using these skills.

Suggested supply list: paper, oil pastels, chalk pastels

Anime Character Creation

Livestream | Thursday, March 25, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $15 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

Learn how to make anime characters in this class. Gain an understanding of how to make your anime character move its head and body.

Suggested supply list:  paper, pencil, eraser, and pen or marker 

Watercolor

Pre-recorded | Friday, March 26, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $10 (NO Artist Tool Kit)

This class will go over basic watercolor techniques for beginners and use those techniques in a painting.

Suggested supply list: paper, watercolor paint, cup of water, paper towels, paintbrush 

Click here to register and pay.


Spring Break Week-Long Classes

Sculpture

Pre-recorded | Monday–Thursday, March 22–25, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

4-class session: $65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50)

Artist Tool Kit included.

Think 3D! Learn about creating sculptures with a variety of fun and unique materials including plaster wrap, recycled materials, wire, cardboard, air-dry clay, and foam.

Elements of Art

Pre-recorded | Monday–Thursday, March 22–25, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

4-class session: $65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50)

Artist Tool Kit included.

This class will teach you about the Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Form, Space, Texture, Color, and Value. You will get to explore different materials including paint, oil pastels, and clay.

Art Explorations

Pre-recorded | Monday–Thursday, March 22–25, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

4-class session: $65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50)

Artist Tool Kit included.

Explore the world of art materials and art history. Students will create art inspired by different materials and art styles.

Painting

Pre-recorded | Monday–Thursday, March 22–25, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

4-class session: $65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50)

Artist Tool Kit included.

In this class, we will go over the basics of painting from color theory to creating value. We will use different paints, including tempera paint and watercolor paint on paper and on canvas.

Mixed Media

Pre-recorded | Monday–Thursday, March 22–25, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

4-class session: $65 (RAM Family level members and above: $58.50)

Artist Tool Kit included.

Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been used. In this class, we will create artwork combining different mediums, including collaging with paint, oil pastels with watercolor, and sculpture with paint.

April

Story-Focused Illustrations

Livestream | Tuesdays, April 6–27, 4 p.m. | Ages 6–15

Do you have stories in your head that you want to put down on paper, reimagined through art? Students will learn how to create illustrations that are story driven. Through different mediums, we will explore perspective, color theory, gesture drawings, and much more in this class.

Fantasy

Pre-recorded | Wednesdays, April 7–28, 10 a.m. | Ages 6–15

Think of your favorite fantasy book, video game, movie, or tv show and imagine all of the extraordinary characters and places that you can be inspired from. Using a variety of materials, this class will teach you how to create fantasy characters and landscapes.

Earth Day

Livestream | Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Ages 6–15

1-day workshop: $20 (Includes Artist Tool Kit)

Join us in creating art inspired by our planet for Earth Day! Friendly discussions on how to keep our planet thriving and how to recycle and much more will be explored while we create artwork.