The52ProjectLogo.pngThe 52 Project... and The 52+ Project 2017/2018

(If you participated in The 52 Project last year, click here to drop down to The 52+ Project).

The 52 Project

Do any of these statements apply to you?

  • I don't know where to begin when it comes to art.
  • I have no time to explore my creative talents.
  • I want to start using all those empty sketchbooks/journals.
  • My paints and markers are so old they've dried up.
  • I'm retired and want to do more with my creative talents.

If you want to be more artful this year, join The 52 Project!

The 52 Project, a part of RAM's Riverside Art Make, is about getting a group of creative people together to find inspiration and motivation from one another while working on a 52-week, self-directed art journaling project. The goal is to help you develop the habit of capturing your ideas and being more artful on a regular basis.

How Does The 52 Project Work?

Five group meetings are included in the base price. 10 workshops/demos offered for an additional price. A dedicated Facebook page will be available for participants for ongoing motivation. When offered, participants will receive 10% off RAM art classes.

Option 1:

A 52-week, self-directed art journaling adventure. The journal you keep can be any style, size, and be kept daily, weekly, or monthly. What we ask is that you make this journal an "EVERYTHING BOOK" capturing all of your creative ideas as if it were a scrapbook, sketchbook, daily planner, diary, and journal.

Option 2:

For those of you that feel a creative idea developing along the way, e.g., a short story, dance piece, one-act play, art exhibit, etc., we will help you learn (at the July meeting) how to write an exhibit/project proposal to submit to the museum. The museum will jury the proposals and select a variety of projects for 4-day exhibitions/performances to be held in 2018.

(You do not need to decide if you want to participate in Option 2 until the July meeting. It has no additional cost.)

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Why Did We Choose Art Journaling?

We selected art journaling because it is a user-friendly way to capture your creative ideas and be artful at the same time. Your art journal will become a mixed-media wonderland by painting, drawing, lettering, etc., using acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, and ball-point pens, and cutting, pasting, taping, and stapling whatever catches your eye! THERE ARE NO RULES; THERE ARE NO MISTAKES! And you can journal any time, any where.

Who Should Apply?

YOU! Any adult with artistic aspirations in any of the creative arts should join, e.g.,

Singers, Songwriters, Painters, Poets, Playwrights, Printmakers, Dancers, Actors, Photographers, Writers, Sculptors, Foodies, Woodworkers, Textile artists, Jewelry makers, Ceramists, Illustrators, Mixed-media artists, Graphic designers, Filmmakers, Bookmakers, Fashion designers, etc.

The Schedule

  • February 26, 1 p.m.: Kick-off Meeting | View "52" film/demos/Q&A
  • March 4, 10 a.m.: Facebook How To workshop
  • May 13, 10 a.m.: TBA
  • June 10, 10 a.m.: Private tour and discussion on Social Practice Art with artist Sandow Birk
  • July 2, 1 p.m.: Mid-year Meeting | Proposal Writing workshop
  • July TBD, TBD: Private tour and discussion with artist Naida Osline
  • August 12, 10 a.m.: Sun printing workshop with Robin Luther
  • November 5, 4 p.m.: Proposal deadline
  • January 28, 1 p.m.: Final Meeting | Announce selected proposals
You do not need to decide if you want to participated in Option 2 until the July meeting. It has no additional cost. 

The Cost

To join The 52 Project, it's $52 for RAM Members, $112.52 for non-members (includes RAM Individual level membership).

To add 10 hands-on workshops, $90.52, dates TBA.

Click here to register and pay for The 52 Project.

 

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For those who participated in The 52 Project last year and are ready to take the next step, join The 52+ Project!

It'll work a little bit like last year with the following main schedule:

  • February 26, 1 p.m.: Kick-off Meeting | View "52" film/demos/Q&A
  • March 4, 10 a.m.: Facebook How To workshop
  • May 13, 10 a.m.: TBA
  • June 10, 10 a.m.: Private tour and discussion on Social Practice Art with artist Sandow Birk
  • July 2, 1 p.m.: Mid-year Meeting | Proposal Writing workshop
  • July TBD, TBD: Private tour and discussion with artist Naida Osline
  • August 12, 10 a.m.: Photo transfers and more workshop with C. Matthew Luther
  • November 5, 4 p.m.: Proposal deadline
  • January 28, 1 p.m.: Final Meeting | Announce selected proposals
We also have a reunion planned for last year's 52 Project participants tentatively planned for January 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. Please stay tuned.
 
EXCITING NEWS:  We are excited to announce a "52 Project Reunion". Join us on Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at RAM. This is a change-of-date from the Winter Artifacts newsletter that just went out. Our apologies. This change means we’ll have the pleasure of meeting guest artist Karen Kitchel, who will take us on a private tour of Land/Sky, followed by a hands-on activity! We will spend the last half hour or so discussing upcoming events for 52 Project and 52+ Project members.

The price is $52 for RAM Members, $112.52 for non-members (includes RAM Individual level membership).

There will be a whole new set of advanced workshops, talks, and more for you this year. To add this set of 10 workshops/talks/etc., it's $90.52, dates TBA.

Click here to register and pay for The 52+ Project.