RAM Workshop Series: Winter 2020

Choose the number of workshops you would like to attend. Pay that amount and attend that many workshops; attend the following workshops of your choice!  

1 workshop: $40 | 2 workshops: $75 | 3 workshops: $110 | 4 workshops: $135 | 5 workshops: $155 | 6+ workshops: $175

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One-Day Drawing Workshop with Joe A. Oakes

Let's take a sketch and turn it into a beautiful finished drawing. There will be a quick discussion on materials and techniques that you will then apply to your drawing. Information packed, but takes place in a fun, relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. We'll cover tools and supplies, basic drawing techniques, composition and value, and plenty of individual attention for all.

Saturday, January 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Alternative Methods for Approaching Printmaking with C. Matthew Luther

Learn new printing approaches with artist C. Matthew Luther. The artist will lead students through the process of photograph transfers using citra-solve, as well as mono-printing, chine-collé, and mixed-media approaches to create prints to take with you. 

Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Long-Stitch Soft Cover Bookbinding with Amy Spencer

Learn the basics of bookmaking and how to bind books using long and link stitch. This is an elegant, exposed-spine bookbinding technique that lends itself to creativity. Bookbinding basics will be covered, including what tools you need to make your own books at home. You will make a leather softcover book with pages made from Canson Mi-Teintes paper, which is a versatile art paper suitable for pen, pastel, chalk, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. It is the perfect size to carry with you for sketching, journaling, or note taking.

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 15, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Workshop 2: Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Material fee: $12 due to instructor at start of each separate workshop

Painting Bold Landscapes in Acrylic with Joe A. Oakes

Let’s paint a BOLD, beautiful landscape! Learn to take an ordinary image and transform it into an extraordinary, finished piece. Any painting style can be used for this approach. We’ll discuss valuable art principles, as well as cover important painting techniques. Learn in a fun, fast paced environment that will help experienced artists grow and beginners be inspired. Each student will create a finished 11x14 inch painting.

Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Bring own sack lunch)

See necessary materials list online

ARTist Trading Cards

Create your own Artist Trading Cards, a conceptual art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997. He called it a Collaborative Cultural Performance. Artist trading cards are 2.5x3.5 inches in size, the same format as modern trading cards. Artists trading cards can also be used as a business card that contains a small sample of your work. Please join us for a fun-filled workshop where we will make and trade some small snippets of art. Some art supplies will be available, however, if you have a specific medium you prefer to work in, please bring it with you.

Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Open Studio with Joe Oakes

Come and paint together, while working on the project of your choice. Start a new painting or work on your current piece; bring whatever you’re working on. Use the medium of your choice. Experienced art instructor Joe A. Oakes will be on hand if you would like some help or have questions. From time to time, there will be group discussions and demos that will be helpful to all. You will be inspired and enjoy the comradery working next to your fellow artists and painters in a fun, relaxed environment.

• Get help with your specific needs
• Work on the project of your choice
• Use the medium of your choice (acrylic, drawing, watercolor, pastels)
• Individual critique
• Fun, relaxed environment

Saturday, March 1410 a.m.–2 p.m.

Fused Glass with Ruth Wood

Learn the fundamentals of making fused glass. No experience necessary. We will cover glass choices, preparation for fusion, how to use a kiln, safety, firing programs, and more. Students will learn how to cut glass and create incredible projects. This introduction will get your feet wet and help you decide if fused glass will become your next obsession.

Saturday, March 21, noon–4 p.m.

Material fee: $20 due to instructor at start of workshop

Sophisticated Shrink Plastic Jewelry 

If you remember Shrinky Dinks from grade school, this workshop will take you to a whole new understanding of this medium that can be used to create stunning miniature art and jewelry. In one session, you can learn all the basics required to create wearable hand-drawn art using shrink plastic and colored pencils. 

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. (Allow extra time at end of class to finish baking)

Sewing for Beginners with Christine Chavez

Make easy bags for beginners. This class is for people who want to get comfortable sewing without the pressure of having to be perfect. Sewing should be fun. This class will help beginners understand that they can be inventive in their creations, yet still need to think and plan ahead.

Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.