RAM Workshop Series

Choose the number of workshops you would like to attend. Pay that amount and attend that many workshops; attend the workshops of your choice*! All workshops will run, regardless of the number of students. 

1 workshop: $40; 2 workshops = $78; 3 workshops: $110; 4 workshops: $135; 

5+ workshops: $155

*Please pick the workshops. Thank you!

NEW! Ladies Drawing Night—Make Art, Get Inspired

Join the party! Try new ideas, explore different mediums, collaborate and swap stories of success with fellow partiers, and experience the joy of making art. Based on the book, Ladies Drawing Night.

Thursdays, June 13, July 11, and August 8, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Mixed Media Domino Pendant/Necklace

Use resin to turn a domino into a necklace/pendant with various alcohol inks, patterned tissue paper, and stickers, finished off with a bail for the chain, charms, and other embellishments if desired.

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Material fee: $15 due to instructor at start of workshop

NEW! Pastel Basics with Joe A. Oakes

Learn the basic techniques for creating a beautiful pastel painting. Practice these techniques while creating your own finished piece. We will discuss the material itself and its uses, as well as tools and accessories to help make your painting experiences more successful! Discussions will also be accompanied by demonstrations. Learn in a fun, relaxed environment that will help you be inspired and grow, no matter your current skill level.

• Basic pastel techniques

• Wet & dry applications

• Tools and supplies

• Structured, but light and fun

• Plenty of individual attention for all

• Each student will create a finished painting

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

MATERIALS LIST

This Supplies List is NOT Mandatory, the materials listed here are what I use and are just a starting point. Although It’s helpful in the explanation and demonstration of techniques when everyone is using the same supplies, you are welcome to bring and use any supplies you already have.

Reference Material: Students should have several printed images of scenes including structures to use as reference. Images should have been taken by the student but other images cut from magazines, newspapers, etc., are also acceptable. It is recommended that you do not use images only available on a phone or images of other artists’ paintings. A sketchbook with drawings from your images would also be helpful.

Pastels: Any set of SOFT Pastels. Sets start as small as 6 and go all the way up to 250. I recommend a set of 12. Some top brands include: Sennelier, Schmincke, Richeson, Unison, Terry Ludwig and Rembrandt. The brand and size of the set is up to each student. However, with art supplies, you get what you pay for. Artist Grade is always best but purchase the best brand and quantity that fits within your budget.

Paper: A wide selection of pastel papers and boards can be found locally and online in all price ranges. I like to use something that has more “tooth”, a rougher surface that can accept more layers of pastel. Also, I recommend using pastel boards or panels as this eliminates the need to attach your paper to hard surface while working.

Brands I like: Ampersand Pastelbord, Art Spectrum Colourfix Supertooth Boards, Richeson Gator Foam Premium Pastel Surfaces and UArt Premium Sanded Pastel Paper Boards.

Additional Items:

  • Tabletop easel
  • Blending stumps or tortillons
  • 1” - 2” Flat, watercolor wash brush
  • Small mixing cup(s)
  • Xacto knife
  • Fixative
  • Vine charcoal
  • Paper towels

Acrylic Basics with Joe A. Oakes

In this workshop, we will discuss acrylic paint—its strengths, weaknesses, uses, and effects. We will use this information, plus some basic art principles, to create a finished painting. Understanding the medium and how to use it will help make your painting experiences more successful! Discussions will also be accompanied by demonstrations. Learn in a fun, relaxed environment that will help you be inspired and grow, no matter your current skill level.

• Basics acrylic techniques

• Wet in wet, dry brush, and glazing techniques

• Structured, but light and fun 

• Plenty of individual attention for all

• Each student will create a finished painting

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Bring own sack lunch.)

Fused Glass Workshop with Ruth Wood

Learn the fundamentals of making fused glass. No experience necessary. We will cover glass choices, preparation for fusing, 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 our feet wet and help you decide if fused glass will become your next obsession!

SaturdayAugust 17, noon–4 p.m.

Painting Bold Landscapes in Acrylic with Joe A. Oakes

Let’s paint a big, beautiful, and BOLD landscape! Learn to take an ordinary image and transform it into an extraordinary, finished piece. Any painting style can be used for this approach. There will be discussions on valuable art principles, as well as demonstrations of important painting techniques. Learn all of this in a fun, relaxed environment that will help experienced artists grow and beginners be inspired. Oil and pastel painters also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels.

• Simple approach to help you stay loose

• Composition, color, value, techniques

• Give your painting depth and perspective

• Structured, but light and fun

• Plenty of individual attention for all

• Each student will create a finished painting

Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Bring own sack lunch.)


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