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; 6+ workshops: $175

*Please pick the workshops. Thank you!

Mixed-Media Portrait with Laura Ryan

Use newspaper, ephemera, magazines, and tissue paper to create an interesting background on an 11x14 inch canvas. Then, paint your portrait after copying it onto the mixed-media background. After painting the basic portrait, add and embellish with oil pastels, chalk pastels, crayons, or more acrylic paint. This is a fun project that you can finish in the workshop while trying out mediums in a new way.

Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Note: Please bring a simple photo of the portrait you want to do so the instructor can modify it for easy copying.  

Printmaking Basics with C. Matthew Luther

An introduction to the basics of screen printing on paper and fabric, we will cover the history and process of screen printing, photo-screen printing, multicolor-mono print screen printing, and an overview of what you need to do for multicolor screen print editions.

Saturday, February 9, noon–2:30 p.m.

Moving Beyond Snapshots to Portraits

Get the best portraits with whatever camera you have. Emphasis will be on learning the limitations on your camera and finding good locations and times of day to ensure good results. DSLRs are recommended for participation in this class.

Saturday, March 2, noon–4 p.m.

Tube Bracelets and More

Learn how to “work” copper to make a textured bangle bracelet. You will learn how to cut tubing, anneal metal, and rivet, and have time to make another “skinny” bracelet to match the tube bracelet.

Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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

Optional: Additional $10 to enamel tube bracelet from 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Adobe Lightroom: the Essential Picture-Editing Software for Everyone

Hands-on class on getting started in digital photography. Participants have to download and install the free 30-day trial of Adobe Lightroom on their laptops prior to the start of the workshop. Digital SLRs required.

Saturday, March 23, noon–4 p.m.

Coptic Bookbinding with Amy Spencer

Learn the basics of bookmaking, including what tools you need to make your own books at home, and how to bind books using the Two Needle Coptic Stitch. You will make a book with custom covers you create using book board and your choice from a selection of beautiful paper from around the world. Your book will have high-quality blank pages and can be used as a sketch book, recipe book, journal, or guest book. This is a gorgeous, exposed-spine bookbinding technique that lends itself to creativity. 

Saturday, April 13, noon–4 p.m.

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

One Step Beyond Stick Figures Workshop

Learning how to draw is not an easy task. It takes tons of focus and proper instruction can lead to better results.You will learn how to compose with line, shape, tone, and color in a class designed to introduce you to the basics of drawing from life. Using still-life setups and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, you’ll find out how to work with perspective, positive and negative shapes, and texture as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials. A great class for beginners!

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.


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