FALL 2014 - Youth and Teen Art Education Classes & Workshops


Please check the website for any necessary materials for each class, as well as additional info. New classes and sessions are frequently added, so check back regularly.

We require a minimum number of students to hold a class so please enroll (preferably with a friend!) ASAP. Payment-in-full must be received one week prior to first day of class. A written request one week prior to start of class is required for cancellation (15% fee will be retained by RAM). No full or prorated refunds will be issued. No exceptions. For youth and teen classes, a parent or guardian must sign the student in and out daily; please give us your phone number when enrolling in case we need to cancel/postpone a class or in case of emergency.

Scholarships are available through the Evie Littleworth Scholarship Fund, the Dottie Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Art Alliance. If you are interested in applying, contact Art Education Director Caryn Marsella at 951.684.7111x308 or cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org.


To sign up, please fill out the form that corresponds to the class you wish to take. Click submit and you will then be redirected to a payment page where you can pay via PayPal or with your credit card. If you wish to pay with an American Express card, please call 951.684.7111. Thank you.

Afterschool Classes

Ages 6 – 12 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

5-class session: $75 (RAM Family Members and above $67.50)

This class is for young students who have a bit of background vocabulary in Spanish and are interested in picking up some new vocabulary, as well as some new artistic skills. Students will hear the instructions in English and then immediately in Spanish. We will watercolor, paint with tempera, collage, and even use clay.

Instructor: Raven Johnson / Translator: Samantha Molina

Wednesdays, September 17 – October 15

Students will create original art while learning the artistic process through several different art mediums. Each week will feature a different art process and theme related to the fall and upcoming winter season.

Instructor: Raven Johnson

Wednesdays, October 22 – November 19

Homeschool Classes

(RAM is happy to be a vendor for Dehesa Charter, Mt View Charter,

River Springs Charter, and Excel College Prep Academy)

Ages 6 – 15 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

5-class session: $75 (RAM Family Members and above $67.50)

When we make art, anything is possible. Pigs can fly, houses can float – if you dream it, you can draw, paint, or make it – the sky is the limit! Join us as we stretch our creative muscles and our imaginations, trying out our ideas with new art materials and techniques each week. Bring your imagination and a sense of fun and we’ll provide the rest!

Instructor: Kelly Rider

Wednesdays, September 17 – October 15

This exciting art class will introduce the “Principles of Design,” or the ways in which artists use the elements of art in their artworks. Students will explore ideas of balance, contrast, pattern, repetition, movement, rhythm, and more, through a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture techniques. The work of well-known artists will provide inspiration as each student creates uniquely designed art of their own.

Instructor: Kelly Rider

Wednesdays, October 22 – November 19

Class is full. Thank you.

Preschool Classes

Ages 3 – 6 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

5-class session: $65 (RAM Family Members and above $58.50)

This could be your child’s very first art class! Boys and girls will learn about color, shape, line, and pattern as they use a variety of different mediums to create beautiful works of art. They are certain to enjoy this independent time having fun making art!


Session 1: September 16 – October 14

Session 2: October 21 – November 18


Session 1: September 19 – October 17

Session 2: October 24 – November 21


Session 1: September 20 – October 18

Session 2: October 25 – November 22

Special-Needs Classes

Ages 6 and up | Mild to Moderate | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

5-class session: $65 (RAM Family Members and above $58.50) 

In this class, special-needs children will be paired with “typical” students and work together to create works of art using watercolor, oil pastel, chalk, and acrylic paint. This class will provide a special experience for ALL the children involved.

Instructor: Caryn Marsella

Session 1: Saturdays, September 20 – October 18

Session 2: Saturdays, October 25 – November 22

Youth Saturday Classes

1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$35 (RAM Family Members and above $32)

September 27, Ages 5 – 8

Let your imagination go wild in this magical class! Art inspired by the movie Frozen will be created. Come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.

October 11, Ages 9 – 12

Create some one-of-a-kind posters using mixed media, including paints, pens, colored pencils, fabric, and papers of various textures. As a bonus, get a docent-led tour of our annual Baby Tattoo exhibit featuring some of today’s most famous artists.

October 25, Ages 6 – 12

Join us for an afternoon of Halloween Fun! Great books will be read and fun ghosts, goblins, and pumpkin patches will be created. Your child will have a “spooktacularly” good time!

November 1, Ages 6 – 12

This class will be held on the Day of the Dead. Students will create art inspired by this cultural festival of remembering.

November 15, Ages 9 – 12

Learn about woodblock prints and make your own Japanese hand fan using the traditional Japanese symbols of autumn! As a bonus, get a docent-led tour of our Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints exhibit featuring a rich array of centuries-old woodblock prints by many of Japan’s leading print artists.

November 22, Ages 6 – 12

Create a treasured Thanksgiving centerpiece that represents your child’s beautiful artwork and holds treats for the whole family (treats included). Your child will love having their artwork at the center of your Thanksgiving table!

December 6, Ages 6 – 12

Discover why rainforests are the jewels of the earth; bright colors and exotic creatures create an artist’s paradise of fun projects! Create your very own Macaws like Blu and Jewel, and of course, Gabi the poison dart frog.  

December 13, Ages 6 – 12

Children will create a very special gift for both mom and dad in this fun class. Gifts will be handmade by your child and will be wrapped with a card attached and ready to present.

Teen Drawing

Ages 13 – 18 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon

$40 (RAM Family Members and above $36)


Each month, different approaches to drawing from observation will be introduced. Explore working with pencils, charcoal, and pen & ink, while covering various aspects of working with line, tone, and composition.

Instructor: Geoff Gouveia

Saturday, September 13

Saturday, October 11

Saturday, November 8

Saturday, December 13

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Parents’ Night Out

Friday, December 19, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Drop off between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Pick up by 9 p.m.

$40 ($30 if you register by December 5)

Each additional child $15 (Must enroll at same time.)


Does Santa need help finding those last minute gifts? Are there presents that need to be wrapped? Or, do you just need a date night? Bring your children to the Museum to enjoy a fun evening of art-making activities and dinner while you finish up your holiday to-do list.

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