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.

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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.

NOTE regarding home school programs: If you sign up for any class with the expectation that your home school program or charter school will pay for the class and your home school program or charter school will not pay, you will be held liable for full payment unless a written request one week prior to start of class is submitted to cancel your registration (you will still be charged and held liable for a 15% fee). If you do not cancel or do not show up for your class, you will be charged and held liable for full payment.

Scholarships are available through the Evie Littleworth Scholarship Fund, the Dottie Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Homespun Players 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:

  1. Click the "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER" link that corresponds to the class you wish to take.
  2. Fill out the registration form.
  3. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the registration form.
  4. 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.


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Friday, December 18, 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 4)

Each additional child $20 (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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Afterschool Classes

Ages 6 – 12 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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


Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces [Mixed Media]

Express your views of the world through the art you make. Combine color, shape, texture, symbols, images, and words to create meaningful and evocative 2-D and 3-D works, from artist books to printmaking, sculpture and more.

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 13

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Nature Investigators [Mixed Media]

In this class, mixed-media projects will focus on different nature themes. From bugs to flowers and foliage, all of our planet’s most wondrous creations serve as inspiration. Projects range from painting and drawing to sculpture, collage, and printmaking.

Tuesdays, October 20 – November 17

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The Magic of Pottery II [Sculpture]

If you have taken The Magic of Pottery class, then you are ready for this one. We will be constructing animal figures with various levels of complexity. In this class, students will learn how to attach clay pieces onto their animal creation and learn how to structure the figure and use clay tools. The following week, we will focus on painting our kiln-fired sculpture with various types of colored glazes.

Wednesdays, September 16 – October 14

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Drawing Out the Elements of Art [Drawing]

Learn about the building blocks that make up every piece of art: line, shape, form, space, texture, and color. We will cover the elements of art through a range of drawing approaches, techniques, and materials. Students will be introduced to the works of well-known artists and explore each art element by creating their own unique drawing.

Wednesdays, October 21 – November 18

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All About Color! [Watercolor, Pastels]

Get ready to groove in this colorful class! Explore different ways of using color with watercolor and oil pastels. This class will watch the colors change with the seasons.

Thursdays, September 17 – October 15

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Paint/Twist/Sculpt [Painting, Sculpture]

This class introduces young artists to building, design, color, and drawing. Projects will incorporate techniques ranging from painting to papier-mâché to sculpting with found objects. Both recycled and fine art materials will be used to create unique and memorable works of art.

Thursdays, October 22 - November 19

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Preschool Classes

Young at Art [Mixed Media]

Ages 3 – 4 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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

Innovative art lessons inspire imagination and creativity! Join us for hands-on experiential play and arts activities, exciting gallery tours, and entertaining stories. New projects introduced each week. They are certain to enjoy this independent time having fun making art!

Tuesdays:

Session 1: September 15 – October 13

Session 2: October 20 – November 17

Saturdays:

Session 1: September 19 – October 17

Session 2: October 24 – November 21

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NEW! Pre-K Creations [Mixed Media]

Ages 4 - 6  | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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

In this mixed-media art class children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds. We nurture your children’s curiosity and imagination, while developing art skills and knowledge in a fun environment through hands-on activities, stories, and unique artistic explorations in a wide variety of mediums. New projects introduced each week.

Wednesdays:

Session 1: September 16 – October 14

Session 2: October 21 – November 18

Student work will be exhibited in the Taylor Gallery.

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Homeschool Classes

(RAM is happy to be a vendor for Dehesa Charter, Mt View Charter, River Springs Charter, and Excel College Prep Academy/Sage Academy)

Ages 6 – 15 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

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

California Coast [Mixed Media]

From shore life to sea life, from landscape to seascape, join us as we explore California’s coast through art! This class will dip into Pacific Coast environments and the creatures that inhabit them using a variety of drawing, painting, and mixed-media techniques to create a series of coastal-themed artworks.

Wednesdays, September 16 – October 14

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California Wild [Mixed Media]

Continuing our California Adventure, this class will focus on the wild and wonderful plants and animals of this great state. Students will have the opportunity to put their powers of observation and creative expression to work, reflecting on the living things from various regions as scientists and artists might. This class will include drawing, sculpture, and collage, among other art mediums.

Wednesdays, October 21 – November 18

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Special-Needs Classes [Mixed Media]

Ages 6+ | 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.

Saturdays:

Session 1: September 19 – October 17

Session 2: October 24 – November 21

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Saturday Afternoon Classes

Ages 6+ | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

$35 (RAM Family Members and above $32)


Got Glue? [Mixed Media], October 17

Focus on the world of mixed media as you work and play with paper, found objects, paint, and glue.

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Holiday Gift Making! [Mixed Media], December 19

The most memorable and treasured holiday gifts are those that are handmade!  In this special class, both originality and creativity are emphasized as students make gifts to give to friends and family.

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Boy Scout Art Merit Badge

Gallery visit and watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and colored pencil creation!

OPEN – Call 951.684.7111 to schedule

$25 material fee


Girl Scout Art in 3-D Badge

Explore origami, wire and clay sculpture, mobiles, and more!

OPEN – Call 951.684.7111 to schedule

$25 material fee

Teen Classes

Ages 13 – 18 | 10 a.m. – 12 noon

3-class session: $90 (RAM Family Members and above $81)


Drawing I [Drawing]

Each week, 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.

Saturdays, September 19 – October 3

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Sculpture [Sculpture]

Explore forms in 3-D using a variety of mediums, including wire, papier-mache, mixed media, wood, and clay. Moving away from a 2-D plan, students will create both abstract and representational sculptures that are meant to be viewed in the round.

Saturdays, October 10 – October 24

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