Maker Series Saturdays

Every Saturday, from June 18 - August 13, 2016 | 12 noon - 3 p.m. | Free with admission or membership

Every Saturday this summer, come to RAM for Maker Series Saturdays. Get inside the artistic process, participate in collaborative art, interact with artists, and learn how to make stuff! We will be making ice cream with A La Minute, learning how to etch with salt water and electricity with Bernard Stanley Hoyes, and more.

June 18: Nathaniel Osollo

Sequential artist Nathaniel Osollo, author of Shadow People and Dark Mouse, returns to the Riverside Art Museum for an afternoon of comic book making. Nathaniel will talk through and demo his process of comic book drawing and writing, and help visitors work on their own comics. He will also discuss his first augmented reality comic book project and his experiences in the sequential art world.

June 25: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

July 2: How to HEAR Compost Temperature with J no.e Parker

This workshop will inspire/introduce visitors to using sensors and micro-controllers to explore the physical world around them through HEARING an on-site compost pile. Audiofied on a continual basis, the compost pile renders a non-stop, real-time sound “performance”—making the silent process of decomposition tangible on a human scale. Visitors are immersed in a continuous, eight-point soundscape created and controlled by temperature sensors buried inside the compost. Each temperature value is translated directly to frequency and amplified in its own distinct speaker—mirroring the placement of its sister temperature sensor inside the container. Visitors will also gain practical knowledge on compost biology and home composting by “feeding” the compost with vegetable scraps, helping to turn the compost, and participating in “microbe searches” using a USB microscope at various times of the day.

July 9: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

July 16: #InstaVIBES: Instagram 101 | What's Your Personal Brand with Mad Creative (CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Mad Creative will have three mini-workshops from 12 noon – 3 p.m. Come to one or all of them!

12 noon | Self-portraits: Invent your best selfie

1 p.m. | Objects: Let things tell your story

2 p.m. | Places: Show your adventurous side when you are out and about

Visitors are invited to bring 3-5 small objects that tell their story. Other props will also be on hand to practice shooting those Instagram moments.

From Ashley Meyers of Mad Creative:

When you think of Instagram do you simply think photo envy? Too complicated a task to try and navigate the waters of all the new Insta apps being pumped out on a daily basis? Not sure how to make your profile and photos standout? Unsure why your photos receive less than 5 likes? Oh man, the hashtag and his friend the emoji! Who the heck are those guys? Hey you're not alone, we promise!

Master the art of Instagram marketing from both a personal and business perspective. Join us for a special afternoon as we help you navigate the ever-evolving waters of social media on the world’s most popular visual marketing medium. We will discuss storytelling, the power of your iPhone, popular Instagram filters and apps, a breakdown of hashtags, and speak to the challenges and opportunities of connecting with your community on the Instagram platform. All participants must have their own cell phone with access to Instagram.

We will be using the Riverside Art Museum as our backdrop for this creative and informative workshop. Seating is limited to 30, so please click here to register.

Enter our contest for a chance to win a Baby Tattooville poster or free tickets to the museum! Simply register and post your next instagram pic with #instavibesworkshopRAM.

July 23: Arcade Coffee + Parliament Chocolate/à la minute ice cream (see special times below)

Wake up and roll into the museum for some coffee! Join Shane Levario and Stevie Hasemeyer of Arcade Coffee at this special 10 a.m. Maker Series Saturday for a talk and demonstration about the art of coffee roasting. Taste small batch-roasted coffee beans from all over the world.

At 1 p.m., join Ryan Berk, owner of Parliament Chocolate and à la minute ice cream, as he tells his story as a self-proclaimed food artist. Learn about locally sourced foods, the science of nitrogen-made ice cream, and travelling to source cacao beans. Taste Berk’s famous handcrafted ice cream and spectacular small batch chocolate.

Seats are limited to 30 people, so reserve your spot now with Ryan Berk by clicking here.

“For me, food is my expression, and an extension of my inner creativity. I consider it my art. As with any creative process, it starts with an idea. . . .” -- Ryan Berk

July 30: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

August 6: Comfort Food Blanket Lessons and Dialogue with Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn

Comfort Food Blanket discusses our psychological relationship with food during depression and difficult times, as well as the emotional appeal of junk food as a source of consolation and support. It physically represents a blanket, a pig in a blanket, environmental landscapes like trash heaps, and the gluttony of our emotional needs. In contrast with consuming, many cite the practice of crochet as being a source of consolation and support during emotionally straining times. Artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn hope to engage visitors in a dialogue about the role of food as pleasure, desire and craving, and personal relationships with food and consumption. Visitors will be able to interact with the piece and explore the tactile art of crochet. Comfort Food Blanket will be on view over the fireplace in the lobby from June 21-August 5 (tentative). In conjunction with Comfort Food Blanket, Arney and Flynn will host a drop-in station where visitors can learn to crochet basic stitches or make yarn pom-poms of various sizes. Experienced crochet artists are welcome to express their creativity and create their own pieces as well.

August 13: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.