If there is a youth art class or workshop your child is interested in and would like to apply for a scholarship to help pay for that class/workshop, please fill out and submit this application.

Scholarship monies are available from the following funds: Dottie Smith Scholarship Fund, Littleworth Scholarship Fund, Dorothy Blunden Scholarship Fund, Jacqueline M. Smith Memorial Fund, and Art Alliance Scholarship Fund.

Ages 3–6 | Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

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

Students will enjoy creating colorful and eccentric art pieces while learning about color, shape, and line in this class. First-time art students are welcome to join in on the fun!

Session 1: January 5–February 2

Session 2: February 9–March 9

Session 3: March 16–April 20 (No class March 23)

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Ages 6–12 | 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

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

Wednesdays

New Year, New Art | January 5–February 2

This class will center around creating a 2022 planner using mixed-media art. Students will create a calendar for the new year and create art based on their hopes and wishes for the next 365 days.

Let’s Make a Storybook! | February 9–March 9

In this class, students will create a simple 4.5×8.5-inch booklet with anywhere from four to eight pages. Students will learn to create their own character, construct a simple layout for their book, and write their own book. Students will finish the class with knowledge of simple book-making techniques.

Painting Techniques | March 16–April 20 (No class March 23)

In this class, students will create a series of 6×6-inch canvases using various painting techniques and one final painting. Techniques include gradient blending, silhouettes, stippling, and flat layering. The final painting will consist of all these elements.

Thursdays

Art Inspired by The Cheech Collection | January 6–February 3 (This class is full. Thank you.)

To get ready for the opening of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, we are offering a class where students get to learn about some of the artists and their art that will be displayed at the new center! We will be using different mediums to create art inspired by different Chicano artists.

Art from Many Cultures | February 10–March 10

Explore art from around the world using a variety of mediums. We will view art from a  new country weekly and respond with our own art. 

Photography Class (Limit: six students) | February 10–March 10

Students will learn about the history of photography, its cultural and historical significance, and about famous photographers. Students will be given a camera to use during this course at RAM. They will learn to take pictures of Abstract art, architecture, landscape, nature, still life, and so much more. Students will be able to print their masterpieces and take them home.

Spanish/English Artistic Fun (Dual-immersion class) | March 17–April 21 (No class March 24)

Esta clases es muy buena! This class is for students who know a little Spanish and/or are interested in picking up some more, as well as some new artistic skills. Students will hear the instructions in English and then in Spanish.

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(RAM is happy to be a vendor for: Riversprings Charter School, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Sage Oak Charter School, Compass Charter School, Excel Academy, Sky Mountain Charter School, Mountain View, Element Education, Inc., Scale Leadership Academy, and iLEAD Exploration)

Ages 6–15 | Wednesdays, 10 a.m –11:30 a.m.

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

Rainbow Art Studio | January 5–February 2

Students will discover the colors of the rainbow by creating art projects with various materials. From marbled paper to artwork focusing on a single color, students will create multiple colorful artworks focused on the rainbow.

Mixing It Up! | February 9–March 9

Students will work with different mediums, create a layered collagraph using a cardboard relief, and learn the proper way to sign their artwork and number their artwork. Students will also create amazing contour flowers using India ink, acrylic, and more.

Art Around the World | March 16–April 20 (No class March 23)

In this class, students will learn about art from different parts of the world, such as street art, Mola from Panama, and more.

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Ages 3–15 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

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

This class is open to kids of varying ages and interest levels. Students will stretch their creative capacities and expand their knowledge in the use of different art materials.

January 8–February 5 (This class is full. Thank you.)

February 12–March 12 (This class is full. Thank you.)

March 19–April 23 (No class March 26)

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Ages 18 months–3 | Second Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

$25/class 

Get your hands dirty with a fun and interactive art class. We will have fun exploring art through music, storytime, and art projects where you will create unique projects with bubbles, paint pours, canvas painting, and more. This will be a fun time to create colorful memories together.

February 12, March 12, April 9

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March 21–March 25 | Morning session: 9 a.m.–noon | Afternoon session: 1 p.m.–4 p.m. 

(Morning and Afternoon sessions will have different projects.)

EARLY-BIRD PRICE: Sign up by March 4 | 5-class session: $157.50 (RAM Family Member and above $141.50)

If signing up multiple students at same time, price for the first student is the early-bird price stated above. Each additional student is $141.50 (RAM Family member and above $127.50).

REGULAR PRICE: Sign ups after March 4 | 5-class session: $175 (RAM Family Members and above $157.50)

If signing up multiple students at same time, price for the first student is the regular price stated above. Each additional student is $157.50 (RAM Family member and above $141.50).

LUNCH: noon–1 p.m. | 5-lunch session: $50 (no discounts)

PER CLASS PRICE: $50/day (RAM Family Members and above $45/day)

Monday, March 21: Paint! Paint! Paint! 

In this class, we will go over the basics of painting from color theory to creating value. We will use different paints, including tempera paint, watercolor, and acrylic paint on paper and on canvas.

Tuesday, March 22: Drawing Day!

This class will focus on the fundamentals of drawing. Students will learn basic techniques such as shading, tones, and composition, as well as drawing using graphite, charcoal, and more!

Wednesday, March 23: Mixed Media

Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been used. In this class, we will create artwork combining different mediums, including collaging with paint, oil pastels with watercolor, and sculpture with paint.

Thursday, March 24: Sculpture

Think 3D! Learn about creating sculptures with a variety of fun and unique materials including plaster wrap, recycled materials, wire, cardboard, air-dry clay, foam, and more.

Friday, March 25: Pastels

In this class, we’ll explore the basics of chalk and oil pastels. Then, we’ll create artwork using these skills.

Click here to register and pay for sessions + optional lunch.

Click here to register and pay per class + optional lunch.

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