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Free Adult Workshop – The Business of Being an Artist with Richard May

June 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Adult Workshop

Week 1, Hobby, Side Gig, or Making a Living off of your Art

Always Making Art & Always Learning: Inspiration, Discipline & Finding one’s voice.

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Week 2, The Business License, pricing your work, contracts, Copyrights: Ignorance can be expensive.

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Week 3, Self-Promotion & Speaking about Your work: It’s all about representing & putting yourself out there.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Week 4, Marketing and Public Relations: Sweat Equity, Sweating the details and social media.

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Week 5, Prints, Reproductions & Pricing your work: Accessibility and affordability for the customers.

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Week 6 Networking, Community Involvement/Collaboration, Competitive Exhibitions, Galleries/Museums/Alternative Venues: Fresh Breath & Fresh vision & Friendliness and It’s good to be seen!

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Classes will be held at the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, 92501

Richard Allen May III

Originally from Chicago, Richard Allen May III is an educator, artist, writer, and scholar based in Southern California’s Inland Empire. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Richard May Art Education Services.

He teaches Writing courses at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena and Art Writing courses at California State University, San Bernardino and California State University, Fullerton. He also teaches Art History for Bowie State University, an HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities). At Chaffey College, May teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication and Small Group Communication.

May has exhibited his art at the Temecula Valley Museum, Riverside Art Museum, San Bernardino County Museum, UCR ARTS at the California Museum of Photography, Hampton University Museum, Studio B Gallery, The Arts Area, Cecil Fergerson Gallery, Brea Art Gallery, M. Hanks Gallery, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art and The Ontario Museum of History and Art.

His exhibition reviews are regularly published in the Los Angeles-based arts magazine, Artillery.

May served as an editor and wrote the foreword to the book, AFRICOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought (2020, Duke University Press) authored by founding member Wadsworth A. Jarrell. He presented his research on the AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) Art Movement at the New Critical Perspectives on African American Art History conference at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland.

Learn more about Richard Allen May III at richardmayart.com

Read his published art exhibition reviews here: Artillery Magazine


Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration, a request must be submitted in writing and received one week prior to the start of class. A 15% fee is retained for cancellation by enrollee. No exceptions. *We require a minimum number of students to hold a class. In case of cancellation, parents will be notified through given contact information.


Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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