Inspired by Sue Mitchell’s commitment to 52 weeks of art making and her resulting exhibition called “52”, this group was formed in 2015 for creative people to find inspiration and motivation from one another while participating in a 52-week self-directed journey to help you develop the habit of capturing your inspired ideas and being more artful on a regular basis.

· capture your ideas in writing.

· find inspiration and motivation from a group of creatives.

· have fun learning to tell your story.

· use “52” for accountability and encouragement; and

· commit to writing a project proposal! (optional)

There are two ways to participate, they cost the same and you can go back and forth between the two options until the final deadline for project proposals.

  • Option 1: You write a commitment statement and try to be more creative on a regular basis taking advantage of the motivational and accountability tools the 52 Project will provide.
  • Option 2: If you feel a creative idea developing along the way – you want to publish a short story or book of poems, hold a dance or guitar recital, or stage a one – act play or art exhibition – The 52 Project will help you write a project proposal. Submitted proposals will be juried by the museum staff. (During the past eight years, with over 400 participants, and 110 mini exhibitions or performances at RAM.)

So, if you write poetry, books, or screenplays; make films, clothes, jewelry, or jelly; paint or draw; create prints or photographs; are a foodie, ceramist, or illustrator; or play guitar, sing, or dance, you need to take this journey.

Cost:

The cost to join is $200.52 for RAM members (must renew membership if it expires during the year) $300.52, for non- members. Those who have been members of previous iterations of the 52 Project know how valuable the experience of being part of the Project is, and how new members add knowledge and energy to the mix.

Included in the cost of the “52 Project” (10) monthly meetings to help you get started, hands-on classes, journaling, open studios to meet others in the cohorts, book club and more. We also have a private “52” Facebook page to encourage your creativity, sharing your art, and the ability to ask questions from site experts.

Classes will include “How to tell your story”, developing a commitment statement, Business of Art, meet the curator and have a discussion on what they look for when choosing pieces for an exhibition, learn to write a proposal, studio tours and more. You will also receive invitations to artist talks, artist demos, and more.

Join us for the free information meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 10:00 am, at Riverside Art Museum followed by the first meeting at 11:00 am.

Meetings will be every 3rd Saturday of every month from 11:00 am-12:30 pm beginning June 15, 2024.

Questions? Contact Caryn Marsella @ cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org

Register

Summer Youth Classes are now open for enrollment! Join us for an exciting and enriching experience filled with interactive learning, creative projects, and opportunities to make new friends.

Register for Summer Classes @ The Riverside Art Museum

Class Registration Lunch Session Registration

Morning Sessions

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
PLEASE send a snack with your child for breaks! 

Afternoon Sessions

Monday–Friday: 1–4 p.m.
PLEASE send a snack with your child for breaks! 

Class Descriptions

A.M. Class @ RAM Drawing Skills (Ages 5–9) 

Explore the elements of line, shape, form, space, texture, and color. By exploring these elements and experimenting with different drawing approaches, techniques, and materials, students can develop their understanding of art and enhance their artistic skills.

 

A.M. Class @ Cheech The Art of Filmmaking for Beginners (Ages 10+)

Students will be instructed in how to make a 1–2-minute short film in the span of a week.  By the end of the week, students will have gained valuable skills in storytelling, video production and editing.  They will also have the satisfaction of completing their first short film, which can serve as a foundation for further exploration and growth in the field of filmmaking.

(In this class students will use iPads provided by RAM. If students have their own, they are welcome to bring them.)

P.M. Class @ RAM Art Inspired by Science (Ages 5–9)

Art inspired by science is a fascinating intersection where creativity and scientific inquiry come together. It encourages students to think critically, observe the world around them, and find creative and artistic ways to communicate scientific ideas.

P.M. Class @ RAM California the Beautiful (Ages 10+)

From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the sands of the Mojave Desert and the majestic Redwood forests, California is brimming with natural wonders. In this class we will create pieces that explore the animals, plants, and landscapes of this great and beautiful state. Come ready to paint, draw, collage and sculpt!

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A.M. Class @ RAM Forts and Secret Hideaways (Ages 5–9) CLASS FULL!

Use various materials to create a secret hideaway. Let your creativity expand beyond the canvas as you combine architecture, painting, sculpture, and more to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all who enter.

A.M. Class @ RAM Paint, Twist, Sculpt (Ages 10+)

Explore, experiment, and create sculptures using clay, papier-mâché and wire. Learn techniques and basic skills to construct beautiful artworks and amazing 3D sculptures.

A.M. Class @ Cheech  The Art of Filmmaking, Advanced (Teens)

Students who are returning to The Art of Filmmaking class or have some experience making and editing their own videos are welcome in this class. Students will be guided through making another short film. They will receive advanced training and knowledge on moviemaking and will be expected to use shooting and editing techniques taught to them in class. The group will also work as a team to build a collective short film with their instructor.

(In this class students will use iPads provided by RAM. If students have their own, they are welcome to bring them.)

A.M. Class @ RAM Poetry-Flex your Fire (Teen) NEW!

w/ James Coats in partnership with Inlandia. Flex Your Fire Workshop- Is an introductory creative writing workshop where we will explore traditional poetic forms, spoken word slams, use of figurative language, the narrative arc, ways to overcome writer’s block, as well as publishing secrets and performance techniques. We will investigate topics of identity, culture, how to find your voice, and much more.

P.M. Class @ RAM Ocean Life (ALL AGES)

In this class, students will dive into the fascinating world of marine life and use it as inspiration for their artwork. They will explore the diverse creatures and vibrant colors of the ocean. Then, through various artistic mediums such as painting, drawing, and college, students will create artwork that captures the beauty and wonder of the underwater world.

 

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A.M. Class @ RAM Zoology Art (Ages 5–9)

Students will explore the fascinating world of animals through artistic expression. They will learn about different animal species and their anatomy, behavior, and habitats, and use this knowledge to create artwork inspired by the animal kingdom.

A.M. Class @ RAM Procreate (Ages 10+)

In this Procreate class, aspiring digital artists learn how to use the Procreate app on an iPad to create stunning artworks. We’ll explore digital drawing and painting techniques including layering, blending, and using various brushes and tools. The class provides step-by-step guidance and encourages experimentation, allowing students to unleash their creativity and develop their own unique style.

(In this class students will use iPads provided by RAM. If students have their own, they are welcome to bring them.)

A.M. Class @ Cheech Beginner Printmaking (Ages 5–9)  

Discover the exciting world of printing by learning basic techniques such as stamping, monoprinting and relief printing. We’ll explore various materials and tools like foam sheets, rubber blocks, and found objects to create unique prints, allowing students will develop their artistic skill while expressing their creativity. This class fosters imagination, problem-solving, and fine motor skills in a fun and supportive environment, allowing students to create beautiful prints they can be proud of.

P.M. Class @ RAM Anime Experience (Ages 5–9)

Explore the different aspects of animation. From creating characters to making breathtaking landscapes, students will learn something new each day.

P.M. Class @ RAM Anime Experience (Ages 10+)

Explore the different aspects of animation. From creating characters to making breathtaking landscapes, students will learn something new each day.

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MINI EXPLORERS WEEK

JOIN US FOR THESE 3-DAY SESSIONS THAT ALLOW STUDENTS TO EXPLORE EXCITING AND DIFFERENT ARTISTIC MEDIUMS. IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO OUR ART CAMPS IF THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN RAM’S ART PROGRAM BEFORE.

Wednesday June 26–Friday June 28 

Morning sessions 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Afternoon sessions 1–4 p.m.

EARLY-BIRD PRICE: Sign up by May 10, 2024

3-class session: $114.00 (RAM Family Member and above $102.60)

REGULAR PRICE: Sign ups after May 11, 2024

3-class session: $144.00 (RAM Family Members and above $129.60)

 

JUNE 26–28  (NO CLASS MONDAY 24 OR TUESDAY 25)

A.M. Class @ RAM Current Exhibition Explorations (Ages 5–9)

In this interactive and immersive experience students will have the opportunity to visit our art galleries and explore various artworks. We’ll learn about different art movements, architecture movements, and artistic styles and techniques by observing and analyzing the artworks firsthand.

A.M. Class @ RAM Journey through Art (Ages 10+)

Come and explore art from around the world using a variety of artistic mediums. Each day we’ll explore art from a new country or region and respond with our own artworks.

A.M. Class @ RAM Plein Air for TeensCapture a Place in Time. NEW! 

Plein Air is simply a painting executed outdoors that captures the scene directly in front of the artist. This class enables teenagers to share this unique experience as we take our canvases outside to various downtown Riverside locations—perhaps the arch of the Mission Inn one day and the old City hall building the next!

A.M. Class @ Cheech Exploring Creativity with Clay (Ages 5–12) 

Students will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn the art of working with clay. We’ll explore various techniques, such as hand-building and sculpting, to create unique and personalized clay creations.

P.M. Class @ RAM Food Art (All ages)

What is something you cannot live without? Food! We as humans are obsessed with food. In this class, we’ll look at artists who are inspired by food and food from around the world. Get ready for a fun-filled class where we stare at food and create art inspired by it. .

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MINI EXPLORERS WEEK

JOIN US FOR THESE 3-DAY SESSIONS THAT ALLOW STUDENTS TO EXPLORE EXCITING AND DIFFERENT ARTISTIC MEDIUMS. IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO OUR ART CAMPS IF THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN RAM’S ART PROGRAM BEFORE.

Monday July 1–Wednesday July 3 

Morning sessions 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Afternoon sessions 1–4 p.m.

EARLY-BIRD PRICE: Sign up by May 10, 2024

3-class session: $114.00 (RAM Family Member and above $102.60)

REGULAR PRICE: Sign ups after May 11, 2024

3-class session: $144.00 (RAM Family Members and above $129.60)

JULY 1–3  (NO CLASS THURSDAY 4 OR FRIDAY 5)

A.M. Class @ RAM Into the Wild (Ages 5–9)

From our smallest creatures to the biggest, this class combines our love of animals and art as we create collages, clay sculptures, and painting keepsakes using different mediums.

A.M. Class @ RAM The Art of Nature (Ages 10+)

Connect with the natural world as inspiration and canvas. Students will learn to observe the shapes, colors, and textures of their environment and incorporate them into their creations. From leaf rubbings and flower collages to rock painting and nature sculptures, this class encourages students to express their creativity while fostering a deeper appreciation for the beauty of nature.

A.M. Class @ Cheech  “Arte y Yo” (Spanglish fun) (Ages 5–12)

Explore the world of art while learning Spanish!  Through engaging activities and projects, we’ll create colorful artworks inspired by Spanish-speaking cultures and artists. Learn basic Spanish vocabulary related to colors, shapes, and art supplies while expressing creativity with paints, clay, and other materials.  This class combines language learning with artistic expression, providing a fun and immersive experience. ¡Vamos a pintar y aprender juntos! (Let’s paint and learn together!)

P.M. Class @ RAM Upcycled Art (Ages 5–9)

We’ll create vibrant collages, sculpture, and other artworks using recycled materials such as bottle caps, cardboard, and newspapers — having fun and promoting environmental awareness through art.

P.M. Class @ RAM Sculpture (Ages 10+)

In this class you’ll delve into the world of three-dimensional art. Learn techniques for shaping and manipulating various materials, such as clay, wood, metals, or found objects to create exciting sculptures.

 

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A.M. Class @ RAM All About Color! (Ages 5-10)

Dive into the exciting world of color theory. Through engaging lessons and hands-on projects, we’ll explore the properties of color, learn about color mixing, and discover how colors can evoke different emotions and moods in art. By working with paint, pastels, and colored pencils, students will experiment with different color combinations to create visually striking artworks.

 

A.M. Class @ RAM Teen Drawing (Ages 13+)

Develop the ability to draw realistic images by exploring contour, line, positive and negative space, perspective, proportion, and shading through portraiture, chiaroscuro, landscape, and figure drawing. This class provides a supportive environment for teens to express themselves visually, build confidence in their abilities, and explore their artistic interests further.

A.M. Class @ Cheech  Mini Chicano Art History Class for Teens (Ages 11+) 

This class will be an overview of Chicano Art from El Movimiento in the 1960s to contemporary works. Students will learn about different mediums and subject matters to incorporate into their own artworks.

P.M. Class @ RAM Cartooning (All Ages)

Learn how to draw and invent your own cartoon characters and stories.  Students will design their 2D characters and make their very own storylines.

 

 

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A.M. Class @ RAM Fantasy (Ages 5–9)

Think of your favorite fantasy book, video game, movie, or TV show and imagine all the extraordinary characters and places that could inspire you. Using a variety of materials this class will teach you how to create fantasy characters and landscapes.

A.M. Class @ RAM Landscapes (Ages 10+)

Create beautiful artworks inspired by the beautiful outdoors! This class will focus on landscapes in multiple mediums including painting, drawing and collage. Inspired by the ocean, the sky, the desert, and the city, we’ll use the elements of art to create amazing landscapes.

A.M. Class @ RAM Digital Art Class (Teen) NEW!

In this digital art class, students will learn to use both Procreate and Canva computer programs. Through Procreate we’ll explore digital drawing and painting techniques including layering, blending, and using various brushes and tools. With Canva we’ll explore photo editing and learn to create stunning social media posts, videos, cards flyers, and photo collages. This class is an engaging way for students to explore the digital realm.

(In this class students will use iPads provided by RAM. If students have their own, they are welcome to bring them.)

A.M. Class @ Cheech Printmaking (Ages 10+)

Discover the exciting world of printing by learning basic techniques such as stamping, monoprinting and relief printing. We’ll explore various materials and tools like foam sheets, rubber blocks, and found objects to create unique prints, allowing students will develop their artistic skill while expressing their creativity. This class fosters imagination, problem-solving, and fine motor skills in a fun and supportive environment, allowing students to create beautiful prints they can be proud of.

P.M. Class @ RAM Mixed Media (Ages 5–9)

Beyond drawing, painting, and printmaking lies mixed media, a wide-open combination of art forms that encompasses multiple art tools and materials.

P.M. Class @ RAM  Mixed Media (Ages 10+)

Beyond drawing, painting, and printmaking lies mixed media, a wide-open combination of art forms that encompasses multiple art tools and materials.

 

 

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A.M. Class @ RAM Fun with Clay (Ages 5–9)

This class is a hands-on creative experience where students can mold, shape, and sculpt their imaginations into reality!  It’s a messy, fun-filled class where every student can let their creativity shine.

A.M. Class @ RAM Fun with Clay (Ages 10+)

Explore your creativity and learn the art of working with clay. Students will be introduced to various techniques, such as hand-building and sculpting, to create unique and personalized clay creations.

A.M. Class @ RAM Photography for Teens (Ages 13+)

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

A.M. Class @ Cheech  Mini Chicano Art History Class (Ages 9–12)

This class will be an overview of Chicano Art from El Movimiento in the 1960s to contemporary works. Students will learn about different mediums and subject matters to incorporate into their own artworks.

P.M. Class @ RAM California Coast (All ages)

In this class, budding artists are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Pacific coastline. We’ll explore stunning landscapes, vibrant marine life, and iconic landmarks that make California’s coast so unique. Using various art mediums such as painting, drawing, and collage, students will create artworks that capture the essence of the coast.

 

 

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A.M. Class @ RAM  Outer Space Adventure (Ages 5–9)

Explore the wonders of outer space through a variety of creative projects.  We’ll paint colorful galaxies, sculpt alien creatures from clay, and craft rockets from recycled materials. Through these projects, students will not only have fun but also learn about space and let their imaginations soar to the stars and beyond!

A.M. Class @ RAM Drawing Techniques (Ages 10+)

In this class, we’ll introduce different approaches to drawing including working with still life objects. Explore working with pencil and charcoal while covering various aspects of line, tone, texture, and composition.

A.M. Class @ Cheech  Papier-mâché (Ages 8+) NEW!

Papier-mâché is a fun art technique where we use paper and a special glue to create amazing sculptures and objects. In this class, students will learn how to make their own papier-mâché creations like animals, masks, or even pinatas. It’s messy, creative, and lots of fun!

P.M. Class @ RAM Paint, Twist, Sculpt (All ages)

Explore, experiment, and create sculptures using clay, papier-mâché and wire. Learn techniques and basic skills to construct beautiful artworks and amazing 3D sculptures.

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A.M. Class @ RAM Art Adventures: Painting Party for Young Picassos (All Ages) 

Explore your creativity through the medium of paint in a dynamic and engaging environment. This fun class will provide students the opportunity to express themselves artistically while learning fundamental paint techniques and concepts.

P.M. Class @ RAM Animal Inspired Artworks (All ages)

Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists. Exploring different mediums and learning about animal habitats will help us grow as artists and care about animals and the environment. In this class we’ll make artworks based on a large range of animals.

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Saturday Art Club

Ages 5–12 | Saturdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
5-class session: $80 (RAM Family Members and above $72.00)

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.

Session 7:  June 1–June 29

Session 8:  July 13–August 10

Session 9:  August 31–September 28

 

 

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EARLY-BIRD PRICESign up by May 24, 2024
5-class session, Monday–Friday: $190 (RAM Family Member and above $171.50)

REGULAR PRICE: Sign up after May 24, 2024
5-class session, Monday–Friday: $240 (RAM Family Members and above $216)

Register for Summer Classes @ The Riverside Art Museum

Class Registration Lunch Session Registration

Lunch is held from 12–1 p.m. PLEASE bring your own bagged lunch!
5-lunch session: $50, 1-lunch session: $15

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.

Scholarships 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 5–12 

1 Kit: $90 (RAM Family level members and above: $81) 

Includes five art lessons per kit, all necessary supplies for those lessons, and shipping! 

Kickstart your creativity with these take-home kits! Each kit has a different theme: Animals, Art Around the World, Oceans of Fun, Desert, and NEW (as of Nov 2020) Winter. Inside the kit are five art lessons specifically focused on the chosen theme. All necessary supplies are included!  

If you think your child would be happy to get a kit, imagine how excited an at-risk youth would be to receive one. With a $25 donation when you check out, you’ll not only get your kit, but we’ll deliver a kit to Operation Safehouse. 

Click here to purchase (and donate) a kit!

Boy Scout Art Merit Badge

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

OPEN – Call 951.684.7111 to schedule

$25/student, includes all materials


Girl Scout Art Badge

Explore origami, wire and clay sculpture, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and more!

OPEN – Call 951.684.7111 to schedule

$25/student, includes all material