Youth Classes

Youth Classes Academic Year 2024 · PDF

Session F: APR 22 – May 24

*(Ages 6-9) “Space Two” w/ Christy Salazar

Learn how to create depth in landscapes. Let’s learn about perspective. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Mondays: 10:00–11:30am · Apr 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20 

Fee: $85


(Ages 6-up) “Homeschool Ceramics” w/ Lisa Mertins FULL

Soar through a creative and fun course making clays sculptures and pottery. Learn the process of firing and glazing. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Mondays: 1:30–3:00pm · Mondays: 10:00am–11:30pm · Apr 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20 

Fee: $100


(Ages 6-up) “Clay Trek” w/ Lisa Mertins FULL

Soar through a creative and fun course making clays sculptures and pottery. Learn the process of firing and glazing. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Mondays: 3:30–5:00pm · Mondays: 10:00am–11:30pm · Apr 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20 

Fee: $100


*(Ages 6-9) Module 6: “Studies in Scapes” w/ Christy Salazar 

Learn how to create depth with fantastical landscapes. Create a diorama and paintings while learning about perspective. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Tuesdays: 3:30–5:00pm · Apr 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21

Fee: $85


*(Ages 9-up) Module 12: “Be Smart About Art” w/ Debbie Mount FULL

Create beautiful art while learning about art themes, styles and ideas regarding many art mediums. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Wednesdays: 4:00–5:30pm · Apr 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22

Fee: $85


(Ages 6-up) “Cartooning Manga Fantasy Creatures” w/ Darlene Douthit FULL

Draw and color fantasy creatures. (Make a turn-a-round character). Learn inking, and the how to use brush/pen tools. Five 1.5-hour classes.

Thursdays: 3:30–5:00pm · Apr 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23

Fee: $85


(Ages 6-up) “Fun Friday” w/ Suzanne Burke FULL

Let’s Spring into Summer while creating spectacular artwork! Four 2-hour classes.

Fridays: 3:30–5:30pm · Apr 26; May 10, 17, 24

Fee: $85


Summer Art Camps (no camp July 4)


The camps are every day, M–F, for 2 weeks (no camp July 4). The kids will do drawing, painting, all kinds of hand work, with art supplies provided. Each session has different projects, encouraging individuality and creativity for an immersive, well-rounded art experience. Best of all, the students have great fun while learning!

1A (ages 6–9 yrs)   June 10–21     10:00am–12:00pm     $185     Christy Salazar 

1B (ages 9 & up yrs)   June 10–21     1:00–3:00pm     $185     Monica Foulston


2A (ages 6–9 yrs)   June 24–July 5 (9 days)    10:00am–12:00pm     $165     Christy Salazar 

2B (ages 9 & up yrs)   June 24–July 5 (9 days)     1:00–3:00pm     $165     Debbie Mount


3A (ages 6–9 yrs)   July 8–19     10:00am–12:00pm     $185     Christy Salazar 

3B (ages 9 & up yrs)   July 8–19     1:00–3:00pm     $185     Debbie Mount


Summer Weekly Class Sessions

June 10–July 18, 3:30–5:00pm

Monday: Clay trek     
(Ages 6 & up)     $100     C. Malsed

Tuesday: Painting & Drawing     
(Ages 6–9 yr)     $85     C. Salazar

Wednesday: Painting & Drawing     
(Ages 9 & up)     $85     M. Foulston

Thursday: Cartooning   
(Ages 6 & up)     $85     D. Douthit


* Academy Classes based on the “Elements of Art”


We are a Covid Compliant Business: California State guidelines apply

  • We follow the California Curriculum for art education
  • Our teachers are fully vaccinated
  • We are vendors with Empire/River Springs, Granite Mountain, Gorman, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Mission Vista
  • Parents must inform their charter school and RAA to enroll their child


CLASSES FILL FAST!! Register early by calling 909-792-8435 or stop by Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands between 11am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. Our flyer is on Peachjar, Facebook & Instagram


Charter Schools: parents need to sign up for classes with RAA & obtain a PO from their Charter School, otherwise they will be held responsible for class fees. Charter Schools do not book classes with us. We are vendors for:  Empire/River Springs, Gorman, Granite Mountain, Mission Vista, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain. If you would like RAA to become a vendor please ask your Charter School.

PLEASE NOTE: A 72 hour notice prior to the start of the class must be given to the RAA to receive a refund or transfer to a different class. Scholarships are available. There will not be a registration confirmation. Students will be notified if the class is cancelled. If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and call the gallery. Please contact us if your child is unable to come to class or they are sick. Class fees will not be prorated/refunded for missed classes. 


* Children must be 6 years old by December 1, 2021.

Scholarship application deadlines: for Classes: 1 week before classes begin; for Winter/ Spring/Summer Art Camps: 2 weeks before classes begin. Application forms must be picked up at the Redlands Art Association. Only 1 full scholarship per family, per year.


Youth Teacher Bios

Suzanne Burke

Suzanne Burke has been a teacher at RAA for 4 years and has coordinated all the Youth Education Classes for the last 2 years. Suzanne studied Art History at San Diego State University and graduated in 1987. She taught Elementary Education for 12 years in both public and private schools. Teaching Art was always a priority in her General Education classroom. Suzanne loves teaching at RAA and bringing Academic and Creative art lessons to the children of Redlands.

Darlene Douthit

Darlene Douthit is a professional caricaturist, portrait artist, cartoonist, demonstrator and teacher. Her formal art education was obtained from Univ. of Redlands, San Bernardino Valley College and Scottsdale Artist School. Darlene was personally instructed by such renowned artists as Robert Abbett, Sam Savitt and the famous cartoonist Charles Schulz. She has been a professional artist since 1978. Darlene was employed as an illustrator and Layout Artist for 10 years and has many commissioned portraits, humorous illustrations and caricatures to her credit worldwide. Her teaching workshops and demonstrations span a career of more than 38 years.


Deborah Mount

Deborah Mount is a credentialed art teacher for the State of California and works in the Rialto School District as a substitute teacher—primarily for the VAPA teams (Visual and Performing Art) at every elementary school in our district. Before retiring in 1999, she was an Art teacher at Rialto High School for twenty years and currently teaches “part time” at Redlands Art Association and Lake Arrowhead Christian SchoolAs an artist, she is passionate about sharing the visual arts with children knowing this will equip them with lifelong skills and an appreciation for the artwork of others as well as helping them to develop and discover their own talents and creativity.  She also feels it is important to learn about art history and the art of many cultures for enrichment.  Art is a “visual language” that surpasses barriers of time, culture, genders and language. In addition, it is vital for students to learn the Elements of Art and Principles of Design and develop a foundation for a life-long love of the arts.