Youth Classes

Cartooning Class with Darlene Douthit

Academic Year 2022-2023 · (Winter 2023 flyer)



Session C: Oct 31–Dec 9  Subject to Change



Mondays — “Homeschool Ceramics” w/ Lisa Mertins, Age 6+ yrs (HOMESCHOOL CLASS)

Let your child discover the fun and tactile satisfaction of learning to work, cut and shape clay into beautiful pieces of art.

1:30–3:00pm     Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided

     


MONDAYS — “CLAY TREK” W/ LISA MERTINS, AGE 6+ YRS

Let your child discover the fun and tactile satisfaction of learning to work, cut and shape clay into beautiful pieces of art.

3:30–5:00pm     Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided     

 


* TUESDAYS — MODULE 3: “Form 2D & 3D–Rhythm/Movement” w/ christy salazar, AGE 6-9 YRS

Gesture drawing, shading to create form, and sculpture. Learn how different cultures make and see art differently.

3:30–5:00pm     Nov 1, 8, 17, 29, Dec 6     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided

 


* WEDNESDAYS — MODULE 9: “Color/Value” W/ DEBBIE MOUNT, AGE 10+ YRS 

Develop skills in mixing paints and showing color relationships.

4:00–5:30pm     Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 Dec 7     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided  

 


THURSDAYS — “Fantasy Humans & Creatures” W/ DARLENE DOUTHIT, AGE 6+ YRS

Learn to draw bodies, hands, feet and paws. Learn inking, brush-pen markers and watercolor pencil techniques.

3:30–5:30pm     Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 8     Four 2-hour classes          

Fee: $85 all supplies provided    

 

FUN FRIDAYS W/ Rachel Vandehey, AGE 6+ YRS

No plane needed, but we will be traveling around the world on an artistic journey. We’ll explore a variety of art culture and mediums.

3:30–5:30pm     Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 9     Four 2-hour classes     

Fee: $85 all supplies provided 

  



Winter Art Camps



 

1A · 10:00am–12:00pm  ·  Dec 19–23 (ages 6-9)

Fee: $95 all supplies provided

 

1B · 1:00–3:00pm  ·  Dec 19–23 (ages 10+)

Fee: $95 all supplies provided

 

2A · 10:00am–12:00pm  ·  Jan 2–6 (ages 6-9)

Fee: $95 all supplies provided

 

2B · 1:00–3:00pm  ·  Jan 2–6  (ages 10+)

Fee: $95 all supplies provided

     



Session D: Jan 17 — Mar 3  Subject to Change



MONDAYS — Module 4: “Fantastic Texture” W/ Vanessa Aikin, AGE 6-9 YRS (Homeschool Class)

Learn about the Art Element of texture by creating unique and interesting tactile art projects.

10:00-11:30am     Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 7(Tuesday), 27     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided

  


Mondays — “Homeschool Ceramics” w/ Lisa Mertins, Age 6+ yrs (HOMESCHOOL CLASS)

Soar through a creative and fun course making clay sculptures and pottery. Learn the process of firing and glazing clay.

1:00–3:00pm     Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 27     Four 2-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided

     


MONDAYS — “CLAY TREK” W/ LISA MERTINS, AGE 6+ YRS

Soar through a creative and fun course making clay sculptures and pottery. Learn the process of firing and glazing clay.

3:30–5:30pm     Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 27     Four 2-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided     

     


* TuesDAYS — Module 4: “Masters of Texture” W/ Christy Salazar, AGE 6-9 YRS

Expand your knowledge of actual and simulated textures in art. Explore print making and fabric art.

3:30–5:00pm     Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 28     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided     

 


* WEDNESDAYS — MODULE 9: “Color Adventure” W/ DEBBIE MOUNT, AGE 9+ YRS 

Learn about color and value through study of primary, secondary, complimentary and monochromatic color design. Look to the artwork of the Masters for inspiration.

4:00–5:30pm     Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, Mar 1     Five 1.5-hour classes

Fee: $85 all supplies provided  

 


THURSDAYS — “Cartooning Endangered Animals” W/ DARLENE DOUTHIT, AGE 6+ YRS

Learn about endangered animals and how to draw them using inking, brush-pen markers, water-pens and watercolor pencils.

3:30–5:00pm     Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, Mar 2     Five 1.5-hour classes          

Fee: $85 all supplies provided    

 

Fun FRIDAYS W/ Rachel Vandehey, AGE 6+ YRS

Let’s get creative and mindful about our art. Discover exciting and fun mediums in art.

3:30–5:00pm     Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, Mar 3     Five 1.5-hour classes     

Fee: $85 all supplies provided   

 

* 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.