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New adult art classes

Beginning artist? Or just want to improve your style? Check out the classes we have scheduled!

Please Note: We are a COVID Compliant Business – CA regulations apply.

Exploring Fused Glass with David Lines ______________________________________________

In this class we will harness the power of kiln-forming to create stunningly beautiful jewelry from fusible glass. Color theory will be considered along with combing opaque and clear glasses. Learn the difference between full fuse, contour fuse and tack fuse for best results with each piece. 10hrs. 

Sundays: Jan 16, 23, 30  Feb 6, 13       Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm. Fees: $100.  RAA Member: $80. $35 supply fee due to instructor at start of 1st class

Clay Odyssey with Nancy & Penny __________________________________________________

In this class you will explore the different techniques used in hand building ceramics. You’ll build, glaze & have your items fired here at the gallery. 

Mondays: Jan 10, 17, 31 Feb 7, 21, 28 Time: 6:30 – 9pm.   Fee: $150. RAA Member Fee: $120.  $30 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Beginning Drawing with Marcia Taack  __________________________________________________

You can draw!! Drawing is the basis for all art. Anyone can learn to draw with Marcia’s techniques and tips to help refine your skills and open your artistic door. 10hr class Bring your own supplies, list provided.

Tuesdays: TBA  Time: 6:30 – 9pm   Fees:  $100.  RAA Member: $80 

Advanced Oils with Martha Cowan __________________________________________________

Learn advanced and skill building techniques, color mixing. Includes weekly demonstrations and sharing of information on tools & supplies.

Wednesdays: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 9:30am -12:30 pm  Fees:  $120.  RAA Member: $96

Wednesdays: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 9:30am -12:30 pm   Fees:  $120.  RAA Member: $96

Pastels with Natalie Richards  __________________________________________________

Learn the wonderful medium of pastels with weekly focuses on specific areas. Natalie will demonstrate and give individual help. 10hr class. Quality supplies are a MUST. Ask for supply list

Wednesdays: Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2           Time: 7 – 9pm   Fees:  $100.  RAA Member: $80

Beginning Watercolors with Michelle Myers __________________________________________________

Our expert instructor will teach you all about watercolors and application techniques along with demonstrations. 10hr class. Bring your own supplies, list provided.

Thursdays: Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10 Time: 10am – 12:30pm  Fees: $100.  RAA Member $80

Watercolors with Holly Warner __________________________________________________

Holly has lots of instructional information and new techniques to share with you, along with demonstrations. 10hr class. Bring your own supplies, list provided.  

Thursdays: Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17    Time: 7 – 9pm   Fees:  $100.  RAA Member: $80

Beginning Oils with Vici Haag __________________________________________________

Learn the basics of painting with oils. Vici will show you different techniques and styles. Ask for a supply sheet when signing up

Fridays: Jan 21, 28 Feb: 4, 11 Time: 12pm – 2:30pm  Fees:  $100.  RAA Member: $80

2022 Workshops

Valentine Pointillism Workshop with Syrien Salvio _____________________________________________

Valentine’s Day Pointillism class using Metallic markers & black pepper. Applying dots of color to a surface so that from a distance they visually blend together.

Saturday: Feb 5th. 1:00 – 4:00pm  Fee: $55/RAA Members Fee $45

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Monica Foulston __________________________________________________

Make delightful floral images with alcohol and ink. This workshop will introduce you to the techniques and mediums used to create intuitive alcohol ink floral paintings. No experience necessary except a desire to learn and have fun. Students will create an average of two or three 8×10 inch paintings by the end of the class. Supply fee $10 due to instructor at the start of class.

Saturday: Feb 19th. Time:1:00 – 4:00pm  Fee: $55/RAA Member Fee $45

Mosaic Workshop with Ada Jarvis __________________________________________________

Beginners: learn how to turn treasured pieces of broken china into stepping stones for your garden. All you’ll need to bring is one cement stepping stone (available in garden depts. of Lowes, Home Depot). All other supplies and tools will be provided. Supply fee $10 due to instructor at the start of class.

Intermediate: Learn to refine your beginner skills and progress to constructing a 3-D piece. Bring a small birdhouse, Styrofoam cone, flower pot, frame or tray. Wooden and terracotta items must be sealed before attending class. Bring special pieces of china, marbles and beads to incorporate into your piece, although some china will be available. All other supplies and tools will be provided. Supply fee $10 due to instructor at the start of class.

Sunday: Feb 20th. 1:00pm – 5:00pm   Fee: $75. RAA Member Fee: $55

Programs & Workshops

1-25-22 PROGRAM The Critique

RAA hosts guest artists and lecturers on the 4th Tuesday of each month, September through May.

David Fairrington will be conducting critiques of the art brought in on January 25.

David Fairrington is highly qualified and has held many critiques in all media, encouraging artists to go further and reach their best. Named ‘Master Artist’ by International Artist magazine, he has won multiple awards and over a lifetime career has been commissioned by clients as diverse as the major film studios to the Pentagon.

Bring in a piece of art for his critique.

Join the group on Tuesday, January 25from 7 to 9 pm. No Charge. Public welcome.

2-22-22 PROGRAM ... Jeannine Savedra.

Jeannine will demonstrate/lecture on a painterly approach to landscape from start to finish, and the use of the palette knife.

Programs –

October 26 - Larry Dierdorff

Murals of Redlands

November 23 - Monica Foulston

Mark your calendar for the 4th Tuesday of the months: October through May, 7-9 pm. (Maybe not December. Too close to the holidays?)

Programs starting up

Redlands Art Association presents Programs on the 4th Tuesday of the months September through May, from 7-9 pm. These Programs may be a lecture, a painting demonstration, a power-point show, or a hands-on experience for the audience.

We decided against a September program due to the Redlands Cinema Classic dates. Come to see what we've planned ...

October 26 - Larry Dierdorff

November 23 - Monica Foulston

Mark your calendar for the 4th Tuesday of the months: October through May, 7-9 pm. (Maybe not December. Too close to the holidays?)

Featured Artists

Barbara Dipoma 2-12 to 3-4-22

Barbara uses vibrant colors in watercolor paint to create her art. She especially enjoys painting animals.

1-22 through 2-11-22 Linda Willason.

I know it's a blurry photo of her but she just doesn't sit still! Linda specializes in the Redlands landscapes ... landmarks in Pastel paintings, photography, and ceramic tiles. Her art is perfect for RAA's new REDLANDS CORNER, dedicated to all Redlands. Example of her Photography. Left and Below: samples of her pastel paintings.

1-1 to 1-21-22 Kathy Paulus and James Bowden

Kathy Paulus began her art passion in her early 50’s after working in Special Education Programs and as an Infant Specialist. She considers herself a self-taught artist specializing in pastel work. She loves both domestic/wild animal portraits and still life subjects. She enjoys the challenge to capture the real beauty in animals, especially for horses and all wild cats. 

She is also a scratch artist and became a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artist in 2018. Scratch art enables her to achieve fine detail in realism in her animal studies. She alternates working with pastels and scratch work.

Although she resides in Moreno Valley, CA she’s been a member of the Redlands Art Association for many years, displaying her art.

James Bowden Flintnapping arrowheads for display and jewelry.

I am James Bowden. I have been flintknapping for 37 years, passionately creating images of the past. At first I was largely self-taught. Later I studied with other knappers to advance my skills and knowledge. Early on, sizable stone was unavailable to me, which directly affected my style of flintknapping.

Today I work with a wide variety of materials to flake many different types of stone implements. The tools and methods I use closely follow traditional ones. My forte continues to be intricately flaked eccentrics, and small delicate gem points with long, drawn-out ears. This work fills a special niche in the world of modern flintknapping.

All of my pieces are permanently initialed and dated using a diamond-tipped scribe, making them collectible museum quality replicas and artwork. My knapped work is represented in the Modern Lithic Artists Journal, Volume 3, the Sept./Oct. issue of the Gold Prospectors Magazine, the #5/Summer 2018 issue of Knapper’s Quarterly, the 2022 “Flintknapping, The Art Of The Ancients” Calendar, and in collections of over 30 museums and visitor centers across the United States.

Flintnapping arrowheads by James Bowden

From Our Fearless Leaders

December 2021

Dear Members and Patrons, 

Over and over we hear how much RAA has meant to those wanting to grow as artists – people of all ages.  They thrive within the RAA community. They find a place to connect with other artists, to build their skills, and to sell their work. They learn best practices and networking tips and how to build their courage to try new things. For many, the gallery and art center is the place where their dreams become real and are shared with the community. There is no other place quite like the Redlands Art Association. And you are a part of that dream with every piece of art or membership that you buy.

We need your support. Your gifts allow us to continue serving the arts both in our gallery and in the greater community. A convenient donation portal is located here on our website.

We know we have generous patrons and members.  Earlier this year we thankfully accepted the gift that paid off our mortgage! Now we want to do more for our art education programs, our artist members, and the gallery where people come in for solace and inspiration. We want to offer scholarships and support for art students who can’t afford their classes.

Whether it’s a one-time gift or an ongoing gesture of financial support, please know that we appreciate anything you can spare. It makes a difference.

Thank you for your support and your generosity.

Suzanne Burke, President