RAA News June/July 2013

RAA News June/July 2013

Minutes from MCAEEF

The MCAEEF Committee met at Jerrry Meeker’s home and he presided on Tuesday, May 14, 2012.


  1. Members decided to grant $1500.00 to CHILD HELP USA, an arts therapy program for abused children in Beaumont, Ca.
  2. It was decided that grants for art supplies and teachers will be granted to elementary schools as usual, but to also include junior high and high schools.
  3. The foreign films at the Krikorian eontinue to exceed  expectations.  The French film, “in the House,” proves that the human mind, behavior and will are the most fascinating of subjects.  Look forward to the fall selections.
  4. MCAEEF will meet again September 4, 2013.


Ed Sotello

Annual Potluck Meeting

Groups pic plus any others you’d like. Judith sent these to you, right?

The annual RAA Potluck Meeting was held last week at the United Church of Christ on Bellvue in Redlands. Our artists are great cooks too, we all had a wonderful meal. Larry Harvill, the Chair of the Board of Directors provided us with an overview of the budget and shared some exciting dreams and outlooks to how the RAA can grow.

President Gail Brownfield shared with the room how each member of the operating committee brought their special skills and talents to work for the RAA. There is so much talent in our group.

Candy Glendening, Website

Drawing Teachers needed

REDClogoThe Redlands Conservatory of Arts and Sciences is in search for an artist to teach drawing classes to young students ages 7-15 during the 2013 summer.

Please contact the Redlands Conservatory at 909-798-9777 or email info@RConservatory.org for more information.

Sculpture: Lost Wax Bronze Casting Workshop

Learn how to make small sculpture and cast bronze in this 6 day workshop with Raúl Acero at the University of Redlands where he is a professor of art, the class will cover making small sculptures, mold making, wax techniques and the actual casting of the sculptures. All levels of students are welcome, including beginners.

The class session is from July 22nd to July 27th from 6-8:30 P.M.

The workshop fee is $ 425.00 all materials are included

Space is limited  for more information go to www.raulacero.net

Request from the Adult Education Coordinator

Art classes, programs and workshops are for you; you’re growth, enjoyment and enrichment.  Therefore, it would be good to know your needs, desires and recommendations.  Is there a class you would like offered or a particular artist/ instructor you recommend?  Do you have ideas for programs and/or workshops?

To better serve you, your input is welcome!  Let me know directly via email: lori.powell4@gmail.com.

Lori Powell, Adult Education

Red Barn Art Show

Sponsored by Red Barn Furniture Company, 512 3rd Street, Redlands, cross street Stuart St. They are looking for artists interested in displaying artworks on June 29, 3 to 7 pm. No entry fees, no commission. There will also be music. For more information contact Brandon Gonzalez at 909-239-5102 or brandonmichael.g@gmail.com.

Creative Clay Teapots with Marijke Terwisscha

Back by popular demand:

marijke teapot

Marijke creates teapots that are imaginative, fanciful and often whimsical little sculptures.  In this workshop, Marijke will guide you in creating your own, unique and individually expressive teapot.  During the first class you will make your clay creation.  During the second class you will use Marijke’s glorious glazes and make your teapot come alive with color. Your teapot will then be raku fired.  Don’t miss this creative opportunity!  No experience necessary.

Two-Day Class (Two Saturdays):

July 6 from 9am to 4pm and

July 13 from 10am to 3pm

Class Fee:  $65 RAA members / $70 non-members with a $10 materials fee paid to instructor at first class.

To sign up, call or visit the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands  (909) 792-8435

Lori Powell, Adult Education Chair                 

marijke teapot 2

2013 Workshop Schedule for Richard Freund

Prepare to Stretch your Imagination.  Let your Mind run Free.   Liberate your Inhibitions.

You will learn how to join all sorts of objects, as well as unusual acrylic painting techniques that will give your assemblage creations a whole new look and feel; transforming the Found Objects into new and mysterious Works of Art.

Fancy-n-Fabulous, Fun-n-Freaky, Flatware

Sunday, July 28, 9:30 – 5:30,  $90 / $80 RAA members

The title says it all.

In this one day workshop, you will learn what all can be done when you combine Found Objects with simple pieces of Flatware.  There are many possibilities for art involving Spoons, Forks and Knives.

Will you go home with several separate art pieces, or a creation that combines them all into one grand display?

Busted Books

Sunday, September 1, 9:30 – 5:30,  $90 / $80 RAA members

Bookworms Beware, as these Busted Books will be Barely recognizable, and not at all  readable, after this one day workshop where you will alter them and convert them into Barely Believable, works of art.

Take home your own artistic creation based on “literature”.

NOTE:  Richard will provide the books

Unordinary Ornaments

Sunday, December 8, 9:30 – 5:30,  $90 / $80 RAA members

In this one day workshop, you will take unlikely objects and transform them  into a Strangely Attractive or perhaps Odd Ornament.  Either way, Your creation will most likely be a most Unordinary Ornament.

Will your Ornament adorn a Christmas Tree ???

Sign up by calling or visiting the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State St., Redlands  (909) 792-8435