Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place at The Art Center of Ramona 438 Main Street; Ramona, CA 92065
Upcoming Fall Classes
Wild Wire to Wearable Fused Glass
2nd Monday of each month: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 or Dec. from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
This is a fun class that starts with a bit of metal forming used between layers of fused glass. We then design and create pendants or earrings. If you choose to work with wire only, that option is fine.
The options of jewelry making with glass and wire are vast. Over 13 years of experimentation I've found some things that work well,and I'd like to share with people interested in glass and jewelry. In this workshop we get right to work forming silver to embed between layers of glass that will be fused in a kiln. Students will have unique handmade glass pendants after firing or forged wire work to take home the day of the workshop,if their interest is working with wire. Small wire sculpture is an option to work on as well.
All materials provided: Fusible glass, silver, copper, brass, gold wire and ear wires. Glass paints and enamels. Murine, crystals, seaweed metal cutouts and more!
Introduction To Printmaking
1st Monday of month: Sept. 2 or Oct. 7 from 6- 9 p.m.
This class will teach you the basics of linocut printmaking, an inexpensive and easy method that’s perfect for artists at any experience level. I provide the supplies; you bring a simple 4x6 image or pencil sketch that you wish to print!
Ages: Adults and Teens
Fees: $50 per each class or $25.00 per returning student
Materials provided by Instructor, students should bring a simple 4x6 image/pencil sketch.
Class size: 3 to 10 students
For more information or to register, contact Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-440-5357
This is a hands on class designed to familiarize you with the basics of watercolor. All supplies are included. Just sign up and come expecting to have a great time. In your first class, you will paint several small watercolors. You will leave with a beginning knowledge of painting skies, trees, water, mountains and rocks. Sign up early, as class size is limited.
Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
Thursday, Sept. 5 from 12:30-3 p.m.
Thursdays from 12:30pm-3 pm
3 Sessions: Sept. 12 and 19 , Oct. 3 and 10 or Nov. 7 and 14
This class is geared to any level of expertise, from beginning through professional. Students work at their own pace with lots of hands on painting time and instructor’s help. Come join us for a great watercolor adventure. With an emphasis on excellence in painting, we will explore composition, color, painting techniques, landscape, still life, and experimental painting. There will be numerous demonstrations and occasional critique. This class is conducted in an informal style with a spirit of fun. Come join us and experience a hopeful, pleasant watercolor class.
Tuesday Night Artists Group
Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 from 6:30 pm- 8pm
4 monthly meetings and an exhibition on Nov. 1 from 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday Nights is an Artists' Group facilitated by Helen Wilson, which will meetever other Tuesdayfor 4 meetings. Our meetings are built around a project idea or theme that culminates in an exhibition. We believe in building an artist community through exhibitions and socialization with other artists.Come join us!
Artists Revival Retreat for Women
Friday-Sunday Sept. 20- 22.
Fri. 5–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–5p.m.
Join Helen for this 3 day retreat: an artists’ refuge for the sole purpose of reconnecting, refueling and reviving your artistic self.
Realign with your artistic spirit thru the practice of daily art making with guidance from professional artist Helen Wilson. Identify and work with imagery that stirs your body and soul. Share good food and conversation with a small group of creative-minded women while learning innovative mixed media art making techniques.
NOTE: This retreat takes place at the Begent Ranch 18528 Highland Valley Road, Ramona, CA. If you are coming from out of town and would prefer to stay locally, Ramona has an assortment of restaurants, wineries and breweries, and plenty of lodging options from hotels to Airbnbs.
Come away from this weekend with your artistic self reawakened.
Adult Women, all levels of artistic experience.
Cost: $295 ($250 for returning women)
Materials: All materials plus lunch and snacks included.
Class size: Min 3 Max 6
For more info or to register: Email: with “I'm in for Art!” in the subject line. Then follow the instructions in the reply to enroll.
Thursdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 21 (no class Oct. 31) from 4-5:15 p.m.
Come learn to draw and express yourself through art!
Artist Susan Bainbridge will use directed drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop their drawing skills, confidence and imagination. Students will learn to recognize the basic shapes that form their subject matter which is the first step toward realistic drawing. Creativity is always encouraged. A variety of media will be explored: pencil, watercolor, markers, pastels and clay.
Oil Painting Techniques: Finding Your Personal Style
Wednesdays, Oct. 9 - Nov. 13 from 3-6 p.m.
Learn how to develop a personal style and unique subject matter in your painting and drawing.
All elements of oil painting will be covered in this class with an emphasis on technique and developing a personal style. Beginning with how to choose the best photograph for reference, we will discuss how you find your own unique subject matter, and how your style develops as a response to the concept and subject that you choose. As class progresses, you will explore the relationship of your concept and painting style by writing an artist statement. As the work is completed the class will discuss creative issues and learn through group critique.
Tuesdays: Nov. 5-Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come learn in a relaxed atmosphere to draw portraits with Helen Wilson. This class is designed to give you the basics of drawing the human Head using both photographs and a model. Helen Wilson has been teaching drawing for over 20 years and can help you understand with the basics and more nuanced techniques. You will be amazed at what you will learn in four classes.