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Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place at The Art Center of Ramona  438 Main Street;  Ramona, CA 92065

Plein Air Paiting

Pat Kelly

Plein Air Painting

On-Location: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (New session begins the first Wednesday of the month. Class runs through April, May, June and July 2022)

Online Critique: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Landscape Critique Group meets on Wednesday mornings for four weeks of plein air painting. The group meets at a new location each month. Each month, the class focuses on a topic or
process of Plein Air sketching. Students work at their own pace and learn how to improve their skills by direct painting and online critique. Students submit photos of their work for online
critique on Zoom from 4:00 - 5:00. Online critique also includes a Power Point presentation of various topics relating to techniques and processes in landscape painting.

Art Camp Session 1

Marsha Cook

Art Camp for Kids Part 1  

June 14, 15 and 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Art Camp for Kids Part 1 is different than previoius offerings. Day 1 will include drawing cartoon animal characters (in duplicate!) for trading with your classmates. Day 2 each studentwill create a post and screw “book” to store their traded art cards into for safe storage. Day 3will change gears to collage and makeamazing jewelry from paper and assorted materials. Itpromises to be fun for all!

  •  All Ages 8-12 are welcome. 

  • Cost:  $100 (Includes all three days)

  • Materials list:  All materials and supplies will be provided.

  • Students will receive a set of drawing pencils and an eraser they will use in class and keep once the class is over.     

  • Class Size:  Minimum 4 /Maximum 8 

  • Enroll: Contact Marsha Cook at  


Helen Wilson

 Tuesday Nights Artists Group

Dates & Time: June 7th, June 21,  July 5, Aug. 7 from 6- 8:30 p.m.

Exhibition Install Sept 20 6 - 8:30 PM

Plus an Exhibition: Oct 1, 5PM to 7PM

Tuesday Nights is a series of art sessions for creative types. Creative energy works best through action and immersion.  So, come pull from the mental and make physical. Create a reality, a piece of art.


Each series is built around one project idea that ends in an exhibition. This is a way to advance your creative skills while socializing with others of your artistic ilk. We don't care how long you have been at it. Some of us have been plowing creative fields for a while. Others are just starting. What matters is your willingness to jump in and take chances. After all, it's only art.

  • This group is best suited for Adults (just because we talk about everything) from all levels of artistic experience. 

  • Cost: $120. First time. $100 for return artist (4 classes, Install & an exhibition)

  • You provide your materials; all media are welcome.   

  • Class size:  10–20 students 

  • For more info or to register contact:  Helen Wilson  studio@helenwilsonartist 

  • Put "I'm In" in the subject line 

  • Website:  

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Tuesday Nights

Helen Munroe

Intro to Precious Metal Art Clay Jewelry

June 16 & 23, 2022 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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This is a great introduction to silver metal clay and making jewelry.


Students will learn how to form, texture, fire and finish precious metal clay (PMC) while making earrings (or charms) and a pendant. We will also touch on some basic wire wrapping and blackening silver to finish your projects. Students will walk away with their own ready to wear fine silver creations.


Supplies(including 15 grams of fine silver clay .999)are included in the cost of the class

  • This class is suitable for students ages 16 and older.  

  • Cost: $115 (Includes both classes)

  • Materials will be provided by instructor.

  • Class size:  3 – 6 students 

  • For more info or to register contact:  Helen Munroe

  • Website:

Intro to Precious Art Clay Jewelry
Art Camp Session 2

Marsha Cook

Art Camp for Kids Part 2  

June 21, 22 and 23, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Art Camp for Kids Part2 is different than any previous offerings. Day 1 will include designing and creating a sculpture of an alphabetical letter shape. Kids will build the letter into a sculpture that will stand up. They will finish with paint, collage or drawings that they determine with guidance from the instructor. The second project will be in the style of assemblage, and will combine wood, plastic, paper and any toys or pieces the children decide to use. Some attention will be given to the composition of the pieces and colors will be determined by the mood the children want to depict. Some may choose mono-chrome and some may choose rainbow! Only the kids will know for sure!

  •  All Ages 8-12 are welcome. 

  • Cost:  $100  (Includes all three classes)

  • Materials list:  All materials and supplies will be provided.

  • Students should wear “play clothes” and may want to bring an apron to wear.   

  • Class Size:  Minimum 4 /Maximum 8 

  • Enroll: Contact Marsha Cook at  

Helen Wilson
Brown Bag Adult Art Camp
June 25 & 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Why let the kids have all the fun! Come play with materials. Each Evening we will explore a new project, always with a sense of play. After all, it is only art! (All materials provided.)

  • Ages 18 and up

  • Cost:  $75     

  • Class Size:  Minimum 5 /Maximum 10

  • Email with "I’m in for Brown Bag Adult Art Camp" in the subject line.

Brown Bag Art Camp

Helen Wilson
Drawing with Helen
July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Spend 4 Wednesdays learning to draw. Have fun with foundations while you fight your fear, because YES you can draw!

Murals From Start to Finish

Johnathan Martinez

Murals From Start to Finish


1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Begent Ranch

This class will be hands on and will take students through the entire process of painting a mural from start to finish. The standards of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T Mural Project will be followed.

  • This class is suitable for students ages 12 and older with art experience (Students must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for drawing and painting.) Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Cost: $245 (Includes all classes)

  • Materials will be provided by instructor.

  • Class size:  Maximum 10 students 

  • For more info or to register contact: Johnathan Martinez

  • Website:

HWilson 3Day

Helen Wilson Facilitator

 3-Day Artists Revival Retreat for Women  

September 9, 10 and 11, 2022 

Fri 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


What Helen has in store for you is an artists’ refuge for the sole purpose of reconnecting, refueling, and reviving your artistic self in the company of other women.  

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. Learn innovative mixed-media art-making techniques. Share good food and conversation with a small group of creative-minded women.   


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. 

Great for new as well as returning artists.  


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