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

These are self-directed sessions, drawing from a nude model.  There is no instruction. We start with several 30 second poses and progress through 1, 2, 5 and 10 minute poses to end with three 20 minute poses. Models break for 5 minutes every 20 minutes with one 15 to 20 minute break in the middle. Suggested, but not required, bring a treat to share during long break.

We try to keep it casual and fun but quiet while drawing.


Life Drawing (no instruction)

Friday from 9 a.m.-noon

Feb. 14, Mar.6, Apr. 10,  May 8

  • Adults

  • Fee: Varies, about $10 to $15 per session (the model fee of $90 is divided between artists attending).

  • Class size: 6 - 12  artists. Space is limited so register early.

  • Bring whatever materials you like to use. Most of our models do not allow photography. Easels and tables are available.

  • Reserve a spot at least 5 days before each session so that a model can be requested.

  • Contact: Email or call 760 585 5851


Lyn Feudner

Wild Wire to Wearable Fused Glass

2nd Monday of each month from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar.9, Apr. 13 or May 11 

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!

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  • Adults and children age 7 and up. (Children must be accompanied by a parent) Beginners welcome!

  • Fees: $50.00 each class or $200.00 for 5 classes

  • Class size: 5 - 9 Students

  • Enroll: Email or call 760 585 5851

  • Website:

Helen Munroe
Intro to Precious Metal Art Clay Jewelry 

Tuesday from 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

2 sessions: December 10 and 17 and/or January 21 and 28


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. 

  • Ages: Beginners.  Students 16 and up

  • Fees:  $100 (2 classes)

  • Materials provided by Instructor

  • Class size: 3 to 6 students 

  • For more information or to register, contact Helen Munroe (858) 449-0676 or 


This 2-day workshop will acquaint you with the ancient medium of encaustic. Encaustic painting is a very exciting use of hot wax and pigment.  This can be used to create abstracts, landscapes or collage and a lot more.  This will be a fascinating and fun experience. 

The class is limited so sign up soon. 

Jane Brown

Introduction to Encaustic

Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon.

2 sessions: Dec. 12 and 13  and/or  Jan. 23 and 24

  • Adults - Beginners  ­

  • Cost:  $100 (2 classes)  $75 returning students

  • Class size:  Min 4 Max 5

  • All materials are provided

  • For more info or to register:  Jane Brown at


Marsha Cook

4 Little Books in 4 Weeks

Monday from 9 a.m.-noon

January 6, 13, 27, and February 3 (No class on January 20) 

Love little books?  Want to learn to make them? Little books are cute and intriguing.  Come learn a variety of binding techniques including folded, stitched, stab binding, and adhesive binding.  Participants will learn 4 book binding techniques to make a new book each week. 

  • Ages: 16 and up; Beginners and all are welcome  ­

  • Cost: $100 (4 classes)

  • Class size:  Min 4 Max 8

  • All materials are provided

  • For more info or to register:  Marsha at: 


Carol Ravy

Watercolor Basics

Thursdays, from  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

January 9, 16, February 6 and 20

Learn The basics of watercolor even if you are an absolute beginner.  Experienced watercolor painters: improve your work and learn new techniques!   Watercolor Basics is an afternoon class with lecture, demonstration and hands on painting time. In this class you will receive individual instruction as well as the camaraderie of working with other watercolor artists.

  • Adults

  • Cost:  $25 per class  or $ 90 prepaid for all 4 classes

  • Materials list provided upon registration.

  • Class size: Min 4 Max 10

  • For more information or to register contact Carol Ravy (760) 789 3298  or 

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Helen Wilson

Salon Talks: What is Art: Part II Talking the talk

Saturday from 4 pm- 6 p.m.

Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11 

In this entertaining 4 part series, artist and Palomar instructor Helen Wilson will take a romp through mankind’s creative history. What have we created, and more importantly, why do we create? Each talk will be followed by a followed by group discussion.  Warning: art is often about sex, politics and religion.


Helen Wilson

2-Day Artists Revival Retreat for Women 

Saturday and Sunday   9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

January 18 - 19, 2020

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. 

Learn innovative mixed media art making techniques while working in Studio with a view to the Grasslands. Share good food and conversation with a small group of creative-minded women.   

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:  $250. New, $200 returning Artists. 

  • Materials: All materials plus lunch and snacks included. 

  • Class size:  Min 3 Max 6 

  • For more info or to register: Contact Helen Wilson

  • Website:

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Pat Kelly

Drawing and Painting Techniques – Finding Your Personal Style

Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR  2 p.m -5 p.m.

January 22 – February 26

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 creating an artist statement. As the work is completed the class will discuss creative issues and learn through group critique.

  • Adults: intermediate or advanced students

  • Cost: $175.00 (6 classes)

  • When you register you will receive a material list  

  • Class size:  Min 8 Max 10 students 

  • For more info or to register contact: Pat Kelly 

  • Website:  


Susan Bainbridge

Art Start

Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m.

Jan. 23 – Mar. 12  (no class Feb. 13)

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.  

  • Youth ages 8-14

  • Cost:  $119 (7classes)

  • All quality art materials are provided.

  • Class size: Min 5 Max 10

  • For more information or to register visit

  • Instructor's website: 


Helen Wilson

Tuesday Nights Artists Group   

Tuesdays, Feb 25, March 24, April 28, May 26 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.  Exhibition on on June 5  

Creative energy works best through action and immersion. In art, there are times of rest and contemplation, and times of art making. Come pull from the mental and make physical. Create a reality; a piece of art. 

  • Adults, all levels of artistic experience.

  • Cost:  $100 (4 meetings and an exhibition on on June 5)  

  • Materials: you provide your materials; all medias are welcome. 

  • Class size:  Min 10 Max 20

  • For more info or to register: Contact Helen Wilson

  • Website:


Tuesday Nights is a series of art sessions for creative types. 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 the creative fields for a while others are just starting, all that matters is your willingness to jump in and take chances. After all, it's only art.