Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place at The Art Center of Ramona 438 Main Street; Ramona, CA 92065
Upcoming Winter Classes
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
Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar.6, Apr. 10, May 8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760 585 5851
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Thursdays, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
January 9, 16, February 13 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.
Cost: $25 per class or $ 90 prepaid for all 4 classes
All quality art materials are provided.
Class size: Min 4 Max 10
For more information or to register contact Carol Ravy (760) 789 3298 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Salon Talks: What is Art and Why Do We Create?
Saturday from 4 pm- 6 p.m.
Jan. 11, 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.
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.
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.
Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m.
Jan. 23 – Mar. 19 (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.