Education

One of the RAA’s main missions is to support and encourage the visual arts through education. We provided classes for children as well as adults. We also have programs and workshops. Click on the tabs under “education” in our navigation bar to learn about upcoming classes, programs and workshops.

Children's Art Show
Children’s Art Show
Art Camp Duck Tape Collaboration
Art Camp Duck Tape Collaboration

Programs & Workshops

September Workshop: Art & Abstraction – Simply a “Blurred” Reality

with Angela Koenig

Saturday, September 26 from 9 AM – 4 pm

Angela will briefly explore the history of the abstract movement and then use the day to retrain minds, eyes and artistic memory.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to find inspiration utilizing any water based medium of choice or combinations of.  Collage may be incorporated.  Several methodologies and sources of inspiration will be considered.  A great time to explore artistic abstraction!

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Workshop Fee:  $130/$100 Friends of RAA -  A supply list will be available at sign up.

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

September Program: Art & Abstraction – Simply a “Blurred” Reality

with Angela Koenig

Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM

Abstract artist and watercolorist, as well as an artist known for her various styles and media; Angela Koenig, will be the guest speaker at the Redlands Art Association on the evening of September 22 @ 7 PM.  She will discuss her art and her desire to express, that which is beyond the visible.  She says, “Most artists concentrate on the visible.  I strive to capture what is underneath the superficial layer, to convey the very essence of my subjects. I’m not just putting a brush to canvas.  Every stroke is an untold story: every painting reflects a vision of vitality and spirit.” 

Angela will briefly examine the history of the abstract movement in art and show its relevance to her current work.  Also, a brief demonstration of techniques she uses to create her expressive, water media paintings will be presented.

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Over the years, Angela has developed her artistic skills using a variety of media. They include; watercolor, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, pastel, printmaking, oil and Chinese Brush.  Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinct style, as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects and the landscape in which they live.

Growing up in a Navy family, she became a student of the world.  This offered opportunities for extensive travel and study with globally renowned artist in Germany, China, the Philippines and beyond.  She completed her college education with an emphasis in the arts.  She then entered the corporate world of business; where, as a woman executive, she combined her artistic sense of design, color and style.  Here she was able to understand the intrinsic nature of people and hone her interpretive skills, which have proven invaluable in the artistic search for the essential psyche of her subjects.

An award winning artist, Angela is represented by Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook, CA., and has been featured in several Southern California magazines, including KOI USA and News Net’s Southern California Lifestyle. She has participated in many invitational shows and is a working member of the Critical Eye Studio.

The Tuesday Evening Program is FREE to all. 

August Class | Marketing Your Art

with Candy Glendening, Textile Artist

MONDAY:   August 31, 6:30 - 9 p.m.    

Being a successful artist is so much more than perfecting your technique and focussing in on subject material that speaks to you; today's artist has to be their own advocate and marketer as well. Opportunities abound with the tools that the internet brings to your marketing toolkit, but it can also be overwhelming: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, where does it end?

In this one evening class Candy will explain many of the marketing tools available to artists, pointing out the pros and cons of each one. She will cover items like:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Websites and Blogging
  • Photographing your art
  • Business card design
  • Choosing and getting accepted by an art show
  • Booth design and presentation
  • Interacting with potential clients, both short and long term
  • Getting published

And much more! Bring items you are using for marketing (like business cards, photos of your booth, a laptop computer so we can look at your website, etc...) and Candy will point out what's working, what's missing, and help you design a strategy for YOU to be more comfortable marketing YOUR art!

Fee:  $55  Discounted Member/"Friend" fee  $25

About Candy:

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count. These publishing opportunities led to her filming 8 different episodes of the PBS show “Quilting Arts TV”. The folks at Interweave also produced Candy illustrating her artistic process in two workshop DVDs: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”.

By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California. By night and weekend she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association, for whom she designs and maintains the website. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her website: CandiedFabrics.com