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

March Program – Linda Zoeckler, Art Historian

Painting Paradise in Plein Air:  A History of Late 19th Century Painting

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This is the third program Ms.Zoeckler had given to RAA.  Ex-professor of art, and noted art historian, she has a rich power point presentation to share, as well as, insights and anecdotes to offer.  She will allow time for questions and discussions.


The public is welcome to attend.     Redlands Art Association Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State Street, Redlands.  For more information, call 909-792-8435.

Feb 23 Program – Karen Werner


“Oil Painting the Lively Still Life” with Karen Werner

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Program:  Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM

 An accomplished, award-winning artist, Karen Werner, has been painting full time since leaving the teaching profession in 2005.  She is a versatile painter, working in both oils and watercolor, painting a wide variety of subject matter:  still life, landscapes, urban scenes, portraits and figures.  She paints realistically, but in a loose poetic style.

During her program she will discuss her life’s journey as an artist, including her philosophy and techniques, as she works on a demonstration painting.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear this much sought after artist.

Program is FREE to all.


Workshop:  Saturday, February 27 from 9 AM – 4 PM

 Learn how to paint or improve existing skills, by painting still life from life.  Karen will demonstrate the benefits of painting small and often.  She will share four basic concepts that you’ll be able to apply to painting any subject.  Still life doesn’t have to be stuffy!  Come and see how design, color and loose brushwork can bring energy and vitality to your painting.

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

Nov 17 PROGRAM – Jeff Owens

November 17 Program – Jeff Owens

On the Outside Looking In – Detachment & Creativity with Jeff Owens

Well known, award winning artist, Jeff Owens will talk about how he has always felt about his personal relationship to “the world of the visual arts,” and how that has taken him to the type of artwork he’s been creating lately. The program will be a kind of half and half talk.  Part one will be an overview of the many phases (era’s?) his art has gone through.  Part two will be about what he is doing now and how it relates to what he did back then.  Jeff will bring, to the program, several of his artworks along with some photos.  He will discuss how he goes from the birth of an idea to a “finished” artwork.  Also, he’ll share what he has learned about using acrylics and why he has elected to use that medium, so much, in the past few years.  It should be a fun, fascinating and upbeat presentation.  NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tuesday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.