Adult Classes/Workshops

2017 Classes

CLAY SAFARI with Penny Palmer

Have fun learning good hand building techniques as you build clay projects from coils, slabs and pinch pots. No previous experience necessary.

Mondays: Mondays  April 17, 24  May 1, 8, 22 6:30 – 9pm

Fees:  $100        RAA Member: $75                materials fee $20 payable to instruct



An introduction to drawing, suitable for beginning through advanced students.

Tuesdays: May 9, 16, 30, June 6   6:30 – 9pm

Fees:  $95               RAA Member:  $70



An introduction to landscape painting and advanced Still Life painting.

Wednesdays: May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 10am – 1pm

Fees:  $105    RAA Member:  $80

PASTEL with NATALIE RICHARDS for Beginners/Intermediates

Focus on Landscapes and still life

Wednesdays   May 24, 31 June 7, 14, 28    6:30- 8:30pm 

Fee:   $95       RAA Member $70        


Step by Step instruction of a specific piece

Fridays   10am – 12:30    May 19, 26  June 2 and Sun June 4

Fee:   $95       RAA Member $70  


Integrates creativity with instruction of basic skills, design and composition. Beginning through advanced students will grow in this class.  

Thursdays: Aug 17, 24, 31 Sept 7, 14    7pm – 9pm

Fee: $95         RAA Member:   $70

2017 Workshops


Tia will be teaching you how to hammer copper and make it into a piece of jewelry (limited spaces)

Saturday: May 20th 9:30am- 1:30pm

Fee: $65                RAA Member: $50 + $15 materials fee payable to instructor



Tia will be teaching you how to make jewelry from copper clay

Saturday: June 17th 9:30am – 4pm (1/2 lunch break-bring sack lunch)

Fee: $95                RAA Member: $80 + $25 materials fee payable to instructor



Tia will be teaching you how to make jewelry with different enameling techniques (limited spaces)

Saturday: June 24th 9:30am – 4pm (1/2 lunch break-bring sack lunch)

Fee: $95                RAA Member: $80 + $25 materials fee payable to instructor


For more information on these and other class offerings or to register, contact the Redlands Art Association: 909-792-8435

A 72 hour notice prior to the start of the class must be given to the RAA to receive a refund or transfer to a different class.

There will not be a registration confirmation.  Students will be notified if the class is cancelled.

Class fees will not be prorated/refunded for missed classes.

Programs & Workshops

“Georgia O’Keeffe… continued”

With Linda Zoeckler, 4-25-17

The April Program at the Redlands Art Association Gallery will be the lecture and photos, “ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe: Later Works”, by art historian, Linda Zoeckler on Tuesday, April  at 25, 7 pm.

Zoeckler, taught art history at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Gallery is located at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. No charge, public welcome.

Clay Safari Class

Upcoming Class: Clay Safari beginning April 17!

Penny Palmer and Nancy Roeder will teach and guide you on a five week adventure through the clay safari outback at the Redlands Art Association, located at 215 State Street in the city of Redlands.

Penny has been involved in ceramics and teaching hand building, throwing & sculpture over the past forty years with low fire, mid range, wood & kazegama firings, pit and raku firing, and traditional stoneware and porcelain high fire pieces that have made their way into homes and private collections throughout the globe!

“I love working with clay and teaching new and experienced clay artists", Penny states." I am a Studio Potter, dedicated to passing along the knowledge, skills, secrets, shortcuts and techniques that I have gleaned over the course of my lifetime to train the next Studio Potters for our future”.

Nancy excels in hand building and incorporating her unique surface textures, designs and decorating techniques.  she exhibits her pieces locally and they have become sought after in juried art shows.

This new clay safari class will give you hands on experience taming the raw, wild and savage clay into one-of-a-kind pieces that you will decorate, glaze and take home to your collection.

  • 5 Monday nights 6pm - 8:30pm
  • April 17, 24, through may 1, 8, & 22
  • RAA member $75.00*/non member $100.00*
  • Book your passage now! 909 792 - 8435

* There is a one-time $25.00 materials fee for the whole course payable to the instructor at the first class.

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:


You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

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”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery