Youth Classes

2017 – 2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Attention Home Schoolers!

Children’s day classes start up again August, 2015

(ages 6-11 recommended*)

We offer a day class especially designed for children who are home schooled. To find out more about the program, dates and times, please call 909.792.8435.

CLASSES FILL FAST!! Register early by calling 792-8435 or come by Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

* Children must be 6 years old by December 1, 2014.

Scholarship application deadlines: for Afterschool Classes: 1 week before classes begin; for Winter/ Spring/summer Art Camps: 2 weeks before classes begin. Application forms must be picked up at the Redlands Art Association.


Youth Teacher Bios

Suzanne Burke

Suzanne Burke has been a teacher at RAA for 4 years and has coordinated all the Youth Education Classes for the last 2 years. Suzanne studied Art History at San Diego State University and graduated in 1987. She taught Elementary Education for 12 years in both public and private schools. Teaching Art was always a priority in her General Education classroom. Suzanne loves teaching at RAA and bringing Academic and Creative art lessons to the children of Redlands.

Darlene Douthit

Darlene Douthit is a professional caricaturist, portrait artist, cartoonist, demonstrator and teacher. Her formal art education was obtained from Univ. of Redlands, San Bernardino Valley College and Scottsdale Artist School. Darlene was personally instructed by such renowned artists as Robert Abbett, Sam Savitt and the famous cartoonist Charles Schulz. She has been a professional artist since 1978. Darlene was employed as an illustrator and Layout Artist for 10 years and has many commissioned portraits, humorous illustrations and caricatures to her credit worldwide. Her teaching workshops and demonstrations span a career of over 38 years.

Firouzei Flordelis

Firouzui enjoys sharing her passion for art and art history with the youth of our community. She loves to inspire young artist to be creative, expressive and imaginative. Firouzei earned a BA in Studio Arts and Art History from the College of Charleston and a MA from National University. She holds a California Teaching Credential and enjoys teaching Ceramics and AP Art History at Moreno Valley High School. Firouzei has been a RAA Youth Ed. Teacher since 2007.

Michele Laughlin


Michele Laughlin spent her childhood making objects and drawing with what ever materials could be found. She grew up surrounded by very talented and creative people who have greatly influenced her own artwork. Michele has a Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific University. She taught Art at the High School level for ten years. Currently she teaches at Riverside Community College. Michele loves the opportunity to teach at RAA and for the chance to give back to her community.

Programs & Workshops

September 26 Program: Pastels with Angela Koenig

Exploring Pastels from Soup to Nuts!

by Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig will talk about the Soft Pastel medium on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.00 pm. Programs are free and open to the public. She intends present an A-Z regarding soft pastels, types of paper and techniques. Here’s what Angela has to say about pastels:

Pastels are little gems of pure color! As a medium, they are fun to use and can be incorporated into your artistic works in a variety of ways! Their explosive and vibrant color make your paintings sing, however, many artists often under estimate the fantastic nature of this medium. Artist Angela Koenig will join us on September 26th at 7:00 pm to kick off our new season, and will answer your questions and help you to understand   what makes pastels such a great medium for artists!

Choosing the right pastel is critical and depends upon your use and technique. Angela will explain how to get started with your own collection of colors and most importantly how to keep the colors clean and glowing in your work! Additionally, the presentation will include several substrate options and painting techniques for use of this flexible medium with a number of different mixed media options. We will learn about pastels and their unique qualities; you will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the world of pastels, literally from soup to  nuts!

Over the years, Angela Koenig has developed her artistic skills using a variety of different media, including pastels, encaustics, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as Chinese brush and mixed media. Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinctive style as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects which range from impressionistic and representational work to abstraction.  In her  mission statement Angela describes her personal artistic orientation - “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.”  Her work is prismatically vibrant and aesthetically  complex.

As an award winning artist, Angela participates in a number of invitational shows, including the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and was one of only three American artists featured by the Escondido Museum of Art in a recent showing of international Encaustic works. She has been asked to give presentations on a variety of mediums as well as conduct workshops and demonstrations for various regional art groups.  Her work has been featured in several magazines, and she is currently a working member of the Critical Eye Studio, and well as the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

 

Program committee looking for members

The Program committee will be convening in July-August to develop the next Program series.

Committee members help select the artists - demonstrators - lecturers for the Programs. Each member choses or is assigned one of the program artists, handles the contact information for the artist and makes sure he/she has everything for their program.  Once the committee secures the program artists, they don't meet as a committee until the next summer.

Fun and exciting to meet other artists - usually from out of the area.  Contact the gallery coordinators to sign up.  Email: gallery@redlandsartassociaton.org or talk to Liz, Linda, Judith or Sandy at the gallery.

Program Committee looking for program artists

Please contact the Gallery if you have a suggestion for a program artist. We're looking for people to promote the visual arts ... and even teach us a thing or two. For example, we've had painters, sculptors, photographers... they tell us how they got into the arts, how they do their art, how they promote their art and tthen, an art historian who shows us what made them famous.

The new program series start in September.

Give us your suggestions!   Email: gallery@redlandsartassociation.org