Youth Classes


May 2014 – Youth Art Classes

For Children, Tweens, and Teens

RAA proudly announces an enhancement to our current program that allows students to participate at two levels. Our Academy Classes constitute a well-rounded approach designed to give students a deeper experience by participating in a series of classes over time that progress to advanced levels. Students learn about the formal art elements and principles using the language of art. They participate in hands-on, guided experiences that introduce a variety of art disciplines (e.g., drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) and allow them to express themselves by creating their own unique art. They explore artists and cultures, and value art in nature, their own work, and the work of others.

Creative Journey Classes are a variety of unique, “stand-alone” classes that provide art experiences in a single art discipline (e.g., ceramics) and focus on artistic techniques, creative expression, and skill development. The hallmark of all RAA Youth Art Classes is the emphasis on individual creative accomplishment in a relaxed and fun environment!


Monday (ages 12-16) Module 18: “Tropical Paradise” w/Firouzei Flordelis

6:00-8:00 p.m.  Apr. 28; May 5, 12, 19. Four 2 hour classes – $65

Work on building your portfolio while developing artistic judgment and aesthetic skills! Paint a tropical sunset silhouette. Learn about wonderful Mola and Batik art by designing fabric masterpieces. Combine Batik art and a Hawaiian tiki totem pole to make a “Ba-tiki” multimedia painting. Design an original clay sculpture or vessel. Total art freedom!

Tuesday (ages 6-9*) Module 6: “Masters of The Great Outdoors” w/Suzanne Burke

3:30-5:00 p.m.  Apr. 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27.  Five 1.5-hour classes – $65

Draw, paint, and create a variety of spatial scenes. Learn about Master Artists’ techniques and motivation. Take home landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes that you make yourself.

Wednesday (ages 9-12) Module 12: “Create!w/Firouzei Flordelis

4:00-5:30 p.m.  Apr. 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28.  Five 1.5-hour classes – $65

Express your artistic style, skill and ideas with inspiration from around the world. Create a 3-D form using a hardback book, a cherry blossom scroll painting with your name in Japanese and an original clay sculpture. Using the shapes of the United States, experiment with a Puzzle Maps Picture and more….


Monday (ages 6 & up) “Cartooning: Freaky Fish”  w/Darlene Douthit

3:30-5:30 p.m.  Apr. 28; May 5, 12, 19.  Four 2-hour classes – $65

Discover interesting fish facts and how to draw your own cartoon fish that fly and walk. Learn inking, brush-pen markers, and watercolor pencil techniques! Free drawing guides will be provided.

Saturday (ages 9 & up) “Drawing Magic” w/Firouzei Flordelis

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. May 17.  One 3-hour class – $35 (includes $5 materials fee)

Make your mark! Discover tips and tricks to improve your drawing skills. Learn about shading, value, detail, emphasis, 3D effects, perspective, materials, style and more. Drawing is a way of seeing, telling a story, and having fun!


***Summer ART CAMPS***

Session 1: Monday through Friday, June 16-20 and June 23-27 Ten 2-hour classes – $175

10:00 am-12:00 pm (ages 6-9*) “Multi-Media” 

1:00 pm-3:00 pm (ages 9 and up) “Multi-Media”

Session 2: Monday through Friday, June 30-July 3 and July 7-11 Nine 2-hour classes – $160

            (No class on Friday, July 4)  

10:00 am-12:00 pm (ages 6-9*) “Multi-Media” 

1:00 pm-3:00 pm (ages 9 and up) “Multi-Media”

Session 3: Monday through Friday, July 14-18 and July 21-15 Ten 2-hour classes – $175

10:00 am-12:00 pm (ages 6-9*) “Multi-Media” 

1:00 pm-3:00 pm (ages 9 and up) “Multi-Media”


* Children must be 6 years old by December 1, 2013.

• 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.


(ages 6-11 recommended)

Attention Home Schoolers:

We are currently offering 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


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.