Children & Teen Class Offerings

Kid’s Clay with Aria Finch



Coil and slab-build several individualized one-of-a-kind clay pieces to decorate with colorful glazes. Instruction will focus on creating textures and developing increased hand-eye coordination and confidence over time. 


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Section I:
Age: 1st grade - 8 years
Tuesdays for 6 weeks 
April 9 - May 14
3:30-4:30 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members
Section II:
Age: 9 years - teen
Tuesdays for 6 weeks 
April 9 - May 14
4:30-5:30 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members

Throwing on the Wheel

Instructor: Aria Finch

Make various thrown bowls and cups with emphasis on inventive surfaces. 
Students must have had a previous class in clay at the RMAC. 



Age: 11 years to teen
June 10-14 and June 17 and 21
10:30 am - 12 pm
$65 members; $75 non-members

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Summer Art Camps!
Adventures in Art
June 3-28



Start your summer off with exciting art projects that explore a wide variety of media and techniques. New this summer, Art Camps are five days, Monday through Friday, and are full days for grades 1 through 8, and half days for pre-K and Kindergarten (with morning or afternoon sessions available). Full day camps include 4 classes and half day camps include 2 classes, each with their own unique theme or focus of media. Campers will end their week with a student art exhibition to show off their projects to family and friends.

Fee includes all materials unless noted, morning and afternoon snacks and a summer camp t-shirt. Campers in all day sessions will need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. Please inform staff of any dietary restrictions upon registration. Before and after care is available for an additional fee to better accommodate parents’ schedules.

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Week 1: June 3-7
Ages: Pre-K & Kindergarten


Choose one:
Morning Session, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session, 1-5 pm
Fee: $75 members; $95 non-members
Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week

*The minimum age requirement is 4 years old as of September 1, 2019. Children must be potty trained to participate. Parents have the option to stay with their child during classes. 

Class 1: Clay Creation - Learn about sculpture and clay through play and exploration using your endless creativity to sculpt your own expressive clay self-portrait.
Class 2: Experiments in Art - Experiment with color mixing, painting with fun items like spaghetti, and making images appear with science magic.

Week 2: June 10-14
Ages: Grades 1 & 2


Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Fee: $150 members;
          $190 non-members
Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week
After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week

Class 1: Clay Creation - Hand build and glaze cultural storyteller figures. 
Class 2: Super Story Tellers - Create drawings and paintings based on beloved children’s books and your imagination, and create your own handmade puppet theater through which to share your stories. 
Class 3: Music Makers - Make your own colorful, handmade instruments such as maracas, a xylophone, stringed instruments, and a drum and celebrate your achievements with a jam session! 
Class 4: Eco Art - Combine items found in nature with recycled materials to create two- and three-dimensional art as well as a collaborative art piece to display outside the Museum.

Week 3: June 17-21
Ages: Grades 3-5


Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Fee: $150 members;
          $190 non-members
Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week
After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week

Class 1: Clay Creation - Hand build and glaze cultural storyteller figures.   
Class 2: Dinomania - Create terrific pterodactyls and super stegosaurs in this multi-media class. Explore fossils, paint your favorite dino friend, and make wearable art to transform into prehistoric pals.
Class 3: Time Travelers - Explore the timeline of art, from the past to the future! Learn about art history through children’s books and accompanying drawing and painting projects, then make a time machine to blast into the future and create futuristic art!
Class 4: Junk to Gems - Explore the world of “upcycling” as you use recycled materials to make artwork such as plastic bottle planter pets, old crayon and marker mosaics, and egg carton picture frames and mobiles.

Week 4: June 24-28
Ages: Grades 6-8


Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Fee: $150 members;
          $190 non-members
Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week

Class 1: Clay Creation - Handbuild and glaze cultural storyteller figures.
Class 2: e-SCAPE! - Escape from the “norm” while using a wide variety of media and techniques to explore landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Practice your sculptural skills and create an art piece for the Museum’s grounds.
Class 3: Wearable Art - Turn your artistic talent into wearable flare! Create your own jewelry, design and make a costume, print your own t-shirts and even decorate canvas sneakers. Note: Students are required to provide their own cotton t-shirts and white canvas shoes.
Class 4: Printmaker’s Studio - Learn about the wide world of printmaking and just how many ways there are to make printed works of art. Explore texture through collographs, line through linoleum cuts, and low cost screen printing by printing on fabric and more! 



Space Camp
July 15-26

This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Space Camps are three days, Tuesday-Thursday, and are for grades 3-6. Follow the life cycle of stars and see how constellations change when you travel across the galaxy. Learn to read a star chart and try your hand at following the skies to tell the time of year. Jump from star gazer to rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build and launch your own Estes Alpha Rocket that you can take home! 



Fee includes all materials, a morning snack and summer camp t-shirt.

Week 1: July 16-18
Ages: Grades 3 & 4


Hours:  9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $50 members; $60 non-members

Week 2: July 23-25
Ages: Grades 5 & 6


Hours:  9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $50 members; $60 non-members


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