Free Diorama Class

The Ridgefield Art Association is offering a free class at our RACC room this Thursday, August 22nd at 6 pm.

We are providing a rustic 12″ x 12″ box and plain cardboard back and an assortment of colored paper. You provide your own fun, decorative ingredients: glue, scissors, etc. The Dollar Tree has some Halloween items in stock.

Open to elementary – adults. Elementary children need an adult to attend with them. It’s is limited to the first 10 people that reply to this email.

It will take place in the RAA room at the RACC. Follow the signs when you get to the entrance of the RACC. 501 Pioneer Street. Please reply to this email here if you would like to participate.

 

Ticket to ‘Wicked’

A member of our community has a ticket to ‘Wicked’ doe this Sunday, July 16, that she cannot use due to an emergency in her family. She has offered to sell it to the highest bidder and donate the money to Friends of the Library for their building fund.

The play is at Keller Auditorium in Portland, starting at 1:00 and the seat is an excellent one – in the Orchestra, main, row PB #8. Face value of the ticket is $149.

Call Barbara at 916-207-5043 if you’re interested.

Design Camp

LSW Architects is sponsoring a Young Architects Design Camps for children from 8 to 12 years old at two different locations and several weeks this summer.

OVERVIEW

It’s a program developed to cultivate creativity and exploration in elementary aged children. By placing an emphasis on design-based thinking, imagination, teamwork, and fun, the camp aspires to mold the problem solvers and creative leaders of tomorrow. Each week revolves around a unique central theme that informs a week-long project that culminates in an art walk where campers present their designs. Although the camp emphasizes drawing and building, we do not hesitate to get outside and play a bit too!

AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNED FOR KIDS TO LOVE

Last summer, there were multiple weeks offered where students had the opportunity to participate in various themes of design and creativity, from designing treehouses, spaceships, and more! At the end of each week, campers had the opportunity to present their creations to family and friends. In addition to their projects, the children participated in several other activities, such as sketchbook making, collaborative painting, and working with clay.  The campers were also given fun architecture tours through the Vancouver library as an educational field trip through their city.

The camps will run from 9 am to 3pm and cost $200 per session. Contact Tayloro@LSW-Architects.com for more information.

Locations:

Union Chapel: 806 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

Union Ridge Elementary: 330 N 5th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642

There will be multiple sessions of Design Camp this summer. Register before all of the spots fill up.

Session 1 – Union Ridge Elementary, July 8-July 12

Session 2 – Union Chapel: July 15-July 19

Session 3 – Union Ridge Elementary: July 22-July 26

Session 4 – Union Chapel: Aug 5-Aug 9

Session 5 – Union Ridge Elementary: Aug 19-Aug 23

Click here to register now

Art Association Sale Saturday at Overlook Park

Come to the Art Association’s annual art show and sale at Overlook Park on Saturday, opening at 9 am..

Many types of media will be represented, and it’s a good chance to meet the artists, talk about art, and maybe even take home an article you admire.

Look for the art canopy at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Ridgefield.

Moms and Mimosas at the Art Space

This sounds like a fun event. Email info@the-ras.com to sign up.

Watercolor Classes Start Tuesday, April 16

A new set of watercolor classes will start Tuesday, April 16 in my downtown studio. Class is geared toward beginner and intermediate students and the size is limited to six people. The morning class is full, but there is still space in the afternoon class, from 1 to 3pm.

You’ll learn a lot, laugh a lot, and discover the artist within you. There’s lots of individual instruction and  lessons make each class a learning experience.

Cost of the six week class is $60, with a $35 materials fee for new students. That includes a palette loaded with paint, one brush, a support and top quality watercolor paper. Please call me to sign up, 360-887-2160, before Monday, as I need to buy the palette.

Spud Feed Supports Ridgefield Performing Arts

Musicians Needed

Good afternoon Ridgefield community, 

 The RHS Performing Arts Department is currently preparing for “Chicago”, our annual spring musical production.  Kaitlyn Etter (RHS Theater) and I are in search of instrumentalists in the Ridgefiled School District and Ridgefield community to volunteer their time and talent to serve as musicians for the pit orchestra.  

As is the precedent, we always offer the opportunity to RHS students first.  Currently, most spots are occupied by student-musicians.  Due to the large breadth and depth of the instrumentation required for the production, we are seeking adult volunteer musicians to play the following instruments:  

 – Soprano Saxophone 

– Alto Saxophone 

– Trombone (First and Second Parts – Two musicians required) 

– Banjo 

– Piano 

 If you are interested or know of someone who would be interested in volunteering for the show, please let us know at your earliest convenience.  

Thank you!

 Charlie Greggerson   / Kaitlyn Etter 

RHS Band Director   / RHS Theater Director 

charlie.greggerson@ridgefieldsd.org  /  kaitlyn.etter@ridgefieldsd.org

Watercolor Class Starts October 30

Sample of student’s work

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed, positive atmosphere and watch your amazement grow as you create an original water color painting.

Our next series of watercolor classes start Tuesday, October 30 from 9 to 11 am at my home studio in downtown Ridgefield. Lots of individual instruction for a small group of students.

Cost is $60 for a series of six lessons. Call today to register – this class fills up quickly and is limited in size. 360-887-2160 or kathywinters179@gmail.com.

Saturday Night Party with Onsite Babysitting! – ‘like its 1999!

Downtown Saturday Night Party, August 25th, 7:30-11pm at the Ridgefield Art Space, upstairs above the hardware store.

www.The-RAS.com for tickets

Come see what The RAS is all about. Being a nonprofit arts center for Ridgefield, we have classes starting soon of all types – Ballet, Hip Hop, Partner Dancing, Zumba, Baby and Me, Comedic Acting/Stand Up, Date Nights, Paint ‘n Sips, Painting Instruction, a soon to be opened Teen Lounge for weekend nights and so much more coming! Come party and meet us…And don’t worry about the kids, we’ve got you covered!

Best date night ever in less than two weeks!! Live Band … Huge Dance Hall… Mingling… Disco ball and great acoustics …Beverages 😉 You can “catered bar” your face off!

Meet our instructors …Safe transportation home… Onsite Babysitting by Red Cross Certified Sitters in adjoining suite for $5/child. Not per hour- Just five bucks per child for the whole night!

Taxis out front- we have 23 stairs up to our second floor palace above the hardware store. If you have trouble getting down them you and yours GET IN A CAB. They’ll be waiting out front. Come out for a night of fun. Make new friends and high five your old ones. See our schedule and the soon to be opened Weekend Teen Lounge.

Tickets are $15 and support your neighbors’ access to awesome events, visual and performing arts classes, and a place where everyone in Ridgefield is welcome to make memories. One of every four people taking our classes are not asked to pay based on their private financial situations. Your fun pays for theirs too! Get your tix now at www.The-RAS.com The RAS- Nonprofit Arts For All.. Somewhere there’s a party… SOMEWHERE is up there!

Ridgefield Arts Space Opens Downtown

New to Ridgefield, The RAS- Ridgefield Arts Space, can be found just above the hardware store at 208 Pioneer, in downtown. The RAS is established to provide a place of arts, learning and events granting access to artistic, social, and educational experiences regardless of economic standing. The effort aims to maintain and enrich a true sense of community in and for Ridgefield, by the charitable contributions of the residents of Ridgefield.

The event-based schedule varies between 9am-midnight, 7 days a week, and after only opening the doors July 4, Summer Camps are in full swing, with weekly classes being added to the calendar daily. The “Arts for ALL” program of offerings eliminates the need for our residents to commute to outside areas for programs that should be offered right downtown. As founders Liz Kollings and Spencer Velott put it, “We live here and felt the most powerful contribution we could offer our neighbors was providing a community-based space for arts, learning, and fun that supports ALL members of Ridgefield—regardless of their financial situations.”

As a federally registered pending 501(c)(3), Non-Profit organization, a significant portion of every class/event registration dollar—be it for Ballet, Hip Hop, Comedy Improv, Baby Camp; Me classes, Summer Arts Camp, Teen Lounge Nights, or on “RAS Bucks” to buy your sweetheart a drink after dancing at our Date Night event, a significant portion silently goes to provide these very same experiences to those of us whose budgets simply cannot accommodate such extras. If you are one of the folks whose budget can’t afford access to the arts, but also want these enriching experiences for your family, please reach out to us and know that your privacy is secure. If you would like to sign up for classes, or to donate additionally please also email info@the-ras.com, call (360) 947-4484, or visit www.The-RAS.com.

To kick things off for the month of August, if you present a single receipt from ANY business in Old Town Ridgefield, you will receive $5 in “RAS Bucks” for every $25 spent.

First Saturday

This will be a big week in Ridgefield, with the Garden Club Plant Sale, the Ridgefield Art Association’s Spring Show, First Saturday’s doings, etc. I’ll be putting in snippets of what the expect during the coming week.

The Art Association will sell postcards, as shown at left, as well as 6 x 6″ pictures painted by the members. The original paintings sell for $30 each, and will go fast I’m sure, so get there early. Look for them  under the big tent at Overlook Park.

Watercolor Classes Start Next Week

Unleash your creativity! Come to my watercolor class, starting next week, Tuesday, Mardh 13. We’ll have fun and you’ll learn simple ways to make beautiful paintings. This class is for beginner and intermediate painters, even those who have never picked up a brush or say they can’t draw a straight line.

There’s a lesson planned for each day, and it’s fun to paint with others and get ideas from them.

The class is held in my home studio right here in downtown Ridgefield, and will be from 9 to 11 am for six weeks. Cost is $99 and includes materials. Class size is limited, so call today to reserve a spot. 360-887-2160

Paint and Pour

Is football NOT your thing?  Come join Maureen at her next Paint and Pour being held at Koi Pond Cellars on Feb. 4th from 3:00 – 5:00pm.  All materials are supplied and the price ($40) includes one glass of wine.  No experience necessary. Give watercolors a try! You might be surprised at what you can accomplish.
 Koi Pond’s new tasting room is located at 24211 NE 41st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
 Please call Michelle  (360) 281-2716 to reserve your seat. Sorry, no walk ins.

Paint and Sip at Lava Java

Lava Java coffee shop (2 South 56th Place suite 102) will  host a Paint and Sip event on Sunday, January 28th from 2-4pm . No experience needed, open to 12 years and older.  Taught by local watercolor artist, Maureen O’Reilly, the session includes all necessary supplies plus a signature cup of coffee. Cost is $40. Please call to reserve your seat: 360-887-3980.