Monday, March 2, 2015

Free Art Programs for 2015 at Esther Bone Library

The Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) is about
"Artists Reaching Out Through Art"
 Offering free art programs

Free is good, isn't it? 
Here's the lineup of all the free art programs 
RRAA has to offer you this year. 
These programs are offered as a part of RRAA's Community Outreach Programs. 
All you need to do is sign up and show up! 
So, come on out and join us and
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We look forward to seeing you!

RRAA Programs at the
Esther Bone Library 
950 Pinetree Rd.
Rio Rancho, NM

All programs at the Esther Bone Library require signing up for it. The library will begin sign up for each program approximately one month prior to the event date. Class size is limited to 20 people and unless otherwise indicated, the age range is 8­-80+ years old. You can sign up at the adult information desk at the library or call: 505 891­5012 option 3. Sign ups usually begin one month prior to the program date. Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting ink or paint on (or, bring an apron)­.

Paint With An Artist
Saturday, April 25th 10 am-12 pm 
Saturday, September 26th 10 am-12 pm
Esther Bone Library 
Sign up required 
Ages: 8 years old on up 
No previous experience necessary
All supplies provided  
This event is FREE

The Art of the Collage
Saturday July 11th 10 am-12 pm
Esther Bone Library
Sign Up Required
Ages: 13 years - 80+
(not suitable for younger children)
Class size minimum: 5 Maximum: 15
Collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a technique of an art production where a composition is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. This is mixed media approach and no previous experience is required! 
All supplies are provided and this event is FREE!
Class will be taught by RRAA artist, Paula Scott

Just in time for Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 10th 10 am-12 pm
(a possible repeat of this event on Nov. 21st) 
Esther Bone Library 
Sign Up Required 
Ages: 8 years old on up 
All supplies provided 
This event is FREE
Come join us with this super fun and easy way to create your own scarf (or, give it as a gift!) led by RRAA artist, Annette Kingman. RRAA will provide you with a blank white scarf to work with along with all other needed supplies and you will leave with your very own creation of a bright and colorful scarf. Perfect to keep for yourself or to give as a gift to mom or some other lucky recipient!
Beginning Origami

Saturday, August 15th 10 am-12 pm
Esther Bone Library
Sign Up Required: Class size is limited to 15
Ages: 8 years-80+

Have fun learning the basics of Origami-Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Together, they form the word, "origami." It is an art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations.
RRAA Artist, Sue Hanauer will be teaching this program.
All supplies will be provided and this event is FREE!

A Lecture On Contemporary Art Confronts Renaissance Masters

Tuesday, September 15th 
6:30-7:30 pm
Esther Bone Library
No sign up required

If you visit Italy as a tourist, you probably don't come for the contemporary art, as much for its rich reserve of Renaissance art and history. In Italy, factories and castles are often transformed into modern and contemporary art institutions. The past confronts the present, and the present is enhanced through its relationship to history. In Italian, 
un confronto, means a comparison, contrast, or confrontation. In order to heighten the display of modern and contemporary art, historical works are exhibited alongside more recent art. This confrontation is used to draw out relationships present within the history of Italian art, heightening the display of artwork by creating a bridge between artworks of different generations. Sharon Wilson, an artist and frequent traveler to Italy, will talk about the contemporary art scene in Italy.

Meditation Through Doodling

Saturday, October 17th 10 am-12 pm 

Esther Bone Library 
Sign Up Required 
Ages: 13 years old on up 
(not suitable for younger ages)
All supplies provided 
This event is FREE

So, you say you can't draw? We say you can!
Learn how to combine quiet contemplation and the simplicity of 
the line to both create a work of art and relieve stress. 
Learn this simple technique 
that you can take with you everywhere. 
No previous experience required.  
Guaranteed to reduce your stress levels!
This program will be taught by Annette Kingman
All supplies will be provided and this event is free.