Education

In-person and online art education and artist workshops for all ages, gallery tours, online classes and programs that feature artists from around the world. Education at RAM is dedicated to providing learning about the arts to the community.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Art of Collecting
Lecture with Dr. Chris Ashworth

Saturday, August 3
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Dr. Chris Ashworth discusses selections and artists from his private collection. Artists discussed will include Carl Kauba, Frederick and Glenn Swedlun, Charles Banks Wilson, Doel Reed, Jackson Lee Nesbitt, Ina Annette and J. Jay McVicker. Welcome reception: 5 – 5:30 pm. Lecture 5:30 – 7 pm.

FREE – Just drop on by!

Creating Stylized Characters!
Drawing Class with Ayree Maner

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 6 & 7,
2:30 – 4:00 pm

Join us for a drawing class with artist Ayree Maner! This class will focus on sketching stylized characters to hone young artist’s skills and style in illustration, character design, or animation. All supplies provided.

$10 fee for both classes

Backpack Charms Workshop
with Margaret Grubb

Tuesday, August 13,
1 – 3 pm

Don’t go back to school or work without personalizing your favorite bag! Students can create 3 charm straps of their choice, using a variety of provided charms and beads. Perfect all ages and skill levels.

$5 fee covers supply cost

Soldiers on the Scene!
Diorama Art with the National Historic Site

Wednesday, August 14,
1 – 3 pm

This hands-on class invites budding historians and art enthusiasts to step into the past and bring historical battles to life through the art of diorama making.

FREE – Register Required
All supplies provided!

2024 SUMMER ART CAMPS!

Join us during July for themed art camps for all ages!

Learn More Here!

RECURRING PROGRAMS

Ram Sketch Image

DROP IN AND DRAW

Every Thursday
1-3 pm
FREE

A place and a time to draw? A live model for reference? Drop in and commune with other artists and draw (or paint) from a live model every Thursday afternoon.

We provide tables and easels but bring your own art supplies.

There will be no Drop in and Draw in July

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Lecture Live Image

RAM SATURDAYS

Saturday afternoons
12 – 3 pm
FREE

RAM is the place for make-and-take art projects. Currently, the classes are focusing on fun projects while exploring crafts through the decades. 

All art supplies provided. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

No need to register. 

Lecture Live Image

PAINT ‘N SIP WITH PETRA RADCLIFFE

Once a month
$25/members
$35/non-members

Recreate works by the great masters, guided by Petra Radcliffe, while you sip your favorite beverages. All skill levels welcome, art supplies provided.

16+ to paint / 21+ to sip  

HOMESCHOOL ART
CLASSES 2024

Every Other Tuesday

FREE

Lecture Live Image

GUIDED TOURS

FREE
Just drop on by!

Sundays at 2 pm

July 7 & 21

August 4 & 18

Guided by a trained gallery educator, tours  include our 5 galleries and information about the techniques and processes of multiple artists.

Lecture Live Image

GROUP TOURS

Tours for both students and adults (or school field trips!) will be led by trained gallery educators for a 60–90 minute museum experience. The first half will be spent touring the galleries and the second half will be spent finding a favorite artwork and sketching their own works of art from that image  or sculpture.

 

CALL OR  E-MAIL TO SCHEDULE:
479.784.2787
petra@fsram.org

How did we do?

Support for RAM is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the
Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.