To access our programs, watch for eBlasts, Facebook, Instagram, and our webpage.
RAM has created a YouTube channel that will store the recorded videos you’ll want to view.
The channel: fortsmithregionalartmuseum
We hope you enjoy what we have available and will join the fun!
Quarantine Art Exhibition
Southside High School
April 13- August 22
Quarantine Art showcases the sculptures and 2D paintings created during the pandemic by Southside High School Art Students. In the past school year, these students have had many obstacles and challenges, but they stayed the course, creating inspiring artwork that embodied their experiences of the current times. Join us virtually, or in person with limited numbers, as we highlight the quarantine experiences of these young artists!
RAM Art Classes
Music as an Art Prompt:
Ages 6 – 11
This exciting homeschool class will focus on teaching students about the art-music movements throughout the years. They will listen to the period music and create art with the movement in mind. The students will gain knowledge of music and art by doing so through art prompts.
This class will start at 11 am every other Wednesday, through May 12th. Classes will take place on Zoom.
In this free online class, the educational staff at the Regional Art Museum will teach an instructional sketching technique every week, drawn from the subjects of still life, landscape, or the human figure. Students can either stick to the basics or for the more advanced sketcher, you can put your own creative spin into it. End of class show-and-tell will allow artists to engage, critique, and improve community fostering. So, grab your sketchbook and pencil and experience both the improved wellness and artist community of a consistent drawing practice!
This Free Zoom Class is Open to All Artists of
All Skill Levels. Ages 12+.
Beginning February 16, 2021 – Every Tuesday at 7 pm
Hannah Jeremiah’s intricate and colorful drawings combine academic observation and creative self-expression.
“Drawing is a practice that comes from my childhood,” begins Jeremiah, “It allows me to process aspects of my reality that have no words or can’t easily be put into words.” She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently practices in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Sketching with Color: Atmospheric Perspective
Not all landscapes come with the ease of converging lines to create perspective. For hills and mountain views, varying proportion and subtle color shifts are needed to create a sense of depth. Learn about the technique of atmospheric perspective in this class to really master those more naturalistic landscapes! Follow this lesson step-by-step or put your own creative spin on it! Free and open to the public.
Sketching with Color: Mountain Landscape with Village
Known predominately for his abstract works, the painter, Wassily Kandinsky, also created landscapes. In this class, we’ll take the use of color and simplification of a landscape from the study of Kandinsky’s painting ‘Mountain Landscape with Village’. Follow this lesson step-by-step or put your own creative spin on it! Free and open to the public. Be sure to bring your pastels!
THE HUMAN FIGURE
Gesture, Contour, and Figure Studies
A sense of movement and quality of line is just as important to a figure drawing as a sense of proportion. Learn how to create less static poses in this class by going through the basics of gesture and contour! Follow this lesson step-by-step or put your own creative spin on it! Free and open to the public.
Proportion of the Human Face
Just as the curl of a seashell is mathematically proportioned, so too are the facial features of the human face. Learn these general proportions of the human face and even how to analyze your own! Follow this lesson step-by-step or put your own creative spin on it! Free and open to the public.
COLOR for Creatives! Through May 21, 2021
Thursday’s at 6 pm c.s.t. via Zoom
COLOR for Creatives is an immersive class designed to help artists concisely and confidently expand their color palette and artistic repertoire. Each Tuesday, a video will be uploaded for students which will discuss that week’s artist and techniques. A live video conference will take place on Thursdays at 6 pm c.s.t. for all class participants to join in, engaging 1-on-1 teaching and group input.
This program offers workshops that consist of the Art4Healing method. It supports emotional healing as participants process their feelings using paint and canvas. Participants are given a safe workspace and prompt to create abstract art pieces to aid in expressing themselves. By giving the participants these tools, they are freer to express themselves which can help reduce stress, offers encouragement, clarity, and insight.
The program will be offered during the Creative Forces Exhibition to honor our veterans and current service members. This will be via Zoom every two weeks through the duration of the exhibition. Supplies will be provided for those who register two weeks in advance.
Free Zoom Class – Registration Required
Limit 10 per class
Free Zoom Lecture – Registration Required
04/15/2021 7 pm c.d.t.
Lie in Wait II
Lisa Krannichfeld was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Lisa’s work depicts women in subversive contexts contesting how women have been historically depicted as objects catered to the male gaze. Lisa’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally including shows across the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. In 2018 her work was chosen as the grand award winner in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. In 2017 she won the grand award at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Juried Exhibition, and Best in Show at the 2017 Magic City Art Connection Art Fair in Birmingham, Alabama.
Joseph McReynolds, Nude:
Perhaps one of the most intriguing and unique works in RAM’s permanent collection is Joseph McReynolds scrimshaw work, Nude. Nude is carved onto ivory, the technique originating among 18th-century whalers. The medium, relatively new and unique, is not the only interesting fact about this work. Original scrimshaw subject matter often included oceanic or baseline subjects, but McReynolds engraves a more classical subject matter, the female nude. Reminiscent of older sculptures, McReynolds employs scrimshaw as a fine art proactive rather than simply work done by an artisan. Please join us to learn more!
Kay Aclin – Abstract I
Kay Aclin – Basking, 2018
Native Hot Springs, Arkansas artist, Kay Aclin remains a flourishing artist whose permanent residence is now Fort Smith, Arkansas. Her creative endeavors began when she was a child, as her mother, also an artist, provided constant encouragement. Aclin is ambitious and adventurous in her work, and this flexibility contributes to her success. Known for her color and spontaneity, Aclin allows her personal artistic philosophy to guide her visual work, she believes art is something to explore and experiment with while having fun. Her gestural work, landscapes, and abstract art testify to her diverse interests and spontaneity.
RAM is excited to announce a new lecture series
all about Arkansas Art!
Via Zoom every other Thursday at 7 pm c.d.t.
FREE / Registration Required
Lecture LIVE! is an exciting new program offered by RAM that emphasizes historical, contemporary, and local artists. Every other Thursday, our Assistant Curator, Samantha Rhodes, will lead a guided lecture via Zoom concerning particular artists and the history that surrounded them, or their contemporary inspirations. Local artists will be interviewed, providing an in-depth look into their style, media, and ideologies behind their work.
Sensual Art: A Survey of the Ancient World
Laocoön and His Sons, Late Hellenistic
Free Zoom Lecture
April 22, 2021 – 7:00 pm c.s.t.
Venus de Milo, 130-100 B.C.E
Female Figure, 3500-3400 B.C.E.
The ancient world laid a significant foundation for art history. In particular, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures founded stylistic concepts of perspective, depth, the advancement of certain religious beliefs or philosophies, and much more.
Another aspect found in ancient art is the idea of heightened sensuality, even among religious figures. Views of the sensual carried into all aspects of socio-economic and spiritual life, communicating a deeper understanding and appreciation for the human body. Please join us this week to learn how ancient Western art depicted sensual figures and their importance to the more extensive cultural understanding.
RAM Education Projects
Mural Proposal Contest
Katelynn Noel Knick
“Where the Spirit of Art Unites Us uses an abstract, uplifting design of bright and pastel lines and floral-like shapes that connect and flow together connecting and lifting the spirits of the community. I believe abstract art connects us on our deepest, universal level through our sense of emotion. Right now, when things are tense, the future is unknown and we are universally experiencing the repercussions of this time, I hope that this mural will serve as a visual symbol of hope and remind the community that art truly is essential and brings us all together.”
Where the Spirit of Art Unites Us!
Ms. Knick will paint
on March 26 & 27, 2021!
To learn more about Katelynn Noel Knick
please visit her website:
TO FOSTER ART APPRECIATION IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH
DIVERSE EXHIBITIONS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING,
DYNAMIC EVENTS, AND CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS.