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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

RAM Education

 

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 is called: fsramREVAMP. We hope you enjoy what we have available and will join the fun!

 

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STUDIO Art:

Ages 12 – 18

This hands-on homeschool class will focus on teaching students how to ‘see’ and ‘analyze’ as an artist and using those skills to execute detail-oriented assignments. The Elements and Principles of Design will be emphasized, and students will use them in explaining their work and processes. Rather than making ‘art’, the class will focus on grasping artistic perception and execution.

This class will start at 10am September 23 and will be every other Wednesday. Classes will take place on Zoom.

Music as an Art Prompt:

Ages 6 – 11

This exciting homeschool class will focus on teaching students about the art-music movements through 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 11am September 23 and will be every other Wednesday. Classes will take place on Zoom.

RAM Saturday

Check-in with us weekly to view an instructional video on art projects to do at home.

These will be projects the entire family will enjoy!

Adult Education

BEHIND THE SCENES:

BILLIE HOLIDAY PERFORMING AT SUGAR HILL:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JERRY DANTZIC

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement.

 

Please join our Zoom lecture to hear his son, Grayson Dantzic offer his insights into this amazing exhibition and the backstory of its creation.

 

10/22/2020 – 7 pm C.T. – FREE! Please Register

 Call for Artists

– Mural Proposal Contest!

Deadline Extended till October 30, 2020

 

     The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum has issued a Call for Artists – Mural Proposal Contest! The creatives in Fort Smith are known for their mural making prowess. We invite you to create on our space, the front measures 269 x 82” and the attached side is 89 x 82”

       Send in your proposal by October 30, we’ll announce our winner on November 13. The Themes are “Where the Spirit of Art Unites Us” & “1948″ –  the year the Regional Art Museum was founded.  We’ll need your contact information and rendering of your proposed artwork. Your artistic resume including prior public mural experience and references. This contest is open to everyone, with no residency requirements, just mural experience.

     Send to education@fsram.org and on the subject line: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Mural Proposal   –  Your Name.

The Proposal Deadline has been extended – 

October 30 – Good Luck!

Mural Front 22’42” x 6’8”

Mural Side 7’42” x 6’8”

COLOR for Creatives: August 25 - May 18, 2021


Thursday’s at 6 pm via Zoom
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

COLOR for Creatives is an immersive class designed to help artists concisely and confidently expand their color palette and artist repertoire.  This course will take place during the 2020-2021 Academic Year and will run 36 weeks.  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 6pm for all class participants to join in, engaging 1-on-1 teaching and group input.

 

REGISTER & PAY HERE

Curator’s Corner

 

Every other week, RAM Assistant Curator, Ms. Samantha Rhodes will discuss a piece from the RAM Permanent Collection

 

To Be Announced

Back to the Fort, 2008

One of four paintings in John Bell’s “Marshall” series, Back to the Fort holds special relevance to the Fort Smith area. The perspective features a glimpse of the Old Fort across the river from the Oklahoma border. The central figure on horseback is U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, the first black deputy west of the Mississippi River. His illustrious career featured many arrests of dangerous criminals, of which John Bell has recreated in his iconic scene.

To Be Announced

Summer Solstice, 2004

Timothy J. Clark’s work, exhibited both naturally and internationally, is known for his elegant, impressionistic style within the mercurial nature of watercolor. His monumental painting, Summer Solstice, has been described as a “visual love poem” featuring his wife, Marriot, as the model. As both teacher and artist, Timothy stresses compositional elements such as color, line, and form. He particularly emphasizes conceptions of light during different times of the year, easily seen in his work, Summer Solstice. Light, shadow, and line remain central to his artistic career and this imposing watercolor, standing at 41 x 29″ provides a summation of his interests, talent, and historical predilection.

To Be Announced

The Hills are Alive, 2018

David Kessler, a conceptual artist, emphasizes the elements of color and free form. His work often features loose brush strokes, bold colors, and lively texture. Kessler rejects the notion of categorical thought and allows the spontaneous celebration of color encouraging his many students to do the same. The Hills are Alive feature his characteristic saturated hues displaying a harmonious landscape. As with much abstract art, the interpretations are endless, which is a foundational joy for David Kessler.

Lecture LIVE!

Via Zoom every other Thursday at 7 pm C.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.

Eva Rubinstein:

Eva Rubinstein a Polish-American photographer active primarily during the 1970s and ’80s, provides a unique juxtaposition of both journalist and art photographer during a particularly politically progressive time in American history. Working within a Post-War world, Rubinstein still dealt largely with her family’s flight from Poland to America escaping Nazi violence and the oncoming war. Her work, also, deals with concepts of second-wave feminism and idyllic construction. Please join us to learn more about this talented photographer featured in RAM’s permanent collection.

TO FOSTER ART APPRECIATION IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH
DIVERSE EXHIBITIONS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING,
DYNAMIC EVENTS, AND CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS.