Richmond Art Museum Offers Classes To The Public

Here is an opportunity for budding artists of all ages to experience and learn this winter.  Since the Spring Semester of 2009 the Art Museum has been offering art classes to the public –both youth and adults.

One class geared towards the younger age group is called Open Studio Painting and Drawing Classes for Youth. These classes take place on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m. and the third Wednesday of each month in one hour sessions.

Other classes offered are:

Carvin Rinehart Photo

Photoshop 101: offered Thursdays from January 20th – March 10th (8 Weeks). 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Course instructor Carvin Rinehart will cover the many basic skills that allow you to navigate skillfully through the seemingly infinite options offered to us in the Photoshop software.  Join us for a great class!

Ceramics:  Wheelwork

Thursdays, January 20th – February 24th (6 weeks) 5 – 8 PM

This is a pottery course for novice, intermediate or even the recreational ceramist, Brian Haviland will teach students all about what it takes to be successful when working with clay, including wedging, trimming, glazing and plenty of time spent throwing on the wheel!

Dan Woodson Workshop:

Saturday, January 29th, 2011                                                          9 AM – 5 PM

Dan Woodson is an award-winning painter and an all around good guy!  He has won awards at Indiana Heritage Arts, the T.C. Steele Great Outdoor Paint Out, the Hoosier Salon and at the Richmond Art Museum. Painting all over the United States, he loves to paint the Indiana landscape most.  He has given many workshops and truly loves painting and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Each course carries a separate fee and the cost depends upon membership with the Art Museum, though non-members are encouraged to participate as well.  For more information about the cost of classes and supplies needed, and to register inadvance you can contact:

Lance Crow

Education Director


What a wonderful way to pass these wintery days in Wayne County.

Wayne County Native and Photographer: Brad Cox Westward HO! 2010

Some of the Prairie Dogs Posing

Many of you know of Brad Cox’s work from his Flickr photography and some of you have had unique senior picture and wedding shoots with him.

The following is a pictorial journal of Brad and Katie’s westward adventure–destinations, Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington State.


Denver Waterways

The pictures include playing with the prairie dogs in Wyoming, trails and waterways in Denver,enjoying a mountain view, and other points westward.  Enjoy!

Ahh...we made it!

To see more pictures of their adventures west you can go to Brad’s Flickr account (wherethetrainssleep).

New Friends

(Brad will be back in the area in about a month and you can contact him then for photos or contact him on Facebook).

Portraits of a Community by Jim Hair

Just a few of the wonderful people I have met who have made my first year in the Midwest so rewarding. For more of Brian Wallen’s music: