Second Saturday

Join us for our continuing nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 on the second Saturday of the month. Participation is free, however pre-registration is required. 

Upcoming Sessions:



Action Painting:
A Great Aquatic Disaster!


This interactive, humorous, open-ended, and fun class will encourage students to explore a unique and inventive art form. Students will participate in contemporary action painting inspired by the Titanic disaster. We will activate a large scale seascape by making and painting our own paper puppet characters. Students will use their characters and creativity to invent their own stories and interpretations about this event. We will film this 2 hour activity to make a time-lapse video that shows how the participants were interpreting “disaster.”

Instructors: Claudia Bitran and Beverly Acha
Saturday, January 14
10 am - noon

Note: This film will be included in an experimental remake of the film Titanic by Claudia Bitran, whose exhibit will be on view at RMAC beginning on February 10, 2016. For students to participate, parents will need to sign an actor’s waiver/release form.



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Fuzzy Landscapes


In this fiber arts workshop we will learn felting techniques with wool. Artists will explore techniques of wet felting wool into flat felt sheets, rolling it into balls, and forming multi-color felt beads. We will create a felt landscape through layering colors and textures of wool.

Instructors: Sunday Doyle & Rhonda Pharis
Saturday, February 11
10 am - noon


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Basic Tin Punching


An art form that is diminishing in the modern world, but kept alive in the Southwest, especially in New Mexico. Tin punching has strong Hispanic roots and can be seen in several outstanding examples at RMAC including the tin chandeliers that handg in the Founders Gallery. Instruction will include proper use of tools, design, and practice. 

Julie Murphy & Tabatha Hudson
Saturday, March 11
10 am - noon

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