Featured Artist: Rick Rotante
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Rick Rotante is a professional artist.
He attended the school of Art and Design in New York City and while in California he was tutored by two instructors from Pasadena Art Center where he learned new techniques.
After graduation he did a two year stint in New York City advertising.
When he moved to California he was inducted into the California Art Club while working for Walt Disney Pictures and Television in Burbank. He worked for Walt Disney17 years.
He also instructed oil painting and portraiture classes at Glendale Community College and Oil Painting classes at Art Classes of Pasadena.

He also displays his work in the Mountain Arts Gallery in Lake Arrowhead, CA

He also set up shop in New Mexico where he taught four classes at New Mexico State University before opening Raven Art Studio in downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2016. He taught personalized courses in painting pastel and drawing. Is current show at the Raven Art Studio is called Stolen Culture.

He has exhibited his work in national exhibitions in New York City, California, Montana and now New Mexico.

You can follow his work on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. His internet website is at rickrotantefnart.com.

He also has two head painting demonstration videos currently on YOUTUBE.COM
He is the author of the instructional book " THERE ARE NO FLESHTONES. In addition he writes a column on life as an artist called Musings from the Easel also on FACEBOOK.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY - Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -12:30PM - Beginners to Advanced

This is an on-going class with one of our Gallery's most prestigious artists, Helga Batman-Koplin. With over 20 years of teaching, exhibiting, demonstrations, and jurying Helga teaches this class at the Community Arts Center class: "Enjoy the art of oil and acrylic painting".

For high school and up; $35 per class or by the month ($125 for 4- 3 hour lessons). Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Helga. Students will learn to produce a painting from beginning to end, from lay out and mixing colors to finish! Contact or call: 909-336-5785

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS)

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS) meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to about 8:00 PM in the CAC.
The first hour covers MAPS events and features an educational presentation on a photography topic of interest.

Each month a photography challenge is given. The second hour gives MAPS members an opportunity to share their challenge photographs with the group. Constructive comments and suggestions facilitate skill development and personal growth.

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Linda Harlan-White, Instructor

Linda Harlan-White, welcome any gallery or MAN artist to help them on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.
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