Virgin Valley Artists’ Association Annual Student Exhibition
A month long exhibition of student artworks from
the Mesquite area Virgin Valley K-12 Public Schools
and featuring the Rancho Ceramics Studio student artwork from
Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery,
15 W Mesquite Blvd,
Mesquite, NV 89027 (map)
Monday May 4 – Saturday May 30
10am – 4pm daily (Closed Sunday)
Saturday May 23, 1pm – 3pm
Free to the public.
Eureka Casino and Resort.
Phone: (702) 346-1338
Mesquite Home Page:
Join us every Saturday for some fun in the mud! We offer a full line of course offerings to keep you inspired and creative ~ all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Complimentary continental breakfast and coffee are also included! Starting Saturday, April 25th and continuing through Saturday, May 23rd.
$15 at the door or $50 for a full 5-week session covers all clay, tools, glazes, firings, instruction and studio access.
Congratulations to the Rancho Ceramics Students representing nationally at the
49th Annual NCECA Conference, March 25-28, 2015 in Providence, RI!
Left to Right: Estefania Gutierrez, Yesenia Godoy, Melissa Valdovinos, Vesna Blanusa, Ash Ortega, Mari Aguilar, Emily Guzman, Aylin Ibarra, Travis Watts, Alejandro Gonzalez, Emmanuel Villa, Cynthia Hernandez, Ulrich Bernardino, and C.A. Traen
You are invited to journey deeper into the world of ceramics through alternative firings with local Las Vegas artist, Shari Bray at her FREE Saggar Workshop! Learn how to develop layered sophisticated textures with combustible materials as well as experiencing a primitive wood firing in our very own new barrel kiln!
This workshop is sponsored by Metro Arts Youth Council and all proceeds from the sale of bisque ware go towards the MAYC Scholarship Fund.
Beginning students are starting their very first responses to an artistic problem this week! As the story goes, they found a bizarre and intriguing object while hiking at Mount Charleston…and they are using Ernst Haekel’s illustrated text, “Artforms in Nature” for references to help them re-create that fascinating Unidentified Object!
Ideas are brewing for lots of well-designed, engaging sculptures…
Photography documentation is a necessary component to artmaking.
Students at the Rancho Ceramics Studio learn professional photography techniques to better share their work online and in exhibitions. Technology is a large part of the studio experience…whether searching for reference images online or viewing instructional videos on this site or posting and sharing online portfolios, our students are encouraged to benefit from the power of technology!
We are off and running for the 14-15 Rancho Ceramics Studio season to become the best ever! Artmaking is our way of life, and we live it every day. Check the Live Yearbook to see the action take place…you might find yourself becoming the next Art Star!