Mesquite Student Art Exhibition

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.

2014 Virgin Valley Artists' Association Student Exhibtion



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.

Sponsored by:

Eureka Casino and Resort.



Phone: (702) 346-1338



Mesquite Home Page:

Return of Saturday Studio!

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.SCS April May Combo Announcement


Congratulations to the Rancho Ceramics Students Representing at NCECA 2015!

Congratulations to the Rancho Ceramics Students representing nationally at the

49th Annual NCECA Conference, March 25-28, 2015 in Providence, RI!


NCECA 2015

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



Saggar Workshop with Shari Bray

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.

Saggar Workshop with Shari Bray Promo

Something Strange is Happening…

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…

Unidentified Objects by Rachel Dorn

Picture Perfect ~ Learning to show off!

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!

RCS Technology

Setting the pace to be the best!

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!

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