Nancy Mathis Teaches Caricature Drawing

Thank you Nancy Mathis for making our monthly meeting so much fun!

Kicking off our first monthly meeting of 2018 was Nancy Mathis demonstrating the art of caricature drawing. Nancy had an adept model in our own Jodi McGee. After Nancy shared her best caricature teaching points she guided our group, step-by-step, with everyone learning how simple and revealing caricature drawing can be.

Make Your Own “Tipsy Tree”

This is going to be a fun ceramics class…anytime there’s a combination of wine and clay you’re guaranteed lots of smiles. And what fits better than creating a “Tipsy Tree”? Sign up for my class and I’ll show you how easy it is to create this unique holiday decoration.

Sign up here (costs $40) includes glass of wine and all supplies as well as kiln firings and electronic tea light candle to illuminate your tree. This one-time 2 hour class will be held at Got Art on 3rd, Friday November 17th from 7 to 9pm, in downtown Lee’s Summit, MO.

Now, can’t you imagine a Tipsy Tree softly glowing in your home?

Deborah Wallen

Thank you Deborah Wallen, for a friendly and informative live demonstration of your fine art skills working with pastels at our last Raytown Artists Association meeting, held October 19th.

Deborah, who has studied art all of her life, currently works from her studio in the Englewood Row Gallery & Art Space located at 10922 East Winner Road in Independence, MO.

Visit on-line to view Deborah’s artwork.

Field Trip Empty Bowls

A few of our fellow Raytown Artists Association members are arranging a field trip to enjoy this year’s annual Empty Bowls event to be held Friday November 3rd at Art Tech from 5:30 to 9pm. Buy a bowl, get some soup and enjoy the community support of Harvesters Food Network here in Kansas City. Members and interested parties can reach out to Dawn, our club President, or use our contact, form for more information.

Announcing the 2017 Invitational Winners!

2017 Invitational Winners

Thank you for everyone’s support! The talented artists, wonderful volunteer staff and the Sugar Ridge Band for providing entertainment. Another successful Invitational spearheaded by the Raytown Artists Association.

Best of Show – Ellie Behrman
People’s Choice Award – Shirleen Ogan
1st Place Drawing – Jerry Swartz
1st Place Watercolor – Phil Schmidt
1st Place Acrylic – Ken Downs
1st Place Mixed Media – Gayle Faulkner
1st Place Black & White Photography – Paul McMillian
1st Place Color Photography – Jana Stoebick
1st Place Pastel – Karen Stair
1st Place Sculpture – Mary Lynn Swafford
1st Place Oil – Ron Raymer
1st Place Jewelry – Gayle Faulkner

2017 scholarship recipient Davion Turner

FEATURED RAA Scholarship Chairperson Jodi McGee hands Davion Turner his 2017 scholarship award.

Davion Turner’s Winning Statement of Purpose:

Why Art?
Ever since I was a little kid, I have always had an eye for art. Whether it be from watching hours of cartoons after school or making my own comic books, the entire concept of drawing stuff was fun and has been at the center of my life forever. Thanks to my many inspirations such as; Captain Underpants, Eddsworld, and the early 2000’s era of cartoon shows, I have become hooked to the genre of art. These pieces of art helped me forge my own comic stories, style of drawing, and has exposed me to all different kinds of art. I have become interested in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation, and Film-Making, and thanks to a local Art Institute I am able to delve into each category with ease. The Kansas City Art Institute was my dream school to attend, and after recently being accepted, one of my dreams has become a want to try it all, I want to share my art with the world and inspire others to escape from their comfort zone, and achieve every dream they have bottled up want to become, the forever expanding artist.

2016 scholarship recipient Rachel Krulls

Batik Painting Workshop = Wonderful!

What else can we say except, wonderful! Thank you Tammie!

A fantastic watercolor batik on masa/rice paper workshop, a great teacher and a fabulous time for all! Continue to enjoy more of Tammie’s art work on-line via her Blogspot.

Tammie Dickerson Batik Painting Workshop

Tammie Dickerson will be teaching a watercolor batik on masa/rice paper workshop on Friday June 16th noon until 3pm at St Paul’s Church located at 8500 East 80th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64138.
There is a $40.00 fee for 3 enlightening hours of Tammie’s wonderful expertise.
Tammie asks attendees to provide a Pitt Pen (fine, super fine, or medium point), black or sepia India ink, watercolor paints & brushes, reference pictures, wax paper, 11×14 foam boards, old irons, old newspapers, brown paper and/or butcher paper. Tammie would like 2 or 3 small crock-pots and 1 or 2 blocks of paraffin. She is providing the masa/rice paper.
Plan on painting about 3 pictures and in the meantime enjoy more of Tammie’s art work below or on-line via her Blogspot.
Questions? Visit our contact page, inquiries receive a response within 24 hours, or ask Tammie a question.

Lisa Ryan Creates


Lisa Ryan gave a remarkable hand’s on demonstration of her creative skills at our recent Raytown Artists meeting on April 27th to an appreciative crowd!

Lisa is known for her wildly colorful collages. Her beautiful work is currently on display during the month of May at the Clubhouse, located at 512 E 18th Street in the Crossroads Arts District.

During our meeting Lisa took everyone step-by-step through the process of creating their own personal collage. The process turned out to be simple considering  the beauty of the final outcome. Lisa’s instructions were easy to follow and her friendly demeanor brought a smile to all the participents. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful demonstration!

More of Lisa’s art work may be viewed on-line on her Facebook or Instagram.

11th Annual Invitational Art Show

RAA invitational 2015Coming Soon – 11th Annual Invitational Art Show


Here Now! Download the “Save the Date” postcard & application.
2017 Invitational “Save the Date” Postcard
2017 Invitational application