Richland Academy welcomes people of all ages and experience levels to discover
new ways to learn and grow!
We offer classes and programs for both adults 16+ and adults 60+. Explore class options below and click through for more information.
Tap Master Class
Hip Hop Master Class
Pilates with Erin Ekin
Introduction to Music Theory
A Journey Through Musical Time
Adult Leaf Printing
Adult Ceramics: Leaf Bowls
This class will be geared up towards fitness as well as moving towards physical awareness along with combative skill sets. This class focuses on the traditional westernized “kickboxing” movements or techniques, our focus will also be combined with eastern philosophies.
Class is offered every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Are you looking to try something new or make new friends in a supportive, creative environment? Start with one of our classes! As an additional incentive, we are privileged to offer free classes for students 60 and over! These classes are sponsored by grants provided to us by the Area Agency on Aging and the Ohio Arts Council. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of materials for these classes.
Senior Stretch with Sarah Horrigan-Ramos
STRUT Your Stuff with Erin Wolford: Senior Tap
Chair Ballet with Eric Ekin
Keyboarding/Piano with Diego Santamaria
Keyboarding/Piano II with Susan Peters
Guitar/Ukulele with Diego Santamaria
Drumming with Olivia Rayburn
Alternate Mediums with Ryan Failor
Studio Art with Jacy Warrick
Ceramics with Autumn Cadle
Technology & Computers with Kari Westfield Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM, Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 Beginner computer training class that teaches to navigate different web browsers, set up devices to address accessibility, send emails, social media, and other basic tasks. This course covers specific computer skills that can help you stay in touch with friends or connect with your doctor! One-on-one time is available with the instructor after each class.
We’re committed to ensuring that every member of the community, no matter their financial situation, has the ability to learn and grow as an artistic human being.
Our team of instructors brings teaching experience and a passion for their art to every interaction. Click below to meet your faculty member.
From the moment I enter Richland Academy the joy begins. The girls at the front desk are so welcoming and helpful. They ensure all my questions regarding the class schedules for all of the sessions that are offered for the "senior citizens." I truly love learning piano, it was always a childhood dream for me. Now, it has finally become a reality. I will begin my 5th year at the Academy in the "senior citizens" program and am looking forward to another rewarding year of learning and exploring all that is offered in my journey as a pianist and artist.Sylvia Keith
Thank you, Richland Academy, for having a place for us seniors where we can have such a good time!Shirley Fearn
Richland Academy of the Arts is an amazing asset for Mansfield and Ohio in general. Everyone who works at Richland Academy of the Arts is so passionate about the arts, and wants to see their students succeed. RAA certainly is a place like no other, and I’m so thankful to be a part of the RAA Family.Audrey Lee-Strohm