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Metals Classes Lineup for Winter

Want to learn to make your own jewelry or small sculptures?

Now’s the time to take one of our exciting Jewelry and Metals classes that are starting soon… most classes begin the week of January 7, so time is running out! (Registering as early as possible ensures you a seat in the class, and also helps the RAC staff know which classes need to be cancelled due to low enrollment.)

Here’s the lineup for Winter Quarter:

Fundamental Jewelry & Small Metals
Kasey Jorgensen
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Jan 8 – Mar 12

Stone Setting: Bezels and Prongs
Tess Young
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
Jan 16 – Feb 20

Lost Wax Casting
Trevor Twist
Mondays, 1-3:00 pm
Jan 7 – Mar 11
Instructor-supervised Casting Studio
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rings!
Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Feb 14 – Mar 14

Lapidary Arts: Polishing and Shaping Stone
Annie Gwathney
Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Jan 9 – Mar 13

Advanced Jewelry
Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 10 – Mar 14

Enameling
Juliana Duncan
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 11 – Mar 15

Instructor-supervised Jewelry/Metals Studio
Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
OR Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm

All metals class students receive 3 hours per week of open studio during the following times:

Tuesday: 9:30 am -12:30 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you are a recent former student (Summer or Fall 2018) and wish to work in the studio without instructor supervision, you can sign up for Beyond the Classroom Metals, and use the studio for 3 hours per week during the above times
And if 3 hours is not enough, and you’d like to work for up to 6 hours per week, sign up also for Metals Open Studio. This can be added on to either Beyond The Classroom or any class, but can’t be taken alone.
Questions? Call our front desk at (510) 620-6772.

Be our Spring Catalog cover artist!

We’re looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our Spring catalog cover image. Maybe it’s yours!

Image requirements:

  • Work must be made here in one of our studio classes or workshops within the last year.
  • Current students and teaching artists may apply.
  • Work must be emailed to julie@nullrichmondartcenter.org 
    • Full size color jpegs at 300dpi. (Please, no cell phone pics, only final images you wish to be considered.)
    • Minimum size 8″ x 10″
    • Caption including artist’s name, title of work, class taken (and instructor’s name), medium, date.
    • Limit three images per person.

Questions? Email Julie Sparenberg at julie@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Deadline is January 25.

Winter Class Recs for You!


Not sure what class to take this Winter? Here are a few suggestions to build your art skills. And we’ve got some new selections for the young people in your world, too!

Table Top Loom Weaving

Weaving Explorations

NEW! Lapidary Arts: Shaping and Polishing Stone

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

NEW! Stunning Abstracts in Soft Pastel

Design Thinking, Ages 8 – 11

Stop-Motion Animation, Ages 8 – 11

3D Modeling and Printing, Ages 11 – 14

Art Embroidery

Soft Sculpture: Knit and Crochet

Lost Wax Casting

Winter Beyond the Studio

Busy? Did you know that you can use the RAC PrintmakingMetals, and Ceramics studios WITHOUT taking a class? Previous RAC students can attend 3 hours per week of studio time by signing up for Beyond the Studio! Must sign up either in person or by calling (510) 620-6773. Whether you’re an advanced artist who just needs to use the equipment, or you’re schedule is too tight to take a full class this Winter, we’d love to see you here!

Winter 2019 Catalog download here!


Our Winter 2019 catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon! You also can download a copy here.

All of our Winter classes are also available on our Studio Arts classes page.

However, our printed catalog does have an error and is missing a page. The missing page contains some classes from both the Painting and Fiber Arts Studios. We greatly apologize for the error. If you would like to download just a copy of that page, click here.

 

Our galleries are closed now.

Due to unhealthy air quality, our galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday. We hope that you had the opportunity to see our wonderful Fall exhibitions this season and we look forward to seeing you at the RAC for the Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 2!

Please be safe and take care of yourself until we see you next!

Asé Arts

This is a series of images representing the Òrìṣàs African deities of the traditional Yoruba Ifa religious system that was carried to the West Indian islands and the Americas through the transatlantic slave trade. Where upon arrival slaves were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Forced to practice their native faith in secret the slaves masked their African rituals and deities with the practices and saints of the Catholic church. Evolving into Vodun religion found in Haiti, Santaria in Cuba and Candomblé in Brasil the syncretism of these traditions have became one of the most complex and flourishing faiths of the African diaspora. Òrìṣà also spelled Orixas, orichá or orixá are ancestors who have been deified. They are the link between the spiritual world and the world of humans. Each orixa represents a certain force in nature, elements of air, water, fire, as well as to mountains and animals. In addition, each deity has a specific attribute: a color, a metal, a day of the week, a favorite dish, a certain drumbeat, etc…. The Orixas act as mediators guiding us back to our origins of strengths and connecting us to our higher power. In the complex multi-faceted world of today we are constantly distracted. In our need to create we have built so many things that it has formed a disconnect to our natural spiritual energy. More and more we are seeking to connect back to this true essence, to tapping into that inner voice that links us to that higher power. The inner voices guides and protect you. It can be seen as our conscious, ancestors, saints, forces of nature or Orixas. This series of art works represent your Orixa, your protector, your guiding voice, your connection to those that no longer exist who have left words of wisdom and keys to unlock your natural spiritual energy.

Artist Nichole Talbott is a Colorado native with a background in graphic design. Relocated to the Bay in 2011 to pursue a career in Arts Education. She has become an arts advocate who believes that art has the power to change lives. She spends her time creating spaces that help individuals find their voice, that allow individuals to collaborate and learn from one another, spaces where they build community and re-imagine the world. Pulling from her background in graphic design Nichole likes to explore combining different mediums to build one cohesive piece not to limit herself to one style or technique. Seeing how different mediums work together to create a layered effect of complexity.

Nichole’s website

Be Our Next Catalog Cover Artist!

We’re looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our next (and future!) catalog cover image. Maybe it’s yours.

Image requirements:

  • Work must be made here in one of our studio classes or workshops within the last year.
  • Current students and teaching artists may apply.
  • Work must be emailed to julie@nullrichmondartcenter.org 
    • Full size color jpegs at 300dpi
    • Minimum size 8″ x 10″
    • Caption including artist’s name, title of work, class taken (and instructor’s name), medium, date.
    • Limit three images per person.

Questions? Email Julie Sparenberg at julie@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Deadline is October 17.

Donate Your Fabric for a Good Cause!

Bring your unused fabrics to the RAC! We’ll make sure the artists at the Social Justice Sewing Academy can use them for their upcoming quilt projects. (We will be exhibiting their work in partnership with The Latina Center this Winter!)

What is the SJSA? Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is an art program where youth create art that engages and educates communities. Through quilt making, the organization empowers youth to become advocates for social change, while at the same time opening the door for dialogue and action within the wider quilting community.

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510.620.6772

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