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May 2015

Mildred Howard Exhibition Closing Reception

Sunday, May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Celebrate the work of artist Mildred Howard at this closing event for her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter,” which showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion.

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Art Center Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 25
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Material(s) World Workshop

Tuesday, May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until May 26, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn basic screen printing techniques and how to apply this highly versatile craft to a variety of materials. Add new dimensions to your quilts, print T-shirts and create unique linens, scarves, floor cloths and more. Print on paper, leather and clay or etch glass. Demo each week. Tailored to individual interests. Bring ideas and images to first class. Ink and paper not included. Taught by Monica Gyulai. Register online

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Glaze Workshop

Tuesday, May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until May 26, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Ever wondered what components make up a glaze or how to select the right glazes? Learn the basics of glaze chemistry along with glazing techniques. We’ll test glazes in Cone 10 gas reduction, but other temperatures and firing methods may be discussed. Bring several small to medium-sized bisqued pieces to first class. Space is limited—register early! Taught by Marisa Burman. Register online

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Summer Scholarship Deadline

Saturday, May 30
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Deadline to apply for a scholarship for a summer 2015 camp, class or  workshop. Apply online.

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Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax

Saturday, May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Retreat into the seductive and luminous world of painting with melted wax! This synthetic medium is the glue that pulls many media into a cohesive whole, including collage, oils, graphite, ink, soft and oil pastels and watercolor. Begin with the basics of working with hot wax, including safety issues, then progress to drawing and painting techniques with different materials applied before the wax. From here, focus on layering techniques with wax, including scraping, texturizing and incorporating additional mixed media—an exciting…

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Fold Forming

Saturday, May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 31, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn a new approach to forming metal. Fold forming is a method of manipulating metal that takes advantage of inherent metal characteristics. Work with the metal instead of imposing your will on it. Complicated organic 3D forms can be produced rapidly. Previous metalworking experience useful, but not required. $10 materials fee due to instructor. Bring a lunch. Taught by Ed Lay. Register online

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June 2015

Summer Classes Begin

Tuesday, June 9
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Opening Reception for Summer 2015 Exhibitions

Saturday, June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Please join us at the opening reception for our summer exhibitions on Saturday, June 13, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Annual Members Show California Now: Juried Exhibition of Clay, Glass and Enamel Art Telling it Slant: The Crafts of NIAD Art Center At the reception, Blick Art Materials, our summer exhibitions sponsor, will have a booth in the courtyard where they’ll talk about materials and give away samples! Follow this link to find specials offers for our members and…

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$80

Quilting Workshop

Sunday, June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Introduce yourself to quilting, hone your existing skills, pick up a new technique or take time to finish a project in a creative and supportive quilting space! Examples shown and support given by not one but two seasoned quilters. All levels welcome. Bring fabrics you want to use or the project you are working on. Taught by Fern Royce & Catherine Durand. Register online

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Free

Annual Members Show: Spotlight Artists Talk

Sunday, June 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Please join us on Sunday, June 21  from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, when our Spotlight Artists: *** Edythe Bresnahan *** Jan Martin ***  David Yoas *** will be speaking about their work. This is a perfect time to gather and talk about how life in the studio unfolds.

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$30

Moving With Art: Parent & Child Workshop (ages 6 – 12)

Saturday, June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Explore the art in our galleries through expressive movement. If you could move your arm to express a color in the painting, how would you move it? Inspired by our exhibitions, we will create kinetic responses to the artworks on the walls. Activities include “Draw Me Dance,” where students, in pairs, will alternate moving to the visual art while the other student draws their movement. This workshop is intended for children and parents to attend together. Price below is for…

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$70

Sculptural Paper

Sunday, June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Get ready to play with paper! Explore and discuss the many aspects of sculptural paper. Learn about the properties of paper and adhesives and how those characteristics can be used to make three-dimensional items. Use dampening, cutting, folding, wire armatures, and surface manipulation techniques. $25 materials fee due to instructor covers all needed items; feel free to bring any paper, wire or fibers you want to use. Taught by Claire Siepser. Register online

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July 2015
$110

Encaustic Painting

Sunday, July 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Encaustic is a beeswax-based paint that was first practiced by the Greeks in the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. It cools immediately so there is no drying time and it can always be reworked. Learn safety, working with heat sources and equipment, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising, and more. Wear cotton…

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$100

Six Steps To Throwing Bliss

Sunday, July 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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This workshop is designed to help the beginning-through advanced-level wheel thrower better understand the fundamentals of manipulating clay on the potter’s wheel. After an initial six-step demonstration and individual consultation on the wheels, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated. Tall cylinders, vases, bowls, proper shaping and stretching methods, and pouring vessels will all be demonstrated. Taught by Andy Ruble. Register online

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Richmond, California 94804
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