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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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EncausticsOpenStudio

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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SixStepsToThrowingBliss

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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$50

Braided Rug and Basket Making

Sunday, July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn the traditional craft of braided rug making, with a twist! Use the basic form to create a braided basket, seat mat, pet bed, meditation or dance mat and more! Learn useful tricks and how to recycle all kinds of materials to use in your project. $10 materials fee due to instructor. All levels and teens welcome. Taught by Arlene Magarian. Register online

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$80

Quilting Workshop #2

Sunday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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ImmersionQuilting

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 and Catherine Durand. Register here

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August 2015
$130

Dye Self-Striping Yarns

Saturday, August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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DyeSelfStripingYarns

Learn to dye yarn using machine-knitted “blanks.” Dyeing knitted fabric, unlike dyeing a skein, produces a self-striping yarn with long repeats of color. These specially dyed yarns have infinite textile applications, including weaving, knitting, crocheting, and felting. $30 materials fee due to instructor includes one silk blank, dyes, and all ancillary supplies. Extra knitted blanks will be available for purchase. Students are welcome to bring their own yarn and fiber to dye (animal fiber and silk only). Taught by Nancy…

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$90

Home Screen Print Studio

Sunday, August 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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HomeScreenPrintStudio

Learn to set up a cost-effective home screen print studio for small projects. Print cards, posters, T-shirts, and more in a minimum of space with maximum fun. DIY and professional equipment will be covered along with screen-printing basics and creative problem solving. Wear old clothes. Bring an apron and lunch. Taught by Joyce Shon. Register online

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$100

Clayprints

Saturday, August 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Clayprints

Take part in an extraordinary printmaking experience! Create vibrant monotype prints using pottery clays and pure pigments. Make a clay slab, build up layers of colored slips using both additive and subtractive applications, and pull multiple prints! $30 materials fee due to instructor includes reusable plywood board. Hand tools only. Materials list available online. Taught by Martha Castillo. Register here

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$70

Decorative Paper: Marbling

Saturday, August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Welcome to the amazing world of marbling! Marbling is an ancient paper-decorating technique where designs are suspended on the surface of a liquid, manipulated with combs and brushes and then transferred to paper or fabric. These papers are often used in hardbound books. Learn the basics of marbling and create a series of beautifully marbled papers. $35 materials fee due to instructor. Materials fee covers all needed items. Taught by Claire Siepser. Register online

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Fall Scholarship Deadline

Sunday, August 23
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Deadline to apply for a scholarship for a fall 2015 class or  workshop. Apply online.

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January 2016

Winter Scholarship Deadline

January 2, 2016
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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scholarship_deadline

Deadline to apply for a scholarship for a winter 2016 class or  workshop. Apply online.

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2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
510.620.6772

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Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
Sun, noon – 5 pm (During Exhibitions)
Closed Mondays & Major Holidays.

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