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January 2015
$30

Glass Beads, Marbles & More Sampler Class

Thursday, January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Interested in Glass Beads, Marbles & More? Give it a try! Try your hand at beads, glass and flame in this one-day sampler class.Then sign up for the 5-week class. Taught by Ralph McCaskey. Register online

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February 2015
$120

Encaustic Fundamentals I * Cancelled *

Sunday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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** This class has been cancelled for the winter quarter ** Learn to paint with heated, pigmented beeswax. Topics/techniques covered include safety, copyright, priming techniques, fusing, layering, brushwork, collage and transfer work. Master basic techniques, such as getting a smooth surface, removing pin holes and heat manipulation, with time for repetition and experimentation. Bring 3 – 5 unprimed, untreated, bare wood panels 10 x 10 inches square or smaller. $65 materials fee due to instructor covers wax and tools/equipment use.…

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Call for Entries Deadline: California Now

Monday, February 2
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Hosted by The Richmond Art Center and sponsored by Center for Enamel Art and Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) California Now offers the opportunity to show the most contemporary and innovative California clay, glass & enamel art that is being created today in these three important and related craft media. The exhibition will include functional and non-functional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that illustrate the wide scope of artwork. Work is chosen for its melding of technical…

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$100

Screen Printing on Ceramics

Saturday, February 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Screen printing is an extremely versatile craft with several techniques well-suited to embellishing ceramics. Build your own silk screen, transfer an image to it and use the screen to create a sampler of screen printing techniques on ceramics. Explore both direct and transfer methods. $10 materials fee due to instructor. Bring a lunch and one or two small bisque items. Email or drop off images (b&w only; .jpg, .tiff, .ai or .psd are fine; max size 2.5 x 4 inches)…

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$190

Handmade Chains

Saturday, February 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until February 8, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn to make both soldered and work-hardened patterned chains. Students will receive a material kit for weaving two different 6 – 7 inch bracelets and a supplier list for purchasing additional materials. Bring two chain nose pliers and safety glasses to the first class. All levels welcome. $75 materials fee due to instructor. Must enroll at least one week before workshop. Taught by Shelly Cournoyer. Register online

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Artist Talk: The Art of Living Black

Saturday, February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Listen to a panel of regional artists of African descent as they discuss their influences and wide-ranging artwork in the 19th annual The Art of Living Black exhibition. This exhibition features over 50 local artists and runs through February 27, 2015.

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Winter Exhibitions Reception

Saturday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Enjoy the work of emerging and established Bay Area artists at this reception for our winter exhibitions. See artwork by 50 local artists of African American descent in the 19th Annual The Art of Living Black; works by the Art Center’s talented professional artist-instructors; and the mixed-media work of Yisrael Feldsott which explores of the formal potentials of disparate materials to portray the gamut of the human experience. Read more about our current exhibitions.

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Free

1st Saturday: See & Make Art

Saturday, February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for our free, first Saturday bilingual art tours! Come and enjoy a guided tour of our galleries and a hands-on art making activity at the Richmond Art Center! Open to all ages. Families welcome. Please meet the group in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room at the Richmond Public Library, Main Branch (325 Civic Center Plaza) and we’ll walk as a group over to the Art Center.

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$60

Immersion Quilting Workshop

Sunday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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 and Catherine Durand. Register online

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$70

Mixing Watercolors with Other Media

Sunday, February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Expand the horizons of watercolors and learn ways to incorporate other media. Discover methods for including watercolor pencils, collage, ink and/or resist with various watercolor techniques to achieve dynamic, personal results and tell your own expressive stories. Class includes demos and time for your own artwork. Materials list online. Taught by Ruth Block. Register online

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Artist Talk: The Art of Living Black

Saturday, February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Listen to a panel of regional artists of African descent as they discuss their influences and wide-ranging artwork in the 19th annual The Art of Living Black exhibition. This exhibition features over 50 local artists and runs through February 27, 2015.

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Kato Jaworski Memorial Service

Sunday, February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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This public memorial service will honor and celebrate the life of Kato Jaworski, a longtime friend, creative artist and the admired Studio Art Director of the Richmond Art Center, who passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 after a serious illness. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and the artists, students and colleagues she touched at the Richmond Art Center and others in the Richmond community. We count ourselves extremely lucky and honored to have known Kato…

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Jazz Art – Free Event

Saturday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Listen to acclaimed musicians, India Cooke and Don Robinson, and let their music inspire you to make art. This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove and express themselves by drawing, painting or collaging. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel free to bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP appreciated by calling 510.620.6772 or sending an email to Education@nullRichmondArtCenter.org with the…

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Richmond Art Center Board Meeting

Thursday, February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Members and the public are invited to attend our monthly Board meetings, unless an Executive Session is called. Meetings are held in the Resource Room at the Art Center. Learn more about our Board of Directors here. 5:30 pm

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March 2015
$70

Decorative Paper: Marbling

Sunday, March 1 @ 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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