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October 2014
Free

Skeletonfest: Family Art Event

Saturday, October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join the Art Center in your Halloween and Day of the Dead festivities! Come create masks and movable skeletons that capture the spirit of the season. Enjoy traditional, colorful paper cutting and decorate sugar skulls. Be the coolest ghoul in school with a whimsical, screen-printed skeleton T-shirt. Come in costume! Bring a T-shirt and a treat to share. All ages. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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November 2014
$120

Felting Fingerless Gloves

Saturday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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In this one-day workshop with Kim Nelson, you’ll explore the textile art of felting, the process of shrinking and bonding wool fibers together with hot water, agitation and soap. This process allows the microscopic scales on wool fibers to interlock and bond into felt. Learn basic wet felting techniques such as drafting wool, laying out pieces, wetting, soaping, fulling and rinsing along with more advanced techniques such as how to measure and plan for shrinkage and add details with lace…

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Free

1st Saturday: See & Make Art

Saturday, November 1 @ 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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Considering Diebenkorn

Sunday, November 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Friends, students, collectors and artists will gather for an informal discussion on how Richard Diebenkorn’s art, teaching and spirit have influenced the art and teaching in the Bay Area for half a century.

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$20; sliding scale

Musical Reflections on Diebenkorn

Thursday, November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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A unique opportunity to view the intimate artworks in the Closely Considered – Diebenkorn in Berkeley exhibition in concert with the music of its time played by the Del Sol String Quartet. The evening’s program will include music of Robert Erickson, followed by a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Cost: $20 suggested donation, sliding scale, no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. About Del Sol String Quartet: The San Francisco based Del Sol String…

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$50

Mixing Watercolors with Other Media

Saturday, November 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 in this one-day workshop with Ruth Block. 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. Workshop includes demos and time for your own artwork. View materials list and register online.

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$60

Immersion Quilting Workshop

Saturday, November 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, supportive quilting space! Examples shown and support given by Fern Royce & Catherine Durand, two seasoned quilters All levels welcome. Bring fabrics you want to use or the project you are working on. Register online.

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$150

Encaustic Beyond the Panel

Sunday, November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Explore building out from your panel or using no panel with instructor Kate Gordon Investigate how encaustic can enhance your sculptural work in other media such as plaster, paper, bisqueware or fabric. Advanced students can pursue works in progress or new directions. Encaustic Fundamentals I and II recommended or instructor approval. Bring at least one wood panel support, works in progress and other items to explore. $80 materials fee due to instructor covers wax, tools/equipment use and alternative supports. Register…

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Closed for Holiday

Tuesday, November 11
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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The Richmond Art Center is closed.

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$100

Introduction to Keum-Boo

Saturday, November 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Mona Clee will teach you how to bond 24K gold foil onto sterling silver using a technique known as keum-boo, utilizing a hot plate, a beehive kiln and basic jewelry tools. Students have the opportunity to make a number of pieces that can be used as finished jewelry if desired. Previous jewelry experience is helpful but not required. $75 materials fee due to instructor. Register online.

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Final Day for Fall Exhibitions

Sunday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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“Closely Considered – Diebenkorn in Berkeley” featuring intimate works on paper by Richard Diebenkorn created during his Berkeley years (1953 – 1966); “Frank Lobdell: The Tamarind Prints” showcasing a series of prints created at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1966; “Luminous Space: Paintings by Tom Holland” featuring the abstract metalwork by this Bay Area artist; and “Social Discourses: In Print” featuring the printmaking practices and collections of Bay Area artists Juan Fuentes, Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances and…

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Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley Closing Party

Sunday, November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Closing Party to celebrate the work of one of the most influential painters of the past fifty years and the generous collectors who have shared this intimate journey.

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Last Day for Fall Classes

Tuesday, November 18
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Fall 2014 class session ends.

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Richmond Art Center Board Meeting

Thursday, November 20 @ 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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Winter Class Registration Begins

Tuesday, November 25
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Registration opens for Winter 2015 classes and workshops.

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Richmond, California 94804
510.620.6772

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Sun, noon – 5 pm (During Exhibitions)
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