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March 2015
$70

Decorative Paper: Marbling – Cancelled

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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$50

Spontaneity in Clay

Sunday, March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Extend your creative expression through experimentation and make new discoveries. Demonstrations include altering thrown forms, constructing sculptures intuitively, gestural texturing and expressive application of engobes and underglaze. Clay and leather hard forms will be provided for hands-on spontaneous expression. $10 materials fee due to instructor includes clay. Taught by Mort Cohn. Register online

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$100

Exploring Paths to Abstraction

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Appreciating abstract art begins with the understanding that it is born of the observed world and deals with many of the same formal elements as realism. Explore two different paths to abstraction — one based on the progression from realism through abstraction in the work of Mondrian; the second will take a more lyrical approach looking at the work of Kandinsky and Klee and the role of music in their work. $20 materials fee due to instructor. Taught by Katie…

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The Art of Living Black: Open Studio

Saturday, March 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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This one-day art fair and gallery sale is a unique opportunity to meet The Art of Living Black artists and purchase their work. View works by sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, mixed media artists, photographers, ceramic artists and so much more.

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1st Saturday: See & Make Art

Saturday, March 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 #2

Sunday, March 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 here

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$100

Encaustic Studio Day

Sunday, March 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Enjoy more studio time to continue works in process or pursue new directions. Students provide panels/supports and work-specific supplies. $45 materials fee due to instructor covers tools, medium and a broad selection of paints. Must have taken Encaustic Fundamentals I or II or have instructor permission. Taught by Kate Gordon. Register online

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$50

Braided Rug and Basket Making

Sunday, March 8 @ 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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Last Day for Winter Classes

Saturday, March 14
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Winter 2015 Session ends March 14, 2015

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Spring Scholarship Deadline

Saturday, March 14
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Deadline to apply for a scholarship for a spring 2015 class or  workshop. Apply online.

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$100

Portraits in Oil Pastel

Saturday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Gain an adept understanding of the range of possibilities this expressive medium offers while exploring the elements of portraiture. Structural relationships and perspectives of the face will be discussed while working with an emphasis on color blending. Bring a few clear color images of your favorite portrait as we look to capture the essence of their character! Some drawing skills recommended. Taught by Alan Tarbell. Register online

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Richmond Art Center Opening Reception

Saturday, March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Enjoy the work of emerging and established artists at this reception. “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter,” showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion. Artwork by hundreds of West Contra Costa middle and high school students, thru Apr. 26 and diverse works created by elementary thru high school students in our traveling Art in the Community program.

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Richmond Art Center Board Meeting

Thursday, March 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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$290

Boro: A Dialogue with Material Patched, Pieced and Darned

Saturday, March 28 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 4 @ 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn how to reinterpret material, process and content inspired by Japanese folk textile “boro,” a castaway rag, and make work which speaks from your own place. Sashiko stitching, shibori, the use of indigo and other transformative techniques will be examples of an alternative creative process where darning = healing, meditative action = marking time and reuse/repair = recording history. Bring your own recycled, used, stained scraps or moth-eaten woolens to incorporate into your work and a sewing machine if you…

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Tools for Moving Metal

Saturday, March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until March 29, 2015
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn to make your own tools for chasing and repoussé. Create your own set of hardened and tempered steel tools as well as Delrin (hard plastic) tools in order to attend the Moving Metal class. All levels welcome. Materials fee of $40 – $50 due to instructor on first day. Must enroll at least one week before workshop. Taught by Shelly Cournoyer. Register online

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