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October 2014
Free

1st Saturday: See & Make Art

Saturday, October 4 @ 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 us 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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$90

Home Screen Print Studio

Sunday, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Joyce Shon will teach you the basics for setting 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. Register online.

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$80

Thrown, Altered, Combed, Cut and Torn

Sunday, October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Jason Dunn will discuss and demonstrate creating simple thrown forms that can be transformed into sculptural vessels through paddling, combing, faceting, cutting and tearing. Both functional pottery and sculptural objects will be demonstrated using these techniques. Examples and discussion of how glazes and atmospheric firing techniques provide surfaces that work well with the types of forms and textures created in this one-day workshop. Register online.

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The Big Draw: Channeling Diebenkorn

Sunday, October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join a long line of participants from London’s Big Draw, the world’s largest celebration of drawing, across 30 countries. Bring your ranunculus, your eyeglasses, scissors and spoons as we build a still life connecting us across borders and time.

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$40

Striped and Stripped: Drawing Alongside Diebenkorn’s Model

Thursday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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With the images of Diebenkorn’s models all around us, be inspired and take an evening to draw, drink and reflect in this small drawing session from the model led by a former student of Richard Diebenkorn. Register online.

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$120

Relief Printmaking

Saturday, October 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Explore the relief printmaking process with master printer Juan Fuentes. Learn various methods for carving and printing monocolor prints. Bring an idea, photo or drawing with you to translate into a linoleum print. Workshop includes a guided tour of the exhibition “Social Discourses: In Print” in our Community Gallery which features Juan’s work. View materials list and register online.

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$120

Encaustic Fundamentals II

Sunday, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Kato Gordon will teach you new encaustic techniques to add to your repertoire: image transfer, embedding materials, stencils, adding marks, wax pouring and an opportunity to experiment with alternatives to the torch for fusing. Discuss copyright and gallery hanging. Topics structured to allow time for students to focus on mastering techniques. Encaustic Fundamentals I or previous encaustic experience recommended. Bring 3 – 5 wood panels (flat or cradled) 12 x 12 inches or smaller. $70 materials fee due to instructor…

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$90

Pine Needle Baskets

Sunday, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Explore the beauty and simplicity of this ancient form of basket making with instructor Judith Thomas. Learn to work with pine needles to create a small basket using the universal weaving technique of  “coiling” — using a tapestry needle and waxed linen thread to bind bundles of needles together. Information about how to source materials, including gathering, preparing and preserving needles, will be covered. $5 materials fee to instructor. Bring your lunch. Register online.

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$50

Making Watercolors Sing

Saturday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Learn sure-fire and magically fun ways to apply watercolors for luscious results while avoiding muddiness in this one-day workshop with Ruth Block. Explore specific prismatic color theory techniques with demos, handouts and hands-on practice, plus plenty of individual guidance. Register online.

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$175

Experimental Metal Forming

Saturday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center,
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Explore a variety of nontraditional techniques for the creation of hollowware during this two-day workshop on October 18 & 19 with Gregg Hessel. Topics include welding, hot forming, flame texturing and customization of stock vessels. Different methods of traditional raising will also be covered, such as alternative hammer technique. Emphasis on experimentation. Materials list available online. All levels welcome. Register online.

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$120

Felting Fingerless Gloves

Sunday, October 19 @ 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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Richmond Art Center Board Meeting

Thursday, October 23 @ 5:30 am - 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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Free

Skeletonfest

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
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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