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Classes, classes, we’ve got spring session online art classes | With Love… Issue 16

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Spring Session 2021 | AOTAD Special Events | Spotlight On… | Classes Starting Soon | Join Our Board

Spring Session 2021

Registration for Spring Classes NOW OPEN

Browse class listing online and check out new workshops including Mexican Tin Art, Hand-building Functional Forms in Porcelain, and The Art of Tagging.

And don’t forget, we have scholarships too!! Apply now.

Image: Design by Chandna Agarwal, @chandna_agarwal 

Browse class listings…

Art of the African Diaspora Special Events

Art In the Time of Pandemic

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 3pm – 4:30pm

This online conversation will explore how artists have coped during the pandemic. How and where did they show their work? How were they creative? How did the pandemic affect their mental well being? These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.

Participating Artists: Raymond Haywood, Laticia Holley, Gene Dominique, Ashara Ekundayo, Akili Simba, Wanda Sabir, Idris Hassan

Image: Artwork by Akili Simba

RSVP to attend the Panel Discussion

Special Reception for Art of the African Diaspora

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3:00pm-4:30pm THIS SATURDAY!

Join us for a special online event celebrating the artists – past, present and future – who make Art of the African Diaspora possible. This event is presented on zoom in partnership with Rhythmix Cultural Works.

Image: Artwork by Fan Lee Warren

RSVP to attend the Reception…

Spotlight On…

Meet Teaching Artist Colleen Garland

Colleen spoke with Marisa Burman, Richmond Art Center’s Ceramics Manager, about all things clay. “It’s been a lot of making and not keeping this past year,” she says.

Colleen is teaching two online classes at RAC for the Spring Session: Handbuilding: Women in Contemporary Ceramics and Sketchbooking.

Image: Colleen teaching handbuilding via Zoom 

Read the interview…

Classes Starting Soon

Character Design for Picture Books

Explore contemporary picture book illustrator’s characters, while learning how to create characters of your own using the basic elements of design (color, shape, line, etc).

Adult Class (Ages 16+)

Fridays, 4-6pm

Mar 26 – May 14

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Watercolor Basics

Learn fundamental techniques, methods and concepts of watercolor painting. 

Adult Class (14+)

Fridays, 10am-12pm

Apr 2 – Apr 23

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Don’t Blink Ink

The characteristics of ink as a medium is unforgiving as it is exciting! Drawing and painting techniques with waterproof India ink will be explored with dip pens and brushes.

All Ages Class (12+)

Saturdays, 9-10am

Apr 3 – Apr 17

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Street Art 101

In Street Art 101, students will learn how to tag, create bubble letters, and draw characters. We will also be covering a brief intro to the history of street art.

Teen Class

Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm

Apr 7 – Apr 28

More info…

Figure Drawing from Photos

In Street Art 101, students will learn how to tag, create bubble letters, and draw characters. We will also be covering a brief intro to the history of street art.

Adult Class (16+)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Apr 7 – Apr 28

More info…

Join Our Board

Richmond Art Center is looking for new Board members!

If you are passionate about art and the community then joining our Board is a great way to support our work.

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