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Figure ‘n Color comes to Richmond Art Center

Figure ‘n Color comes to Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is excited to announce a new partnership with art model–led figurative drawing group Figure ‘n Color.

Figure ‘n Color is an art model–led figurative drawing experience that highlights and celebrates the diverse Black body. Curated as a cultural learning event, Figure ‘n Color is a hub for models and artists, providing resources and instruction on how to accurately and ethically render Black artist models. The curators of Figure ‘n Color are Black fine art models alluris-michele and Titania Kumeh, with assistant curator Kristina Modeste.

This fall the partnership will launch with a three-day workshop, Black Portraiture – Watercolor, taught by Mr B. This in-person and online workshop will cover how to look at and draw Black facial features, as well as painting techniques with watercolor to create beautiful dark skin tones. Workshop dates are Friday, September 30, 5pm-8pm PDT, Saturday, October 1, 11am-2pm PDT and Sunday, October 2, 11am-2pm PDT.

Students of every ethnicity are encouraged to sign up for Figure ‘n Color workshops. Richmond Art Center will also has dedicated scholarships for Black community members interested in taking these workshops for free.

Top image: Artwork by Sydney Sohen; model is Titania


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