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Let’s Do Art for Lunch | With Love… Issue 15

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ISSUE 15

Celebrating the Journey  |  Make Art with José and Lauren  |   Hello Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez | Classes Starting Soon  |  From Our Neighbors, For Our Neighbors


Celebrating the Journey

Reception for Art of the African Diaspora

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3-4:30pm

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 in partnership with Rhythmix Cultural Works.

Featuring 130 artists, the online exhibition for Art of the African Diaspora 2021 is now open! Special events accompanying the exhibition will be happening throughout March, April and May. Visit richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/aotad2021 to learn more.

Image: Photograph by Val Kai

RSVP for the reception…


Make Art with Lauren and José

Let’s Do Art for Lunch

Free online guided drawing session with Lauren Ari!
With special guest Richmond Art Center’s executive director José Rivera!

Friday, March 5, 12:30-1:30pm

Join Richmond artist Lauren Ari this Friday, March 5 at 12:30pm for a free lunchtime session of guided drawing and relaxation. And meet Richmond Art Center’s new(ish) Executive Director José Rivera! All ages and levels of experience welcome. Simply bring plain white paper and a pen/pencil.

Stream the event…


Hello Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Interview with Teaching Artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

“For a long time I have been pondering how to convey the tremendous loss in the Latino community covid has caused.” – Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez is a painter and a muralist living in Richmond whose creative practice focuses on social justice issues. We interviewed Rebeca about some of her recent projects, which include a large-scale mural at Pulman Portal Park in Richmond.

Rebeca is teaching two online classes at RAC starting March: Fundamental Drawing and Acrylic Techniques For Beginners.

Images: (top) Detail of the Pullman Park Mural, 2020. Images courtesy of the Artist; (right) Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Read the interview…


Classes Starting Soon

Gems and Rocks

Explore the wondrous world of gems and rocks! Students will learn to create their own gems and rocks through drawing, painting, sculpting and more.

Kids Class (Ages 7-11)
Tuesdays, 3-4pm
Mar 9 – Mar 30
More info…


Inward Spiral: Guided Drawing for the Fun of It

Drawing is a tool for play, relaxation and exploration. Infinite possibilities lay before you…

All Ages Class
Fridays, 12:30-2pm
Mar 12 – Apr 30

More info…


Creative Exploration and Expansion Series: Intuitive Collage

This class series is about creative expansion and artistic self-discovery. In this class students will create intuitive collages and learn to interpret their messages. La maestra habla español.

All Ages Class
Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Mar 13 – Mar 20

More info…


Acrylic Techniques For Beginners

Learn the possibilities of acrylic paint using the most user-friendly medium! Set your own goals and choose your own projects, with help from a supportive instructor. La maestra habla español.

Adult Class
Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
Mar 16 – May 4

More info…


Dollar Store to Dinnerware: Plaster Mold-Making, Slab Forming and Slip-Casting

In this two-day workshop students will use plastic forms that can be purchased from a dollar store and turn them into slump and hump molds formed out of plaster for making multiples of the shape.

Adult Two-Day Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-12pm
Mar 20-21

More info…


From Our Neighbors, For Our Neighbors

Free Craft Kits for Adults

Did you know Richmond Public Library has free craft kits for adults? In March they are giving away this cool coloring tote. Call the library 510-620-6561 to make an appointment to pick one up (while supplies last!).

More info…


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