Let’s Do Art for Lunch | With Love… Issue 15
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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
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.
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.
Images: (top) Detail of the Pullman Park Mural, 2020. Images courtesy of the Artist; (right) Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez
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)
Mar 9 – Mar 30
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
Mar 12 – Apr 30
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
Mar 13 – Mar 20
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.
Mar 16 – May 4
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
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!).
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