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Thank you for being part of RAC’s story | With Love… Issue 12

Issue 12
Let’s Keep Going | Art of the African Diaspora | Spotlight On… Vera Totos | Classes Starting Soon
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Let’s Keeping Going

Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to Richmond Art Center’s end-of-year campaign. We raised $78,500 that sets us up for a great start in the new year! (If you didn’t get a chance already, donations can still be made online here:

It will be a long time before we know how deeply 2020 has transformed our community and our country. But we are optimistic 2021 can shine. Thank you again to all who are part of Richmond Art Center’s story.

Image: Memories of 2020 from Instagram @richmondartcenter

Art of the African Diaspora

Artist Registration NOW OPEN

Online Exhibition Dates: February 11 – May 16, 2021
Artist Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:59PM

“Art of the African Diaspora is an exhibition that introduces African Diaspora art to new audiences, but also provides fresh insight into its artists and their Bay Area experiences. We are excited that the 2021 program will be a virtual hybrid which we anticipate will expand our audience.”

– Stephen Bruce, artist and Steering Committee Chair, AOTAD

Artist Info Session, Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11:30am-12:45pm
Register for the Artist Info Session:

Image: Fadhili Rauf looks at artwork from Art of the African Diaspora, including a ceramic piece by Renata Gray (2019).

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Spotlight On…

Improv Weaving with Vera Totos

Learn expressive weaving with artist Vera Totos! In this two-day online class students will jump right into creating their own scarves on 4-shaft table looms borrowed from the instructor. Vera will teach improvisational techniques such as rya knots, clasped weft and soumak, as well as loom-controlled patterning. This is a great opportunity for beginner weavers, as well as folk with some weaving experience who would like to venture into free improvisation or try out shaft looms.
Sat-Sun, Jan 23-24, 10am-12pm

About the Artist: Vera Totos weaves, felts, paints, dyes and spins fibers that make up the fabric of our lives. Vera lives in the Bay Area and manages The Fono Arts and Crafts. You can find her online at at or

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Classes Starting Soon

DIY Jewelry Making

DIY Jewelry Making

Using a variety of household materials students will create unique pieces such as bracelets, rings and a jewelry box.

Kids Class (Ages 7-11)
Wednesdays, 3-4pm
Jan 13 – Jan 27

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Sumi-e/Ink Brush Painting

Become more aware of the world and capture the spirit of your subjects through ink brush painting.

Adult Class
Thursdays, 10am-12pm
Jan 14 – Mar 4

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Let’s Paint Watercolor!

Improve your watercolor painting skills! This class focuses on skill building, problem solving and helping students develop their own personal style.

Adult Class
Saturdays, 10am-12pm
Jan 16 – Mar 6

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Art Journaling for Teens

In this class young artists will fill the pages of their art journals with fun projects using watercolors, colored pencils, ink, marker, paint, folded paper, and found objects. Sign up for one class or as many as you like!

Teen Class (Ages 12-17)
Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm
Jan 20 – Feb 10

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Art Cube Game

It’s time to roll and draw!

Draw on your own or with other people. Keep rolling and keep drawing! This game was created by Teaching Artist Lauren Ari.

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