Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Holiday Art Making

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz shows us how to make some cute holiday art projects!

Evergreen Macramé (starts 0:27)
Materials Needed: Wooden bead, any color yarn/string, scissors, piece of paper, pencil

Snowman Jar (starts 3:39)
Materials Needed: any size jar, paint (white, red, black, orange), paint brushes, scrap paper, optional- candy!

Holiday Pop-Up Card (starts 5:12)
Materials Needed: colored construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons or markers

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz teaches us how to make papel picado and a marigold watercolor for Día de los Muertos.

PAPEL PICADO

Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, string, tape (optional)

MARIGOLD WATERCOLOR

Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, cup of water, water color paper, oil pastel, pencil

Taking Care of Yourself / Cuidando de ti mismo

Name five things you do to take care of yourself! This can include anything you do for your mental, physical or spiritual health. For example, running, watching your favorite movies with your family, praying, or dancing.

Nombra cinco cosas que haces para cuidarte.  Esto puede incluir cualquier cosa que hagas por tu salud mental, física o espiritual.  Por ejemplo, correr, ver tu película favorita con tu familia, orar o bailar.

DOWNLOAD THE BILINGUAL ACTIVITY SHEET / DESCARGA LA HOJA DE ACTIVIDADES BILINGÜE AQUÍ

Activity sheet by Vero d. Orozco @verodorozco

MLK Jr Coloring Sheet

Enjoy this coloring sheet created by Richmond artist Tiffany Conway to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tiffany says, “I’m deeply inspired by the legacy of our ancestors in particular, Martin Luther King. He has left a wealth of wisdom and guidance for us to utilize in times of despair. I am thrilled to honor his legacy.”

About the Artist: www.projectgetfree.com

DOWNLOAD THE COLORING SHEET PDF

Art Cube Game

It’s time for the Art Cube Game!

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Pens/crayons/markers
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • A place to play

Instructions:

  1. Draw a pattern or shape on each side of the cube (download and print the linked pdf below or create your own).
  2. Cut the cube out.
  3. Tape cube together.
  4. Now it’s time to play! Roll the cube and on a piece of paper draw the shape or pattern that lands facing up.

Draw on your own or with other people. Keep rolling and keep drawing! Try different colors. Think about the placement of your drawings on the page. This is called composition. Have fun!!

DOWNLOAD THE ART CUBE GAME PDF

The Art Cube Game is by Richmond artist Lauren Ari @thelaurenari

Ofrenda Activity for Día de los Muertos

Traditionally a Día de los Muertos altar is an intentional space dedicated to a person or people that have passed away. Use this activity sheet to create your own altar in memory of someone that has passed. You can include anything you want to celebrate them; photos, foods they like, flowers, etc.  There is no right or wrong way to use this template to remember a love one! 

DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITY SHEET

Activity sheet by Vero d. Orozco @verodorozco

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2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600

 

510-620-6772
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm

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