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Art of the African Diaspora 2021

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Free Workshop Series

In the spirit of skill-sharing and building a creative community, these workshops are taught by artists participating in Art of the African Diaspora and are presented free to the public.


Capture & Edit Photos on a Mobile Device

Thursday, April 15, 7pm-8:30pm

Teaching Artist: Kumi Rauf

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to bring out your big camera to shoot a photo and then edit it on a computer using expensive software. In this online workshop Bay Area photographer Kumi Rauf will teach you how to capture and edit amazing photos on your smartphone. Using free mobile apps you will learn the fundamentals of mobile photography, how to make amazing product photos, create artistic projects and more.

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African Diasporic Art and Healing

Saturday, April 24, 10am-11am

Teaching Artist: Idris Hassan

This workshop introduces participants to the importance of artistic expression as a healing tool in the African Diaspora. It includes a brief survey about the history of African-American and African Diasporic Art, as well as a dialogue touching on the healing aspects of artistic enrichment in cultural communities. The workshop will also explore the subject of using art as a tool for social transformation and includes an art activity.

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Watercolor Techniques Using Household Items

Saturday, May 1, 10am-11am

Teaching Artist: Virginia Jourdan

In this workshop students will experiment with mixing watercolor paint with household items to create colorful unique texture and patterns. The texture and patterns created will become a background for a silhouette painting of a peanut plant.

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