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.
More info and online registration: https://www.hisawyer.com/the-richmond-art-center/schedules/activity-set/217837
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.
More info and online registration: https://www.hisawyer.com/the-richmond-art-center/schedules/activity-set/217838
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.
More info and online registration: https://www.hisawyer.com/the-richmond-art-center/schedules/activity-set/217839