Shrine Design


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12 - 18+ yrs


Sun, May 16, 2021 - May 16, 2021


11:00am - 1:00am PDT


Julie W.


12 students

Class Experience

Find ways to collage and incorporate these objects into a small shrine. A shrine can be anything and everything you want it to be - dedicate it to someone or something you love, glorify a mundane object, or pick a theme to explore via mixed media assemblage! These are just a few ideas to use what you’ve got to make something fun and sacred.

Materials & Resources:
-Something to use as a base: small boxes, tins, cigar boxes, matchboxes, shadow boxes, jars, old jewelry boxes, scrap wood
-Various glues: super glue, hot glue, tacky glue, modpodge, e6000
-Something to write with: pen/ pencil/ sharpie
-Something to color with: crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint
-Something to cut with: scissors, xacto knife, utility blade
-Old magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, or printed images
-Cardboard scraps, a drop cloth (I use old plastic mailers) for painting/glueing/messmaking.

Supplies to create assemblage and collage:
-small figurines or objects
-general crafting paints, puff paint, paint pens, glitter glue
-Paint brushes, any size or kind you might have
-Craft paper or paper items for collage: ephemera, old stationary, card stock, old sketches, posters, artwork, letters
-Fabric scraps, ribbon, rikrak, trim, pompoms, fringe, tassels
-Crafting accessories or small found objects: glitter, sequins, rhinestones, buttons, broken jewelry, beads, rocks, marbles, lenses, gemstones, birthday candles, ornaments, decorations, pipe cleaners, wire, feathers, leather scraps, mirrors, milagros, dice, shells, etc.


Ages 12+

Other Things To Know

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How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Reviews for Richmond Art Center

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Jun 11, 2021


Enjoyed the casual conservation with the moderator and the artists. It was easy to follow and learned a lot of about the artists and their work. Good choice in artists.

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Jun 4, 2021


Learning new art concepts and tecniques


more advertisement so that more people are aware and sign up. Also Not have classes on the weekends as most families dedicate this to their families

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Paula K.

May 30, 2021


Excellent teacher. She is very positive and encouraging. Her ideas for activities are very good: fun, east but also getting us students to use paint and other media in ways we've never tried before.

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Liz M.

May 25, 2021


Emily is a wonderful teacher - thoughtful, organized, open-minded and encouraging. I’ve been exposed to some really interesting and fun tools and some thought provoking ideas regarding working abstractly. abstraction in class


To be back in the studio!

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May 25, 2021


Using the duralar material which I've never worked with



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About Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions, and offsite Art in the Community programs.The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.