Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center  Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons

Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons

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Richmond Art Center


Richmond Art Center  Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons
Ages

13 - 17 yrs

Dates

Tue, Wed, Thu

Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022

12 classes
Time

11:00am - 2:30pm PDT

Location

In-Person

Instructor

Alex M.

Capacity

7 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

For this three-week course, artists ages 13-17 will join mixed media visual artist, Alex Martinez, in exploring what legends, characters, and icons that have informed their personal identity or cultural understanding and shape their visual language.


About the Artist: Alex Martinez (she/her/they) is a Queer Latinx mixed media visual artist and teacher who is based in Oakland, California.  Her mixed media paintings and prints playfully juxtapose her ancestors with Mexican ephemera, folklore, legends, and pop culture characters that represent her personal identity and visual landscape.

Notes

Full and Partial Scholarships available for Richmond Youth: https://richmondartcenter.org/art-boost/

Masks will be required indoors at RAC for all students and staff. There will be no eating or drinking in the studios or shared spaces.

Full and Partial Scholarships available for Richmond Youth: https://richmondartcenter.org/art-boost/

Class Requirements

Students Ages 12 to 17 who live or go to school in Richmond are encouraged to participate.


Students will be asked to respond to the following prompt at time of registration: 


Think about the legends or stories you heard from family members growing up. Think about the music, artists, or historical figures that mean alot for your culture. Think about the characters you watched in movies, cartoons or tv that represented your culture. What legends, characters, and historical or pop culture icons mean alot for your personal identity?

What you'll learn

Students will explore this question self-publishing with zine-making, stencil-making, monoprinting, and relief printmaking.  Students will be supported to develop their individual projects and have the opportunity to contribute to a class collaborative painting.

Sample Class Format

Class Meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday From 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch will be outside in our courtyard from 11:30am-12pm.

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
See Schedule
Cancellation Policy

Please review our webpage on registration policies for any questions on cancellations, transfers or refunds:

https://richmondartcenter.org/class-catalog/registration-policies/


What To Bring

Please be sure to bring a lunch or snacks to last the day. 


Richmond Art Center Location

In-Person


Meet your Instructor

Alex M.

About the Artist: Alex Martinez (she/her/they) is a Queer Latinx mixed media visual artist and teacher who is based in Oakland, California. Her mixed media paintings and prints playfully juxtapose her ancestors with Mexican ephemera, folklore, legends, and pop culture characters that represent her personal identity and visual landscape.