March 2014 Newsletter
Join us for the Opening Reception of our Spring Exhibitions, March 22
Victor Cartagena Artist Talk, March 22
K-6 Teachers: Learn How to Bring Art Lessons to Your Classroom
Visiting Artist Lecture: Ceramic Artist Linda Fahey, March 15
Give Kids a Break at Spring Break Camp: April 7 - 11
Upcoming Day, Evening & Weekend Classes
Upcycle: Free Maker Event for the Whole Family, April 12
Vote for our Kids Art Classes in the Parents Press 'Best Of' Poll
Upcoming Events
Spring Exhibitions, Opening Reception, March 22

Exhibition Dates: Mar 22 - May 30
Opening Reception: Sat, Mar 22, 4 - 6 pm, Free Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

Join us for the opening opening reception of our spring exhibitions and enjoy the work of emerging and established Bay Area artists.

The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java. Exhibition featuring works by 30 noted artists of the East Bay's "Breakfast Group." For five decades, an ever changing group of painters, glass artists, sculptors, film-makers and photographers have been meeting weekly to discuss ideas, artists, world events, movies, life and sports! Join us for the weekly programs, talks and workshops that complement this exhibition.
Funding for this exhibition has been generously provided by Oliver & Company.

Sites/Sights of Intervention. Installations by Salvadoran-born Bay Area artist Victor Cartagena that aim to create an intercultural dialogue. Cartagena utilizes appropriated images and formal strategies to comment on his own experiences in relation to world events and broader socio-political issues, including war, forced migration and exile, cultural and gang violence and social insensitivity. Learn more about his work at an Artist Talk, Mar 22, 3 pm, Free

WCCUSD Student Art Show. We're proud of our history hosting this annual Student Art Show, a tradition now in its 49th year. Come view original creative works by hundreds of middle and high school students in photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, collage, painting and drawing. Through April 30.

Victor Cartagena Artist Talk on March 22

Salvadoran-born Bay Area artist, Victor Cartagena, will speak about his work and site-specific installations. His exhibition Sites/Sights of Intervention enunciates themes and ongoing concerns the artist has addressed over the last several years, such as insensitivity to war, hunger and the plight of the displaced. This special talk will be followed by an opening reception from 4 - 6 pm.
Sat, Mar 22, 3 pm, Free

K-6 Teachers: Bring Art to Your Classroom

Calling all K-6 teachers! Learn how to integrate art in your classroom lessons in our free Professional Development Series this summer. In this three-part seminar, you will learn about art as a process and a learning tool, discover low-cost or free materials your students can use, receive guidance from experienced teaching artists and colleagues. Come away with art activities you can easily integrate into other core subjects. Space is limited. Stipends available. Learn more and apply by the Mar 15 deadline.

Lecture: Ceramic Artist Linda Fahey, March 15

This Saturday, Linda Fahey will inspire you with her story of going from hobbyist to full-time artist. Linda's hand-crafted porcelain pieces are sold nationally at Anthropologie, One King's Lane and her new shop Yonder! Be inspired by her story and learn how you too can make this career-changing move! Read this SF Chronicle "Style-Maker Spotlight" on Linda Fahey.
Sat, Mar 15, 1 - 4 pm, $25. Register for this lecture.

Give Kids a Break at Spring Break Camp

We've got a week of awesomeness and hands-on art making planned for kids during Spring Break week Apr 7 - 11. The morning's Plant a Rainbow camp is taught by Lisa di Prima and features painting, drawing and collage to explore the spring season and embellish (and plant!) a flower pot. The afternoon's Clay and Craftaganza camp is led by Kiki Rostad and features clay building to create a picture frame and a bee hive along with screen-printing and puppet head making. Ages 6 - 12. Learn more about spring and summer art camps here.
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Upcoming Day, Evening & Weekend Classes

This spring, we have more than 70 evening, daytime + weekend classes and workshops in screen-printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, textiles + more. Search the full roster of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes online.

Learn to make handmade chains, both soldered and work-hardened patterned chains, in a 5-week class taught by Shelly Cournoyer. Starts Mon, Mar 24.
See all jewelry and metals classes >

Layer, stitch, hammer, fuse and experiment with techniques to build 2-D and 3-D art in the new 'Mixed Media Unleashed.' Starts Wed, Apr 2.
See all painting, drawing & mixed-media classes >

Make sculpture with recycled material and create original works with instructor Merav Tzur. Just in time for Earth Day! Starts Thu, Apr. 3
See all painting, drawing & mixed-media classes >

Weekday morning classes for homeschoolers. Two new classes 'Lessons and beauty in Nature' (ages 5-10) and 'Birds and Their Environment' (ages 9-14) are perfect for homeschooled kids.
View all kids and teens classes >

Apply today for a kid, teen or adult scholarship. Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous support of Marian E. Regello and the California Oils Corporation. Application deadline is Sat, Mar 15

Upcycle: Free Maker Event for the Whole Family

We're gearing up for our 2nd Annual Upcycle, a maker festival for the whole family to create, see and learn about the art of upcycling. Upcycling workstations will feature hands-on activities that creatively re-use materials otherwise headed for the landfill. Learn how to screen-print, create mosaics, make quilts, weave rag rugs and fold-form metal. Live music and healthy snacks. All ages. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat, Apr 12, 1 - 4 pm.

Help us spread the word by printing a poster in Spanish | English.

Volunteer at this event by contacting or 510.620.6780

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, Nutiva, Richmond Sanitary Service, Hilltop Mall and Recyclemore; and our participating organizations: California 4-H Foundation, Urban Tilth.

Love our Kids Art Classes? Vote for us

Do you love our hands-on kids art classes and awesome instructors? Show your love by voting for us on the Parent's Press Best of 2014 poll.

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Upcoming Events

March 15

Lecture: From Hobbyist to Artist with Linda Fahey
1 - 4 pm, $25

Spring scholarship application deadline

Deadline to apply for the K-6 Professional Development Series

March 22
Victor Cartagena Artist Talk
3 pm, Free

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
4 - 6 pm, Free

March 29
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featured artists: Patricia Bengtson Jones + Edythe Bresnahan, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

April 5
Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group
Featured artist: Jan Wurm, 11 am - 1 pm, Free
(Coffee provided)

1st Saturday: Bilingual Gallery Tour + Art Making
3 - 4:30 pm, Free

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