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Programs & Events

Public Programs

Artist Salon: May Session
Show and Tell, Part Two
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This month we will continue the group show and tell to familiarize ourselves with each other’s work via your online presence.  For those interested in receiving feedback, group members have shared their websites and Instagram pages for review before we meet next month. The goal of this session is for group members to get to know each other better, and also to support each artist move forward in their artistic goals by sharing feedback, resources, and insights on how their work is communicating to a larger online audience. This session is open to all artists looking to be a part of the regular meetings of the Artist Salon Series, for ages 19+.

Art at Work Series
Professional Development Workshops
Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business
Sunday, May 7,  2:00 - 4:00 pm
Richmond Arts Coalition presents a workshop on the practical uses of social media to create buzz and build an audience. Multidisciplinary artist and digital media specialist, Rob Fillo, will be leading an exciting and immersive workshop called Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business.  Fillo is the Executive Director of the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) and CEO/Creative Director of Vancouver Media Services Inc.
Artists are small business owners and it’s essential that they use digital media to represent their works in a simple, accessible and non-invasive way online.  The workshop will explain many of the key elements involved in audience retention and congruent brand representation.  It will also touch on the topics of social media pitfalls and what not to do. This presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period. Workshop is free however participants must register due to limited spaces.

Comics and Cartooning
Drawing Black and White Comics with Sean Karemaker
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Learn the basics of drawing for comics and cartooning.  Comic book artist Sean Karemaker will lead a workshop on drawing the basic shapes, forms, and faces using various techniques to create imaginative characters and compositions.  Suitable for all skill levels, recommended for ages 12+. Drawing materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your favourite drawing tools to use in the workshop. Free admission. Registration is required due to limited spaces.  Session is full, but we are still accepting registrations to our wait list.

Art After Dark Remix
Music and Visual Art, with Guest Mark Haney
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This monthly program is for aspiring artists and DJs to meet, socialize, and experiment with your desired art mediums or to try something new. This month will feature exhibiting artist and composer Mark Haney.  Learn the basics of making your own stamps for mixed-media drawings or comics, as part of your personal work or a collaborative comic jam. This is a free drop-in program. All skill levels of artists and DJs welcome to join. Basic drawing materials and DJ equipment provided. Artists welcome to bring their preferred drawing materials but no wet or messy media permitted in the Gallery space. Not suitable for children under 14 years of age.

Family Sunday
Fourth Sunday, Monthly
May 22, June 25, July 23, Aug 27 , 1:00 - 4:00pm
Families are invited to participate in various exhibition-related art projects and activities on the fourth Sunday of each month. Stories, music, and art,  activities vary from month to month.  It’s free, thanks to the RBC Foundation.

For more information on these public programs, contact RAG Education & Public Programs Coordinator at ktycholis@richmond.ca.