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150 final_300pxContribute to Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial Year Art Project!

The Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation has teamed up with Fung Collaboratives to bring you TWO art workshops where you can unleash your creativity and contribute to Redwood City's Sesquicentennial Book project! Both workshops are FREE and open to the public. No art experience necessary! All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop. Download Flyer

 

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CyanotypeCyanotype with Erin Ashford

“Come join us to learn one of the oldest photographic processes, Cyanotypes!

Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process that requires treated paper, objects of your choice, direct sun, water to develop the cyan-blue print and YOU! In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the conceptual ins-and-outs of this 174-year-old process once used for copying architectural drawings and illustrating botanicals. The monochromatic prints are made using a substrate that can handle being treated with a solution of iron compounds, rinsed in a water bath and exposed using UV light or direct sun. We will provide all the materials you’ll need but recommend bringing a few objects found or otherwise to make your own unique impressions. We will give you a brief history of cyanotypes, a demonstration of the process and guidance in creating your own unique works. Each participant will receive three sheets of 5x7 treated paper, gloves and sample objects. Once your cyanotype pigment has set, you are welcome to leave your cyanotypes to fully dry or please bring something to carry the wet paper home. At the end of the workshop, we ask that you donate one cyanotype for use in a new artwork celebrating Redwood City in our Sesquicentennial year. 

Date Time  Location 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:00 - 4:00PM

Fair Oaks Community Center Room 5/6 & Patio
2600 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City

Friday, June 9, 2017 2:00 - 4:00PM  

VMSC Redwood Room and outside
1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City

Friday, June 16, 2017 1:00 - 3:00PM 

Sandpiper Community Center Patio
797 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:00 - 1:00PM

Downtown Library Community Room

1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

Friday, July 14, 2017  10:30 - 12:30PM 

Schaberg Library Small Parking Lot

2140 Euclid Avenue Redwood City

Friday, July 28, 2017  TBD (after 5pm)  Family Camp Out - Red Morton Park (TBD) 
Monday, August 7, 2017  2:00 - 4:00PM 

Community Activities Building Room 2

1400 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:00 - 3:00PM 

Redwood Shores Library Community Room

399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City 


Paper MakingPaper Making with Jamila Rufaro

In this fun and informative workshop, participants will create sheets of paper from cotton fibers and recycled materials. In addition to the basic technique of using a deckle and mould to make paper, you’ll learn how to add inclusions like flowers, plants, and thread into your paper to give it a more interesting look. You’ll also learn different ways to dry your paper. Each participant will take home several sheets of handmade paper that can be used for cards, scrapbooking, printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, and more!

Paper making requires lots of water--wear clothing that you won’t mind getting wet. At the end of the class, some papers may still be wet. If you would like to take your damp papers home please bring a cookie sheet or a flat bottomed plastic tub at least 6x8 inches for transport. Papers that are left behind will be collected and donated to Artist Brian Taylor for use in his new site-specific commission for Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial year. 

Date Time  Location 
Friday, June 16, 2017 3:00 - 5:00PM 

Sandpiper Community Center Patio
797 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City 

Thursday, June 22, 2017  5:00 - 7:00PM 

Red Morton Community Center

1120 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City 

Monday, June 26, 2017 11:00 - 1:00PM

Schaberg Library Small Parking Lot

2140 Euclid Avenue Redwood City

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:00 - 4:00PM 

Redwood Shores Library Community Room

399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City 

Monday, July 17, 2017 5:00 - 7:00PM 

Community Activities Building Room 2

1400 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:00 - 7:00PM Fair Oaks Community Center Room 5/6 & Patio 
2600 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City
Friday, August 11, 2017  3:00 - 5:00PM  VMSC Redwood Room and outside 
1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City 
Friday, August 18, 2017  11:00 - 1:00PM 

Downtown Library Community Room

1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City

Thursday, August 24, 2017  1:00 - 3:00PM 

Redwood Shores Library Community Room

399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City