Artists host free stencil-making workshops for giant mural design in Richmond

Two artists are leading five free stencil-making workshops at various Richmond locations next week.

Selected designs from the workshops will be used in the 1,000 feet-long final mural design that will decorate the exterior wall of the Richmond Cultural Centre at Minoru Gate.

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Artists Richard Tetrault and Jerry Whitehead, who have been invited by the Richmond Public Art Program to design and paint the mural artwork, will lead the workshops.

Workshops are open to all Richmond residents as drop-in sessions.

Children 12 and under must have an adult with them.

Dates and locations of the workshops are as follow:

1. Tuesday, July 23, noon to 4 p.m. (all ages)
    Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza

2. Wednesday, July 24, noon to 4 p.m. (parents and children)
    Richmond Cultural Centre, Roof Top Garden

3. Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. to noon (all ages)
    Richmond Public Library Brighouse Branch

4. Thursday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. (all ages)
    Richmond Public Library Brighouse Branch

5. Saturday, July 27, 2 to 4 p.m. (13 to 24 year olds)
    Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond Youth Media Program

The final mural is to be completed by this fall.


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