It’s time to take out your coloured pencils or pastels and get creative as Richmond Children’s Art Festival is fast approaching.
Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) will be hosting an online workshop on Feb. 15 to teach the general public to draw human figures as part of their series of fun, at-home online activities.
The annual festival used to attract over 8,000 children and their families to enjoy hands-on experiences guided by local artists. With restrictions on in-person gatherings, the Children’s Art Festival has pivoted to an online event with two components: an outreach program for schools and a series of free, online activities available on Family Day.
Melanie Devoy, School Art Program Coordinator at RAG, said she encourages people to get creative and active and understand how artists capture that sense of movement through drawing.
“Playing together, stepping outside our comfort zones and even risking looking a little silly is a great way for us to mentally change gears and access our creativity. And I hope children and their families will learn from this event that the art-making process involves a lot of creative play,” said Devoy.
For more information about the workshop, visit https://www.richmondartgallery.org/rag-at-home/ama.