FREE Adult Art Classes with Rae Akino

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We are excited to announce that Rae Akino is BACK to teach a special edition virtual class on Zoom. WE the PEOPLE will take place on Juneteenth (6/19), and will be a safe space for emotional expression, and mourning and honoring the precious Black lives taken by state violence. To participate, please fill out the form below and check your inbox for the class Zoom link. THANK YOU.

Rae Akino Virtual Art Class Registration

About WE the PEOPLE – a Virtual Art Class

When: Friday June 19th, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Virtually on Zoom (link provided when you register)

Age: This class is designed for adults (18+ years old), but we welcome the participation of younger family members

Description: Over the past few weeks WE the PEOPLE have made our voices heard all over the world. This class will be a safe space to express, process, and release. Rae will begin with a short discussion to get a sense of how everyone is doing. Then they will write their words/ phrases on canvas/ paper as the foundation of the piece. Then, Rae will have participants follow along step by step to create an image in the foreground of those words.

Art Materials: This is a recommended list of materials, but so long as you have a writing or drawing tool and a surface to create on, you have enough to create.

Recommended drawing supplies: pens, pencils, markers, crayons, etc.

Recommended drawing surfaces: paper, cardboard, canvas, paper bags, etc.

This class is free to the community, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

About the Artist:

Rae Akino
Rae is a Seattle-based, DC-born self-taught visual artist who tells stories of self-identity, sexuality,
Afrocentrism, spirituality, mental health, and more, through their work.
“Telling stories that are unheard or undervalued gives greater meaning to any work.” -RA
Learn more about Rae

Questions? Please email us.



Past Adult Art Classes Information

We’re kicking off Black History Month with exciting news: FREE Youngstown art classes are back! Celebrating some of our most iconic Black leaders, local artist Rae Akino is leading a 4-part mixed media art class for adults.

Friday Classes from 6-8pm
February 21 (Portrait; Based on the works of Audre Lorde & Zora Neale Hurston)
February 28 (Portrait; Based on the works of Miriam Makeba)
March 13 (Capturing a Body in Motion using multi-media, with guest dancer Selorm Tamakloe)

WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – Room 111
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Guest Artist for March 13th: Selorm Tamakloe


Selorm Tamakloe is a Ghanaian American woman who recently graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Biochemistry and Dance. Having a wide array of interests, she sings, dances, models, teaches, created the UW Arts Diversity Council, and is an athlete to name a few. Selorm is an aspiring pediatrician who plans on returning to her home country of Ghana to practice medicine. Currently, Selorm is a member of the Gansango Contemporary African dance company.