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The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, and we deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs and contemporary exhibitions in our galleries.

Every year, we serve thousands of students through classes and programs taught by professional artists, both onsite at the Art Center and at sites throughout Richmond. Our four galleries allow us to mount rotating exhibitions that display the works of emerging and established Bay Area artists. Artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jay DeFeo, Wanxin Zhang, Hung Liu, Ed Rossbach and Peter Voulkos have been showcased here.

The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.

Reviews of Richmond Art Center

(4.8-star rating across 13 reviews)

Laurie P.

Attended: Bookbinding

Loved the class and the instructor!!

Screen Print Skeletons!

Julian M.

Attended: Screen Print Skeletons!

This hands on class is a great introduction to screenprinting. We made a screen from scratch with affordable materials. We could design our own image in a variety of ways, most of them also accessible. And I even exposed my screen using the sun! I loved the ability for students to print their own gifts like cards, shirts, napkins, etc. I would definitely take this course again with a different project in mind.

Natural Bundle Dyeing and Eco-Printing

Julian M.

Attended: Natural Bundle Dyeing and Eco-Printing

Lovely afternoon spent with a bunch of plants. Kirsten's workshop approach worked great, as people brought their independent projects and even contributed plants. Kirsten steamed a ton of stuff. My pillowcase looks exquisite! I would definitely take this class again.

Stitch-Resist Shibori Workshop

Maggie G.

Attended: Stitch-Resist Shibori Workshop

We learned 5 different Shibori techniques. The teacher was very organized and everyone came away feeling successful.

Ceramic Pots for Plants

Elliott C.

Attended: Ceramic Pots for Plants

Fun class with great instruction. I highly recommend it.

Intro to Welded Sculpture

Mandana C.

Attended: Intro to Welded Sculpture

Mandana C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Karen K.

Attended: Bookbinding

Karen K. gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Intro to Oil Painting


Attended: Intro to Oil Painting

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Beginner Origami


Attended: Beginner Origami

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

Angeles T.

Attended: Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

Angeles T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave
At 25th St
Richmond, California 94804

Teachers at Richmond Art Center

Hue Yang Abac, Shannon - Burman, Marisa Anne Marie Falge Joyce Shon Young, Tess Airiel Mulvaney Alan Tarbell Alex Martinez Alexa Oliveira Alice Rice Amanda Scheutzow Amy Keefer Anna Kingsley Anna K. Anna Speaker Anna Speaker & Alisha Culver Annie Gwathney Betsy Kendall Betsy S. Brad Holmes & Siew-Chinn Chin Brendon M. Brian Goldberg Bruno Kark Buddy Mast Calvert Crary Caroline Charuk Cass Cathy L. Cayla Casciani, Regina Ginyard, Kadeesha Williams, Ursula Chanse Chanda Beck Charlyn Griffith-oro Chef Mona Chelsea Smith Chris H. Chris Triplett Chris Harper Ttriplett Christine Finch Christopher Castle Claire Siepser Colleen Garland Connie English Cristine B. Crystal Bongers Dance Doyle Dance Doyle Dani Lopez Daniel Camacho Daniela Rivero Danielle Hoffman Dara Lorenzo Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh Dean Stuart Don Carlson Don Wollwage Don Farnsworth Donald W. Ed Lay Eden Y. Edward Lay Eli Africa Emily Van Engel Emily Van Engel & Patricia Ludovici English, Connie Erin McCluskey Wheeler Eva-Maria Spampinato Fati Genese Fleming Francine Marquis Francisco Rojas Fumiyo Yoshikawa Grace Rosario Perkins Hadas Tal Heather Deyling Hector M. Hue Yang Ilah J. Ilene Conde Jade Ariana Fair Jamie Mayne Janet Bartlett-Goodman Jason Stern Jason Novak Jason Henry Jennica Peterson Jennifer L. Jennifer Linderman Jennifer Linderman Jessica Solares Jessie Kritt Jiajun Lu Jiajun Lu Jill Perakis Jill Mclennan Jim Bruce Jocelyn V. Jones John B. Joseph Lam Joshua Coffy Joyce Shon Julia LaChica Julia B. Juliana Duncan Julianne Sterling Julie Walker Karen Gallagher-Iverson Karen Kramer Karen Ondracek Kasey Jorgensen Katharine Hayhoe, Josefina Varela, Lúcia Lohmann, Douglas Daly, Eliot Nagele Kay Coffee Keeley McSherry Kelsey Q. Kenya Miles Kieren D. Kimberly Hylton Kristin Arzt Kristin Landowski Kristin Satzman L. Kay Coffee Larissa Larissa Mellor Larry Stefl Lauren Davis Lauren Ari Laurie K. Leah Yael levy Lisa Di Prima Luis Madelaine Hunt Madi H. Maggie B. Marisa Burman Marvin Parra Mary C. Mary Jeys Maxon M. May Lo Maya K. Maya Kosover Medha Kothari & Wesley Graham Micah Sterenberg Minnie Phan Mira White Mort Cohn Najah A. Nancy Roberts Ned Axthelm Olivia Chen Oni-Eseleh, Dawline-Jane Pam Toki Patricia L. Patty Kennedy Patty Kennedy Patty Kennedy Paulina Berczynski & Amanda Walters Rachel B. Rachel Anne Palacio Rajni Kavula Ralph McCaskey Raphael Villet Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez Rebeca G. & Anna K. Rebekah Erev & Elsa Asher Rosa Novak Rose Offner Ryan Martin Saadi Shapiro Sandhya Sridharan Santiago G. Shani R. Shannon Abac Shannon Abac Shawn Vales Sierra Reading Slow Burn Glass Studio Sofie Siegmann Stacy Speyer Steve Ruby Stuart Turner CST Stuart Turner Suzanne Lacke Tallie Medel Tania Pulido Tatiana Ortiz TBK Kitchen1 Teaching Artist Tess Young Tosha Stimage Travis Meinolf Trevor Twist Vera Totos Vicki A. Vida Vazquez Vince De Jesus Viviana Martinez Carlos Wendy Jensen-McDermott Yael L.
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