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Richmond Art Center
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The Richmond Art Center is a leading visual arts center in the East Bay, offering diverse arts experiences to people of all ages. They provide hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling art programs, and rotating exhibitions featuring both emerging and established Bay Area artists.

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Beginning/ Intermediate Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class covers the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. It will introduce new students to the process and help intermediate students refine their skills.  Firing/Materials Fee ($35)

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$320

8 sessions

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Evening Hand & Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class will incorporate both throwing and handbuilding demonstrations. Students can chose how they would like to work. Intermediate students can work on independent projects with the help of the instructor.

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$320

8 sessions

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Evening Wheel Throwing

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn all aspects of wheel-throwing from start to finish. Clay work also includes slab construction and altered forms.  Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools Respirator mask Clay available for purchase at Art Center. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.

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$275

8 sessions

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Morning Hand & Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class focuses on individual projects, incorporating various techniques including hand-building and throwing on the wheel.  Ages 16+ welcome. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Students may attend open studio for up to 3 hours per week during the weeks that their class is held Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools Respirator mask Clay available for purchase at Art Center.

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$275

8 sessions

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Intermediate Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Practice and refine your skills on the wheel. This class is designed for intermediate students and will cover techniques for making basic shapes, trimming, decorating and glazing pots. 

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$320

8 sessions

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Afternoon Hand & Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class focuses on individual projects, incorporation various techniques including hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Class Requirements: Experience Level: Intermediate

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$320

8 sessions

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Wheel-Throwing, Slab, & Extrusion

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn various techniques for creating globe vases, bowl forms, ikebana vases, and vessels for the tea ceremony.  Some clay experience recommended. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.

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$285

9 sessions

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Ceramics Seminar: Cups

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this class for continuing students, we will focus on one form the entire session, going in-depth through demos, hands-on work time, and class discussion. We will explore design, form and function. The making process is open to both hand-building and/or throwing. Required supplies for this program: Clay (available for purchase at Art Center)

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$260

8 sessions

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Form On the Wheel

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Dive into the beauty of ceramic form and function. This class will provide opportunities for continuing students to explore new forms and refine throwing skills. Some discussions and demos will be incorporated into class time. Fee includes glaze and firing fee.  Prior wheel throwing experience recommended. Clay available for purchase at Art Center. Required supplies for this program: Clay available for purchase at Art Center.

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$275

8 sessions

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Online Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

This virtual wheel throwing class is ideal for students who have access to a wheel but still want to watch live demos and get feedback on their throwing. This is an opportunity to troubleshoot any difficulties you're facing on the wheel, and to ask for specific demos.  If students want to, they can throw with the teacher watching and get help in real time. This class is better suited for more intermediate students (those who already know the...

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$210

6 sessions

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Surface, Pattern and Colored Clay

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This 2-day intensive workshop will explore many possibilities for surface and pattern on clay! Some ceramic experience recommended.

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$145

2 sessions

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Thrown and Altered Forms

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this 2-part workshop you will learn different ways of altering your thrown forms to create new forms! Demos will include multiple necks, tripod feet, darting, stacking, and more. This workshop will comprise of lecture/demos as well as hands-on wheel time.  Prerequisite: Prior throwing experience is required. Required supplies for this program: basic throwing tool kit including sponge, metal or rubber ribs, needle tool, wooden knife,...

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$165

2 sessions

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Throwing Intensive Workshop

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Are you looking to drastically improve your throwing skills? Then this 3-day workshop is for you! Our instructor will share their techniques for greater success on the wheel, and will work individually with students to address their problem areas during the workshop. This class is designed for advanced beginner/intermediate level. At least two prior wheel classes highly recommended.

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$195

3 sessions

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Teapots

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

In this three-part class we will dive deep into one of the most quintessential and complex ceramic forms -- the teapot. We will go through the construction process from start to finish, sharing images and discussing ideas about how to successfully connect form and function. Demonstrations will focus mainly on thrown components for teapots, but options for handbuilding will also be covered. Some finishing and decoration tips will be discussed. Ceramic...

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$105

3 sessions

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Textured Surfaces

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn new ways to enhance and embellish your ceramic surfaces with texture! Demos will incorporate found objects, leaves, fabric, wood grain and much more! All levels, ages 18 and up welcome. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Students may attend open studio for up to 3 hours per week during the weeks that their class is held.  Required supplies for this program: Materials needed will be discussed during first class session. Clay available...

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$305

9 sessions

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Ceramic Pots for Plants

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn techniques for making your own ceramic planters! Both thrown and handbuilt forms will be demonstrated, and there will be time to construct several of your own vessels. Techniques for decorating planters will also be covered. Some ceramic experience recommended but not required.

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Wednesday Hand-Building

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Various handbuilding projects will be covered in this class. Surface and glazing techniques will also be covered.  All levels welcome. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.

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$285

9 sessions

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Monday Hand-Building

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this course, you will learn a variety of hand-building techniques including pinching, coil, and slab construction to create both functional and sculptural works. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.

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$285

9 sessions

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Handbuilding Functional Forms

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This course will cover a variety of handbuilding techniques, including pinching, coil, and slab construction to create functional works. Follow along with demos or work on your own projects. *Fee includes glaze and firing fee Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramics clay tool kit(Metal Rib, Wood Modeling Tool, Needle Tool, Loop Tool, Sponge, Wire Tool) Clay (available for purchase at Art Center) Sketchbook/Notebook

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$290

8 sessions

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Slipcasting

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Have you ever wished that you could make multiples of that perfect bowl or cup? Learn the process for making plaster molds of your functional ware. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.

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$285

9 sessions

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