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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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Richmond Art Center

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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

$320

8 sessions

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Precious Metal Clay Jewelrymaking

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn to make beautiful jewelry using Precious Metal Clay. This six week class will provide an introduction to working with bronze and silver metal clay. Projects will include pendants, rings, stone setting and mold making with a focus on different methods for creating, firing and finishing designs. Materials to purchase before class:  Fastfire Bronze Clay 100g: https://www.cooltools.us/FASTfire-BRONZclay-p/ffb-p.htm  EZ960 Sterling...

$320

6 sessions

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Women in Ceramics Workshop (Hybrid)

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Discover the groundbreaking work of women in ceramics in this engaging workshop at the Richmond Art Center. Explore the history and techniques of 20th-century and contemporary ceramicists through virtual lectures and hands-on studio sessions. Enhance your skills and be inspired by the influential women who shaped the field.

$200

4 sessions

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Introduction to Screenprinting

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Discover the art of screen printing in this hands-on course at the Richmond Art Center. Gain a solid foundation in the techniques, materials, and processes involved in creating your own screen-printed designs. Unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life on paper and fabric.

$400

6 sessions

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Tabletop Loom Weaving

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn to weave on a tabletop loom! Basically a mini version of our floor looms, you will have time to practice setting up the loom and weaving your own cloth, gaining an understanding of the machine. Student-designed projects preferred but I am happy to assign materials and patterns to the uninitiated. Bring a notebook and pen if that's your style. Studio Fee covers studio equipment, materials, tools and consumables that go into your project. ...

$400

8 sessions

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Floor Loom Weaving 102: Techniques for Beginner to Intermediate Students

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This class is for students who have taken at least one floor loom class and know how to dress a loom.  In this class, students will explore different weaving techniques including pile, soumak, and weft interlocking. Students will have the freedom to choose their own patterns and designs. This class can be taken many times as the instructor will introduce new techniques for novice to intermediate students to explore. Class Requirements: ...

$400

8 sessions

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Beginning Handbuilding

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this 4 week class students will learn the basics of working with clay. Each week we will learn how to pinch, coil, and make slabs to create functional work such as mugs, bowls, vases and planters. We will discuss surface decoration and glazing options in the final class meeting. This course is designed for beginners working at home, with minimal tools and space required. One bag of clay will be included and available for pick-up at the Art Center....

$320

8 sessions

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Glass Beads & More

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Discover the art of glass bead making in this hands-on class at the Richmond Art Center. Learn the history, techniques, and safety procedures while creating your own unique glass beads. Unleash your creativity and add a touch of elegance to your jewelry collection.

$300

10 sessions

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Beginning Jewelry

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Design and make you own jewelry! Learn how to make rings, earrings or pendants in metal. This class covers the foundations of how to fabricate your piece in bronze or silver. You will learn how to use a jewelers saw, shaping techniques, textures and finishing with patina and polishing. Whichever projects you choose to make, you will have something beautiful to wear or give as a gift. Class Requirements Ages 14+ Welcome Experience Level: Beginning...

$400

8 sessions

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Sculpting Borosilicate Plant Life

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn solid sculpting of borosilicate glass rod into plant life forms. Students can choose a couple varieties of plants to focus on and over the weeks we will build parts and assemble with various demos in between. Borosilicate is a hard glass originally developed for commercial and industrial applications. It is distinguished from soft glass due to how much more time and heat it takes to get it to move. It does not break easily and comes in many...

$300

6 sessions

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Landscape Painting from Photos

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn the "why" behind the importance of working from life... and how to use photos when working from life doesn't make sense (or isn’t possible!). We will be refining photo references as a tool, making your painting so much more than a copy of the picture. With a focus on landscape, once these tools are in your control they can be applied to any subject. This class is open to all painting media.  Materials List: If you already have painting...

$400

8 sessions

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Bookmaking

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn the basics of book making in this five week course. We will explore unique folding structures, books without glue, traditional sewn books, and more!   All fundamental supplies will be supplied by instructor. Including, but not limited to: adhesives cutting tools needles and thread pressing apparatus basic papers book cloth book board

$400

8 sessions

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Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn oil painting techniques by painting realistic still life- a great introduction to oil paint for beginning painters as well as intermediate painters wanting to hone their skills. Explore the versatility of oil paint as we cover the materials, explore value, brush handling, color and composition. While the focus is on oils, students may work in any painting medium they choose.   Week 1 Topic: Introduction, Materials, Safety, Approach,...

$400

8 sessions

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Beginning Watercolor

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Discover the joy and versatility of watercolor painting in this engaging course at the Richmond Art Center. Explore various techniques, materials, and styles while receiving expert guidance. No drawing experience is required.

$240

6 sessions

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Drawing Essentials: Still Life

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn drawing techniques for realistic still life- a great introduction for beginnings and intermediate artists wanting to expand your toolbox. Explore the versatility of charcoal as we cover the materials, explore value, 3-D illusion, mark-making, and composition. Hone skills which transfer across media, moving you forward in whichever artistic direction you want to travel. Class Requirements Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate What To...

$400

8 sessions

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Japanese Brush Painting and Calligraphy

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Discover the peaceful art of Japanese ink brush painting and calligraphy at Richmond Art Center. Unleash your creativity as you learn fundamental brush and ink handling techniques, and challenge yourself to create original works of art. Gain daily peace of mind through these deeply Zen-inspired practices.

$320

8 sessions

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Explorations with Relief Printing

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this exploration of rubbercut and linocut printmaking techniques, we will learn how to plan and transfer a design to our cutting surface for the creation of beautiful prints. The class covers how to use block cutting tools, how to mix ink, and how to use a printing press. We will be printing on paper, fabric and simple folded book structures. Materials fee covers all project materials and tools. What To Bring ...

$320

8 sessions

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Pen and Ink Architecture

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Unlock the secrets of architectural drawing with the Pen and Ink Architecture course at Richmond Art Center. Discover the art of simplifying plants and buildings and explore perspective techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this class offers a relaxing way to build observational skills with pen and watercolor.

$240

6 sessions

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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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