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Richmond Art Center Drawing, Painting & Mixed-Media Classes

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The Richmond Art Center offers classes and workshops with renowned faculty in a spacious, light-filled studio equipped with skylights, color corrected daylight bulbs, and spotlights for dramatic lighting. A wide selection of courses include watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic painting, figure drawing, collage, mixed media and book arts.

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getting organized: for artists & nonlinear thinkers
Sydney Metrick
Creative people often say “yes” to too many things! Learn how to choose what to work on, when to work on it, when to decide the work is “good enough” and how and where to promote and sell work. Identify and block time for priorities, plan your life and get things done!
SP25PW • 3 classes • Sat, May 3 – 17, 10 am – noon
RAC Member $91 • Nonmember $95
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earth pigments
Judi Pettite
Explore techniques and uses of plant and earth pigments. An overview of paint making includes making your own paint medium using a slab and muller and trying new drawing and printmaking inks. Sample working with locally sourced indigo, oak galls, acorns, ochre and more. Bring a sketchbook & pencil. The historical uses of these colorants & efficacy of working with ecofocused materials will be discussed. $15 materials fee due to instructor. Participants will be able to take home a sample of ink.
SP3PW • 1 class • Sat, May 31, 11 am – 3 pm
RAC Member $67 • Nonmember $75
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fundamentals of drawing
Ned Axthelm
Learn time-tested tools to realize your creative vision. Master drawing fundamentals in charcoal and learn skills to advance your artistic exploration. Beginning and intermediate students will hone their drawing techniques and develop expertise that is easily transferable to other media. $40 materials fee due to instructor. Teens welcome.
SU28P • 8 classes • Mon, Jun 16 - Aug 4, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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figure drawing studio
Suzanne Lacke
Drawing the human form is a great way to advance your vision! Work alongside monitor Suzanne Lacke and develop hand-eye coordination, a sense of proportion and composition and your own style of expression. This class is designed for students to work independently in painting, drawing or sculpting. Water-based media only. Guidance and critique available every other week. Model fees included.
SU3P • 6 classes • Tue, Jun 17 – Jul 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $135 • Nonmember $150
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drawing marathon
Ryan Martin
Get into the groove of art making! Draw all day in a supportive environment and explore the creative process with inspiration from live models, still life set ups and a variety of props. Focus on one composition or do several. Warm-up exercises and long poses included. Instruction available upon request. All drawing media welcome. Models fee included. Bring your lunch.
SU3PW • 1 class • Sat, Jul 19, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $100 • Nonmember $115
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PAINTING CLASSES

color fundamentals – oil pastel
Alan Tarbell
Explore oil pastels and learn essential color relationships, mixing and theory.The immediacy of the medium suits bold application with quick results. Bridge your understanding between dry and wet mediums, an essential step that leads into painting. Work from a variety of reference materials including still life, the model and photographs. Materials list available online. Beginners welcome. Hay instrucción esta disponible en español.
SU40P • 7 classes • Fri, Jun 27 – Aug 15
(no class July 4), 1:30 – 4:30 pm
RAC Member $171 • Nonmember $190
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choosing & mixing color
Rebeca García-González
Learn to choose pigments, palettes and color harmonies to enhance what you are trying to say in your work. Go from blah to wow in eight weeks! Learn to use color mindfully through meaningful exercises, short discussions and guided application in a nurturing environment. Please bring your materials on the first day. Beginning and advanced painters in all media (iPad artists included) are welcome!
SU14P • 8 classes • Sun, Jun 15 – Aug 3, 10 am - 1 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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watercolor – beginning & all levels: the basics and beyond
Annette Goldberg
Experience the brilliance of transparent watercolor! Work with traditional and experimental techniques and explore mixing color; glazing; wet into wet; textures; and crisp, soft and lost-and-found edges, with a focus on composition. Weekly demos, new projects and individual instruction provided. Materials list provided at first class. Teens welcome.
SU1P • 8 classes • Tue, Jun 10 – Jul 29, 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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glazing with acrylics
Ryan Martin
Learn to use acrylic mediums to achieve luminous atmospheres in your acrylic paintings. Explore glazing techniques used for capturing light on the canvas, pushing color brilliance and refining rendering. Ideal for students with acrylic painting experience who are looking to broaden their skills of acrylic mediums.
SU47P • 4 classes • Tue, Jul 8 – Jul 29, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
RAC Member $108 • Nonmember $120
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painting fundamentals – black ‘n’ white to full palette
Ned Axthelm
Learn traditional painting techniques for realistic still life painting; this is a great class for beginning and intermediate painters! Explore the versatility of oil and/or acrylic paint and paint from a monochromatic, limited and finally a full palette. Materials list available online. All levels and teens welcome.
SU46P • 8 classes • Wed, Jun 18 – Aug 6, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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intermediate/advanced painting

Alan Tarbell
Advance your painting techniques in either acrylics or oils and develop your own unique voice! Demonstrations on color, palette management, composition and lighting included, plus individual critiques and advice. Safer paint practices followed. Materials discussed at first class. Bring what you have. Hay instrucción esta disponible en español.
SU10P • 7 classes • Fri, Jun 27 – Aug 15 (no class Jul 4), 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $171 • Nonmember $190
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figure painting – going deeper
Ruth Block
Become more authentic in your own unique artistic expression. Work from the human figure as a point of departure. Instruction includes demonstrations, positive constructive critiques and encouragement. Individual attention and technical assistance provided as needed. All media—painting and/or drawing—are welcome. No oil solvents, please. Bring preferred materials to first class, where additional information will be provided. Models fee included.
SU37P • 8 classes • Wed, Jun 18 – Aug 6, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
RAC Member $230 • Nonmember $255
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beginning/intermediate encaustics
Kate Gordon
Learn to use heated, pigmented beeswax and explore brushing, fusing, collage and Xerox transfer. Advanced students can pursue works in progress or new directions. Bring collage materials, photocopies to use and 3 – 5 unprimed wood panels 14” square or smaller. $65 materials fee due to instructor covers wax and tools/equipment use.
SU2PW • 1 class • Sun, Jul 20, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $108 • Nonmember $120
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MIXED-MEDIA & PRINTMAKING CLASSES

monoprint: printing by hand
Annette Goldberg
Monotype offers a spontaneous approach in printmaking. Paint, draw and apply ink or watercolor onto a printing plate and transfer that image to paper. A variety of techiques will be demonstrated. Work with additive and subtractive methods and focus on form, color and composition. $15 materials fee to instructor includes water-based, nontoxic inks and supplies. Materials list provided at first class. Beginners welcome.
SU1PM • 8 classes • Thu, Jun 12 – Jul 31, 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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collage: navigate your journey
Leah Virsik
Document a trip or investigate your everyday life through collage. Create a small series of collages, bind them into a book or sew similar collages together to create a larger work. Learn a variety of book structures. Work with your own meaningful materials, create painted and textured papers and incorporate mixed-media into your work. Enjoy slideshows and demonstrations to help unify your works. $15 materials fee due to instructor includes paper. Materials list available online.
SU21P • 6 classes • Thu, Jul 10 – Aug 14, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $148 • Nonmember $165
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clayprints
Martha Castillo
Take part in an extraordinary printmaking experience! Create vibrant monotype prints using pottery clays and pure pigments. Make a clay slab, build up layers of colored slips using both additive and subtractive applications and pull multiple prints! $30 materials fee due to instructor includes reusable plywood board. Hand tools only. Materials list available online.
SU4CW • 1 class • Sun, Jul 27, 9:30 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $95 • Nonmember $105
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sculpture with recycled materials
Merav Tzur
Check your drawers for inspiration and explore the appropriation of recycled materials! Produce new meaning from the chaotic mass of material that constitutes our daily life. Modify existing materials with intention to create new and original work. Through exercises and field trips, students will be introduced to a variety of sources from which they can glean material for several projects. Materials list available online. $20 materials fee due to instructor.
SU45P • 5 classes • Mon & Wed, Jun 16 – 30, 10 am – 2 pm
RAC Member $135 • Nonmember $150
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drawing / painting / mixed-media open studio
Students enrolled in classes SU1P – SU47P are entitled to three additional hours of studio time each week during open hours. Consult door schedule for open hours.
Tue – Sat, when available, Jun 10 – Aug 16


DROP-IN POLICY: Per day drop-ins are allowed in some adult classes with the consent of the instructor or where noted in the description. Students may drop-in ONLY 3 times before they are required to purchase a half or full class (no other fractional classes allowed), unless otherwise noted.