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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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PAINTING

Watercolor Painting
Mira White
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. All levels and teens welcome.
FA1P • 8 classes • Wed, Sep 10 – Oct 29, 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Painting Interior Scenes
Betsy Kendall
Let your brush be your friend! Paint from life, with an eye for composition, from interior scenes around the Art Center—think Diebenkorn and Vuillard. Use gouache—for speed and experimentation—to work in a way that puts the brush mark at the core of your paintings. Prefer acrylics? Bring them instead. Bring paper and a brush to first class. All levels welcome.
FA4P • 8 classes • Mon, Sep 15 – Nov 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Dive Into Diebenkorn
Ned Axthelm
Get inspired by Diebenkorn’s words and works on display in our Main Gallery this fall. Develop your painting approach through two weeks each of still life study, landscape study and clothed and nude live models. Discuss Diebenkorn’s approach to these various subjects and explore composition, color, paint application and abstraction. Work in oil or acrylic.
FA46P • 8 classes • Tue, Sep 9 – Oct 28, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Painting Essentials
Alan Tarbell
Discover a variety of foundational painting techniques for either acrylics or oils. Demonstrations include color mixing, color relationships, palette management, essential understanding of mediums, composition and lighting effects. Individual and group critique will add to the discovery process. For beginning and intermediate students. Safer paint practices followed. Hay instrucción disponible en Español.
FA10P • 8 classes • Fri, Sep 26 – Nov 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Plein Air Painting
Alan Tarbell
Paint the light and atmosphere of our beautiful Bay Area! Explore plein air painting with a focus on capturing the essence of the day through atmospheric perspective, shape, light and color. Discover balance, rhythm and harmonies within the landscape. Bring a folding chair and easel for working outdoors, your own materials and canvas. Materials list available online. Some painting experience recommended. Hay instrucción disponible en Español.
FA35P • 8 classes • Fri, Sep 26 – Nov 14, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Advanced Painting: Developing One’s Voice
Katie Hawkinson
Work on developing a stronger sense of your own voice within the creative process. As painters gain proficiency, they often work on a series of paintings in order to explore an idea beyond a single attempt. This allows for a concentration that helps build a body of work. Work on your own series and be encouraged to keep a drawing/painting journal to help document your visual thoughts. Class time will include looking at art historical and contemporary sources, individual and group critique and painting.
FA11P • 8 classes • Thu, Sep 18 – Nov 6, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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Making Watercolors Sing
Ruth Block
Learn sure-fire and magically fun ways to apply watercolors for luscious results while avoiding muddiness. Explore specific prismatic color theory techniques with demos, handouts and hands-on practice, plus plenty of individual guidance.
FA3PW • 1 class • Sat, Oct 18, 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $45 • Nonmember $50
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Mixing Watercolors with Other Media
Ruth Block
Expand the horizons of watercolors and learn ways to incorporate other media. Discover methods for including watercolor pencils, collage, ink and/or resist with various watercolor techniques to achieve dynamic, personal results and tell your own expressive stories. Class includes demos and time for your own artwork. Materials list online.
FA4PW • 1 class • Sat, Nov 8, 10 am – 1 pm
RAC Member $45 • Nonmember $50
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Encaustic Fundamentals II
Kate Gordon
Add new techniques to your repertoire: image transfer, embedding materials, stencils, adding marks, wax pouring and an opportunity to experiment with alternatives to the torch for fusing.  Discuss copyright and gallery hanging. Topics structured to allow time for students to focus on mastering techniques. Encaustic Fundamentals I or previous encaustic experience recommended. Bring 3 – 5 wood panels (flat or cradled) 12 x 12 inches or smaller. $70 materials fee due to instructor covers wax and tools/equipment use.
FA1PW • 1 class • Sun, Oct 12, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $108 • Nonmember $120
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Encaustic Beyond the Panel
Kate Gordon
Explore building out from your panel or using no panel. Investigate how encaustic can enhance your sculptural work in other media such as plaster, paper, bisqueware or fabric.   Advanced students can pursue works in progress or new directions. Encaustic Fundamentals I and II recommended or instructor approval. Bring at least one wood panel support, works in progress and other items to explore. $80 materials fee due to instructor covers wax, tools/equipment use and alternative supports.
FA2PW • 1 class • Sun, Nov 9, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $135 • Nonmember $150
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DRAWING

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. All levels and teens welcome.
FA28P • 8 classes • Tue, Sep 9 – Oct 28, 2 – 5 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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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.
FA3P • 8 classes • Mon, Sep 15 – Nov 3, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member 135 • Nonmember $150
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MIXED MEDIA

Creative Art
Jeka Lambert
Discover new art forms, media and techniques to expand your repertoire or move through creative blocks. Each class will explore a new project, exercise or technique – drawing, painting, paper, collage, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found objects, mixed media, sculpture, puppets, dolls and more. Drawing skills not required. Choose your media, techniques and 2D or 3D. Students provide supplies. All levels welcome.
FA6P • 8 classes • Wed, Sep 17 – Nov 5, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
RAC Member $207 • Nonmember $230
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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.