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Free Summer Classes for Youth: Zines and Filmmaking

Make Art with Us this Summer!

Free Art Classes for Teens and Young Adults

About the Program: The Youth Artist Xchange is a series of free summer intensive classes. The program gives middle and high school students, as well as young adults (up to 24 years), in-depth, hands-on arts learning experiences in our studios led by professional artists.

How to Join:

  • Prospective students are invited to complete a short online application to let us know their arts interests and class preferences.
  • Available classes are listed below (click the LEARN MORE button to see the class schedules)


Dreams of Liberated Futures: A Zine & Printmaking Series

An intensive six-week summer class (with 12 sessions) for 8-12 youth (ages 14-24) that combines hands-on visual arts learning with storytelling. Taught by artist Shani Ealey, the class is rooted in traditional African Indigenous wisdom to provide inspiration for students to explore visual storytelling through zinemaking.

Schedule: July-August

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, July 2, 2024


Digital Narrative: Short Stories for Film

Learn the art of storytelling through filmmaking! Participants will explore the language of creating visual narratives using professional filmmaking processes. From storyboarding and directing to shooting and editing, students will gain hands-on experience in crafting their own short movies. All materials and tools are included. This class is a youth space for ages 13 to 17. 

Schedule: July-August

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, July 2, 2024



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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm