Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Don’t Blink Ink

Don’t Blink Ink

Four week class ran Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm PDT from February 25 to March 18, 2023 

Teaching Artist Eli Africa created this fun video of students in ‘Don’t Blink Ink’; his class exploring permanent ink drawing techniques at Richmond Art Center.


Sugar Skulls Workshop with Keena Azania Romano

Sugar Skulls Workshop with Keena Azania Romano

Celebrate your ancestors by making sugar skulls for Día de los Muertos with artist Keena Azania Romano. This video is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Wee Poets Features Richmond Art Center

Wee Poets Features Richmond Art Center

View the show on Berkeley Community Media Channel 28 on Monday 10/10 at 8:30pm, Wednesday 10/12 at 5pm, and Thursday 10/13 at 5pm (or on YouTube HERE)

For over thirty years Wee Poets on Channel 28 has supported literacy development through interviews with thousands of Bay Area children. This month Richmond Art Center is in the spotlight with host Sally Baker interviewing young artist Camila Robles and Executive Director José R. Rivera.

How Emmy Lou Packard Made Her Prints

How Emmy Lou Packard Made Her Prints

Saturday, July 16, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

Master printer Art Hazelwood demonstrates Emmy Lou Packard’s electric press in action printing Someone Has to Suffer, Madam (1950s).

This event was part of the exhibition Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience (June 22 – August 20, 2022).

Holiday Art Making

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz shows us how to make some cute holiday art projects!

Evergreen Macramé (starts 0:27)
Materials Needed: Wooden bead, any color yarn/string, scissors, piece of paper, pencil

Snowman Jar (starts 3:39)
Materials Needed: any size jar, paint (white, red, black, orange), paint brushes, scrap paper, optional- candy!

Holiday Pop-Up Card (starts 5:12)
Materials Needed: colored construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons or markers

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz teaches us how to make papel picado and a marigold watercolor for Día de los Muertos.


Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, string, tape (optional)


Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, cup of water, water color paper, oil pastel, pencil

Art of the African Diaspora – 2021 Reception

Over 80 people gathered on Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3-4:30pm, for the online reception celebrating Art of the African Diaspora. 

The event was hosted by artist Patricia Patterson, and featured live artist talks, vintage video interviews, and tributes to the folk – past, present and future – who make Art of the African Diaspora possible.

Let’s Do Art for Lunch

Online guided drawing session with Lauren Ari!
With special guest Richmond Art Center’s executive director José Rivera!

On Friday, March 5, 12:30pm, artist Lauren Ari led an online session for drawing and relaxation. And her special guest was Richmond Art Center’s executive director José Rivera!

José started at Richmond Art Center at the end of summer 2020, but the covid pandemic has prevented folks from gathering in-person to meet him. So we hosted this event as a virtual meet and greet.

A small group of students and staff joined Lauren and José in Zoom, while a much larger group participated via a Youtube livestream.

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home

In winter 2021, with many public studios closed due to Covid-19, Richmond Art Center’s Ceramics Manager Marisa Burman created this video on how to set up a friendly space for working with clay at your house.

Creative Self-Care: Erin McCluskey Wheeler

Artists share art-centered practices to ground and refresh during stressful times.

At Richmond Art Center we’ve been thinking a lot about the upcoming 2020 election; how the lead up to it and aftermath are going to be stressful for so many people. To encourage folk to look after themselves during this time we’ve invited artists to share some simple ideas and reflections on the theme of creativity and self-care.

Please enjoy the Creative Self-Care series. Five videos will be released 1 by 1 as we head towards Election Day; accessible here on our website and social media. Follow us on Instagram: @richmondartcenter, Facebook: @richmondartcenter and YouTube and, if you feel inspired, share your own stories of creative self-care! #creativeselfcare #richmondartcenter

Video 5: Erin McCluskey Wheeler 

About the Artist:

Creative Self-Care Video Series

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Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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