Richmond Art Center

Youth Programs

Richmond Art Center’s youth programs create experiences for art-making inspired by play and exploration, personal narrative, existing artwork, and formal art principles. Each year over 2,000 youth engage in Richmond Art Center’s arts education programs both onsite at RAC and off-site in the community. All opportunities are either free or fee-based with scholarships available.

Summer Youth Programs

Summer Youth Programs offer intensive experiences for young folk to learn from professional artists.

2022 Programs

S.P.O.T.S: Mural Program for Richmond Youth

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm to 4pm
July 5 – August 11, 2022


With instructors Fred Alvarado and Keena Azania Romano, a cohort of twelve young artists (ages 14-24) will learn about different models of community art projects and create a collaborative mural project. El Artista Maestro habla Español.

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Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am – 2:30pm
June 7 – June 30, 2022

Fee-Based / Apply for a Scholarship HERE

For this three-week course, artists ages 13-17 will join mixed media visual artist, Alex Martinez, in exploring what legends, characters, and icons that have informed their personal identity or cultural understanding and shape their visual language.

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Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp at Richmond Art Center gives kids (ages 5-12) an exciting immersion in visual arts practice. Daily projects include drawing, painting, printmaking, textile arts, and sculpture.

2022 Camp

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp 2022 is booked out. CLICK HERE to join the waitlist.


CLICK HERE to view studio art class listings for kids.

CLICK HERE to view studio art class listings for teens and young adults.

Family Days

We run two, free Family Days a year – Fall and Spring – that are open houses for families to enjoy a fun day with art activities, live performances and music. See EVENT LISTINGS for upcoming Family Days.

Visit and Contact

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


Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm