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Press Release: Announcing… RAC UPLOADED!

Richmond Art Center Launches Online Art Classes

RICHMOND, CA: Richmond Art Center launches RAC UPLOADED, a new online art program. RAC UPLOADED includes workshops, classes, demos and virtual meet-ups featuring accessible materials and media for at-home creativity.   

  • Online offerings for adults, youth, children and families
  • Making screen time active and engaging 
  • Fee, sliding-scale and free options
  • New classes starting weekly

“Art-making offers a great opportunity to bring people together during shelter-in-place for creativity and connection,” says José Rivera, RAC’s Executive Director. “When designing their classes our Teaching Artists thought carefully about what experiences people might be needing as they self-isolate; tactile experiences, opportunities for new forms of expression, opportunities for meeting new people. There is an important connection between art and wellness, and right now we need art more than ever.”

Search RAC UPLOADED offerings and register onlinerichmondartcenter.org/class-catalog

CLASSES: Classes include both single workshops and cumulative sessions running one to four weeks. Adult classes running this month include Fundamental Drawing taught by Rebeca García-González, Rag Lab a series of upcycled fashion workshops by Vida Vazquez, and Visual Journaling with Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh. For young artists and families, class offerings include Beginner OrigamiMixed Medium Sculpture, and Pop-Up Paper.

DEMOS: A series of live artist demonstrations will create experiences for students to pick up techniques and tips through watching artists in action. Demos will range from digital illustration to botanical monoprints to edible clay (!).

FREE MEET-UPS: In addition to paid and sliding-scale events, RAC is running free drop-in gatherings for students to visit with each other virtually while participating in an art-making activity facilitated by a teaching artist. Family MAKE happens every Thursday from 4-5pm and is an all-ages family-friendly space for exploration and creativity. Morning Cup is geared towards adult students and happens 10am-11am every Friday (participants are encouraged to bring their favorite morning cup!). 

Art Boost! Making art accessible to everyone is at the heart of the Richmond Art Center’s mission. Needs-based Art Boost scholarships are available for eligible children, teens and adults. The Scholarship Request Form is available on RAC’s website under ‘Art Classes’.

About Richmond Art Center: Richmond Art Center has been sharing art and creating experiences for making together in Richmond since 1936. We offer art classes and workshops for over 5,000 adults and youth per year to create, experience and share art at our facility and in local schools and community spaces. We also present rotating exhibitions of work by Bay Area artists, attracting over 18,000 visitors to our four galleries annually.

Media Contact: Amy Spencer, amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Images: Drawings by Vero d. Orozco

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