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Special Delivery! Winter 2021 Class Catalog

Which class will you take in 2021?

We’re excited to share our Winter Catalog! Register today for online classes starting in January! New offerings for adults include Improv WeavingPainting Towards Climate Justice and Dollar Store to Dinnerware. For kids new classes include DIY Jewelry, and Fairytale Sculptures!

Winter 2021 Class Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication)

Winter 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to print or share with your friends!)

Winter classes for one and winter classes for all! | With Love… Issue 11

Issue 11
Winter Session 2021 | Ceramics Sale Round 2 | Three Ways to Give Creativity | Taking a Break


Winter Session 2021


Class Registration NOW OPEN

We have online art classes for adults, teens, kids and, well… everyone! Browse our online listings and check out new classes including Improv Weaving, Painting Towards Climate Justice and Dollar Store to Dinnerware.

And don’t forget, we have scholarships too!! Apply now.

Browse class listings…


Ceramics Sale Round 2

Amazing New Work Available

After our first Ceramic Sale sold out in less that 48 hours we’ve decided to go again! Purchase work online by Shannon Abac, Marisa Burman, and Hanneke Steenmetz, then collect it at our curbside pick-up event happening this Thursday, December 17, 11am-2pm (or make an appointment to pick up at a different time). All proceeds benefit Richmond Art Center.

Visit the Ceramics Sale…


Three Ways to Give Creativity this Holiday Season

  1. Gift Cards for Classes

Send gift cards instantly to anyone! RAC Gift Cards are redeemable for all art classes; the perfect gift for creative folks, or folks who need a nudge towards accessing their creativity!

Purchase a Gift Card…

  1. Drawings by Chris Ahn

These beautiful drawings by Chris Ahn are only $150 (and at 11″ H x 17″ W will fit in standard size frames). Purchase online then come make a selection at our curbside pick up event happening this 12/17, 11am-2pm. All proceeds benefit Richmond Art Center!!

Purchase a Drawing…

  1. Shop Local Art

The Arts & Crafts Hub for the Holiday Arts Festival is an online space for Bay Area artists and makers to share and/or sell their work during the holiday season. Shop work by over fifty amazing artists!

Visit the Arts and Crafts Hub…


Taking a Break

Coloring sheet by J.P. McNicholas (https://richmondartcenter.org/instructables/friends-coloring-sheet/)

RAC will be closed December 19 to January 3.

To rest and regenerate Richmond Art Center staff are taking a coloring break.

Thank you to all – students, volunteers, partners and the community – who have supported us during this wild year. From our shelter-in-place to yours, we send out wishes for healing and peace through creativity in 2021.


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And pivot, Ceramics Sale NOW ONLINE! | With Love… Issue 10

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ISSUE 10

Online Ceramics Sale | Giving Forward | Spotlight on: Yelloh Joy Magazine | Last Classes in 2020 | A Gift from Our Neighbors


Online Ceramics Sale

Sale Starts Very Soon!

We’re sad we can’t bring you our Ceramics Sale in person this year. But don’t worry, you can still shop some of the best of the Ceramics Studio online! Purchase beautiful and usable pieces made by artists who are students, teachers and friends of RAC.

How to shop: Sale launches at 12:01am on Friday, December 4, 2020 (that’s tonight!); at this time the ‘Buy Now’ links will go live on our website, and we will start featuring one piece per hour on our Instagram Stories.

Preview the Ceramics Sale…


Giving Forward

City of Black and Brown Solidarity

So excited to have this new artwork available as a Thank You Gift. And in in the spirit of giving Richmond Art Center is paying forward 50% of the proceeds from this piece to the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry.

About the Work: This color screen print by Liberación Gráfica was created in the summer of 2020 in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement. City of Black and Brown Solidarity highlights Richmond as fertile ground for cross cultural solidarity and the ways we can fortify each other in the journey towards liberation. More about the piece…

Thank you Liberación Gráfica for contributing your work! Follow Liberación Gráfica on Instagram @liberacion_grafica.

Learn more…


Spotlight On

Arts and Crafts Hub Spotlight On: Yelloh Joy Magazine

Yelloh Joy Magazine was created by San Pablo-based writer and editor L Holley. Published four times a year, the magazine provides a digital and literary platform for women of color creatives. Holley writes, “The artistic flow of designers, writers, music-makers, entrepreneurs and innovators are the DNA of what makes our work so great.” See sample copies of the magazine online here.

Yelloh Joy Magazine is one of fifty artists and makers in our Online Arts and Crafts Hub for the Holiday Arts Festival.

Visit the Arts and Crafts Hub…


Our last classes in 2020…

But don’t worry, registration for Winter 2021 classes opens very soon. Stay tuned!

Ritual Objects

Curiosidades de México III : Pantuflas


A Gift from Our Neighbors

Did you know Richmond Public Library has free craft kits for adults? Call the library 510-620-6561 to make an appointment to pick one up (while supplies last!).

More info…



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HAF Curbside Market Canceled due to Covid-19

A Message for RAC’s Community:

Your safety is really important to us. In light of the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in Richmond, we have decided to cancel the in-person Ceramics Sale and Curbside Vendor Market for our Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Art Center.

But you can still enjoy the Holiday Arts Festival!

We’re continuing to assess the rate of new Covid-19 cases and hope to reschedule our Vendor Market sometime in Spring 2021. If you were planning to pick up your Thank You Gifts at the market we will be in touch with you soon.

We are deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but feel it’s necessary for the health of our staff, vendors, and community.

Until we can see you at RAC again, we look forward to keeping in touch through our online happenings, and wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday weekend.

Sincerely,


José Rivera
Executive Director

Giving Tuesday

Richmond Art Center is participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1! This one-day national fundraising event aims to inspire people, like you, to donate to the nonprofits you love.

Please consider making a contribution to our End-of-Year Appeal. Ways you can support RAC:

Thank you for your contributions. Your support keeps us going!


What is Giving Tuesday? GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. www.givingtuesday.org

The Ceramics Sale Returns | With Love… Issue 9

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ISSUE 9

Holiday Arts Festival   |   Thank You!    |    Unity and Community    |    Online Art Classes in December 


Holiday Arts Festival

Online and In Person Arts and Crafts Festival The Holiday Arts Festival returns in 2020 with a hybrid online and curbside event! Click on the links below to view the event schedule and artist listings.

Ceramics Sale and Curbside Market
richmondartcenter.org/haf/curbside
Richmond Art Center – Outdoor Courtyard, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 4, 5 and 6, 11:00am – 3:00pm
 
Arts and Crafts Hub

richmondartcenter.org/haf/online
November 9 – December 31
(Artists, there’s still time to list your work! Click here to join before the deadline tomorrow, 11/20, 11:59PM!)

Learn more…


Thank You!

We ask for your help to keep going  

Thank you for being part of Richmond Art Center’s creative community. Click the link below to see some of the great gifts – like this t-shirt designed by Shannon Abac – we are saying ‘thank you!’ with for our End-of-Year Appeal.

Browse Thank You Gifts


Activity Sheet

Coloring Activity to Move Forward into 2021  

Enjoy this coloring sheet created by Liberación Gráfica! Liberación Gráfica is a collective from Richmond composed of artists, educators, and community members that create work to uplift social justice, the Richmond community, and young people’s voices. Follow the group on Instagram @Liberacion_Grafica

Download the Coloring Sheet


Online Art Classes in December

Click HERE to browse all our last classes for 2020

Winter Wonderland

Join Winter Wonderland and create different mixed media projects related to nature and animals!

Kids Drop-In Class (Ages 5-11)  |  Tuesdays, 3-4pm, 11/24 – 12/22

More info…

Ritual Objects

Learn about historical and personal rituals, and create vessels and sculptures to incorporate into your own ceremonies.

Adult Workshop (Ages 16+)  |  Sun-Sat 3pm – 5pm, 12/5 – 12/6 

More info…

Curiosidades de México III : Pantuflas

Tejeremos un par de pantuflas al estilo que mi abuela me enseñó, usando puntadas básicas. Con este proyecto tendrás un buen regalo para las fiestas. Esta clase será en español.

Edades 10-16  |  Sábados, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Dec 12 – Dec 19, 2020

More info…


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Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival Returns to Richmond Art Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2020

Online and in-person event featuring Bay Area arts and crafts

Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center (RAC) invites holiday shoppers and art lovers to experience the 58th Annual Holiday Arts Festival! This beloved Richmond Art Center tradition returns in November and December 2020 with a hybrid in-person/virtual event featuring Ceramics Sale and Curbside Market and Online Arts and Crafts Hub.

We also have art kit giveaways and thank you gifts to celebrate the Holiday Arts Festival as RAC’s largest community fundraising event. Visit richmondartcenter.org/haf to view the event schedule, artist listings, and browse thank you gifts including RAC apparel, unique glass magnets and beautiful, original artwork.


Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era…

End-of-Year Appeal

Hello Friends,

Thank you for being part of Richmond Art Center’s creative community. For nearly 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing art classes, events and exhibitions in Richmond, CA. But this year has been one of the most challenging times in our history; the Covid-19 pandemic turned our world upside-down, while the uprising for Black lives and racial justice called us to take time for internal reckoning.

We have moved forward with new ways of working, new partnerships and new projects. (See below some highlights for 2020.) But despite our successes Richmond Art Center took a serious financial hit with the temporary closure of our facility, and in October we had to reduce staff by 50%. Economic hardships, fires and smoke, and a stressful election have compounded challenges for our staff, volunteers, students and community. But through all this, it is art and creativity that have allowed us to find ways to come together, to heal, and to imagine.

We ask for your help to keep going. Please make a donation today to our Annual Fund.

Your donation, whatever the amount, will support our efforts to sustain our current activities, develop more remote programming, and remain poised to resume all of our programs once we reopen our facility. 

In appreciation of your support, and in celebration of our 58th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, WE HAVE THANK YOU GIFTS! CLICK HERE to visit our website to see the cool and creative thank you gifts on offer.

Gifts not your thing? Click here to see other options for making a contribution to our Annual Fund.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Richmond Art Center soon. Until then, we hope you stay safe and well. 

With gratitude,


José Rivera
Executive Director


Patricia Guthrie
President, Board of Directors

Thank you to staff, volunteers, teaching artists, students, partners and the community who came together in 2020 to…

2020 images from Instagram @RichmondArtCenter: Top l-r: Artist Zoë Boston is interviewed by Susan Duhan FelixGuillermo the Golden Trout by Andree Singer Thompsonartwork by Colleen Haraden-Gorski; Bottom l-r: Ceramic students at RACMarisa Burman’s Holding Warmthartwork by Ezly Torres

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: www.erinmwheeler.com

Creative Self-Care Video Series

Creative Self-Care: Irene Wibawa

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 4: Irene Wibawa

About the Artist: www.irenewibawa.com

Creative Self-Care Video Series

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