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Creative Self-Care: Sarah Player Morrison

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 3: Sarah Player Morrison

About the Artist: Sarah Player Morrison is a multidisciplinary artist based in Richmond, CA. She recently completed her MFA at Mills College. She is a graduate fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts from July 2019 – June 2020. sarahplayermorrison.com

Creative Self-Care Video Series

Creative Self-Care: Tiffany Conway

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 2: Tiffany Conway

About the Artistwww.projectgetfree.com

Top image: Tiffany Conway, We Are Our Ancestors, 2020, Oil on canvas, 20” x 16”

Creative Self-Care Video Series

Draw with us this Halloween!! | With Love… Issue 8

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ISSUE 8

Calling Artists and Makers!   |   Free Drawing Class    |    Creative Self-Care    |    Día de los Muertos  | Classes Starting in November   |   Remembering Betty Ann Barnett   |    Renewal Fund


Calling Artists and Makers!

Artist Registration Now Open

The Holiday Arts Festival returns in 2020 with a hybrid online and curbside event!

Artist Registration for the Online Arts and Crafts Hub is now open. This online directory for artists and makers is a space to share and/or sell work during the holiday season. But it’s more than just about retail… All artists are welcome to post their work in this non-juried, creative space!

Arts & Crafts Hub Early Bird Registration Deadline: Wed, Nov 4, 11:59PM

Learn more…


Free drawing class…

Stay Home This Halloween and Draw Online with Us!

Join teaching artist Yael Levy for this Halloween-themed drawing class featuring a live model in costume (students are welcome to dress for the occasion too!). All ages and levels welcome. Saturday, October 31, 1-4pm

Learn more…


Creative Self-Care

Image: Artist Jennifer Lugris

Take Care of Yourself This Election Season

Heading into a stressful 2020 election, we’ve invited artists to share some simple ideas and reflections on the theme of creativity and self-care. The Creative Self-Care videos will be released on our website and social media. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube and, if you feel inspired, share your own stories of creative self-care! #creativeselfcare #richmondartcenter

Watch the first video by Jennifer Lugris…


Día de los Muertos

Image: Activity sheet by Vero d. Orozco

Ofrenda Activity for Día de los Muertos

Traditionally a Día de los Muertos altar is an intentional space dedicated to a person or people that have passed away. Use this activity sheet to create your own altar in memory of someone that has passed. You can include anything you want to celebrate them; photos, foods they like, flowers, etc. There is no right or wrong way to use this template to remember a love one!

Download the Activity Sheet…


Classes starting in November

Click HERE to browse all our Fall 2020 Classes

Salt Clay Ocean Adventure for Fun and Friendship

Come dive in for a fun under sea adventure! Experiment with drawing, painting and sculpting. We will use salt clay and household items to make fabulous sculptural art.

Kids Class (7-12) | Thursdays, 3-4pm, 11/5 – 12/10

More info…


Drawing Workshop Series

Experiment and play with drawing techniques using pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, ink, tempera, watercolor and mixed media!

Adult Class (Ages 16+) | Saturdays, 11am-1pm, 11/7 – 12/5

More info…


Curiosidades de México II : Ex-voto

En este proyecto pintaremos un exvoto. Un exvoto es una pinturita donde cuentas una anécdota, deseo o leyenda. Tiene sus propias características y un estilo llamado Rasquachismo o Kitsch. Esta clase será en español.

Edades 10-16 | Sábados, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 14 Nov – 5 Dec

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Teapots

Dive deep into one of the most quintessential and complex ceramic forms — the teapot. Learn the construction process and discuss ideas on how to successfully connect form and function.

Adult Class | Mondays, 10am-12pm, 11/23 – 12/7

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Renewal Fund

If you have not done so already, please consider making a contribution to the Richmond Art Center Renewal Fund to safeguard our future.

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Remembering

Betty Ann Barnett

After a full and loving life, Betty Ann Barnett passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at her home in Point Richmond, California. Passionate about theater, dance, music, history, and art, Betty was an art docent for 15 years at the Oakland Museum, board member of the Richmond Public Library, and former Richmond Art Center Board President.

Betty’s Obituary


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Creative Self-Care: Jennifer Lugris

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 1: Jennifer Lugris

About the Artist: Jennifer Lugris was born in North Bergen, NJ in 1986. She earned her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. Her paintings have been exhibited and published internationally, and have won several awards. Solo exhibitions include Verge Center for the Arts, Richmond Art Center, Merced College, and Maturango Museum, among others. She currently lives in Sacramento, CA with her family, dogs, cats, and chickens. www.jenniferlugris.com

Creative Self-Care Video Series

Ever wondered about the giant trout? | With Love… Issue 7

ISSUE 7
Civic Center Art Tour | These classes have space for YOU | See and Make Art | Art Boost!


Ever wondered…

Video by Francisco Rojas-Meraz

Civic Center Public Art Tour

Ever wondered about the public art around Richmond’s Civic Center? Take this new video tour and learn about some of the amazing works on and around our facility. Video features works by AGANA, Lukaza Branfman-Verissmo, Marion Coleman, Daniel Galvez, Ross Holzman, RYSE Youth Center, and Andree Singer Thompson.

Take the Tour



These classes have space for YOU

Click HERE to browse all our Fall 2020 Classes

Curiosidades de México I : Calaveras y Papel Picado

Esta clase será en español. Construiremos una calavera de papel y cortaremos nuestro propio papel picado, perfecto para decorar nuestra casa para el Día de los Muertos.

Edades 10-16 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 24 Oct – 25 Oct

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Tile Making and Cuerda Seca Decoration

Two-day workshop: learn to make tiles and Cuerda Seca decoration. In Spanish Cuerda Seca literally means “dry cord” and refers to a ceramic technique using dry lines to delineate pools of glaze.

Adult Class (Ages 16+) | Saturday, 10/24 and Sunday, 10/25, 10am-12pm

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The Comics Lab: Comics & Visual Storytelling

Dive into the process, tools and technique for creating your own comics stories and characters.

Teen Class | Mondays, 4-5:30pm, 10/26 – 12/14

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Planting Creativity

Using techniques such as illustration, collage and watercolor, we will explore some of the uses of safe, gentle plant medicines that can be found in our neighborhoods, gardens and kitchens.

Teen Class | Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, 11/4 – 12/2

More info…


Drawing Workshop Series

Experiment and play with drawing techniques using pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, ink, tempera, watercolor and mixed media!

Adult Class (Ages 16+) | Saturdays, 11am-1pm, 11/7 – 12/5

More info…


See and Make Art

Worksheet by Teaching Artist Lauren Ari

Circle Hunt

Round and round I go, I have no straight lines and one closed curve, from the center all points are the same, if you can guess my name…

Download Circle Hunt PDF


Art Boost!

Scholarships for Online Art Classes

Making art accessible to everyone is at the heart of Richmond Art Center’s mission. If you need a reduced rate for your class sign up for an ART BOOST! We offer need-based scholarships for eligible children, teens and adults.

Art Boost! Request Form



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Richmond Standard: What’s up with the fish?

Did you know that the big fish artwork displayed prominently on the Richmond Art Center is named “Guillermo — The Golden Trout?”

The 50-foot-long, 800-pound work by artist Andree Singer Thompson may be named Guillermo, a typical male name, but this fish is actually a she. And she is “pregnant with hope.”

It’s just one of many fun factoids provided in a new video by the Richmond Art Center that takes viewers on a virtual tour of public art at the Richmond Civic Center.

Watch and enjoy! And make certain to visit the Richmond Art Center’s website for updates here.

Story by Mike Aldax

SFBT’s Richmond Supplement features Local Arts Leaders

Did you see the San Francisco Business Times’ Richmond Supplement – “Richmond Leaders, Innovators & Change Makers”?

This magazine includes an article on Richmond arts leaders Amanda Eicher (Executive Director of NIAD), Stephen Bruce (artist and local organizer), and RAC’s very own Executive Director José Rivera!! See pages 22 and 23.

Click here to view the supplement Richmond Leaders, Innovators & Change Makers

A Whale of An Art Talk: Jos Sances and Elizabeth Schultz LIVE

September 25 @ 5:00 pm cst (3:00 pm pst) | FREE

Did you see Jos Sances’ lifesize drawing of a whale at Richmond Art Center last year? ‘Or, the Whale’ is now on view in Kansas and we’re excited to share that this Friday, 9/25 at 3pm pst the Lawrence Art Center (in partnership with Richmond Art Center and Vessel Gallery) is hosting a live virtual conversation between Sances and Moby-Dick scholar Elizabeth Schultz! 

In this very special virtual event, Sances will be joined by internationally acclaimed Herman Melville scholar/ KU Professor Emeritas Elizabeth Schultz for a conversation exploring the themes represented in the artwork as well as its connections to the literary masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

More info and to view the event:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvdVUzKJNpA#action=shareLIVE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrenceartscenter/live

Lawrence Art Center: https://lawrenceartscenter.org/…/a-whale-of-an-art…/

Fall Class Registration Now Open! | With Love… Issue 6

ISSUE 6
Fall 2020 Session    |    New Classes We Want You to Know About    |   Art Boost!


Fall 2020 Session

Image: Chandna Agarwal, @chandna_argarwal
Fall 2020 Class Registration is NOW OPEN  

The Fall 2020 session brings over forty classes, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families!!

Browse the Class Listings


New Classes We Want You to Know About

Inward Spiral: Guided Drawing for the Fun of It

Drawing is a tool for play, relaxation and exploration. Infinite possibilities lay before you…  with artist Lauren Ari!

All Ages Class  |  Fridays, 12-1pm, 10/9 – 12/18  | Sign up for one or all classes! 

More info…


Hoop Making and Basics

Be creative using your whole body! The class starts by making a custom hoop, then instructor Tania Pulido will teach you the basic movements of hoop dancing.

All Ages Class  |  Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, 10/21 – 12/2

More info…


(Not Your) Old Fashioned Stitch Circle

Recreating the traditions of a stitch circle online with teaching artist Jocelyn Jones, students will meet over zoom and receive beginner embroidery instruction while experiencing a social setting.

Adult Class (Ages 16+)  |  Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm, 10/9 – 12/18

More info…


Planting Creativity

Mixed media class that is also an introduction to herbalism. Using illustration, collage and watercolor, students will explore some of the uses of safe, gentle plant medicines. Instructor: Jade Fair

Teens (Ages 12-7)  |  Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, 10/7 – 12/2

More info…


XENOGENESIS: Black Sci-Fi Making Space

Artist Charlyn Griffith-Oro wants to explore science fiction and multimedia making with YOU! This class incorporates guided meditation, prompted sketch journaling, collage and sculpture based making.

Adults  |  Thursdays, 3-5pm, 10/22 – 11/19

More info…


Books and Art

Read along each week with teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz, then create art related to the story! 

Kids (Ages 5-11)  |  Thursdays, 2-3pm, 10/8 – 12/17

More info…


Art Boost!

Scholarships for Online Art Classes

Making art accessible to everyone is at the heart of Richmond Art Center’s mission. If you need a reduced rate for your class sign up for an ART BOOST! We offer need-based scholarships for eligible children, teens and adults.

Art Boost! Request Form


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Press Release: Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

Richmond Art Center Expands its Online Offerings


RICHMOND, CA: Richmond Art Center opens its Fall 2020 class registration with expanded online art class listings. The Fall 2020 session offers over forty classes by nearly thirty different teaching artists, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families.

Oil painting, figure drawing, ceramics and watercolor classes are back. Listed alongside media chosen especially for online at-home learning and offering students new means for expression; journaling, digital art, Zoom games, and embroidery.

“We have something for everyone!” says José Rivera, RAC’s Executive Director. “Including new intergenerational classes where people of all ages can learn together and from each other. These are difficult times, and I’m continually amazed by the ingenuity of our teaching artists in adapting and innovating to find ways for people to stay creative and move forward through art.”

The Fall 2020 Session features classes for adults, kids, teens and mixed/all ages groups. New classes include Jade Fair’s Planting Creativity (herbalism and mixed media), Lauren Ari’s Inward Spiral (guided drawing for play and relaxation), Charlyn Griffith-oro’s XENOGENESIS (Black sci-fi making space), Leah Yael Levy’s Comics Lab (comics and visual storytelling), and Feral Fabric’s Backpatch, Banner and Flag Workshop (sharing messages through fabric).

And… Date Night returns! Date Night is a monthly night of socializing and art-making. On October 2, 7:30-9pm the event will be hosted by artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh who will teach participants to make their own zines. (BYOB, sliding scale to participate.)

Search class offerings and register online: richmondartcenter.org/class-catalog

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 the ‘Classes’ tab on the topbar menu.

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. richmondartcenter.org

Media Contact: Amy Spencer, amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Image: Drawing by Vero d. Orozco, @verodorozco

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