Richmond Art Center launches online classes

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Richmond Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond.

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is now offering an online art program that includes workshops, classes, demos, and visual meets ups.

Called RAC UPLOADED, the classes will be available weekly for adults, youths, children and families. Classes are designed for at-home creativity with easily accessible materials.

The program features demos, workshops, and cumulative sessions, ranging from one to four weeks. In addition to classes, students can watch artists on live demos to learn new techniques. There will also be Family MAKE, a free drop-in program for students to not only visit each other virtually, but also participate in an art activity. This will take place Thursdays from 4-5 pm. Morning Cup, a similar program for adult students will happen Fridays from 10-11 am.

“Art-making offers a great opportunity to bring people together during shelter-in-place for creativity and connection,” said Jose 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.”

The Richmond Art Center has been sharing art in the Richmond community since 1936. Each year, RAC offers over 5,000 art classes and workshops for adults and youth. RAC also features rotating exhibitions of Bay Area artists which attract over 18,000 visitors annually.

Need-based scholarships are available for eligible children, teens, and adults. To view the scholarship form, click here.

To see and register for RAC UPLOADED classes, click here.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call 510-620-6772.