Top Courses at Richmond Art Center

Find the perfect course for you at Richmond Art Center. We’ve selected 30 of Richmond Art Center’s most popular courses. View the course catalog at coursehorse.com

  • Abstract Painting

    Explore the world of abstract painting in this online class. Participants will learn the fundamentals of abstract painting, including principles of composition, color theory, and techniques for creating abstract works of art. Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance to ensure a successful abstract painting experience.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $120
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • Omi Callings: Painting the Orishas

    This online painting course teaches participants how to express their artistic voice inspired by the mythological Orishas. In this class, students will learn the basics of painting, then progress to using colour, value, and style to create unique works of art. Additionally, participants will explore the spiritual aspects of their creations and be immersed in the powerful messages they express.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $120
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Digital Art 101

    This course provides a great introduction to digital artwork, teaching the basics of digital drawing techniques and tools. Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital painting and illustration, and explore a range of elements such as composition, value, color, light, texture, and form. With hands-on lectures and demonstrations from the instructor, an inspirational learning environment is created that encourages the development of unique digital art projects.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $240
    • 6 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Beginning Floor Loom Weaving

    This beginning weaving course will teach participants the basic skills of weaving, such as the use of the loom. They will learn how to plan the layout and colors to create their own unique pieces. Through this course, participants will gain knowledge in warping looms, and other methods of creating complex patterns.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $420
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Line by Line: Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

    This introductory course provides an overview of the art of tapestry weaving in a practical, hands-on setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn beginner tapestry basics and techniques, such as warp settings, different weaving methods, and how to finish pieces. This course is suitable for aspiring tapestry weavers of all skill levels.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $400
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Shibori Level 2

    Learn the centuries-old Japanese art of shibori dyeing in this two-session workshop. Participants will explore the various methods and techniques of shibori such as binding, sewing, twisting, and folding. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created unique pieces of textile art.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $140
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    • All Levels
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  • Introduction to Metal Clay - Silver

    This class provides introductory-level instruction in metal clay work. Through a series of guided activities participants will become familiar with the tools and broad range of techniques required to create complex molds and jewelry, including mixing, rolling, texturing, joining, and forming. It is designed to help participants build the confidence to start creating their projects.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $180
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • The Silver Dream

    This workshop offers a great introduction to basic jewelry soldering and teaches participants how to properly use tools and techniques to join metals and produce basic settings. Participants will become familiar with basic techniques, such as filing, sawing, soldering, and polishing metal, as well as how to create simple yet stunning jewelry pieces. An experienced instructor will guide students through the process of creating unique pieces of jewelry with practical instruction and demonstrations.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $300
    • 6 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Landscapes in Pastels

    This course offers students a guided exploration into the world of pastel painting, focusing on the landscape genre. Participants will gain insights into using different types of pastels, techniques, blending colors, and tips on effectively capturing the beauty of landscapes. Suitable for all skill levels, this class encourages individual style and creativity.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $325
    • 8 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Explorations with Relief Printing

    This comprehensive course unravels the fascinating world of relief printmaking for art enthusiasts and beginners. Participants will be introduced to basic techniques, materials, and tools used in printmaking, sparking their creativity through hands-on experience. From carving designs to printing methods, attendees will have a unique chance to create and take home their own relief print.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $320
    • 8 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Fundamentals of Oil Painting

    This course provides an introductory experience for beginners interested in painting, offering instruction in color theory, brush techniques, composition, and more. Focused on building a solid foundation, this San Francisco-based class provides students the skills to continue developing their artistic abilities.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $400
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Everyday Still Life

    Learn new skills with this San Francisco-based art class. Participants can explore their artistic talents by painting everyday objects, with guidance on observing, sketching, and reproducing on canvas. All levels of experience are welcome, so whether you’re a novice or a seasoned painter, this course provides a unique opportunity to hone your techniques.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $320
    • 8 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Tabletop Loom Weaving

    Based in San Francisco, this course allows participants to learn about tabletop loom weaving, including essential techniques, set-up, and weaving patterns. With a hands-on approach, students will each make a complete woven piece on a table-top loom. This comprehensive session is perfect for beginners interested in mastering basic weaving skills.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $420
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Woven Stories

    This weaving course in San Francisco teaches students the cultural value and creativity of storytelling through textile weaving. Participants will explore different weaving techniques, learn to set up a four-harness floor loom and use various fibers and colors to create a narrative tapestry. No prior weaving experience is required, making this class accessible to beginners and experienced weavers alike.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $400
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • Cyanotype Printing

    This course offers comprehensive guidelines on the fundamental techniques of cyanotype printing, a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Participants will learn how to mix chemicals, select objects for compositions, and expose marks to the sun or UV light. It's a hands-on experience suitable for beginners and experienced artists in San Francisco seeking to enhance their creative skills.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $300
    • 6 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Intermediate Watercolor: Landscapes

    This course in San Francisco facilitates a deeper exploration of watercolor techniques for those with some prior experience in the medium. Participants can expect to further their skills in color mixing, blending, layering, and other methods to create more complex compositions. The course offers guidance and constructive feedback from a seasoned instructor to ensure an enriched learning experience.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $240
    • 6 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • Drypoint Etching

    This course offers an in-depth exploration of drypoint etching, a unique printmaking technique. Participants will learn technical skills such as plate preparation, printing, and registration and will apply these within the context of developing their artistic style. The class provides all necessary materials, enabling attendees to engage in the creative process.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $175
    • 3 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Beginning Screenprinting

    This foundational course instructs participants in the basics of screen printing. Students will gain hands-on experience creating unique designs, transposing them into screens, and applying them to fabric. Covering the entire process from design to print, it is ideal for novices wishing to acquire new skills in a creative setting.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $420
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Concepts in Clay: Building a Personal Aesthetic

    At this San Francisco-based workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience focused on exploring and understanding the unique medium of clay. The course will delve into the development of personal aesthetics with a comprehensive study of clay while encouraging individual creativity. Lessons will span from clay preparation to creating complex forms, enhancing the students' expressive capabilities in the medium.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $320
    • 8 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • Sculpting Borosilicate Plant Life

    This course offers an in-depth exploration into the world of glass sculpting, focusing on borosilicate plant life. Participants will learn essential techniques such as color application and heat control and acquire skills for shaping straightforward and complex plant forms. It is perfect for beginners and intermediate-level students interested in glass art and botany.

    Locations:
    • San Francisco
    • $300
    • 6 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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