Spring Classes and Exhibits at the Richmond Art Center

Our spring session of classes is just around the corner. Adult classes begin March 24. Registration is in process. Check out our complete listing of classes on line at www.therac.org . Call Tracy with questions or to register at 510.620.6772.

New classes this Spring
For more information and prices go to http://www.therac.org/schedule/html/classes.html

Gouache Painting with Myong Stebbins on Friday mornings starts April 3.
Discover the secrets and ease of this brilliant water-based medium.
Drawing into Painting with Kristin Lerner on Tuesday nights starts March 31.
Explore the relationship of how these two components work together in art.
Recycled Jewelry with Shabnam Bahmanian meets Wednesday mornings, starting April 1. Transform unique one of a kind pieces from found objects and old jewelry.

Youth classes begin May 31.
Start off this session with a special workshop. Children will draw and collage colorful elaborate hat paintings that celebrate spring in Lisa di Prima-s -Ladies and Gentlemen: Hats off to Spring- coming up on Sunday, April 5 from 2 – 5 pm.

Teens can check out our new Acrylic Painting for Teens with Kristin Lerner.
Learn the basics including color mixing, paint handling, composition and differently material use. Students looking to expand their portfolios to get into college welcome.

It-s time to start thinking about summer time activities. Secure your spot of summertime fun and register in the Richmond Art Center-s summer camp program today. Four-week sessions begin June 16. Children ages 6 – 13 enjoy drawing, painting, clay, sculpture, printmaking, access to RAC-s exhibitions and more for 3 hours a day, four days a week. Choose from either morning or afternoon sessions. Enroll by May 9 and receive a 5% discount. Receive another 5% discount on each additional sibling.

For more information and prices to go: http://www.therac.org/schedule/html/youth.html

Faculty news
Richard Leaf, is on sabbatical for the spring session. We welcome Anastasia Azure who will teach Beginning Jewelry on Tuesday mornings starting March 24. Anastasia has a BFA, from California College of the Arts and trained at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Art in San Francisco.  classes. www.anastasiaazure.com

March & April Workshops:
For more information and prices go to http://www.therac.org/schedule/html/classes.html

Ceramics:
Fired up about books with Steve Allen, Sat. Mar 14 & 21
Learn several methods & techniques of making books out of clay.
Ikebana for potters with Erin Goodwin, Sat Apr 11
Bring a pot or mug and learn the basics of Ikebana design.

Drawing/Painting:
Your Sketchbook: The Visual Laboratory with M. Louise Stanley, Sat/Sun. Mar 14/15. Develop your skill with a visit to the artist-s studio & the deYoung museum.
Encaustic Painting with Hylla Evans, Sat. April 25
Discover the possibilities of painting in wax and how to incorporate with other mediums.

Printing:
Screen Printing: Home Edition with Joyce Shon, Sat. Mar 14
Learn how to set up an effective low cost home screen print studio.
Monotype Printing by Hand with Livia Stein, 2 Sat. Apr 4 & 11.
Learn the craft of hand printing and be inspired by the figure. Teens welcome.

Metals/Jewelry:
Fold Forming with Ed Lay, Sat/Sun, Mar 14 & 15
Metal forming that is easy and fun. Make complicated organic forms quickly.
Kumboo with Eileen Gerstein, Sat/Sun, April 4 & 5
Learn the ancient art of bonding gold to silver to create unique jewelry affordably.
Granulation intensive with Yehuda Tassa, Fri, Sat & Sun, April 24, 25 & 26
Learn the history and basics of soldering tiny beads to a metal surface in patterns.

Textiles:
Felted Bead Basics and Beyond with Cintra Harbach, 2 Sat, April 18 & 24
Create new shapes and explore texture along with the basics of wet felted beads.
       
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Current Exhibitions
March 31 to May 16, Main Gallery:
Members Only & Members- Showcase
Artists- Reception Saturday April 18th, 2 to 5 p.m.
Works shown are exclusively drawn from the RAC-s Artist Members.
The special Members Only exhibition displays the talents of people who support and give life to our programs.
The Members- Showcase includes works from the winners of the previous Members Only; artists Tom Heid, Susie Hodges, Anna Simson, Ted Somogyi, and John Steinberg.
These annual shows are longtime favorites at the Richmond Art Center.

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