Painting Classes

Learn to paint in a nurturing, relaxed environment.

Landscape Plein Air on Fridays
Fridays, 1-4 pm at various locations starting July 6. This summer, spend time painting au plein air at several beautiful great East Bay outdoor locations. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painting student, you’ll enjoy discovering beginner-friendly painting spots, and improving your technique in the company of new friends. You’ll receive support through the difficulties of painting outdoors. Read More

Photo of Rebeca giving a demo of this process to two students.

Take advantage of an instructor’s availability to ask all the questions you’ve had about painting!

Landscape Plein Air at the Richmond Art Center
Wednesdays, 12-3 pm at various locations starting July 11. This Summer, spend time painting au plein air at several beautiful great East Bay outdoor locations. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painting student, you’ll enjoy discovering beginner-friendly painting spots, and improving your technique in the company of new friends. You’ll receive support through the difficulties of painting outdoors. Read More

Fundamental Drawing at the Richmond Art Center
Every Monday night beginning Sept 17. Fundamental Drawing has the goal of introducing drawing beginners to concepts and techniques artists use to draw realistically. Gain confidence in your art-making by sharpening your drawing skills with charcoal, graphite or ink. Learn various approaches to drawing and expand your strategy repertoire. Whether you are a stark beginner or a person returning to art after a few years doing something else, this class is sure to leave you excited about drawing, more confident and with a repertoire of strategies to help you tackle difficult subjects. Read More

Choosing and Mixing Color at the Richmond Art Center
My popular eight-week class on the deliberate, mindful use of color in painting begins September 19. This afternoon class will focus on the application of color knowledge to the work you already do. Use the media of your preference and spend time in class painting and applying the concepts you’ll be learning. Take home color theory exercises designed to teach you about color through experience, not theory. Learn to keep your color options open as your painting progresses. Achieve clarity on the role color plays in your painting or illustration projects. Read More

Gel Printing Addiction Workshop at the Richmond Art Center
It’s so much fun you won’t be able to stop! No previous printing knowledge is necessary to print multiple gorgeous, multi-hued textures for your collages, sketchbooks, and greeting cards. Use household objects and supplies found in your pantry. After a ten min demo, spend  the rest of your time experimenting with colors, techniques and layering. Learn how to create and reuse your own durable gel plates. Leave with a treasure trove of resources. Sunday, Oct 7, 10-1 pm, $55