The Richmond Art Center offers a comprehensive range of on-site classes for adults, teens and children. At the Center alone, 160 beginning to advanced classes and workshops are taught every year across a wide range of media, to over 1100 students all taught by experts in their fields. Our Ceramics Department offers multi-week classes and specialized workshops to artists of all levels along with open studio use. Classes focus on wheel-throwing, hand-building, mold making, firing, sculptural techniques, surface decoration, glazing, raku, and much more.
The Richmond Art Center is also a Bay Area cultural institution that showcases both emerging and established artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Jay Defeo, Wanxin Zhang, and Hung Lui — many of whom launched their careers at the Art Center. Four galleries and a sculpture courtyard host 14 -16 exhibitions a year, including the celebrated Annual Members’ Show each June-August.
Free and ample parking.
SMAart offers gallery exhibits, personal studio rentals, community space rentals, ceramic classes and open studio use. While the center primarily caters to ceramic artists, artists of every media are welcome. Founder Steven M Allen opened SMAart to fulfill a longtime dream of having a gallery, a place to teach art to the community, and a place to create art in a creative open environment surrounded by other inspiring artists.
Conveniently located in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood with access to several major bus lines. SMAart is also positioned in the heart of the Lower Polk Art Walk offering participating artists access to a burgeoning art scene.
The Clay Underground, 187 Eddy St (@Taylor), San Francisco.
Located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district 2 blocks from Powell St MUNI/BART.
The Clay Underground offers 24hr access, Private and Semi-Private studios, 24/7 Open Studio passes, and Classes for all levels.
For more information check out our website www.theclayunderground.com. Studio tours are available by appointment only.