Fundamental Drawing Part I

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16 - 18+ yrs


Wed, Jun 2, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021


1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT


Rebeca G.


12 students

Class Experience

La maestra habla español.

A class for absolute beginners where you will learn how to plan a drawing, how to figure out a composition, and how to measure the proportions of objects. We will draw still lives with objects found at home, hold online discussions of our work, and you will get individual feedback.

Materials List:

- Soft drawing pencil, any brand, 4B or 6B
- Plastic eraser for pencil, the kind that does not leave marks
- Soft vine charcoal - smallest package
- Kneaded rubber eraser for charcoal
- A large sized pad of newsprint paper, 12" x 16" or larger. Other types of paper are also fine

Notes, handouts and related videos will be available to students via Classroom, a Google storage space.


Experience Level: Beginners

Other Things To Know

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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


5.0 out of 5

Based on 11 activity ratings

Ann R.

Jun 25, 2021


The instructor provided a very supportive and welcoming environment. I loved the music that she played during the drawing warm-ups. And the adjunct videos and PDFs were helpful and informative--outstanding, actually.


I felt that the instructions about how to turn in homework and post assignments were clear and easy to follow. I was uncertain about whether, and if so, how, to begin the online dialogue with other participants about their postings.

Fundamental Drawing Part I
Location: Online | Instructor: Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Diane D.

Jun 23, 2021


Rebeca is a fabulous teacher. She makes the class fun, challenges us to look at drawing and ourselves as artists in new exciting ways, and the lessons are well thought out. Because of the COVID/online situation Rebeca has had to switch to online classes. She has adapted to this so effectively. Having Classroom to backup the Zoom session is wonderful - it is all there! This is my second RAC class, and I will be taking more if this is the quality offered! Thank you RAC and Rebeca.


It would be nice to be back to in-person classes, but really, I like the online just as well.

Fundamental Drawing Part I
Location: Online | Instructor: Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Karin K.

Jun 16, 2021


Fun andi I am learning a lot. Good instructor.

Fundamental Drawing Part I
Location: Online | Instructor: Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Karina L.

Jan 21, 2021


I love that Rebecca explained things clearly and that she gives sincere feedback.

Fundamental Drawing Part I
Location: Online | Instructor: Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Christina G.

Nov 2, 2020


So much! Rebeca created a non-judgmental, productive and fun class. I learned so much in a short period of time. You can tell she has invested time and energy into figuring out what works best in an online classroom. She is also sensitive to students’ budgets about what materials you really need. I loved her use of google classroom.


I can’t think of anything.

Fundamental Drawing Part I
Location: Online | Instructor: Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

About Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions, and offsite Art in the Community programs.The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.