855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Upcoming at the Carpinteria Arts Center

Check out our new lineup of educational opportunties for 2017! Registration will open on a rolling basis along with more classes, so be sure to check back soon.

The following classes are described in detail below:

Fused Glass Workshop for Adults

Fused Glass Workshop-Aug 24

Date: Thursday, August 24, 9:30 - 11:30AM
Presenter: Shelly Lenox

Beginner and intermediate students are welcomed at this one-day workshop. Make a dish, a pendant and earrings to keep for yourself or give as a gift! This presenter brings over 25 years of experience as a fused-glass artist to our studio to teach this age-old art, which joins pieces of colorful glass together by melting it at high temperatures in an electric kiln. All supplies are included. Your pieces can be picked up August 26.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: August 14                

 

Beginning Guitar for Adults, Level 1

Beginning Guitar Workshops

Summer Session: 10 Saturdays: June 3 – August 5, 1:00-2:00PM
Presenter: Greg LeRoy

This class will teach you all the basic skills required to play chords, rhythms and scales so you can play your favorite songs and new ones too.

Price: Summer Session $150 or $135 for members

 

Beginning Guitar for Adults, Level 2

Workshops for Winter/Spring 2017

Summer Session: 10 Saturdays: June 3 – August 5, 2:00-3:00PM
Presenter: Greg LeRoy

This class will be a continuation of the Level 1 beginning guitar class and will introduce new material.  Students should have basic guitar skills in chording, strumming, and finger picking as well as an understanding of timing and harmony in music.

Price: Summer Session $150 or $135 for members

 

Beginning Ukulele Playing Workshop Series for Adults

Beginning Ukulele Workshop

6 Wednesdays: September 6 – October 11, 4:30 – 5:30PM
Presenter: Mavis Hansen

Learn simple chords and strumming techniques for sing-alongs as you begin to master this fun instrument! Learn to play with a group or by yourself. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the presenter.

Price: $88 / $80 for members
Registration deadline: August 27

 

After School Art for Students in Grades 6 - 12

After School Workshops K-12

7 Wednesdays: September 6 – October 18, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus

There is always something fun to do at the Arts Center after school! Students will develop age-appropriate art skills and learn new techniques in a wide variety of media including pencil, crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, printmaking, india ink and more! New projects each week. Materials provided.

Price: $115 / $105 for members, tuition assistance available.
Registration deadline: September 1

 

After School Art for Children in Upper Elementary

After School Workshops

7 Tuesdays: September 5 – October 17, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus

There is always something fun to do at the Arts Center after school! Students will develop age-appropriate art skills and learn new techniques in a wide variety of media including pencil, crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, printmaking, india ink and more! New projects each week. Materials provided.

Price: $115 / $105 for members, tuition assistance available.
Registration deadline: September 1

 

Creative Wire and Bead Animal “Ornaments” Ages 12 – Adult

Creative Wire and Bead Animal Workshop
Wire and Bead Workshops

Date: Sunday, August 20, Noon – 4:00 PM 
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones 

Make fun bead and wire-wrapped animal ornaments using simple wire-wrapping techniques. This method is not only creative but also an easy way to explore wire wrapping methods. Make a fish, a butterfly or let your imagination soar. No previous wire-wrapping experience is required. All materials will be provided.

Price: $50 / $45 for members
Registration deadline: August 10

 

Beginning Drawing Workshop Series Age 12 - Adult

Fall 2017 Workshops

6 Mondays: August 21 – September 25, 1:30 – 4:30PM. This class will meet on Labor Day.
Presenter: Peggy Oki 

Learn and develop drawing skills as a foundation towards painting or as a refresher workshop. Includes demonstration and practice on use of line, value, composition and understanding perspective. We will explore various drawing mediums including pen & ink. Bring your own sketchbook to class. To further your skills, homework assignments will be provided. 

Materials list will be e-mailed to students

Price: $165 / $150 for members 
Registration deadline: August 11 

 

Painting Still Life with Doris Drabbe for Adults 

Doris Drabe Workshop

Date: Friday, August 25, 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Presenter: Doris Drabbe

Explore the basics of Still Life painting with specific techniques used by the old Dutch Masters such as strong lights and heavy shadows, composition, depth and perspective in mixed media on canvas or board.

Everyone will get individual guidance from a classically trained instructor educated at the Royal Dutch Academy of Art.

At the end of the afternoon there will be an evaluation while we share a light snack and a glass of wine.

All skill levels are welcome. Materials included. Price is per session. Choose one or more sessions. Each session has a different theme.

Price: $77 / $70 for members
Registration deadline: August 15

 

Painting Still Life with Doris Drabbe for Adults 

Doris Drabbe Workshop

Date: Friday, September 8, 1:00PM – 4:30PM 
Presenter: Doris Drabbe 

Explore the basics of Still Life painting with specific techniques used by the old Dutch Masters such as strong lights and heavy shadows, composition, depth and perspective in mixed media on canvas or board.

Everyone will get individual guidance from a classically trained instructor educated at the Royal Dutch Academy of Art.

At the end of the afternoon there will be an evaluation while we share a light snack and a glass of wine.

All skill levels are welcome. Materials included. Price is per session. Choose one or more sessions. Each session has a different theme.

Price: $77 / $70 for members 
Registration deadline: August 29

 

Painting Still Life with Doris Drabbe for Adults 

Doris Drabbe Workshop-3

Date: Friday, September 15, 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Presenter: Doris Drabbe

Explore the basics of Still Life painting with specific techniques used by the old Dutch Masters such as strong lights and heavy shadows, composition, depth and perspective in mixed media on canvas or board.

Everyone will get individual guidance from a classically trained instructor educated at the Royal Dutch Academy of Art.

At the end of the afternoon there will be an evaluation while we share a light snack and a glass of wine.

All skill levels are welcome. Materials included. Price is per session. Choose one or more sessions. Each session has a different theme.

Price: $77 / $70 for members
Registration deadline: September 5

 

 

Alcohol Inks Workshop for Adults 

Alcohol Inks Workshop-1
Alcohol Inks Workshop-3

Date: Saturday, August 26, 12:30 - 3:30PM 
Presenter: Joanna Murphy 

You will learn several techniques for painting with alcohol inks, a vibrant, exciting medium. We will make several paintings on ceramic tiles. No prior artistic experience is necessary. Materials provided. 

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: August 16

 

 

Beginning Guitar, Level 1 Workshop Series for Adults

Beginning Guitar Workshops

Date: 10 Saturdays: August 26-October 28, 1:00-2:00PM 
Presenter: Greg LeRoy

This class will teach you all the basic skills required to play chords, rhythms and scales so you can play your favorite songs and new ones too.

Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline: August 16

 

Beginning Guitar, Level 2 Workshop Series for Adults 

Beginning Guitar Workshops

10 Saturdays: August 26-October 28, 2:00-3:00PM
Presenter: Greg LeRoy

This class will be a continuation of the Level 1 beginning guitar class and will introduce new material. Students should have basic guitar skills in chording, strumming, and finger picking as well as an understanding of timing and harmony in music.

Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline: August 16

Art Marketing 101 Workshop Series for Adults 

Art Marketing Workshop
Art Marketing Workshop-2

4 Wednesdays: September 6 – September 27, 6:00 – 7:30PM
Presenter: Mary-Gail King

Art supplies are expensive. So are classes and art related trips and vacations. Are you an artist who would like to learn how you could pay for all of that and even make money from selling your art? Join award winning artist and creativity consultant Mary-Gail King to understand how to sell without being “salesy” and where to find people who will buy your art.

Price: $164 / $149 for members
Registration deadline: August 27

 

Introduction to Impressionist Painting for Adults 

Impressionist Workshop-1
Impressionist Workshop-2

Date: Wednesday: August 30, 6:30 - 9:30PM
Presenter: Olga Hotujac

Experience oil painting in a new way as you reproduce Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” in a step-by-step process with the guidance of a classically-trained fine arts instructor from Stroganov University in Moscow. Learn about composition, mixing colors, and basic brush and palette knife techniques. All materials and tools will be provided and you will take home your finished 8”x10” canvas. Class is solvent- and turpentine-free.

Price: $99 / $90 for members
Registration deadline: August 20

 

Home School Art Course for Grades K-5 

Home School Workshop

7 Mondays: September 11 - October 23, 9:30 - 11:00AM 
Presenter: Laurie Pincus 

Students will develop their art skills and learn new techniques in a wide variety of media. Materials provided.

Price: $115 / $105 for members
Registration deadline: September 1

 

Home School Art Course for Grades 6-12

Home School Art Course for Grades 6-12

7 Fridays: September 15 - October 27, 9:30 - 11:00AM 
Presenter: Laurie Pincus 

Students will develop their art skills and learn new techniques in a wide variety of media. Materials provided.

Price: $115 / $105 for members
Registration deadline: September 1

 

Parent/ Child After School Art for One Grown-Up Accompanied by a Child Age 4-11

Parent/ Child After School Art for One Grown-Up Accompanied by a Child Age 4-11
Parent/ Child After School Art for One Grown-Up Accompanied by a Child Age 4-11-2

7 Thursdays: September 7 – October 19, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus

Experience the fun and joy that comes from exploring art and the imagination with your child. Parents (or grandparents!) and children will develop and explore new techniques in a wide variety of mixed media including: painting, pencil, collage, charcoal, india ink, pastels, fabric and more! New projects each week. This is a wonderful way to spend creative time with your child. Materials provided.

Price: $154 per pair / $140 per pair for members. Add $60 for an additional child. Tuition assistance available.
Registration deadline: August 28

 

An Introduction to Meditation and Chinese Calligraphy Ages 12 – Adult

Workshops for Winter/Spring 2017

Date: Saturday, September 9, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Presenter: Suemae Lin Willhite

Finding Peace and Balance through Chinese calligraphy, and using meditation to focus the creative process, you will explore the spiritual meaning behind the words Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Clarity and Enlightenment. The workshop will include demonstrations, lecture, handouts, and individual attention. No previous experience is necessary. All materials provided.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: August 29

 

 

After School Art for Children in Lower Elementary

After School Art for Children in Lower Elementary

7 Mondays: September 11 – October 23, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus

There is always something fun to do at the Arts Center after school! Students will develop age-appropriate art skills and learn new techniques in a wide variety of media including pencil, crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, printmaking, india ink and more! New projects each week. Materials provided.

Price: $115 / $105 for members, tuition assistance available.
Registration deadline: September 1

 

Create, Write and Publish Workshop Series for Adults

 Create, Write and Publish Workshop Series for Adults

3 Saturdays: September 9, 16, 23, 10AM – noon 
Presenter: Rich Grimes

Join this published author of fiction and non-fiction whose books resonate as “works of heart” in a workshop that will offer techniques and suggestions to enhance your writing skills. You will learn how to transform an idea, theme or topic into published form, whether it is a blog, poetry, article, or manuscript.

Price: $84.50 / $75 for members
Registration deadline: August 30

 

Getting to Know Polymer Clay for Adults

Getting to Know Polymer Clay for Adults

Sunday: September 10, 1:00-5:00PM
Presenter: Georgia Sargeant

Also known as Fimo or Sculpey, come get a taste of what this astonishing modern material can do! It can be carved, rolled, blended, stretched, sculpted, painted, mixed with other materials, and then baked in a home oven in 20 minutes! Artists have adapted techniques and tools to produce everything from miniatures to jewelry. Come learn the basics in this introductory workshop. All materials provided.

Price: $38.50 / $35 for members
Registration deadline: August 31

 

An Introduction to Meditation and Chinese Calligraphy Ages 12 – Adult

An Introduction to Meditation and Chinese Calligraphy Ages 12  Adult

Date: Saturday, September 16, 9:30AM -12:30PM
Presenter: Suemae Lin Willhite

Finding peace and balance through Chinese calligraphy, and using meditation to focus the creative process, you will explore the spiritual meaning behind the words Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Clarity and Enlightenment. The workshop will include demonstrations, lecture, handouts, and individual attention. No previous experience is necessary. All materials provided.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: September 6

Writing and Illustrating Picture Books for Children Workshop Series All Ages Welcome

Writing and Illustrating Picture Books for Children Workshop Series All Ages Welcome

6 Saturdays: September 16 – October 28, 1:00 – 2:30PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus

Learn how to turn your stories and ideas into visual picture books with a variety of mixed media techniques. We will discuss layout, design, and how to make a book dummy.

Price: $154 / $140 for members
Registration deadline: September 6

Introduction to African Drumming Ages 8 through Adults

Intro to African Drumming Sept 17

Date: Sunday, September 17, 3:00 - 4:00PM
Presenter: John Knecht

Join John Knecht, music instructor at Cate School, in our courtyard for an hour of African drumming. John has traveled to Guinea, Mali and Senegal to study the art of drumming, dance and song. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring the excitement and rhythm of this African tradition to our courtyard on a Sunday afternoon!

Price: $16.50 / $15 for members
Registration deadline: September 7

 

Still Life Painting with Meredith Brooks Abbott for Adults

Still Life Painting with Meredith Brooks Abbott for Adults

Date: Sunday, September 24, 9:00 AM – noon
Presenter: Meredith Brooks Abbott

Oil painters are invited to bring your easels and spend the morning with this well-known local master artist. First, she will inspire you with a demo painting then give you guidance and critique as you make your own painting from a still life arrangement that will be specially set up by the artist. A materials list will be emailed. All proceeds from this workshop will benefit the Carpinteria Arts Center.

Price: $132 / $120 for members
Registration deadline: September 14

 

Fused Glass Workshop Series for Adults

Fused Glass Oct 4-25

4 Wednesdays: October 4 – October 25, 9:30 - 11:30AM
Presenter: Shelly Lenox

Beginner to intermediate students welcome! Students will learn the age-old art of fusing. You will create fused glass jewelry, garden art, and dishes. This is the perfect time of year to make handmade gifts. Shelly brings 25 years of experience as a fused-glass artist to our studio to teach this age-old art, which joins pieces of colorful glass together by melting it at high temperatures in an electric kiln. All supplies are included. Just bring your creative selves!

Price: $198 / $180 for members
Registration deadline: September 25

 

Beginning Oil Painting Workshop Series for Adults

6 Saturdays: October 14 – November 18, 9:30AM – noon
Presenter: Rebecca Stebbins

Beginning Oil Painting Workshop Series for Adults

Students will learn the basics of creating still life and landscape paintings in oil. Topics will include color theory and value, linear and atmospheric perspective, composition and techniques. We will paint outside at least once, weather permitting. Come relax and have fun!

Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline: October 4

 

Special Techniques in Polymer Clay Workshop Series for Adults

 Special Techniques in Polymer Clay Workshop Series for Adults

4 Sundays: October 15 – November 5, 2:00-5:00PM
Presenter: Georgia Sargeant

For versatility, you can’t beat polymer clay, AKA Fimo or Sculpey! Explore sophisticated decorative and structural techniques so you can make the most of your polymer clay and combine it with other material for gorgeous effects. We will cover a spectrum of techniques including metallic effects, faux ivory and turquoise, surface treatments, mold making, sculpting, bead-making, jewelry, pictures, artist books, small vessels and boxes. All materials provided.

Price: $132 / $120 for members
Registration deadline: October 5

 

Earring Basics: A Jewelry-Making Workshop Ages 12 – Adult

Earring Basics: A Jewelry-Making Workshop Ages 12  Adult
Earring Basics: A Jewelry-Making Workshop Ages 12  Adult-2

Date: Sunday, October 15, Noon – 4:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones

Using simple wire-wrapping techniques, make your own earring head pins and add beads for simple drop earrings. Also learn to attach a wrapped loop bead to wrapped loop drops and/or wrapped briolettes to make dangle earrings. All materials will be provided. Appropriate for all skill levels. No previous experience necessary.

Price: $50/ $45 for members
Registration deadline: October 5

 

Stone Wrapping Techniques for Beginners Ages 12 – Adult

Stone Wrapping Techniques for Beginners Ages 12  Adult

Date: Sunday, October 22, Noon – 4:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones

Make amazing wire-wrapped pendants using your favorite beach stones, sea glass or crystals. Using round or square wire, explore two methods of wrapping stones. This method is not only creative but also an easy way to explore wire-wrapping methods. No experience required. All materials will be provided, but you may bring your own stones to wrap. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Price: $50/ $45 for members
Registration deadline: October 12

 

Impressionist Painting Workshop Series for Adults

Impressionist Painting Workshop Series for Adults
Impressionist Painting Workshop Series for Adults-2

3 Wednesdays: October 25 – November 8, 6:30 - 9:30PM
Presenter: Olga Hotujac

Experience oil painting in a new way as you reproduce Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” in a step-by-step process with the guidance of a classically-trained fine arts instructor from Stroganov University in Moscow. You’ll learn about composition, mixing colors, and basic brush and palette knife techniques. All materials and tools will be provided and you will take home your finished 20”x 24” canvas. Class is solvent- and turpentine-free.

Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline: October 15

 

Dramatic Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor Painting for Adults

(Water Based Oil and Acrylic Painters are welcome, too.)

Dramatic Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor Painting for Adults

Date: Friday, October 27, 9:30AM -4:00PM
Presenter: Cathy Quiel

Mood and atmosphere in a painting allows the viewer to share an experience or a feeling. This workshop will demonstrate how to take your paintings beyond just describing an object. Cathy Quiel will instruct students to create a defined mood in which these objects/scenes exist through color, design and psychodrama! The class will utilize demonstrations, lecture, handouts, individual and group critique and fun. A materials list will be emailed.

Price: $110 /$100 for members
Registration deadline: October 17

 

Halloween Art Ages 7 – 12 (Parent/Child Pairs Welcome)

Halloween Art Ages 7  12
Halloween Art Ages 7  12-2

Date: Saturday, October 28, 10AM – noon
Presenter: Janey Cohen

Make two spooky masterpieces that you will be excited to use for your Halloween decorating. All materials provided.

Price: $22 / $20 for members (Parent/child pair $33/$30)
Registration deadline: October 18

 

California Dreaming- Pastel Painting for Adults

 California Dreaming- Pastel Painting for Adults

Date: Saturday, November 4, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Presenter: Kris Buck

Explore the soft and expressive medium of pastels while you create a beautiful landscape painting of crashing waves or peaceful shorelines. Demonstration and instruction will include using a watercolor under-painting technique. A materials list will be emailed.

Price: $110 /$100 for members
Registration deadline: October 25

 

Printmaking for the Holidays Ages 8 through Adults (Parent/Child Pairs Welcome)

 Printmaking for the Holidays Ages 8 through Adults

Date: Saturday, November 11, 10AM – noon 
Presenter: Janey Cohen

Create your own original block print-style templates, then print them in a variety of ink colors to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards to share this holiday season. All materials provided.

Price: $22 / $20 for members (Parent/child pair $33/$30)
Registration deadline: November 1

 

Succulent Wreath Workshop for Adults

 Succulent Wreath Workshop for Adults

Date: Saturday, November 11, 1:00 - 3:00PM 
Presenter: Christie Boyd

Mix an array of succulents into an eye-pleasing wreath of different textures and hues that will spruce up your outdoor living space for the holidays and all year long. Makes a great gift! All materials provided.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: November 1

 

Driftwood Christmas Trees Workshop for Adults

Driftwood Christmas Trees Workshop for Adults

Date: Saturday, November 18, 1:00 - 3:00PM 
Presenter: Christie Boyd

You can celebrate the holidays all year long with a driftwood tree! Christie Boyd will show you how to construct your own beautiful piece of art made of wood from Carpinteria beaches. Driftwood will be provided, but feel free to collect your own before the workshop. Bring your own drill.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: November 8

 

Fused Glass Flower Vase Workshop for Adults

Fused Vase Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 26, 9:30 - 11:30AM
Presenter: Shelly Lenox

Beginner and intermediate students are welcomed at this one-day workshop. You will create a beautiful fused glass flower vase. This presenter brings over 25 years of experience as a fused-glass artist to our studio to teach this age-old art, which joins pieces of colorful glass together by melting it at high temperatures in an electric kiln. All supplies are included. Your piece will be ready to pick up at the gallery the next week.

Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadline: August 16