855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S)

PRESENTER

INTRODUCTION TO WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING: AGES 8 THROUGH ADULT

DEC 9

JOHN KNECHT

 SINGING CIRCLES WITH GLEN PHILLIPS

NOV 14, 28

 GLEN PHILLIPS

DRIFTWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES WORKSHOP

NOV 10

CHRISTIE BOYD

JEWELRY MAKING – EARRING EXPLORATIONS: AGES 12 TO ADULT

NOV 18

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES


 

Introduction to West African Drumming: Ages 8 through Adult

Presenter: John Knecht
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 John Knecht African Drumming - ARTIST APPROVED

Join the music instructor from Cate School for African drumming in our courtyard. John has traveled to Guinea, Mali, and Senegal to study the art of drumming, dance, and song. Come enjoy the excitement and rhythm of this African tradition!

Summer Camp DRUMMING kids

Price per session date: $16.50 / $15 for members

Date: DEC 09
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 

Singing Circles with Glen Phillips

Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience in Carpinteria.  

For each Singing Circle session, Glen will take our hearts and voices into songs from around the world, blending our voices in multi-part songs, rounds, and harmonies.  

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Glen started at age 15 as a singer and songwriter when he formed the alternative rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fear, 1991
First playing to Santa Barbara local crowds in 1986, they are still playing and touring nationally to this day.  The band has had numerous hits on the Billboard HOT 100 and albums which have collectively sold close to 4 million units. They have also seen their music featured on television and movie soundtracks.  
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Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane WA

His career as a solo artist has been equally remarkable, spanning decades of music, recording, and performance on his own and in collaboration with others.  

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Glen Phillips.com - Special Edition 2016 Tour Poster
As a lyricist, singer, and guitarist, he tours nationally but never forgets his local Santa Barbara area roots.  Glen is frequently barefoot when performing, a testimony to his west coast grounding. 
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Glen Phillips.com - Lighthouse Sticker

See Glen's website HERE.  

Compass Records released Glen Phillips SWALLOWED BY THE NEW in 2018 with new bonus tracks; from the record website: "The album features the bonus track “Nobody’s Gonna Get Hurt” which was co-written with Lori McKenna and showcases backing vocals from Amber Rubarth. SWALLOWED BY THE NEW is the most intensely personal album of his career, reflecting his mastery for converting raw emotion into sound. Taking on life’s difficult transitions, Phillips delivers some of his most vulnerable songs yet. 

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ABC News had this to say of his solo work, “Songwriting-wise, Phillips continues to come off like an American answer to Crowded House’s Neil Finn. Both men are masters at delivering dense, seemingly effortlessly-crafted songs rich with context and depth.”

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JOIN US TO SING TOGETHER AS GLEN TEACHES US TO HARMONIZE AND BLEND OUR VOICES IN MULTI-PART SONGS AND ROUNDS!

No experience necessary, just a love of singing!

Art Classes & Workshops - 3

Price per session date: $16.50 / $15 for members

Date: NOV 14, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Alcazar Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria CA

Date: NOV 28, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Carpinteria Woman's Club, 1059 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria CA


 

Driftwood Christmas Trees Workshop

Presenter: Christie Boyd
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

FALL 2018 - Driftwood Christmas Trees - 1

You can celebrate the holidays all year long with a driftwood tree!  Christie Boyd will show you how to construct you own beautiful piece of art made of wood from Carpinteria beaches.  

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Driftwood will be provided, but feel free to collect your own before the workshop.  Bring your own drill.

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Price: $55 / $50 for members

Date: Saturday - NOV 10
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

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Jewelry Making - Earring Explorations: Ages 12 to Adult

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

FALL 2018 - Earring Explorations - 1

Explore a variety of simple wire techniques to make several pairs of earrings sure to get noticed.  You will make hammered Celtic curl earrings, wacky wrap pearl earrings, simple chainmail earrings and more.  

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These make great holiday gifts!  No experience required. All materials provided.  Appropriate for all skill levels. 

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Price: $55 / $50 for members

Date: Sunday - NOV 18
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Please note registration deadlines.  If the minimum number of participants has not registered for a course by 5:00pm on the deadline date, it will be canceled and registrants will receive a refund.  If a course is not cancelled, you may sign up after the deadline until the class is full.  Each workshop also has a maximum number of participants, so sign up now if you are interested!

Please note cancellation policies when you register.

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