855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

FALL AFTER SCHOOL CLASS

DATES PRESENTER REGISTER
AGES 6-11
PEOPLE/PLACES/ THINGS:
MIXED MEDIA ART
8 TUESDAYS:
OCTOBER 1 to
NOVEMBER 19
LAURIE PINCUS
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AGES 12-18
PEOPLE/PLACES/ THINGS:
MIXED MEDIA ART

8 WEDNESDAYS:
OCTOBER 2 to
NOVEMBER 20

LAURIE PINCUS
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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S) PRESENTER REGISTER
BEGINNING UKULELE

6 WEDNESDAYS:
SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 9

MAVIS HANSEN
BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1

10 SATURDAYS:
SEPTEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 9

GREG LEROY
INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2

10 SATURDAYS:
SEPTEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 9

GREG LEROY

JEWELRY: TWISTED WIRE AND BEAD BRACELET AND PENDANT VARIATIONS

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 7

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

INTRODUCTION TO PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING

SUNDAY, 
SEPTEMBER 8

PAULA BROWN

BUSINESS BASICS FOR THE ARTIST: THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF EMBRACING YOUR TALENT

SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 15

MICHAEL VAN OSTERHOUDT

MINI COLLAGE CLASS

TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 17

SUSAN TIBBLES

CIGAR BOX WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 18

SUSAN TIBBLES

THE ART OF ENCAUSTICS MINI WORKSHOP

THURSDAY,
SEPTEMBER 19

SUSAN TIBBLES

FIELDS OF FLOWERS IN PASTEL

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 28

KRIS BUCK

WORLD DRUMMING

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 10

JOHN KNECHT

VIKING KNIT BRACELETS AND CHAINS

2 SATURDAYS:
OCTOBER 12 & 19

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

WATERCOLOR: VIBRANT AND COMPOSED

SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 19 & 20

CATHY QUIEL

SKETCH JOURNALING BOTH OUTSIDE AND INSIDE THE ARTS CENTER

2 SUNDAYS:
OCTOBER 20 & 27

PAULA BROWN

CERAMICS: SLAB HOLIDAY PLATES AND ORNAMENTS

4 MONDAYS:
OCTOBER 21 TO NOVEMBER 11

KAREN RING MEALIFFE

UKULELE WINTER JAM

6 WEDNESDAYS:
OCTOBER 23 TO DECEMBER 4 (NO 11/27)

MAVIS HANSEN

INTRODUCTION TO RELIEF PRINTMAKING

SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 26

MOLLIE DOCTROW

POETRY WORKSHOP: WHERE I CAME FROM: A RESPONSE TO PHOTOGRAPHS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

3 SUNDAYS:
OCTOBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 10

GLENNA LUSCHEI

WAVE PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOUL OF SURF

SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 2

GLENN DUBOCK

ALLA PRIMA PAINTING WITH SHARON SCHOCK

SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 2

SHARON SCHOCK

SKETCH CRAWL WITH PEGGY OKI

2 MONDAYS:
NOVEMBER 11 & 18

PEGGY OKI

SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP

SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 16

CHRISTIE BOYD

EARRING BASICS AND HOLIDAY EARRINGS

SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 23

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

WORLD DRUMMING

THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 5

JOHN KNECHT

DRIFTWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES WORKSHOP

SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 7

CHRISTIE BOYD

 No family should be discouraged from applying to our classes and workshops because of lack of funds - we have tuition assistance awarded on the basis of need and as a general rule does not exceed one half of the fee. Click HERE for the English online form. Click HERE for the Spanish online form.

 


Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

Presenter: Mollie Doctrow
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $120/$108 for members

Explore the tradition and charm of hand-printed images, rich inks and beautiful papers. Learn the art of relief printmaking, from drawing and design tips to carving and printing. Bring a favorite sketch or photos to interpret as a graphic linocut. Make black-and-white prints and then explore creative options, combining prints with watercolor and collage techniques. All materials will be provided.


Fall 2019 After School Arts

Fall After School

People/Places/Things: Mixed Media Art

Presenter: Laurie Pincus
Dates Ages 6-11: 8 Tuesdays: October 1 –  November 19
Dates Ages 12-18: 8 Wednesdays: October 2 –  November 20
Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Price: $126/$115 for members

Join professional artist and experienced teacher Laurie Pincus through an exploration of fun, hands-on art projects both 2- and 3-dimensional. Students of all skill levels will develop techniques and learn new concepts using a wide variety of exciting media.
All materials provided.

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Beginning Ukulele

Ukelele

Presenter: Mavis Hansen
Date: 6 Wednesdays: September 4 – October 9
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Price: $88/$80 for members

Learn simple chords and strumming techniques for sing-alongs as you begin to master this fun instrument. Bring your own ukulele to the first session or borrow one from the presenter.



Beginning Guitar, Level 1

Beginning Guitar, Level 1

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: September 7 – November 9
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Price: $165/$150 for members

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.




Intermediate Guitar, Level 2

Intermediate Guitar, Level 2

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: September 7 – November 9
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Price: $165/$150 for members

This class will teach you more advanced skills to play chords, rhythms and scales to improve your playing and help you learn new material.

 


Jewelry: Twisted Wire and Bead Bracelet and Pendant Variations

Jewelry Twisted Wire

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $55/$50 for members

Learn to make these easy, beautiful, bangle-style bracelets and pendants using an assortment of stone beads and wire. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Please bring reading glasses or other magnification for close-up work.

 


Introduction to Plein Air Oil Painting

Intro to Plein Air Paula Brown

Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Price: $70/$63 for members

Painting in the great outdoors, or “en plein air” is quick, fun and creative. Discover how to see shapes, values, and color all in the moment and in the environment. Start with thumbnail pre-paint sketches, and then paint with oils using dark to light color mixing. A supply list will be sent upon registration.


Business Basics for the Artist: The Practical Side of Embracing Your Talent

Business Basics

Presenter: Michael Van Osterhoudt
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Price: $30/$27 for members

This workshop will fill your toolbox with the essentials of the artist’s trade: organization, sales, pricing, studio and inventory management, and business frameworks for the working artist. Invest in yourself. Get organized for success and wise to the pitfalls of the art market!


Mini Collage Class

Collage Critique Class

Presenter: Susan Tibbles
Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: $58/$53 for members

Both experienced and new collage artists are welcome to join this journey of creative discovery taught through demos and a hands-on project. Bring magazines and other papers to work with. All other supplies provided.


Cigar Box Workshop

Assemblage and Found Objects Workshop

Presenter: Susan Tibbles
Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: $65/$58.50 for members

Create unique artwork using a cigar box, wallpaper and an object. Power tools (Dremels, drills, etc.) will be provided along with cigar boxes, wallpaper, and objects. You may bring small objects of your choice to incorporate into your artwork.


The Art of Encaustics Mini Workshop

The Art of Encaustics Mini Workshop

Presenter: Susan Tibbles
Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $137.50/$125 for members

Come explore the exciting medium of hot wax! This small class is designed to provide a personal, hands-on learning environment to help artists discover their own voices in a new medium. Students are required to wear long-sleeve, tight-fitting shirts and work pants. All materials provided.


Fields of Flowers in Pastel

Fields of Flowers Pastel

Presenter: Kris Buck
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $110/$100 for members

This workshop will focus on painting the landscape with an emphasis on fields of flowers. Demonstration and instruction will be in pastel and will include a watercolor under-painting technique. Materials list will be emailed.


World Drumming

World Drumming Knecht

Presenter: John Knecht
Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Price: $15/$13.50 for members

Join Cate School music instructor for drumming in our courtyard during the Carpinteria Farmer’s Market. Discover percussion styles from around the globe with this fun, interactive group drumming class. No experience necessary.


Viking Knit Bracelets and Chains

Viking Knit Bracelets

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: 2 Saturdays: October 12 & 19
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $105/$95 for members

Design and create single-knit Viking chains from colored wire using a tool you will make from a dowel and wire. Learn to attach cones, beads, and a clasp to your chain to make a bracelet or necklace. Also explore another variations such as double or triple Viking knit or work with two wires together for a heathery look. No experience necessary, all materials included. Bring reading glasses for close-up work.


Watercolor: Vibrant and Composed

The Beauty That Is Carpinteria – A Two-Day Watercolor Experience

Presenter: Cathy Quiel
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $209/$190 for members

Through demonstrations, lecture, and playful splashing of watercolor, come learn techniques to create vibrant and well-designed paintings. Students will be introduced to other media that can complement watercolor and enhance old paintings in need of assistance. Individual and group critique included, with an emphasis on composition using strong design and focal point. Materials list sent upon registration.


Sketch Journaling Both Outside and Inside the Arts Center

Experience Carpinteria with Sketch Crawling Journaling

Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: 2 Sundays: October 20 & 27
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Price: $75/$67.50 for members

Enjoy sketch journaling both “inside and out.” Our first meeting will be outside with a “walk about,” stopping to sketch, jot notes, and create art memories. The second meeting we will take our time sketching “found objects” or items in the gallery. Materials list sent upon registration.


Ceramics: Slab Holiday Plates and Ornaments

Ceramics Slab Holiday Plates

Presenter: Karen Ring Mealiffe
Date: 4 Mondays: October 21 – November 11
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Price: $165/$150 for members

Using the slab method and incorporating the various molds, you will make a variety of holiday plates and ornaments. Glazes and underglazes will be introduced to enhance your work and bring out the vibrant colors of the season. All materials and tools provided. No experience necessary.


Ukulele Winter Jam

Ukelele

Presenter: Mavis Hansen
Date: 6 Wednesdays: October 23 – December 4 (no class on 11/27)
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Price: $88/$80 for members

Following the beginning ukulele course, this workshop will focus on playing together with new songs every week, for those who have experience and want to jam with others. There will be some advanced instruction and opportunities to perform at local events such as at the Holiday Parade and at Gran Vida. Holiday songs will be included. Bring your ukulele, a stand and a notebook for songs.


Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Intro to Printmaking Fall

Presenter: Mollie Doctrow
Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $120/$108 for members

Explore the tradition and charm of hand-printed images, rich inks, and beautiful papers. Learn the art of relief printmaking, from drawing and design tips to carving and printing. Bring a favorite sketch or photos to interpret as a graphic linocut. Make black-and-white prints and then explore creative options, combining prints with watercolor and collage techniques. All materials provided.


Where I Came From: A Response to Photographs in English and Spanish, Inspired by the Clark Exhibit

Poetry Where I Came From

Presenter: Glenna Luschei
Date: For Youths: Sunday, October 26
Date: For Adults: Sunday, November 3
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Price: $15/$13.50 for members

Participants of all ages are invited to join this poetry workshop with students responding in writing or verbally to Patricia Houghton Clark’s photographs.

Both of these workshops include:
Where I Came From: A Public Reading and Presentation
Presenter: Glenna Luschei
Date: November 10, 2:00 PM

A poetry reading in the Courtyard given by first generation immigrants, and a presentation by the new Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who is herself an immigrant. Some students of the workshops may also want to read their poems.


Wave Portraits: Photographing the Soul of Surf

Wave Portraits Photography

Presenter: Glenn Dubock
Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Price: $97/$87.50 for members

This photography workshop will teach you Glenn’s tips and techniques for getting those unique images that only come with a close, personal relationship with the ocean. We will spend the morning capturing the ever-changing moods of the sea and then gather back at the Arts Center to view and edit your images and prepare them for publication or exhibition.


Alla Prima Painting with Sharon Schock

Alla Prima Painting Schock

Presenter: Sharon Schock
Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $85/$76.50 for members

Come study the “alla prima” painting method (or wet in wet) as you complete a small oil painting in one sitting. The workshop will begin with a demo and lesson on value and composition. Students may work from a photo or a still life set up in the classroom. Materials list sent upon registration.


Sketch Crawl with Peggy Oki

2019 Classes & Workshops - Oki - Lets Draw Sketch Crawl 1
2019 Classes & Workshops - Oki - Lets Draw Sketch Crawl 2

Presenter: Peggy Oki
Date: 2 Mondays: November 11 & 18
Time: 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Price: $95/$85.50 for members

Develop your drawing skills as a foundation towards painting or as a refresher. This course will include lecture, demonstration, and practice including use of line, value, composition, and perspective. Students will work in pencil, but are welcome to use other dry media (i.e. charcoal, colored pencil, etc.) We’ll sketch at two outdoor sites near the Arts Center.


Succulent Wreath Workshop

Succulent Wreath

Presenter: Christie Boyd
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Price: $70/$63 for members

Mix an array of succulents into a wreath of different textures and hues that will bring cheer to your outdoor living space for the winter holidays and all year long. All materials included.


Earring Basics and Holiday Earrings

Holiday Earrings

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $55/$50 for members

Using simple wire-wrapping techniques, make earring head pins and add beads for simple drop earrings. Also learn to make a wrapped loop bead and connect to another wrapped loop drop and/or a wrapped briolette to make dangle earrings. There will also be beads for making holiday earrings. No experience required. All materials included. Bring reading glasses for close-up work.


World Drumming

World Drumming Knecht

Presenter: John Knecht
Date: Thursday, December 5
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Price: $15/$13.50 for members

Join Cate School music instructor for drumming in our courtyard during the Carpinteria Farmer’s Market. Discover percussion styles from around the globe with this fun, interactive group drumming class. No experience necessary.


Driftwood Christmas Trees Workshop

Driftwood Christmas Trees

Presenter: Christie Boyd
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Price: $55/$50 for members

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.