855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S)

PRESENTER

JEWELRY MAKING: KNOTTING TECHNIQUES: A TWO-DAY CLASS SERIES

AUG 18, 25

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

INTRODUCTION TO "THE ARTIST'S WAY"

AUG 26

MAUREEN FOLEY

BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1

SEP 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3, 10, 17

GREG LEROY

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2

SEP 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3, 10, 17

GREG LEROY

BEGINNING UKULELE PLAYING

SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 10

MAVIS HANSEN

THE ARTIST’S WAY

SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 10, 17, 24 / NOV 7, 14, 21, 28

MAUREEN FOLEY 

ELEMENTS OF ART FOR BEGINNERS

SEP 8, 15, 22, 29

JULIE SANCHEZ

INTRODUCTION TO WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING: AGES 8 THROUGH ADULT

SEP 9 / 0CT 14 / NOV 11 / DEC 9

JOHN KNECHT

TODDLER TIME

SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 5, 12

JENA JENKINS

ART AND CULTURE FOR HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS, AGES 10-16

SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 5, 12

JENA JENKINS

COMMUNITY CARES THROUGH ART, FOR AGES 10-16

SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 5, 12

JENA JENKINS

CREATE, WRITE, AND PUBLISH

SEP 15, 22, 29

RICH GRIMES

JEWELRY MAKING – BEGINNING BEAD STRINGING: AGES 12 TO ADULT

SEP 15

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

AFTER SCHOOL FALL ART FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-5

SEP 18, 25 / OCT 2, 19, 16, 23, 30 / NOV 06

WHITNEY ABBOTT

LIFE STORIES FOR SENIORS

SEP 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1, 8

KARSEN LEE GOULD

LIVING ART STORY THEATER, FOR AGES 12 THROUGH ADULTS

SEP 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1, 8

KARSEN LEE GOULD

NURTURING CREATIVITY THROUGH NATURE

OCT 5, 12, 19, 26

HEATHER YOUNG

“SHE” AN EVENING OF CREATIVE PLAY AND CONNECTION FOR WOMEN

OCT 11

WENDY BREWER

DRAW AND PAINT FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

OCT 13, 20, 27

TOM PAZDERKA

SONGS AND STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES OF THE BLUES

OCT 13, 21

FRANCK GOLDWASSER AND RJ MISCHO

SHRINE OF A LIFETIME: CREATE A MEXICAN FOLK ART NICHO

OCT 20

KATHY MILLS

UKULELE WINTER JAM

OCT 24, 31, / NOV 7, 14, 21, 28

MAVIS HANSEN

PRINTMAKING: GREETING CARDS AND ART PRINTS AGES 8 THROUGH ADLT (PARENT/CHILD PAIRS WELCOME)

OCT 28

JANEY COHEN

PAINTING WITH FIRE AND ASH, THE BASICS

NOV 3, 10, 17

TOM PAZDERKA

DRIFTWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES WORKSHOP

NOV 10

CHRISTIE BOYD

JEWELRY MAKING – EARRING EXPLORATIONS: AGES 12 TO ADULT

NOV 18

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES


 

Jewelry Making -  Knotting Techniques: A Two-Day Class Series

Dates: August 18 / August 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 Paula Gregoire-Jones - Jewelry Making Knotting Techniques - ARTIST APPROVED
Paula Gregoire-Jones

Two-day class series.  Learn a variety of knotting techniques while you create beautiful necklaces and bracelets using pearls and other beads.  Discover pearl knotting, knotting with multiple strands of cord, and macramé.  Learn how to finish your jewelry by adding clasps.

No previous experience is needed.  A wide selection of beads and pearls will be provided.  Participants will leave with multiple pieces of new jewelry.

Price for entire two-day class series: $110 / $100 for members


 

Introduction to The Artist's Way 

Date: August 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Maureen Foley
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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The Artist's Way

Students will sample exercises from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way and learn about the 12 week course to be offered in the fall at the Carpinteria Arts Center.  

Through the course, students will follow this acclaimed method to a more creative, artistic, and fulfilled life. Appropriate for artists and non-artists too!

Price: $16.50 / $15 for members


 

Beginning Guitar, Level 1

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 Greg LeRoy - Beginning Guitar - ARTISTS APPROVED
Greg LeRoy

This class series 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 for entire ten-day class series: $165 / $150 for members

Dates: TEN Saturdays: SEP 08, 15, 22, 29; OCT 13, 20, 27; NOV 3, 10, 17
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration Deadline: AUG 30


 

Intermediate Guitar, Level 2

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Beginning Guitar

This class series will teach you more advanced skills to play chords, rhythms and scales so you can play your favorite songs and learn new, more advanced songs.

Price for entire ten-day class series: $165 / $150 for members

Dates: TEN Saturdays: SEP 08, 15, 22, 29; OCT 13, 20, 27; NOV 3, 10, 17
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline: AUG 30


 

Beginning Ukulele Playing

Presenter: Mavis Hansen
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Ukulele

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.

Ukele - girls

Price for entire six-day class series: $88 / $80 for members

Date: SIX Wednesdays - SEP 05, 12, 19, 26; OCT 03, 10
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration Deadline: AUG 26


 

The Artist's Way

Presenter: Maureen Foley
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 Maureen Foley - Introduction to The Artists Way - Bird - ARTIST APPROVED
Maureen Foley - Bird
The Artist's Way

This workshop will use Julia Cameron’s acclaimed book The Artist’s Way as a launching point to living a more fulfilled and creative life.  Appropriate for artists and non-artists, too! All materials included.

2018 Maureen Foley - Introduction to The Artists Way - self photo - ARTIST APPROVED
Maureen Foley

Price for entire twelve-day class series: $440 / $400 for members

Date: TWELVE Wednesdays - SEP 05, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 03, 10, 17, 24 / NOV 07, 14, 21, 28
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration Deadline: AUG 27


 

Elements of Art for Beginners

Presenter: Julie Sanchez
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 Fall - Julie Sanchez Elements of Art for Beginners

Have you wanted to get started in art but didn’t know where to begin? This is the workshop for you! Join other adult beginners to learn about art concepts such as line, color, and texture. You will use a variety of different art mediums including pencil, pen, sharpies, and watercolor. Materials will be provided.

Price for entire four-day class series: $220 / $200 for members

Date: FOUR Saturdays - SEP 08, 15, 22, 29
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration Deadline: AUG 30


 

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: SEP 16 (registration deadline AUG 30)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Date: OCT 14 (registration deadline OCT 04)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Date: NOV 11 (registration deadline NOV 01)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Date: DEC 09 (registration deadline NOV 30)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 

Toddler Time

Presenter: Jena Jenkins
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Toddler Time

Early learners ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers can join Jena Jenkins for a morning of creative movement through song and dance, listening to animated stories, and making simple crafts. There will also be informative discussion topics for parents of toddlers.

2018 Jena Jenkins - Toddler Time - ARTIST APPROVED

Jena has an M.A. in Psychology and extensive experience as a presenter of Preschool Story Time.

Price for entire ten-day class series: $182.50 / 175 for members

Date: TEN Mondays - SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 05, 12
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration Deadline: SEP 01


 

Art and Culture for Home School Students, ages 10-16

Presenter: Jena Jenkins
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Katsushika Hokusai

Home school students will get a chance to travel back in time to far off lands and recreate customs and traditions through this exciting art and culture course.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace
The Taj Mahal

You will experience the richness of history in a variety of different cultures while tapping into your own creativity by making unique art.

The Coronation of Napolean - Jacques-Louis David

Price for entire ten-day class series: $203.50 / $185 for members

Date: TEN Mondays - SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 05, 12
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 01


 

Community Cares Through Art, for Ages 10-16

Presenter: Jena Jenkins
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Students ages 10 to 16 have a wonderful opportunity to use their enthusiasm for art to give back to the Carpinteria community.

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This unique program will engage teens in art-related, community-centered activities, such as mentoring young children with art projects, performance art with senior citizens, social activism through photography – plenty of possibilities to choose.

Price for entire ten-day class series: $203.50 / $185 for members

Date: TEN Mondays - SEP 10, 17, 24 / OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / NOV 5, 12
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 01


 

Create, Write and Publish

Presenter: Rich Grimes
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Join this published author of fiction and non-fiction whose books resonate as “works of heart” for techniques and suggestions to enhance your writing skills.

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Learn how to transform an idea, theme or topic into published form, whether a blog, poetry, article, or manuscript.

Price for entire three-day class series: $82.50 / $75 for members

Date: THREE Saturdays - SEP 15, 22, 29
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 05


 

Jewelry Making - Beginning Bead Stringing: Ages 12 to Adult

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Learn the fundamentals of stringing beads to make necklaces and bracelets. Using a variety of beads, you will design and create a necklace or bracelet and then learn how to complete it with crimps and a clasp.

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You will also make a simple pair of earrings to complement your piece. No experience required. All materials provided. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Price: $55 / $50 for members

Date: Saturday, SEP 15
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 05


 

After School Fall Art for Children in Grades K-5

Presenter: Whitney Abbott
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Come explore art and have fun at the Arts Center after school with an experienced teacher and professional artist! 

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Students will develop age-appropriate art skills and learn new techniques in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, and more. New projects each week. Materials provided.

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Price for entire eight-day class series: $126 / $115 for members

Date: EIGHT Tuesdays - SEP 18, 25 / OCT 02, 19, 16, 23, 30 / NOV 06
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 09


 

Life Stories for Seniors

Presenter: Karsen Lee Gould
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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Life Stories awakens memories through nostalgia and memorabilia to reveal the true treasures of an individual's life experiences.  

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You are invited to come remember, share and perform your own fascinating and unique personal life story.

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Price for entire eight-day class series: $126 / $115 for members

Date: Eight Thursdays - SEP 20, 27 / OCT 04, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 01, 08
Time:
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 10 


 

Living Art Story Theater, for ages 12 through adults

PresenterKarsen Lee Gould
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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AT LAST is a program in which a personal life story or dream is shared and then brought to life through spontaneous theatrical enactment.  

This performance art workshop will tap into your creativity and imagination while building confidence and community.

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Price for entire eight-day class series: $151/ $140 for members

Date: EIGHT Thursdays - SEP 20, 27 / OCT 04, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 01, 08
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration Deadline: SEP 10


 

Nurturing Creativity Through Nature

Date: FOUR Fridays - OCT 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Presenter: Heather Young
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

This workshop will meet on location at nature spots around Carpinteria.  Participants will experience tuning in to the natural world to explore how it inspires various forms of creative expression.

Price for entire four-day class series: $88 / $80 for members

Registration Deadline: September 27 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


"She" 

An Evening of Creative Play and Connection for Women 

Date: Thursday, OCT 11
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Presenter: Wendy Brewer
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

2018 - Wendy Brewer - SHE an Evening of Creative Play and Conneciton for Women - ARTIST APPROVED
She with wine bottles

In an 8”x10” collage format we will playfully and spontaneously respond to a “She Phrase,” using words, images, colors and textures that intrigue, provoke, and inspire self-discovery.  All materials will be provided.

Optional to bring: favorite images of yourself and others, collage items, lightweight found objects, meaningful treasures, a bottle of wine to enjoy and share while you create.  

Price: $38.50 / $35 for members

Registration Deadline: October 1 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Draw and Paint from Photographs

Date: THREE Saturdays - OCT 13, 20, 27
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Tom Pazderka
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

This will be a beginner's course on the basics of using simple techniques like grids and projections to copy and enlarge photos and create unique and wonderful hand drawn renditions that are more true to life than sighting and sketching.  The workshop will cover basic drawing and painting materials, tools and techniques needed to execute a beautiful drawing of a photograph.  You will learn how to copy, transcribe and render from virtually any image available.

Price for entire three-day class series: $247 / $225 for members

Registration Deadline: October 3 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Songs and Stories from the Trenches of the Blues

Presenter: Franck Goldwasser and RJ Mischo
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Join these two internationally renowned recording artists and music educators in an engaging story telling and musical performance event.  You'll learn the history of blues music, touch on the basics of blues harmonica and guitar playing, and enjoy a mini-concert as well.  Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in.  Fun for the whole family!

Price per session: $22 / $20 for members (Entire Family Price: $44 / $40 for members)

Date: OCT 13 (registration deadline OCT 03)
Time:
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Date: Sunday OCT 21 (registration deadline OCT 12)
Time:
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Shrine of a Lifetime: Create a Mexican Folk Art Nicho

Date: Saturday - OCT 20
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Presenter: Kathy Mills
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Create a Mexican shrine, or nicho, typically associated with the Day of the Dead celebrations.  Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind shrine dedicated to and honoring a beloved person or pet that has passed away.  You will be provided with a wooden box, papers, embellishments, randomly found objects and many more materials.  You can also personalize your nicho by bringing your own cherished small photos, handwritten notes or sacred objects.  Your completed shrine will truly be "art from the heart".

Price: $55 / $50 for members

Registration Deadline: October 10 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Ukulele Winter Jam

Date: SIX Wednesdays - OCT 24, 31, / NOV 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presenter: Mavis Hansen
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Following the beginning session, this workshop will focus more on playing songs every week.  It is also for those who already have experience and want to get together to jam.  There will be some advanced instruction and opportunities to perform for the community.  Holiday songs will be included.

Price for entire six-day class series: $77 / $70 for members

Registration Deadline: October 14 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Printmaking: Greeting Cards and Art Prints Ages 8 through Adults (Parent/Child Pairs Welcome)

Date: Sunday - OCT 28
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Presenter: Janey Cohen
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Learn how to create block-print style templates, and then print them to make your own unique greeting cards or beautiful art prints that you can frame.  All materials provided.  No experience necessary.

Price: $33 / $30 for members

Registration Deadline: October 18 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Painting with Fire and Ash, the Basics

Date: THREE Saturdays - NOV 3, 10, 17
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Tom Pazderka
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

In this unique course, Tom Pazderka will show you the experimental patinting techinque he has developed over the past two years that combines using fire, ash and oil paint to render images.  This will be an intense and fun workshop unlike anything you have experienced in an art course before.  You will learn the basic techniques and safety procedures, you will work indoors and outdoors, and there will be demos and one-on-one critiques.  Requires a basic understanding of working from photographs.

Price for entire three-day class series: $385 / $350 for members

Registration Deadline: October 25 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Driftwood Christmas Trees Workshop

Date: Saturday - NOV 10
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Christie Boyd
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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.  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 1 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


 

Jewelry Making - Earring Explorations: Ages 12 to Adult

Date: Sunday - NOV 18
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

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

Price: $55 / $50 for members

Registration Deadline: November 7 - REGISTRATION LINK PENDING


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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