855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S) PRESENTER
EXPERIENCE CARPINTERIA WITH SKETCH CRAWLING JOURNALING

3 SATURDAYS: 
JUNE 8, 22, 29

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BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1

10 SATURDAYS:
JUNE 15 – August 17

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INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2

10 SATURDAYS:
JUNE 15 – AUGUST 17

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BEGINNING DRAWING

6 MONDAYS:
JUNE 17 – July 22

PEGGY OKI
PAINTING & DRAWING THE COSTUMED/CLOTHED MODEL

10 THURSDAYS:
JUNE 20-AUGUST 22

GREG LEROY
ASSEMBLAGE AND FOUND OBJECTS WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY June 26-27

SUSAN TIBBLES
THE ART OF ENCAUSTICS MINI WORKSHOP

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

SUSAN TIBBLES
INTRODUCTION TO EGG TEMPURA

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
JUNE 28, 29,30

GARRETT SPEIRS
MICRO-MACRAME JEWELRY: AGES 12 TO ADULT

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES
THE BEAUTY THAT IS CARPINTERIA - A TWO DAY WATERCOLOR EXPERIENCE

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
JULY 13 & 14

CATHY QUIEL
JEWELRY: LINKS & CHAINS: AGES 12 TO ADULT

2 SATURDAYS:
JULY 20 & 27

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES
CAPTURE CARPINTERIA WITH YOUR CAMERA

SATURDAY, JULY 27

GLENN DUBOCK
BEGINNING TO EXPLORE PASTEL PAINTING

SUNDAY, JULY 28

PAULA BROWN
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
AUGUST 3 & 4

SENECA RYAN
PAINTING ON COLLAGE ELEMENTS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

GINNY SPEIRS
BOTANICAL DYEING

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

CHRISTIE BOYD
JEWELRY: CREATIVE PENDANTS FROM LARGE BEADS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES
NOCTURNE PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY:
AUGUST 12, 13, 14

THOMAS VAN STEIN
INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

MOLLIE DOCTROW
SINGING CIRCLES

TBD

GLEN PHILLIPS

 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.


Experience Carpinteria with Sketch Crawling Journaling

Experience Carpinteria with Sketch Crawling Journaling

Experience the beauty of Carpinteria through plein air art journaling, or “sketch crawling.” We will go to different locations, from beach to burger joint to see and develop awareness and to record details both large and small. Three sessions will give you the opportunity to really dive into art journaling. Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: 3 Saturdays, June 8, 22, 29
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Price: $75/$67.50 for members

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Beginning Guitar, Level 1

Beginning Guitar, Level 1

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.

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: June 15 – August 17
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Price: $165/$150 for members

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Intermediate Guitar, Level 2

Intermediate Guitar, Level 2

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

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: June 15 – August 17
Time:11:00 AM-noon
Price: $165/$150 for members

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Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Learn and develop drawing skills as a foundation towards painting or as a refresher. Includes demonstration and practice on use of line, value, composition and understanding perspective. We will explore various drawing mediums including charcoal, pen & ink and watercolor pencils. Bring your own sketchbook to class. Materials list will be sent upon registration.

Presenter: Peggy Oki
Date: 6 Mondays: June 17 – July 22
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: $180 / $162 for members

 


Painting and Drawing the Costumed/Clothed Model

Painting and Drawing the Costumed/Clothed Model

This workshop is for those who already have figure drawing and painting experience on an intermediate to advanced level. Working with a live model, each session will start with some warm up exercises before beginning the main long pose. The instructor will be available to guide you through different aspects of your work or you may proceed as you wish. Only odorless solvents are permissible for oil painters.

Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Thursdays, June 20-August 22
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Price: $230 / $215 for members

 


Assemblage and Found Objects Workshop

Assemblage and Found Objects Workshop

Learn the art of assemblage in a supportive open-studio atmosphere with hands-on instruction. Using found objects and mixed media, we will discover new ways to put objects together. Power tools provided. Objects for assemblage and non-power tools will be provided by students. Materials list will be sent upon registration.

Presenter: Susan Tibbles
Date: Wednesday-Thursday, June 26-27
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $253 / $230 for members

 


The Art of Encaustics Mini Workshop

The Art of Encaustics Mini Workshop

Have you been thinking about exploring the exciting medium of hot wax? Come to this introductory workshop and learn about and experiment with encaustic wax. The class will be small, designed to provide a personal and hands-on learning environment to help artists discover their own voices. Students are required to wear long sleeve, tight fitting shirts and work pants. All materials will be provided.

Presenter: Susan Tibbles
Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $137.50/$125 for members

 


Introduction to Egg Tempera

Introduction to Egg Tempera

Presenter: Garrett Speirs
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 28, 29, 30,
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: $265/$238.50 for members

This workshop will introduce you to the ancient medium of egg tempera. We will make our paints from scratch and use egg yolk as our medium. Our panels will be made with traditional gesso. You should expect to complete one or two works over the three days. All materials except brushes will be provided.

 


Micro-Macramé Jewelry: Ages 12 to Adult

Micro-Macramé Jewelry: Ages 12 to Adult

Learn to make necklaces or bracelets using a variety of easy macramé knotting techniques. We will work with different kinds of cording material and a wide selection of beads. You will learn the square or flat knot, half-hitch and larks head knot. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Please bring a clipboard if you have one. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $55/$50 for members

 


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

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

Presenter: Cathy Quiel
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: $209/$190 for members

Through demonstrations, lecture, and playful splashing of watercolor, participants will learn methods to put into practice while painting scenes of charming Carpinteria. Students will utilize photos and/or paint on location near the Arts Center. Techniques in painting foliage and street scenes will be discussed and demonstrated, with an emphasis on light and shadow and composition. Individual and group critique included. Come join the fun! Materials list will be sent upon registration.

 


Jewelry: Links and Chains: Ages 12 to Adult

Jewelry: Links and Chains

Design a chain, necklace, bracelet or even earrings by connecting together wrapped loop bead variations and hammered links such as the “figure 8” link, “S” link, spiral link, etc. You will also learn to make you own jump rings and hook-and-eye clasps for your chains. No experience required, but those with previous experience can explore more link variations. All wire and beads provided.

Price: $95/$85.50 for members
Date: 2 Saturdays: July 20 and 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones

 


Capture Carpinteria with Your Camera

Capture Carpinteria with Your Camera

Join local photographer Glenn Dubock as you craft your vision of the World’s Safest Beach. Walk the shore and streets in this hands-on field trip with Glenn, learning to see this slice of paradise in unique and artistic ways. Back at the Arts Center, you will learn tips to get your work printed to perfection or published in a magazine.

Presenter: Glenn Dubock
Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: noon – 4:00PM
Price: $97/$87.50 for members

 


Beginning to Explore Pastel Painting

Beginning to Explore Pastel Painting

Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: Sunday, July 28
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00PM
Price: $65/$57.50 for members

This will be a fun introduction to painting with pastels. Learn about value, composition, and the “why” of your painting, then create a pastel painting of your own. Step-by-step instruction will be given, along with discussion of different material choices for pastels. Come explore and find your painting muse with the malleable and beautiful medium of soft pastels.


Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design

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For more than a thousand years, craftsmen decorated the Islamic world with beautiful and complex geometric compositions. Uncover the secrets of “reading” a composition and discover how these intricate patterns were created over the centuries, then learn to draw them yourself. Practical, fun and suitable for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of this unique art form. Materials list will be sent.

Presenter: Seneca Ryan
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $120/$108 for members


Painting on Collage Elements

Painting on Collage Elements

Learn how to incorporate collaged paper into the background of your painting. Collage papers, glue and cradled board will be provided. Please bring brushes, acrylic paint, and a photograph to work from.

Presenter: Ginny Speirs
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30PM
Price: $99/$90 for members

 


Botanical Dyeing

Botanical Dyeing

Using nature’s flowers and leaves, you will steam print a silk scarf using a bundle dyeing process. It is an enjoyable artistic process, and everyone will leave with a beautiful hand-dyed scarf. Materials provided.

Presenter: Christie Boyd
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 10:00 AM – noon
Price: $55/$50 for members

 


Jewelry: Creative Pendants from Large Beads

Jewelry: Creative Pendants from Large Beads

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $55/$50 for members

Learn to make creative pendants from large beads with holes. You will learn the various wire wrapping techniques needed to make different styles of beads into pendants. Complete your necklace by stringing your pendant on a leather cord. No experience required. All materials included. Please bring reading glasses or other magnification for close-up work.

 


Nocturne Painting en Plein Air

Nocturne Painting en Plein Air

Learn techniques for painting nocturnes en plein air and develop skills to control values in low light situations. Learn the principles of capturing Chiaroscuro and timeless night light on canvas. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are acceptable. Portable lighting will be provided.

Presenter: Thomas Van Stein
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 12, 13, 14, Monday & Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Wednesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $375/$337.50 for members

 


Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

Presenter: Mollie Doctrow
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
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.

 


Singing Circles

Singing Circles

Presenter: Glen Phillips
Dates: TBD
Price: $20 / $18 for members

Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience. We’ll sing songs from around the world, blending our voices in multi-part songs, rounds, and harmonies. No experience necessary, just a love of singing.

 


Let's Draw / Sketch Crawl 

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Develop your drawing skills as a foundation towards painting or as a refresher workshop.  This course will include lecture, demonstration, and practice including use of line, value, composition, and understanding perspective. You’ll work in pencil, with pen and ink as an option. We’ll sketch at two outdoor sites near the Arts Center.

Presenter: Peggy Oki 
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center

Date: MAY 20
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM  

Price: $55.00 / $50.00 for members

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