855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S) PRESENTER REGISTER

WATERCOLOR: VIBRANT AND COMPOSED

SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 19 & 20

CATHY QUIEL SOLD OUT

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

2 SUNDAYS:
OCTOBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 3

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 SOLD OUT

SKETCH CRAWL WITH PEGGY OKI

2 MONDAYS:
NOVEMBER 11 & 18

PEGGY OKI

SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP

SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 16

CHRISTIE BOYD

SOLD OUT
Call 805-684-7789 to be put on a wait list

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

SOLD OUT
Call 805-684-7789 to be put on a wait list

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.


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.

SOLD OUT


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 28 – November 18 (DATE CHANGE)
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 Clarke Exhibit

Poetry Where I Came From

Presenter: Glenna Luschei
Date: For Youths: Sunday, October 27
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 Clarke’s photographs.

Both of these workshops include:
Where I Came From: A Public Reading and Presentation
Presenter: Glenna Luschei
Date: November 3, 4:00 PM

A free 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.

SOLD OUT


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.

SOLD OUT


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.

SOLD OUT