855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASS / WORKSHOP

DATE(S)

PRESENTER

BEGINNING UKULELE

JAN 16, 23, 30; FEB 06, 13, 20 

MAVIS HANSEN

BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1

JAN 19, 26; FEB 02, 09, 16, 23; MAR 02, 09, 16

GREG LEROY

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2

JAN 19, 26; FEB 02, 09, 16, 23; MAR 02, 09, 16

GREG LEROY

CERAMIC VALENTINE HEARTS

JAN 22; FEB 05; FEB 12

KAREN RING MEALIFFE

WHIMSICAL WORLDS: AFTER SCHOOL FOR AGE 5-11

JAN 22, 29; FEB 05, 12, 19, 26; MAR 05, 12, 19; APR 02, 09

LAURIE PINCUS

WHIMSICAL WORLDS: AFTER SCHOOL FOR TEENS

JAN 24, 31; FEB 07, 14, 21, 28; MAR 07, 14, 21; APR 04, 11

LAURIE PINCUS

AFRICAN DRUMMING

FEB 14

JOHN KNECHT

DRAWESOME: ART JOURNALING FOR TEENS

FEB 25

CHRISTINE SCOTT-HUDSON

ART AND CULTURE FOR HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS

MAR 01, 08, 15, 22 / APR 05, 12, 19, 26

JENA JENKINS

THE ART OF THROWING A PARTY

MAR 01, 08, 15, 22 / APR 05, 12, 19, 26

JENA JENKINS

CROCHETED BEAD NECKLACES AND BRACELETS

MAR 02

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

ALLA PRIMA PAINTING WORKSHOP

MAR 08

PAMELA ENTICKNAP

DRAWING THE EXTRAORDINARY FROM THE ORDINARY WITH QUICK SKETCH JOURNALING

MAR 12

 PAULA BROWN

PAINTING THE FULL WORM MOON: NOCTURNE PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

MAR 19, 20, 21

THOMAS VAN STEIN

AFRICAN DRUMMING

MAR 21

JOHN KNECHT

SIP 'N SNIP: THE ART OF BONSAI

MAR 23

JOE SACKS

BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1

MAR 30; APR 06, 13, 20, 27; MAY 04, 11, 18, 25

GREG LEROY

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2

MAR 30; APR 06, 13, 20, 27; MAY 04, 11, 18, 25

GREG LEROY

STONE WRAPPING TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS

APR 07

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

BOTANICAL DYEING

APR 13

CHRISTIE BOYD

INTERMEDIATE STONE WRAPPING USING CABOCHONS

APR 14

PAULA GREGOIRE-JONES

SPLASH INTO WATERCOLOR: UNDERPAINTING FOR PASTELS

APR 16

PAULA BROWN

 AFRICAN DRUMMING

APR 18 

 JOHN KNECHT

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR

MAY 4, 5

JANEY COHEN

SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP

MAY 11 (SOLD OUT)

CHRISTIE BOYD

AFRICAN DRUMMING

MAY 16

JOHN KNECHT

LET'S DRAW / SKETCH CRAWL

MAY 20

PEGGY OKI

SINGING CIRCLES WITH GLEN PHILLIPS

MULTIPLE DATES, TO BE DETERMINED

GLEN PHILLIPS

 

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Intermediate Stone Wrapping Techniques Using Cabochons 
Art Classes & Workshops - Jones - Intermediate Stone Wrapping - 1

Join master craft artist Paula Gregoire-Jones and learn to make beautiful wire-wrapped pendants from cabochons, shells, coins or flat objects. Make a frame for your cabochon or other object with square wire and half round wire, and then learn how to shape the wires to make your own unique pendant. This method is not only creative but gives you the opportunity to explore the next level in wire wrapping methods. Recommended to have either taken the Beginning Stone Wrapping class or have some wire-working experience. All materials will be provided, but you may bring your own cabochons to wrap.

Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, McIntyre Studio

Date: APR 14
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Price: $55.00 / $50.00 for members

 

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Splash into Watercolor: Underpainting for Pastels 
Art Classes & Workshops - Brown - Splash into Watercolor - 1
Flowing into Sunset's Glow, Paula Brown

Join Paula Brown and Learn the basics of watercolor underpainting to create a foundation for beautiful pastel paintings.  Understand watercolor media concepts and techniques and the value of “values” that set the stage for beautiful pastels.  Workshop will include a demo and personal guidance as you create your own 8x10” watercolor underpainting and begin pastel application from a provided photo source or a favorite photo you bring to class.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Presenter: Paula Brown
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, McIntyre Studio

Date: APR 16
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Price: $97.00 / $87.00 for members

Art Classes & Workshops - Brown - Splash into Watercolor - 2
Lavender, Paula Brown

 

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African Drumming 
Art Classes & Workshops - Knecht - African Drumming - 1

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!

Presenter: John Knecht
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, McIntyre Studio

Date: APR 18
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Price: $16.50 / $15.00 for members

Art Classes & Workshops - Knecht - African Drumming - 2

 

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Beginning Watercolor
Art Classes & Workshops - Cohen - Beginning Watercolor - 1
Janey Cohen in her studio

Come learn a variety of techniques that will make watercolor painting fun and approachable, even if you've never tried it.  You will take home a "sampler of techniques" painting that will not only be a reference guide for you but also a work of art.  All materials included.  See more of Janey's work at her website, janeycohenart.com.

Presenter: Janey Cohen
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, McIntyre Studio

Date: MAY 04, 05
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Price: $99.00 / $90.00 for members

Art Classes & Workshops - Cohen - Beginning Watercolor - 2

 

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Succulent Wreath Workshop 
Art Classes & Workshops - Boyd - Succulent Wreath - 1
Art Classes & Workshops - Boyd - Succulent Wreath - 2

Mix an array of succulents into a wreath of different textures and hues that will spruce up your outdoor living space for the summer and all year long. All materials provided.

Presenter: Christie Boyd
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, Courtyard

Date: MAY 11
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Price: $55.00 / $50.00 for members

SOLD OUT IMAGE

 

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African Drumming 
Art Classes & Workshops - Knecht - African Drumming - 1

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!

Presenter: John Knecht
Location: Carpinteria Arts Center, McIntyre Studio

Date: MAY 16
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Price: $16.50 / $15.00 for members

Art Classes & Workshops - Knecht - African Drumming - 2

 

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Let's Draw / Sketch Crawl 

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

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

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

 

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Singing Circles, with Glen Phillips 
Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 3
Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 2

Join this acclaimed musician and songwriter for a guided group singing experience in Carpinteria.  For each Singing Circles session, Glen will take our hearts and voices into songs from around the world.  

Join us to sing together as he teaches us to harmonize and blend our voices in multi-part songs and rounds.  No experience necessary - just a love of singing!  

Price per session date: $20.00 / $18 for members

Date: Multiple dates, to be determined
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Alcazar Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Avenue

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ONCE DATES ARE DETERMINED.

Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 1
Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 5
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fear, 1991
Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 6
Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 8
Special Edition 2016 Tour Poster

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

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.  

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.  

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.

See Glen's website, go to www.glennphillips.com –  or click 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.

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.”

Art Classes & Workshops - Phillips - Singing Circles - 10 Glen Phillips - Swallowed by the New