PAC Tax ID (EIN) is 31-1804169


Building Community Through Art.


PAC is dedicated to building our community’s creative capacity by making art an increasingly vital and meaningful part of our public life.

In order to achieve this vision we will:

    • Strive to present innovative, inspiring and meaningful art exhibitions
    • Maintain a sustainable, accessible and inclusive space for community gatherings and for diverse artistic expressions and experiences
    • Enrich Petaluma both culturally and economically
    • Provide artistic and educational opportunities for learners of all ages
    • Foster creativity by embracing new audiences and new ways of seeing the world


The Petaluma Arts Council began in June 1998, as a grassroots effort to acknowledge and celebrate local artists and their contributions and to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art as an enriching component of our daily lives.

Ten years later—in September 2008—with the support of the City of Petaluma and a particularly generous donor, the Petaluma Arts Council opened the Arts Center, a 4,500 square foot facility located in the historic Railroad Depot Freight Building, next door to the Petaluma Visitors Center.


We are located in the historic train depot on Lakeville between East D and East Washington Streets, adjacent to the Downtown Petaluma SMART train. Entrance to our parking lot is from East Washington across from CVS.
Drawing Pets (with Vickisa and Rosebud)

7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PT

Dates: Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9
Times: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Ages: 8-11
Tuition: $150 general, $130 PAC members
Materials Fee: $15
Registration Deadline: June 10  Minimum class size is 4. 
Instructor:  Vickisa Feinberg

Vickisa's dog Rosebud adds to the fun of this class and serves as a model. During this week, Vickisa has planned a variety of project that focus on nature and what we find in nature.  Techniques such as drawing, painting and construction are demonstrated before each project.  

Day 1Drawing animals
During this week, students can use Rosebud as a model or bring pictures of their own pets to work with.  Rosebud not only poses but also does a few tricks. Instead of drawing Rosebud, students may bring a photo of their pet to work with.  

Day 2: Paint rocks with animal images
Children will be shown examples of painted rocks and shown choices of animals to paint with acrylics and sharpies. There are step by step example of many animals and photos of animals for the project to choose from. There will be a selection of washed stones to choose from. After the demonstration of project they will paint their stones. The little 3D animals should be dry and children will paint their animals on the rock then pack them in a box to take home in case they are not totally dry.
Day 3: How to draw birds and horses
Birds and/or horses: the children will vote. There will be demonstrations and discussion about various shapes of beaks and wings. We will discuss how to "see and notice" different aspects of many animals. We will also explore using sheep skin to create sheep and our own little pasture.

Day 4: Make an assemblage of found objects in animal form
A cloth covering lots of found objects from the beach, nature and junk will greet children when they arrive. After the viewing examples of art created from "found objects,"  children can choose some of the found objects, and with my help, create their own assemblage.  Students should feel free to bring in their own "found objects" from home to include and share.



Registration for this event is closed.