Art Workshops and Classes for All Ages

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Summer Arts Camps for Kids & Teens begin June 6.

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Ongoing Classes

Mud Buddies (Ongoing)    SIGN-UP

Instructor: Candace Birchfield
Date:   WEDNESDAYS  Ongoing Drop-in Workshop
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Age: 16+
Price:   Drop-in:  $15 (pay ahead for discount)
6 Visits: $78
10 Visits: $120
Materials Fee: $25 for 25 lbs. of clay covers, glazing and firing
** Join a ceramics class and receive free Open Studios

Join us as we gather to get our hands in clay! Some experience is helpful in this supervised Open Studio for ages 16-adult. No sign-ups necessary, simply come and make pottery and sculpture by hand or with the potter’s wheel. * Only clay purchased through the Arts Center will be used.


Classes for Teens and Adults

Photographing Your Artwork

Instructor:  Tyler Chartier  (
Date:  Saturday, February 20th  -OR-  Saturday, March 12th.
Tme:  9am-12pm
Location: Petaluma Arts Center
Price:  $50

This hands-on, practical workshop will help you learn how to create better photos of your work with the camera you have. Learn the essentials of creating compelling images through composition and storytelling, visual mass and balance, tips and tricks for staging artwork or products, controlling contrast, and getting the best color from your camera. Registrants will bring an artwork with them to the workshop, and will leave with a portfolio- and submission-ready image.



Hand-Made Mania

Instructor:  Denise Ward
Date:  Saturday, March 5th
Time:  10am-2pm
Location: Petaluma Arts Center

Price: $45

Got questions, want to learn a few techniques, what are the different tools to use for making jewelry?  We will spend our day creating simple designs in metal: pendants, beaded earrings, and learning about jewelry tools.  Some tools will be provided for purchase through my friends at SF Bead Company from Sonoma.  Learn to make those clean earring loops, a textured necklace clasp and a simple metal pendant.

REGISTRATION: CLICK THIS LINK >>, go to search, and type in  jewelry classes.  
For information: Denise Ward, 707 763 3342, or


Group Tours and School Field Trips

We use the Visual Thinking Strategies method as the basis for experiencing art.  Hands-on art projects available.
Contact Val Richman at 707-762-5600 x101 or for more information or to reserve.















































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