Art Workshops and Classes for All Ages

Ongoing and Drop-in 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 Adults




Toby Froud, Hangman.

Toby Froud, Hangman.

Toby Froud Rod Puppet Workshop
July 23 – 24, 2016,  9am-5pm
CLASS FULL, waitlist available.
Contact 707-762-5600 x 104 for details.

Toby Froud will lead students through his process for creating imaginative puppet characters.  During the workshop you will sculpt the puppet’s head and hands in polymer clay.  You’ll learn Toby’s design for building an effective rod puppet with articulated head movement;  students will also explore costuming and finishing techniques.

Christine Shively, La Demoiselle de Fleur

Fabric Doll Workshop with Christine Shively
August 20 – 21, 2016,  9am – 4:30pm
$175 for 2 days, plus additioanl $15 Kit fee on first day of class.
Registration: email Colleen Patell at

This is a beautifully costumed doll that can be displayed on a wall or sit on a shelf. Tab head, wired fingers, Momi paper shoes, using a template sewing technique. Body structure is similar to vintage bed dolls.  Imaginatively costumed, fabric doll with wired fingers. Playing with clothing components, embellishment and expression to promote individuality is a key element of the class. The figure wears a flower fascinator made from wool felt and wire.   Fabric doll and clothing are sewn in advance.
Discussion of placement and shaping of features on the face, highlight and shadow to create depth are also included. An update using embroidery techniques in the face is included. Hair attachment is demonstrated.  Costuming choices using some basic shapes, manipulations and layering create individualization in the doll.  This doll about 14 to 15 inches from head to toe. Color, composition and characterization will be discussed.

Kate Church

Kate Church

The Sculptural Character with Kate Church
September 23 – 25, 2016,  9am-5pm.
$375 for 3 days.
Registration:  email Sherri Morgan at

You will learn Kate’s personal approach to making faces, hands and feet in polymer clay and creating a figure using simple wire armature and cloth body.  This 3 day workshop will provide you with all of the basics.


Summer Art Camps for Kids and Teens

4-Day Camps Monday-Thursday

June 6 – August 4, 2016


Some camps have more than one session.
Each session presents different projects and activities. Sign up for more than one!

Amazing Picture-Making with Christopher Newhard – Ages 6-12   Sign Up

June 6-9 afternoon
July 11-14 afternoon
July 18-21 afternoon
July 25-28 afternoon
August 1-4 afternoon

Art Studio & Cartooning with Mark Edwards – Ages 6-17   Sign Up

June 6-9 morning
June 6-9 afternoon
July 25-28 afternoon
August 1-4 morning
August 1-4 afternoon

Art You Can Create: iPhone/iPad with Nancy Barasch  Sign Up
Ages 9-12 and 13-18

July 11-14 morning (9-12)
July 11-14 afternoon (13-18)

Cartooning: Create Your Own World with Barbara Golden – Ages 6-10   Sign Up

June 27-30 morning

Comic Workshop: Manga & Pokemon with Barbara Golden   Sign Up
Ages 11-16

June 27-30 afternoon

Drawing with Evelyn Dolowitz Nitzberg – Ages 6-17   Sign Up

June 13-17 morning

Handbuilding with Candace Birchfield – Ages 12-17   Sign Up

June 27-30 morning
July 25-28 morning

Jewelry Art Camp with Denise Ward – Ages 8-14   Sign Up

June 20-23 9am-3pm

Hands-On Arts for Kids with Jacki Yurth, Session A – Ages 6-10   Sign Up

July 18-21 morning

Hands-On Arts for Kids with Jacki Yurth, Session B – Ages 6-10   Sign Up

July 25-28 morning

Potters Wheel with Candace Birchfield – Ages 12-17   Sign Up

June 27-30 afternoon
July 25-28 afternoon



Summer Weekend Art Workshops

These 3-hour workshops each focus on a particular skill.

Please select the Sign Up date for the session you wish to attend, next to each date listed below.

Potters Wheel with Candace Birchfield – Ages 12-17

July 16 morning    Sign Up

Handbuilding with Candace Birchfield – Ages 12-17

July 30 morning  Sign Up



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.


  • Current Exhibition

    Current Exhibition

    Opens July 23, 2016, 5pm

  • Upcoming Exhibition

    Upcoming Exhibition

    Opens October 16, 2016, 11am

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