Art Workshops and Classes for All Ages


Petaluma Arts Center’s summer arts camps include ceramics, drawing and painting, sidewalk art, illustration, jewelry making, cartooning, and more. Experienced instructors provide a supportive learning environment for budding artists and artisans ages 5-18. The summer concludes with a special “pop-up art show” for family and friends. Sign up for one session or several.

Session dates include: June 4-7, June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26, July 30-Aug. 2, & Aug. 6-9.

Each session is 4 days (Mon-Thurs), either morning (9:30AM-noon) or afternoon (1:30-4PM)

Classes Include: Art And Studio Cartooning • Drawing In Black & White • Jewelry Making • Clay • Aboriginal Style Painting • Manga And Pokemon 3D Trick Art • Create Your Own World • Fantasy Creatures

Additional information and questions:
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Summer Arts Camp: Jewelry Art Camp for Kids with Denise Ward

Jewelry Art Camp for Kids with Denise Ward

Dates: Monday, June 19  - Thursday, June 22
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 8-12
Tuition: $195 general, $175.50 PAC members
Materials Fee: none
Registration Deadline: EXTENDED Friday, June 16, 4:30pm

Students will make bracelets, necklaces, pendants and more. They will enjoy learning how to use jewelers’ tools and tool safety, and will work with copper, brass, stones and mixed materials. There is lots to make in this 4-day camp, with fun projects every day.
Projects may include: Alexander Calder mobiles, 5,000-year-old bracelet, Persian Band Bracelet, Back Pack ID Tags and Color Pencil on Metal Pendants. For the experienced and the novice, everyone will learn new jewelry design and metalsmith techniques.
Students should wear old clothing and bring a lunch. Healthy nut free snacks provided.
About the Instructor:

Denise Ward has been designing jewelry for over 25 years.  Her work has been found in contemporary crafts galleries throughout the United States.  Inspired by the jewelers of ancient designs, the work reflects jewelry from antiquity in a modern mood with bright colors and intriguing imagery, Ward crafts her designs in earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets.  Working in mixed media, prevalently anodized aluminum, Ward uses color as her design motif and adding glass, stones, hardware store jewels, polymer clay and wire.
Ward’s other interests are currently tied to jewelry and instruction at Cinnabar Charter Elementary School, Art Escape in Sonoma, Petaluma Arts Center, Santa Rosa Jr. College and Napa Valley College Community Education.
Contact Denise directly with questions at or visit her website:

Please note: Occasionally, PAC will need to cancel a class. If this happens, PAC will notify students at least one day in advance and give a full refund or credit to another Summer Arts Camp 2017 class.

Every day from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Until 6/22/2017 PST

Registration for this event is closed.


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Mud Buddies is a drop-in weekly class on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Pay at the door. For more information, contact Candace Birchfield at (707) 347-9223 or

$15 per 3 hour session
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Clay is $30 for a 25 pound bag. Only clay purchased at Mud buddies may be used.

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