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)

Keep a look out for the official kickoff email coming within the next week.

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Summer Arts Camp: Gourd Craft with Sarah Voorhies

Gourd Craft with Sarah Voorhies

Dates: Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13
Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm
Ages: 7 to 17
Tuition: $125 general, $112.50 PAC members
Materials Fee: $20, payable to instructor on first day of class
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5, 11:59pm

Ceremonial vessels, dippers, storage containers, even jewelry or bird houses...the choice is vast. The gourds will first be prepared by sanding and cutting. Using dyes, acrylic paints, stains or wood burning tools the surface is decorated, then
embellished with beads, feathers, yarn, twine, or drift wood. We will have a collection of beads available if you want to make a shekere, the African style beaded shaker or a rattle. Most material are provided to make at least 1 gourd.
About the Instructor:
As a long time credentialed classroom teacher and artist in the Sebastopol/Forestville area, Sarah has taught in school classrooms (both public and private) and given small private art classes as well as offering private individual lessons.  For over 20 years she worked at the Cazadero Family Music and Arts Summer Camp. For many summers she ran a Summer Drama Camp for teens as well as Art and Science Summer Programs. 
Sarah is a professional potter and also works with textiles, drawing, painting, stained glass and basketry.

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 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Until 7/13/2017 PST

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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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