upcoming Classes

Classes for Adults  

Our Cancelation Policy:  Cancellation Prior to one week before start of class will be refunded or transferred, minus a $15 processing fee for each transfer or cancellation. (Transfer is good for one year.) Cancellation less than on week prior to first day of class or after class begins will not receive a refund or transfer. If the Sebastopol Center for the Arts cancels a class, you will receive a full refund.

 

LITERARY & BOOK ARTS

Sonoma County Book Arts Guild

Make books, alter books, or want to learn to make books? Contact Dena Bliss 707.324.9301 about SoCoBAG.

LifeLines — Memoir Writing Workshop
Instructor: Suzanne Sherman

Our lives are filled with memorable experiences, important relationships, and transformative events. Here’s your chance to write about some of yours, for personal pleasure or publication.

You’ll learn useful memoir craft:
•How to shape a story
•How to bring your stories to life (show and tell)
•How to write dimensional characters

You’ll get constructive feedback on writings done at home as you build a collection of short memoirs and grow your writing skills. There are occasional short writings from writing prompts. Limited to 10. www.suzannesherman.com.

Mon, 1-3p 
$325 new members; $295 continuing members

Jul 10-Aug 28  
September 11 - October 30

Fireside Room
Register with Suzanne at 707.478.3819 or suzannesherman@sonic.net.

 

 

CERAMICS

Ceramics "Drop In" Open Studio *NEW HOURS*

Non-instructed studio time for experienced potters,
for hand-building, sculptural & wheel work.
Studio has 8 wheels, slab roller, extruder, glazes &
electric kilns (fire cone 5.) No production potters.
For ages 14+ Questions? info@sebarts.org
Mon, 9a-12:30p
Tues, 6-9p
(cancelled if no one shows by 7pm)
Wed, 11:30a-3p
Thurs, 9a-12:30p
Sat, 9a-12:30p
Sat, 12:30-4p (each Saturday session requires
a separate open studio fee)
$60/6 session punch card
$90/10 session punch card
$12 per session/$6 if currently enrolled in an
SCA ceramics class
$30 clay, includes glaze & firing. All clay
must be purchased from SCA.

**NOTICE: When you purchase this card, please print out your receipt/proof of purchase and bring it with you to any open studio session. You can show your receipt to the facilitator, who will hand you your punch card. We do not ship punch cards after purchase, they must be redeemed in studio.

Register online with SCA

 

Pottery Class for the New Year *This Class is Full*
Instructor: Randy Snyder

Come play with clay.  This class will focus on the potters wheel learning to wedge, center, and pull the clay to create bowls, cups, and vases. Other techniques like pinch, slab, and coil will also be covered.  We will glaze and high fire our finished projects. Great for beginning and seasoned potters trying to bring it to the next level.

Sign up early space limited.
15-Adult
Ceramic studio
6 Thurs,  Jan 11- Feb 15  6:30pm- 9pm
Fee $150.00 member/$155 non-member + $30.00 material fee.

Potters Wheel *This Class is Full*

Instructor: Randy Snyder

We will use the potters wheel and learn to centering and raise the clay, then shape to make plates, cups, jars, and other functional pieces that we will glaze and fire for you to cherish at home. This class is perfect for beginners and beyond.
Space limited sign up early and come play in clay.
15-Adult
Ceramic Studio
6 Thurs,  Feb 22 Mar 29  6:30pm- 9pm
Fee $150.00 member/$155 non-member+ $30.00 material fee.

Register online with SCA

Spring in to Pottery
Instructor: Randy Snyder

Come play with clay.  This class will focus on the potters wheel learning to wedge, center, and pull the clay to create bowls, cups, and vases. Other techniques like pinch, slab, and coil will also be covered.  We will glaze and high fire our finished projects. Great for beginning and seasoned potters trying to bring it to the next level.
Sign up early space limited.
15-Adult
Ceramic Studio
6 Thurs,  April 12-May 17  6:30pm- 9pm
Fee $150.00 member/$155 non-member + $30.00 material fee.

Register online with SCA

DRAWING/PAINTING/ENCAUSTICS/PRINTING

Tuesday Morning Drawing Group

Group meets from 9 AM to 12 noon every Tuesday morning.
No registration required. Must be over 18 years of age.
Group has live model, no instructor. We have tables, chairs, and free standing easels.
$60 per month or $20 drop in fee.
If you have questions, contact Joyce at: joycebobart@aol.com

Go Figure! *Class is Running Again*
Facilitator: *
Chris Mckee*

Non-instructed, open studio figure study sessions. Draw, paint or sculpt the human figure from a live model in a well-lit studio. All levels welcome. Bring your own materials. No turpenoid or turpentine solvents! Tables, easels, sink, lighting and model set up provided. Must be 18.

Every Wed, 7-10pm
 Fee: $50/4-prepaid sessions / $15 single session


Photography or sketching on occasional Fri or Sat 7-9pm


Register at: 707.332.7877 or jcurt@sonic.net

Thursday Watercolor Group 
No instructor

Painting for fun, encouraging each other.
Thurs  9:30 - 11:30 am
Fee: $10 month/$5 drop-in
Register at: dluizartist@gmail.com

Drawing Nature
Instructor: Nina Antze

Colored pencils are a fun, safe, and portable way to express oneself artistically.  Learn the basics of colored pencil drawing, including blending, burnishing, and impressed line, and apply them to botanical studies. Ongoing class; all levels welcome. Contact Nina at antze@pcquilt.com for space availability & supply list.

Tuesdays, ongoing
9am-12pm
Per month: $84 member/$89 non-member
Contact instructor for space availability.

Drawing Nature for Beginners
Instructor: Nina Antze

Learn to draw & use colored pencils! Learn techniques using simple shapes that relate to nature and the basics of using colored pencils. This ongoing class focuses on the process of observing, drawing, and adding color to your work. Contact Nina at antze@pcquilt.com for space availability & supply list.

Session 1: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm
Per month: $70 members/$75 non-members
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room

Session 2: Wednesdays, 9-11:30am
Per month: $70 members/$75 non-members
Fireside Room

The Creative Process in Watercolor
Instructor: Jean Warren

We’ll use design principles, color theory and watercolor techniques to discover who we are as artists and how we can visually tell our stories and experiences. Come play with the paint and appreciate watercolor’s immediacy and versatility. Demos, individual help and critiques. Jean’s paintings are represented in public, corporate and private collections and she is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Materials list: jean@jeanwarren.com, 707-875-9240.

2018 Dates:

Jan 10 - Feb 14 
Feb 21 - Mar 28
Apr 4 - May 9

6 Weds, 10am-1pm
$135 / $130 members
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room

Register online with SCA

Beginner’s Guide to Beautiful Italic Handwriting

Does your handwriting need a makeover? In this class you will be introduced to Cursive Italic writing with a flat nib. Designed during the Renaissance, this handwriting style is making a comeback for its beauty, speed and elegance. The basic shape of the Italic letter, joins, flourishes and use of a flat nib pen will be covered. We will use a flat felt-tipped pen, and options for calligraphy fountain pens will be discussed. All levels welcome.

Painting & Drawing Room
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:30am - 4:30pm
$95   All supplies are included.

To register contact sherrie@artandpoetry.com or https://shop.inkmonkey.com/painting-poetry-p/30061.htm

Painting Poetry

Using poetry as our starting point, we will discuss what elements can help abstract paintings have an intrinsic connection to a poem. This includes the quality of line, size of strokes, shapes, direction of energy, color, value, and texture. We will use sumi ink and watercolor to do exercises in calligraphic mark-making, choosing colors, using value, and cropping the page.

This workshop is a journey of exploration and innovation that incorporates the strokes and gestures of calligraphy, use of different tools and materials, and inward reflection. The more we can reach our intuitive self, the more honest and alive our paintings will be. We are not after “illustrating” a poem or lettering a poem in our painting. No calligraphy experience is needed.

Painting & Drawing Room
Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, 2018
9:30am - 4:30pm
$185 (Plus $25 materials fee to cover most of the paper, ink and bamboo brush and more to be collected in class.) Additional materials list will be sent on request or when registered.

To register contact sherrie@artandpoetry.com or https://shop.inkmonkey.com/painting-poetry-p/30061.htm
 

Artists and Models Night: Figure Painting Long Pose
Instructors: Richard Wisinski and Stanley Mouse

Figure painting & drawing of one of our many captivating models for a three hour pose.
Gain momentum in your figure painting style, color palette and design. Come paint with an inordinately talented group get pointers, give pointers, realize your figure and portraiture ambitions.

Mon, ongoing 7-10p
$25 per session/ $100 per month
Painting/Drawing/Weaving room
To register, contact Richard Wisinski at 707-486-9904 or rikwiz@gmail.com

SoulCentric PaintingTM
Instructor: Mardi Storm

Freely express yourself in this safe, nurturing space for honoring your intuition and allowing whatever wants to be seen to magically appear under your brush! In this class we practice deep self-acceptance, while simultaneously feeling witnessed and held. For artists and artists-at-heart, get some “me time” with this act of self-love. This is a fun and colorful practice for honing the skills of listening to one’s inner guidance, heal the inner (creative) child, and open to deeper connection with self and others. No art experience necessary. There is ample support for individual process and journey.

Tuesdays 4-7pm
Fee: $35 a class if purchase a package of 4, $40 drop-in. Includes all materials.
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio
Register: 707-872-5577 or 415-515-7995, or email via www.awakentoyourdeeperself.com

 

FIBER ART

Basic Weaving & Double Weave
Instructor: Marta Shannon

A mixed level class where new weavers will experience the complete process from measuring a warp, dressing the loom, weaving a sampler using basic threading and treadling patterns, through finishing techniques. More experienced weavers will focus on learning the basics of double weave by making a double weave sampler and then, time allowing, weave a project of their choice. Materials fee for sampler $5. Project cost will vary. 4 and 8 shaft looms available courtesy of the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts.

8 Thurs, 9:30am-12:30pm
January 11- March 1, 2018
$190 members/$190 non-members
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room

Register online with SCA


BASICS & BEYOND: WEAVING LACE

A mixed level 8 session class where new weavers will learn the magic of weaving... how to measure a warp, dress the loom and weave a simple project on a 4 shaft loom using plain weave and pickup lace techniques. Experienced weavers will explore woven lace by weaving a project of their choice in a pattern such as Bronson, Atwater or Huck lace. Project costs will vary. Looms provided courtesy of the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts.

Ages 16 & up
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio
Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
March 15 - May 3

Fee $190 member/ $195 non-member

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DESIGNING & EXECUTING MULTIPLE FIBER WARPS

A hands on designing class for beginning & experienced weavers who would like to use more than one fiber, color or texture in their warps. Students will design a warp, figure the calculations for materials, translate the design from paper to the warping board and learn how to technically handle multiple thread & color changes. You will finish the class with a warp ready to wind! Materials not included.


Ages 16 & up
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio
Thursday, 9:30am-12:30pm

May 17 & 24


Fee $75 member/ $80 non-member

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COLLAPSE WEAVE

Weavers....join us for a 3 session exploration of simple collapse weave! Weave ruffles, scallops, spaced & crammed etc. Each student will design and weave a scarf using differential shrinkage. We will complete the process through the washing stage. Fun and spontaneous results! Students should be comfortable with warping their own looms and have some weaving experience. Rigid Heddle weavers welcome (with your own loom). 4 & 8 shaft looms available courtesy of the Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts. Project costs will vary...shrinking wool and other materials will be available for purchase in the class.

Ages 16 & up
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio
Thursdays, 9:00 am -1pm

June 14 - 28


Fee $110 member/ $115 non-member

Register Online with SCA

Jeweled Wooly Brooch

Instructor: Kim Van Antwerp

Needlefelting basics extend to set a glass jewel in colorful art to wear.

Learn the basics of needlefelting and create a unique felt bezel for a sparkling glass jewel, then embellish to your heart’s content! Needlefelting is fun and simple. Class includes tools for students to keep and use again. We will complete at least the basic brooch form in class.

$30 Materials Kit includes custom made felting tools, all wool and embellishment packet, beading needles and thread to complete projects, felting surface, and printed handout.

16-Adult
Painting & Drawing Room
Saturday, April 28
9am-1pm
Fee $35 member/$40 non-member + $30 material fee.

Register online with SCA

Sculptural Needlefelted Bracelet
Instructor: Kim Van Antwerp

Basic skills and imagination combine to create a showstopping art bracelet.

Simple needlefelting technique has a big impact when combined with armature wire and imagination to create a sculptural bracelet that bends to fit the wrist. Follow the sample design or your own inclination. You can do it!  Class includes tools for students to keep and use again. Students may expect to finish a basic bracelet form in class.

$30 Materials Kit includes custom made felting tools, all wool and embellishment packet, beading needles and thread to complete projects, felting surface, and printed handout.

16-Adult
Painting & Drawing Room
Saturday, April 28
2-6pm
Fee $ 35 member/$40 non-member + 30 material fee.

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Warped Square Earrings and More
Instructor: Kim Van Antwerp

A basic beadweaving stitch leaps into the air to create sophisticated geometric earrings.

Through creating a simple pair of earrings, students will be introduced to the exciting Warped Square shape. We will talk about the squares and learn about how they can be joined to make larger, dimensional pieces of jewelry or sculpture. Students may expect to finish at least one earring in class. Beginners are welcome!

$40 Kit includes everything necessary to make one pair of earrings: printed pattern, beads, earring findings, needle and thread, plus additional Warped Square patterns and extensive handouts.

16-Adult
Painting & Drawing Room
Sunday, April 29
9am-1pm
Fee $35 member/$40 non-member + $40 material fee.

Register online with SCA

 

MEDITATION/HEALTH

Women’s Zen Meditation
Teacher: Hoka Chris Fortin

Relaxed forms and dialog. Beginning and experienced meditators welcome.
www.dharmaheartzen.com. 
Movement Studio
Tues, 5-6:30pm, Drop in, $10 donation
Information at: 707.527.8106 or chrisfortin@comcast.net

Rosen Method of Movement
Instructor: Elizabeth Brennan

Rosen movements are based on physical therapy.  They increase balance and mobility, engage the core, lubricate joints, and improve range of motion. Done in a circle, to a background of world music, the movements invite the body to relax, move and release underlying muscle and emotional tension. Experience the joy of moving with ease not only in class, but in your daily life.  Come join us!

Tues ongoing, 10:30-11:30a
Fri ongoing, 9:30-10:30a
$12 per class, $15 drop-in
Movement Studio (entrance rear of building, top of ramp)
Register with Elizabeth at ebrennan@sonic.net or 707-486-5305

Awareness Through Movement
Instructor: Chris Stribling

Are you ready to feel better? Reduce pain? Let go of unnecessary tension? You can experience comfort and a sense of ease as you learn to reorganize your body in new and more effective ways. Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lessons consist of comfortable easy movements. These verbally guided lessons can be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or matt to lay on. Learn to move smarter not harder.

Fri, ongoing 11a-12p
$10 per class with 6-class package/$15 drop in
Movement studio (entrance at back of building)
To register, contact Chris at FeldyChris@comcast.net