Classes for Spring/Summer 2017

Cancellation 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.


The Bija Children's Choir
Instructor: Maria Bija
, Assistant: Colleen Toner-Rogers

The Bija Children's Choir is a 501c3 nonprofit program dedicated to educating and inspiring young people who love to sing, as well as enriching the community through quality multicultural performances.  Bija is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning seed of creation, which represents the Bija Choir's mission of sowing seeds of musical capability, confidence, and creativity among Sonoma County's youth.  Classes are held weekly Sept - June, leveled by age and ability, with no auditions for beginners.

Regular Season Schedule:

3:30-4:15p    Preparatory Choir  ages 7-12 (no audition)
4:20-5:10p    Concert Choir  ages 8-12 (by audition/invitation)
4:20-5:30p Select Concert Choir ages 8-14 (by invitation)

The Bija Choir 2017-2018 begins on Sept 21st, with no classes on holiday and spring breaks. Mid-season entry starts Jan 12th, 2017.
Tuition Fees:  $350 for Full Season Sept- June;  $250 for Mid-Season entry Jan-June;  $150 for 12 wk fall session (available to Junior and Preparatory students only);  There is a once-annual materials fee of $25 for all Bija Choir students.

For Registration & Information visit, email, or call (707) 695-6865.


Earth Magic Ceramics Generational - Ages 5 to Adult
Instructor: Meryl Juniper

Delve into your intuition & inspiration in a supportive open studio environment. Richly guided with technique, enlivening our practice, passion, presence, & play with a focus of somatic awareness. Align your imagination within this grounding medium. While working with hand-building, potters wheel, surface treatment, functional & sculptural forms & glazing techniques. In the heart of true community, where we enjoy the spark & influence of multi generational learning & expression. Space is Limited - Pre-Registration Required

Ceramics Studio
Mondays 3:30-5:30 pm
Aug 28 - Oct 16
Oct 23 - Dec 18 (no class Nov 20)
Jan 22 - Mar 19 (no class Feb 12)
Mar 26 - May 21 (no class Apr 2)
Fee each season: $140.00 (10% Discount each additional family member)
$30.00 Materials Fee
Register with Instructor: Meryl Juniper 707.823.5843 or

Saturday Morning Family Art Workshops
Instructor: Barbie Watts

Ages 4-12 (4-6 year olds invited with parent, no extra charge)
Sessions are ongoing workshops, listed below. Themes can change with students'
interest. Individual attention, many different mediums help build skills and knowledge for budding artists.

Fireside Room
$75 for 4 classes (plus $5 material fee to instructor)
$25 Drop in
To register, contact Barbie at or 707-695-8628

Lively Color Field Painting *THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED*
Instructor: Barbara Jacobs

Ages 7-12 
 Using a variety of materials and techniques—including "found objects", brushes and No brushes, standing hand painting, application and removal techniques—we'll explore "what is color?", lines and shapes, "objects or not?", and more. 

4 Thurs, Oct. 5-26, 3:30-5p
Fee: $125

Materials fee: $20 (please pay at the time of registration, by Paypal, to
Fireside Room

The Lively World of Drawing 
Instructor: Barbara Jacobs

Ages 7-12
Students will learn to use different media to render the world around them while exploring perspective, shading, motion, and more. We'll listen to music and keep our bodies moving while we create art that almost leaps off the page. 

4 Thurs, Sept. 7-28, 3:30-5p
Fee: $125 (register and pay to Sebastopol Center for the Arts)

Materials fee: $20 (please pay at the time of registration, by Paypal, to
Fireside Room

Register online with SCA