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:

5:15-6:15pm  Treble Choir for young women ages 13 & up (by audition)

2:30-3:15pm    Junior Rhythmics Choir ages 5-6
3:30-4:15pm    Preparatory Choir  ages 7-12
4:30-5:30pm    Concert Choir  ages 8-14 (by audition/invitation)

The Bija Choir 2016-2017 Season begins the week of Sept 15th and runs until June 8th, 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
Eight Tues,  3:30-5:15 pm
Spring:  Mar 28-May 23
Fee each season: $140.00 (10% Discount each additional family member)
$30.00 Materials Fee
Register with Instructor: Meryl Juniper 707.823.5843 or

Drawing in Black and White & Color Inks
Instructor: Sarah Voorhies

This 8 week series will explore drawing and painting in using India ink, colored pens and ink washes. Black Chinese ink and ink grinding stones are also available. Using a variety of brushes and pens we’ll learn and work with techniques including stippling, cross hatching and line drawing. Subject matter will include free form warm up exercises, still lives, working from nature on a small and large scale and abstractions. Also, tips for cartooning. Mats are available for finished work. This class is good for young artists beginning to draw as well as experienced students wanting to explore new ideas and techniques.

Mon afternoons, 3:30-5p
Apr 17-Jun 5
$200 for 8 sessions plus $20 materials fee
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room
Register with Sarah at 544.3730 or

Wednesday Awesome After-School Art
Instructor: Barbie Watts

Ages 6-12
Children who join this great class can use this special time to relax, have fun and make their favorite ideas come to life. They'll explore learning formal (and not so formal) drawing techniques and experimenting with mediums, tools, textures, and doodles. They'll work with graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, soft pastels, pen and ink, collage, and paint. Progressive ongoing.

4 Wed every month, 3:30-5p

Jan 4-Jan 25, Feb 1-Feb 22, Mar 8-Mar 29, Apr 5-Apr 26
$75 for 4 classes (plus $5 materials fee to instructor)
$25 Drop in
Painting/Drawing/Weaving Room
To register, contact Barbie at or 707-695-8628

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