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1435 North Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-2278

Adult Classes

The Calistoga Art Center offers classes to nurture your creativity.  Beginners and professionals learn together in a relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere. Classes and workshops are small enough to receive a lot of individual attention.  


4 Week Session: Cost $75

Acrylic Painting & mixed media

Fridays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Do you want to get back to painting or learn how to paint for the first time?  Or do you want to explore how to paint from a different perspective and acquire new skills?  Karen teaches people how to tap into their creativity, tame the inner critic and make better paintings. 
Instructor: Karen Lynn Ingalls
Materials List

Feb Session: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
Mar Session: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24                 

4-week session cost: $75

Drop-in for a day cost: $25 to be paid in class


Monthly Session Cost: $100

Materials fee: $25

Ceramics class

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

February 1-27  M & W

 March 1- 29th   M & W

April 3-26   M & W

May 1-24  M & W (no class memorial week)

Have you been waiting to try your hand at creating clay?  Would you like to push your current clay skills to a new level?  Then this is the class for you. Demonstrations will include pinch, coil, slab and wheel throwing techniques.  Trimming, texturing and handle/spout attachments will also be covered.  Discussions will include design, decoration and glaze techniques.  The focus of this class will be on students refining their personal style and constructing high quality, structurally sound functional pots and/or sculptural forms.

Instructor:  Jules Stout

Drop-In fee:  $15 to be paid in class.


class in action March 2017


Course fee: $145

The classical approach to portrait & figure painting

Thursdays 9:30am-1pm

session: march 2nd, 2017- April 13th, 2017                      

 In this class, we will be working from a live, clothed model.  We will be using a lifting technique, and a limited palette...                                 This 7 week course will include a focus on anatomy, compositions, measuring for accuracy and the use of thumb-nail sketches.  I will work with artists individually and in your chosen medium.  Artists are welcome to use mediums other than oils, however the demonstrations and examples will be pertaining directly to the use of oil paints.            A portion of the beginning of the class will be dedicated to a lecture and demonstration and handouts will be available.  

Instructor: Deirdre Shibano

For supply list & other inquiries contact instructor directly:

7-week course cost:  $145  (pre-registration required)                         *The models fee will be divided amongst the number of attendees per session and will be collected at the first session. 

drop-in studio

 EVery other Thursday 4pm - 7pm

February 23rd, March 9th, 23rd......

Come in to work on ceramics, make up a class, or work on a painting. 

Bring your own supplies or buy clay for $25 (includes glazes)

$10 for non-members

$7 for members or enrolled students. (One free make-up for missed class you are already enrolled in per month.)

Pay in class.

Advance enrollment is appreciated, if possible.

Call us, email us, or enroll and pay directly from our website
(707) 942-2278