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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

November 3rd, 10th, 17th

December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

4-week session cost: $75 (doesn't need to be consecutive)

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


Monthly Session Cost: $100

Drop-In Fee: $20

Materials fee: $25

Ceramics class

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

November 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 27th, 29th M & W

December 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th (M & W)

* Fired Holiday work pick up on 12/22  4-7pm

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


class in action March 2017


Course fee: $125

The classical approach to portrait & figure painting

Thursdays 9:30am-1pm

Next session beginning November 16th, 2017 - December  21, 2017    

(no class Nov 23rd)

In this class, we will be working from a live, clothed model.  We will be using a lifting technique, and a limited palette...                                 This 5 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.  

All abilities welcome.

Instructor: Deirdre Shibano

For supply list & other inquiries contact instructor directly:

5-week course cost:  $125  (pre-registration required)                         *The models fee will be divided amongst the number of attendees per session and will be collected at the first session. 


Make and draw with Your Own Pastels

New Time! Tuesdays- 1:30-3:30 pm, Beginning October 3rd 2017

each Tuesday until December 12th - then to be continued in the new year.

In the days long past artists have always made their own pastels.Learn how easy and fun it is to actually "design & construct" your own pastel palette of colors.

The first 2 classes we will learn the basics of making pastels, while the second 2 classes we will use pastels to draw- in the studio or even outside if students wish.

Pastels are only pure color (pigment) and tree saps! We will learn the basic formulas for each type of pigment. We can create better ranges of colors as pastels unlike oils, can be mixed well to create those subtle values we need as artists.  A side benefit is the tremendous cost in savings as pastels have recently doubled in price.

4 class session is $90.00 (plus materials fee $25.00 to be paid in class)


4 class session - $90.00


Drop-In fee - $25.00



Calligraphy - fun to fancy

Mondays 1- 3pm,   each Monday until December 11th; then to be continued in the new year.

Enjoy a low stress class and learn to make your own cards, labels or even a classic wedding invitation or just learn how to write legibly again! We will start with the basics and gradually expand our skills torediscover the art of beautiful writing.  

4 classes for $50,   2 for $30,    Drop-In: $20

 Materials: $20 (to be paid in class)

Channing Rudd, longtime North Coast Art Instructor, will be your guide.

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drop-in studio

no scheduled dates in November

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.

Member or active student - $7.00 (currently enrolled in a class)

Non-member or not enrolled - $10.00


Advance enrollment is appreciated, if possible.

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