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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.  Scroll down to see all classes. Note there is a separate web page for Printmaking. Please register/pay in advance! We don't want to have to cancel classes.

Acrylic Painting & mixed media

Fridays  NEW TIME!  11:00 AM to 2:00 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

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

October -   Mondays and Wednesdays

Have you been waiting to try your hand at creating clay?  Would you like to push your current clay skills to a new level?   This class is geared towards all skill levels. In this open format class students of all skill levels will have the opportunity to work on individual projects. Instructor Bloomer will address all student needs as they arise. Demonstrations in hand-building, throwing, glazing at introductory and advanced levels will be given throughout the month as requested. 

Instructor:  Jules Stout & H.P Bloomer



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7 week session - $165

The classic (& the not-so-Classic) portrait

Next session beginning;

thursday OCTOBER 4th - NOvember 15th

10:00am - 1:00pm

 We will paint from a live model in a traditional approach with oil or pastel. Channing Rudd, art instructor will work with you individually. All skill levels are welcome.  A basic knowledge of drawing will be at your advantage, Call me for a materials list -  707 987 2020

All abilities welcome.

Instructor: Channing Rudd

7-week course cost:  $165  (pre-registration required)                         *The models fee will be divided among the number of attendees per session and will be collected at the first session. 


Plein Aire/Calistoga

Starting again when cooler air arrives! October

$75. for 4 classes or $25. drop-in

Join us as we paint Calistoga, in the fresh air!

All media welcome…We meet at the Calistoga Art Center, Rain or Shine and will paint inside if it rains. 

Suggested materials are what you are comfortable with and probably have all ready. That can be acrylic, watercolor, oils or pastel. Keep it simple for outside painting. An easel or tripod- portable. The French easel has space for paints, brushes, or pastels ( If we paint inside we have easels ). A portable chair if you like sitting, otherwise most of us stand. A hat, an artists umbrella is optional. Appropriate supports- canvas or paper etc and don't forget those clips to hold them. If painting with acrylics or oils we need water or solvents...and rags- much better then paper towels.

NOTE: Since I have been teaching for years I can supply most materials, but I have to know in advance. Call the art center and they can reach me.

Instructor Channing Rudd. 

Advance enrollment is appreciated, if possible.

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