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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.



4 Week Session: Cost $75

Plein Aire/Calistoga

Starting again in AUGUST

$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.

 Your instructor Channing Rudd. 


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

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

JULY -   Mondays and Wednesdays (no class July 4th or July 16th)

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 & H.P Bloomer


The classical approach to portrait & figure painting

Next session beginning; AUGUst

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

For supply list & other inquiries contact instructor directly:

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

  Red Umbrellas, Clos du Val Winery, Napa Valley

Red Umbrellas, Clos du Val Winery, Napa Valley

   Lookout towards Lanai from Wailea, Maui

Lookout towards Lanai from Wailea, Maui

NEW! Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Beginning June 26th and continues for 4 class session bi weekly.

June 26th, July 10th, 24th, August 7th

Register in advance...miniumum students required to hold class.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced watercolorist, this class will reveal the mystery and magic of the watercolor medium. Having studied watercolors at the SF Academy of Art as well as under the private tutelage of accomplished painters, Travis will use his expertise to guide and nurture you towards fulfilling your potential and realizing your promise as an artist.

He will not only demonstrate a variety of techniques but also review preparation and progression as well as 12 Fundamental Principles of meritorious painting.

Come with whatever materials you may or may not have.

All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Travis White


Advance enrollment is appreciated, if possible.

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