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SUMMER CLASSES
BOTANICAL DYEING
Using nature's flowers and leaves, you will steam print a silk scarf using a bundle dyeing process. It is an enjoyable artistic process, and everyone will leave with a beautiful hand-dyed scarf. Materials provided.
Presenter: Christie Boyd
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 10:00 AM - noon
Price: $55/$50 for members

JEWELRY: CREATIVE PENDANTS FROM LARGE BEADS
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $55/$50 for members
Learn to make creative pendants from large beads with holes. You will learn the various wire wrapping techniques needed to make different styles of beads into pendants. Complete your necklace by stringing your pendant on a leather cord. No experience required. All materials included. Please bring reading glasses or other magnification for close-up work.

NOCTURNE PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR
Learn techniques for painting nocturnes en plein air and develop skills to control values in low light situations. Learn the principles of capturing Chiaroscuro and timeless night light on canvas. Oils, acrylics, and pastels are acceptable. Portable lighting will be provided.
Presenter: Thomas Van Stein
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 12, 13, 14, Monday & Tuesday 
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM and Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $375/$337.50 for members


BEGINNING UKELELE
Presenter: Mavis Hansen
Date: 6 Wednesdays: September 4 - October 9
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Price: $88/$80 for members
Learn simple chords and strumming techniques for sing-alongs as you begin to master this fun instrument. Bring your own ukulele to the first session or borrow one from the presenter.


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BEGINNING GUITAR, LEVEL 1
Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: September 7 - November 9
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Price: $165/$150 for members
This class will teach you all the basic skills required to play chords, rhythms and scales so you can play your favorite songs and new ones, too.

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR, LEVEL 2
Presenter: Greg LeRoy
Date: 10 Saturdays: September 7 - November 9
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Price: $165/$150 for members
This class will teach you more advanced skills to play chords, rhythms and scales to improve your playing and help you learn new material.

JEWELRY: TWISTED WIRE AND BEAD BRACELET AND PENDANT VARIATIONS
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones
Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Price: $55/$50 for members
Learn to make these easy, beautiful, bangle-style bracelets and pendants using an assortment of stone beads and wire. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Please bring reading glasses or other magnification for close-up work.

INTRO TO PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING
Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $70/$63 for members
Painting in the great outdoors, or "en plein air" is quick, fun and creative. Discover how to see shapes, values, and color all in the moment and in the environment. Start with thumbnail pre-paint sketches, and then paint with oils using dark to light color mixing. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

TOURS
JOIN US - WE VISIT AMAZING PLACES, 
 AND ITS MORE FUN TOGETHER!
Steve Handelman Studios

Meet the Iron Man Steven Handelman at Steve Handelman Studios. This is a wrought iron atelier where lighting fixtures are handmade by skilled artisans. There is nothing like it in town, and maybe anywhere! Each piece is customized and individual design decisions are made regarding finishes, glass type, mounting hardware and size of the piece. We will start in the factory and watch the artisans in process, then we will move to the showroom to view the final masterpieces! Don't miss this unique opportunity to see and learn behind the scenes.
Date: August 7 (Wednesday) 
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm Steven Handelman Studios Custom Iron Lighting
Price: Members $10/Non-members $11


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Now Showing in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery
 Peak Summer! 
 June 20 - August 19     
YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO APPLY
"What's Your Story?"
 
Create an Arpillera with Artist Sharon Gonce
 
Patricia Clarke Studio 
July 20th and August 10th, 2019
 
In a day long workshop learn the South American craft of creating personal story cloths.  These cloths are inspired by the spirit of Patricia Clarke's award-winning portraiture project Facing Ourselves, coming to Carpinteria in October, 2019.
 
The Arpillera Movement originated in 1974 in Chile, when groups of women used scraps of fabric, leather, felt, wood and hand stitching to create narratives of the poverty, violence and repression under General Pinochet's dictatorship.  These arpilleras were secretly distributed and sold to earn money for the women whose families had forcibly disappeared.
 
None of these "desaparecidos" have ever been found.
 
Since that time, making arpilleras have become popular outside of Chile.  They have given people in the shantytowns of Peru a way to depict their everyday life, share their stories and earn money for their families.
 
 
JULY 20th and AUGUST 10th
Patricia Clarke Studio // 410 Palm Avenue, A-18 // Carpinteria
10 am to 5 pm - $120.00 for one workshop, or $180.00 for both. 
LUNCH AND ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED
 
*All funds will be generously donated by the artist to support 
 
 Facing Ourselves: Carpinteria
 
For more information, or to sign up for the workshops please contact Sharon at: sharongonce@gmail.com
To learn more about the artist, Sharon Gonce, please visit
@play_is_my_work on Instagram.
 
 
To learn more about Facing Ourselves: Carpinteria, please visit www.patriciahoughtonclarke.com
www.patriciaclarkestudio.net
(805) 318-9110

OPPORTUNITIES FOR VENTURA COUNTY ARTISTS:
MONEY FOR ARTISTS: 
Creative Community Thomas Fire Grants Now Available! 
Deadline: AUGUST 1st
Ventura County artists, writers, musicians, performers, designers, sculptors, teachers, filmmakers, etc - if you or your creative career were impacted by the Thomas Fire or Montecito Debris Flow, you may be eligible for relief funding. 

The Creative Community Thomas Fire Grant  intends to help those that experienced physical or economic losses to meet basic needs or invest in their creative practice . The Ventura County Arts Council and CreativityWorks have partnered to create the grant with funding from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Visit VCArtsConcil.org to see Application . Applications due by AUGUST 1st. * Please share with others! *



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