Image Credits: David Powdrell, Pelican- Thomas Fire, Photograph

CALLING ALL ARTISTS
In response to the Thomas Fire, our next and final exhibit in our present  Gallery will be "From Ash To Renewal" 
January 10th thru Feb. 12th.
Karen Browdy has graciously accepted to jury the exhibit. 
The  INGATHERING  will be  Wednesday, January 10th, 10-12:30.

 Construction on the new building is scheduled shortly after  Feb.12th. For the safety and well being of the public we will not be allowed on the Art Center's grounds until remodeling is completed. This will be our last exhibit in the current gallery. The little white house gallery has served us well! 
It is not by coincidence we asked Karen to jury the show. Since Karen has been with the Gallery since its inception, it's only fitting she should jury our last show at our current location.
We hope you will choose to enter "From Ashes to  Renewal". 
 
The very best to you and yours and
Happy Holidays! 


CARPINTERIA  ARTS  CENTER
855 LINDEN AVENUE
NOW SHOWING
"3-D, ASSEMBLAGE, COLLAGE"
NOVEMBER 9 - JANUARY 4
The Gallery will reopen  Thursday, January 4th!! Our hours will remain  Thursday thru  Monday10-4pm.

For those artists and jewelers who have work in the current exhibit "3D, Assemblage & Collage", pick up of all art is  Tuesday, January 9th, 10-1 and  4-6pm.

Thank you for you patience during these difficult times.

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Carpinteria Arts Center
Workshops and Programs 
Winter 2018
We are excited to offer a number of different learning opportunities in a variety of art forms this season.  Located right in the heart of downtown Carpinteria, the Arts Center has something for everyone to enjoy, whether you like painting or working with polymer clay, fusing glass or learning to play a new instrument.  There are workshops for children and adults.
See a complete listing of offerings  at our website
REGISTER ONLINE OR AT THE GALLERY
855 LINDEN AVENUE CARPINTERIA
PHONE 805.684.2164 FOR MORE INFORMATION
 A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Introduction to West African Drumming: 
Ages 8 through Adult
Sunday, January 14, 3:00-4:00PM
 
  Presenter: John Knecht
Join the music instructor from Cate School, for African drumming in our courtyard. John has traveled to Guinea, Mali and Senegal to study the art of drumming, dance and song. Come enjoy the excitement and rhythm of this African tradition!
Price: $16.50 / $15 for members
Registration deadline January 4

Beginning Drawing, Age 12 - Adult
Monday, January 15, 1:00-4:30PM
Presenter: Peggy Oki
Learn and develop drawing skills as a foundation towards painting or as a refresher workshop. Includes demonstration and practice on use of line, value, composition and understanding perspective. We will explore various drawing mediums including pen & ink. Bring your own sketchbook to class.
Price: $38.50 / $35 for members
Registration deadline January 5

Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting:
Ages 12-Adult
Session One: 4 Tuesdays, January 16 - February 6, 1:00 - 3:30PM
 
Session Two: 4 Tuesdays, February 13 - March 6, 1:00 - 3:30PM
 
Presenter: Suemae Lin Willhite
Learn to allow your "Chi" to flow with your bamboo brush strokes as you create elegant Asian subjects and Chinese calligraphy. The workshop will include demonstrations, lecture, handouts, and individual attention. No previous experience necessary. Materials provided.
Price: $165 / $148.50 for members
Registration deadlines January 6/ February 3

Meditation and Chinese Brush Painting
 Ages 12 - Adult
Session One - Painting Bamboo: Saturday, January 20, 1-3:30PM
 
Session Two - Painting Cherry Blossoms: Saturday, February 17, 1-3:30PM

Presenter: Suemae Lin Willhite
Find peace and balance through Chinese painting using meditation to focus the creative process and allow your "Chi" to flow with your brush strokes. Workshops include demonstrations, lecture, handouts, and individual attention. No previous experience is necessary. All materials provided.
Price: $55 / $50 for members
Registration deadlines January 10/February 7

Beginning Guitar, Level 1
10 Saturdays: January 20 - March 24, 1-2PM
Presenter: Greg LeRoy
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.
Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline January 10

Beginning Guitar, Level 2
10 Saturdays: January 20 - March 24, 2:00-3:00PM
Presenter: Greg LeRoy
If you have experience with chord forms, strumming, and some single note playing, come learn new skills and harmonic concepts to improve your playing.  Bring a guitar in good playing condition.
Price: $165 / $150 for members
Registration deadline January 10

      Register here
Create, Write and Publish
3 Saturdays: January 20, 27, February 3, 10AM-noon
Presenter: Rich Grimes
Join this published author of fiction and non-fiction whose books resonate as "works of heart" for techniques and suggestions to enhance your writing skills. Learn how to transform an idea, theme or topic into published form, whether a blog, poetry, article, or manuscript.
Price: $85 / $76.50 for members
Registration deadline January 10

Getting to Know Polymer Clay
Sunday, January 21, 1:00-5:00PM
Presenter: Georgia Sargeant
Get a taste of what this astonishing modern material can do! Also known as Fimo or Sculpey, it can be carved, rolled, blended, stretched, sculpted, painted, mixed with other materials and baked in a home oven. Learn about techniques and tools to produce everything from miniatures to jewelry. All materials provided.
Price: $38.50 / $35 for members
Registration deadline January 11

After School Art for Children
 in Grades K - 5
9 Mondays: January 22 - March 19, 3:30-5:00PM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus
There is always something fun to do at the Arts Center after school! Students will develop age-appropriate art skills and learn new techniques in a variety of media including pencil, crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, printmaking, India ink and more! New projects each week. Materials provided.
Price: $148.50 / $135 for members, Tuition assistance available.  Registration deadline January 12

Home School Art Course
 Ages 5 - 11
9 Mondays: January 22 - March 19, 9:30-11:00AM
Presenter: Laurie Pincus
Students will develop their art skills and learn new techniques in a variety of media including pencil, crayon, marker, charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, collage, printmaking, fabric and more! New projects each week. Materials provided.
Price: $148.50 / $135 for members
Registration deadline January 12

Beginning Ukulele Playing


6  Wednesdays: January 24-February 28, 4:30-5:30PM, for Adults
Presenter: Mavis Hansen
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.
Price: $88 / $80 for members
Registration deadline January 14

Carpinteria Arts Center
Winter Whimsical Wednesday 
Art Tours and Excursions
Art related events and tours typically on the first Wednesday of every month. We visit local galleries and museums, as well as Los Angeles art institutions.   All of our tours have a maximum number of participants.  To reserve a place on one of these excursions, register at  CarpinteriaArtsCenter.org or stop by the gallery Thursday through Monday, 10 to 4.  There is a minimal registration fee for local tours, payable to the Carpinteria Arts Center before the registration deadline for each event.

Website Links for Artist Members
If you are a member of the Carpinteria Arts Center and would like to have a link to your artist or gallery website from the Arts Center website, please send your website link and a SMALL image 
(less than 1MB) to rls7jsm@msn.com.

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WHEN VISITING THE CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER, PLEASE USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, CAR POOL, WALK OR RIDE YOUR BIKE WHEN YOU CAN.  THANK YOU.