Peak Summer! 
June 20 - August 19
                         Reception for the public                             July 20, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
(SAVE THE DATE)
                                        
The Carpinteria Arts Center is pleased to announce that music teacher Connie Mason will be a part of the first three weeks of Art by the Sea Camp. Connie Mason is a long-time music teacher, director and media performer. She will provide comprehensive music instruction to our students. Motivated by her love of music and children, she has a deep passion to transfer her excitement and skills to others. She intends to motivate and inspire students to let their best talents shine. Connie Mason has an extensive background in music teaching- over 20 years in various music academy's, schools, and over-seas humanitarian work. She is currently the owner and teacher at Paradise Music & Arts Academy in Ventura, California.
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SUMMER CLASSES
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JEWELRY: LINKS AND CHAINS: AGES 12 TO ADULT
Design a chain, necklace, bracelet or even earrings by connecting together wrapped loop bead variations and hammered links such as the "figure 8" link, "S" link, spiral link, etc. You will also learn to make you own jump rings and hook-and-eye clasps for your chains. No experience required, but those with previous experience can explore more link variations. All wire and beads provided.
Price: $95/$85.50 for members
Date: 2 Saturdays: July 20 and 27
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Paula Gregoire-Jones




CAPTURE CARPINTERIA WITH YOUR CAMERA
Join local photographer Glenn Dubock as you craft your vision of the World's Safest Beach. Walk the shore and streets in this hands-on field trip with Glenn, learning to see this slice of paradise in unique and artistic ways. Back at the Arts Center, you will learn tips to get your work printed to perfection or published in a magazine.


BEGINNING TO EXPLORE PASTEL PAINTING
Presenter: Paula Brown
Date: Sunday, July 28
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00PM
Price: $65/$57.50 for members
This will be a fun introduction to painting with pastels. Learn about value, composition, and the "why" of your painting, then create a pastel painting of your own. Step-by-step instruction will be given, along with discussion of different material choices for pastels. Come explore and find your painting muse with the malleable and beautiful medium of soft pastels.


INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN
For more than a thousand years, craftsmen decorated the Islamic world with beautiful and complex geometric compositions. Uncover the secrets of "reading" a composition and discover how these intricate patterns were created over the centuries, then learn to draw them yourself. Practical, fun and suitable for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of this unique art form. Materials list will be sent.
Presenter: Seneca Ryan
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $120/$108 for members

PAINTING ON COLLAGE ELEMENTS
Learn how to incorporate collaged paper into the background of your painting. Collage papers, glue and cradled board will be provided. Please bring brushes, acrylic paint, and a photograph to work from.
Presenter: Ginny Speirs
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30PM
Price: $99/$90 for members

Presenter: Seneca Ryan
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $120/$108 for members

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

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FISHBON 
Fishbon is a non profit art incubator that brings together artists, engineers, designers, and creators to collaborate on projects that explore the imagination and expand the creative repertoire. The Pescadrome, a sanctuary of experiential irreverence, is a 3-story warehouse with a workshop, art resources, and rent space where creations can be born and mischief can be nurtured. Join us for a spontaneous conversation with resident artist and directors. No visit to Fishbon is every the same!
Date: July 10 (* 2nd Wednesday) 
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm Fishbon
Price: Members $10/Non-members $11

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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"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! *



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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