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Art4Life | Paint a Cutting Boardshow details + $7.50 (USD)  

  • Art4Life | Paint a Cutting Board
    March 26, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    - Paint a Cutting Board Art4Life Programming

Paint  a Cutting Board Art4Life Programming Instructor: Debby Reeder Date: Wednesday, March 26 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Learn how to paint a Folk Art Style cutting board. In this class, Debby will walk you through how to paint a large floral on a wood board, then you can add your bright Read More

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Art4Life | Paint Party Aboriginal Lizardshow details + $7.50 (USD)  

  • Art4Life | Paint Party Aboriginal Lizard
    March 27, 2019
    1:00 am - 2:30 pm
    - Paint Party Aboriginal Lizard Art4Life Programming Instructor: Amy Jackson Date: Wednesday, March 20 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Using pens and watercolor Amy will show you how you can “fancify” your handwriting into a work of art.  Where will you use this technique? All Ages & Abilities Welcome.
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Art4Life | Paint Party: Spring in Veniceshow details + $7.50 (USD)  

  • Art4Life | Paint Party: Spring in Venice
    April 2, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    - Paint Party: Spring in Venice Art4Life Programming

Painty Party: Spring in Venice Art4Life Programming Instructor: Amy Jackson Date: Wednesday, April 2 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Paint a lovely Italian city scape of gondolas and Venice’s colorful buildings. Put your own twist on an acrylic painting. Amy will walk you through the step-by-step process to create a colorful canvas Read More

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Watercolor Botanicals Feb 9show details + $30.00 (USD)   Expired
Watercolor Botanicals April 13show details + $30.00 (USD)  
Watercolor Botanicals June 8show details + $30.00 (USD)  
Watercolor Botanicals Aug 10show details + $30.00 (USD)  
Watercolor Botanicals Oct 12show details + $30.00 (USD)  
Watercolor Botanicals December 7show details + $30.00 (USD)  
Watercolor Botanicals Whole Seriesshow details + $189.00 (USD)   Expired
Materials Fee | Watercolor Botanicals | REQUIREDshow details + $5.00 (USD)  

  • Watercolor Botanicals April 13
    April 13, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Fresh Herbs
  • Watercolor Botanicals June 8
    June 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Tree Varieties
  • Watercolor Botanicals Aug 10
    August 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Floral Wreaths
  • Watercolor Botanicals Oct 12
    October 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Watercolor Botanicals Dec 7
    December 7, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    - Winter Time Botanicals | Holly & Pine

Watercolor Botanicals Series Instructor: Amy Jackson Dates: Roses & Carnations | February 9 | 12-3pm Fresh Herbs | April 13 | 12-3pm Tree Varieties | June 8 | 12-3pm Floral Wreaths | August 10 | 12-3pm Pumpkins & Gourds | October 12 | 12-3pm Holly & Pine | December 7 | 12-3pm Class Fee: Read More

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Art4Life | Paint Partyshow details + $7.50 (USD)  

  • Art4Life | Paint Party
    April 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    - Paint Party Art4Life Programming

Paint Party Art4Life Programming Instructor: Amy Jackson Date: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Put your own twist on an acrylic painting. Amy will walk you through the step-by-step process to create a colorful canvas masterpiece you will be proud of.  Always a new subject at each paint party! All Ages Read More

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Plein Air Oil Painting with Viktoria Majestic Early Birdshow details + $70.20 (USD)  
Plein Air Oil Painting with Viktoria Majesticshow details + $78.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 27, 2019

  • Plein Air Oil Painting with Viktoria Majestic
    May 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    - Join Viktoria as she simplifies the process of creating dynamic landscape paintings in oil.  Working from dark to light, learn how to simplify your subject matter to produce dynamic paintings.

Plein Air Oil Painting Instructor: Viktoria Majestic Date: Saturday, May 11 Times: 9am -3pm Place: Matthews Farm Class Fee: $78 Materials: Click HERE for the supply list Join Viktoria as she simplifies the process of creating dynamic landscape paintings in oil.  Working from dark to light, learn how to simplify your subject matter to produce Read More

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Paint a Barn Quilt with Nancy White Early Birdshow details + $46.80 (USD)  
Paint a Barn Quilt with Nancy Whiteshow details + $52.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 30, 2019
Paint a Barn Quilt Materials Feeshow details + $30.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 30, 2019

  • Paint a Barn Quilt with Nancy White
    May 14, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    - Paint a Barn Quilt Instructor: Nancy White Date: Tuesday, May 14 Time: 10am-3pm

Paint a Barn Quilt Instructor: Nancy White Date: Tuesday, May 14 Time: 10am-3pm Class Fee: $52 Materials Fee: $30 Skill: All, Age: 16+ No experience needed!  Barn quilts have been decorating our landscapes for generations.  Create your own barn quilt (1ft. square or 2 ft. square).  This is an outdoor art piece that can be Read More

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Polymer Clay Earrings Instructor: Amanda Bolen Date: Saturday, May 18 Time 10am-3pm Class Fee: $52 Material Fee: $15 to instructor Skill: All, Age: 16+ Sculpt a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings for yourself or give them as a gift. Learn how to make jewelry using polymer clay and copper wire. Learn the ins and outs of working with this man made […]

Build, Weave, & Take a Seat! with Christina Boy

Build, Weave, & Take a Seat! Instructor: Christina Boy Dates: Saturday, June 8 | 9am-5pm & Sunday June 9 | 10am-5pm Second Weekend Saturday June 22 |10am-4pm & Sunday June 23 | 10am-1pm Class Fee: $314 Materials Fee: $60 payable to instructor, CASH ONLY Skill: Beginner, Age: 18+ In this 4 day class students will learn basic woodworking skills such as [...]

Personalized Plates | Jennifer Webb

Personalized Plates Art4Life Programming Instructor: Jennifer Webb Date: Tuesday, April 23 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Using a stipple effect, you will personalize your own white glass plate with fun designs! All Ages & Abilities Welcome.

Explore the Arts Kids Camp | Ocean

Explore the Arts Kids Camp | Ocean Instructors: TBD Dates: Monday, July 8, Tuesday, July 9, Thursday, July 11, & Friday, July 12 Time: 9am-12pm Camp Fee: $150/child Ages: 4-11 years old This summer, join Chestnut Creek School of the Arts for adventuress, hands-on projects each day, students will get messy exploring the arts through the lens of each week’s [...]

Photography Basics: Camera & Still Life with Derrick Parker

Photography Basics: Camera & Still Life Instructor: Derrick Parker Date: Saturday, May 4 Time: 11am-3pm Class Fee: $52 Materials: Bring your digital camera Skill: All, Age: 16+ Students will learn the ins and outs of choosing the right camera for them including what features to look for to match their photography style. Students will also learn the basics of composition [...]

Paint a Cutting Board | Debby Reeder

Paint  a Cutting Board Art4Life Programming Instructor: Debby Reeder Date: Wednesday, March 26 Time: 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $7.50 Materials: Included Learn how to paint a Folk Art Style cutting board. In this class, Debby will walk you through how to paint a large floral on a wood board, then you can add your bright and colorful designs into the petals [...]

Rug Hooking with Mary Henck

Rug Hooking Instructor: Mary Henck Date: Saturday, July 20 Time: 10am-3pm Class Fee: $52.00 Materials Fee: $45 payable to Instructor CASH ONLY Skill: Beginner, Age: 14+ Students will learn the basic techniques of traditional rug hooking using strips of wool fabric hooked into linen background.  Students will work on a 12” x 12” piece of linen fabric that can be […]

Beginning Stained Glass with Ron Davis

Beginning Stained Glass Instructor: Ron Davis Date: Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 21, & 28 Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Class Fee: $104 Material Fee: $10, additional glass available for purchase Skill Level: Beginner, Age 18+ In this beginner stained glass workshop you will learn all the steps required to complete a flat stained glass panel using the copper foil method.  This […]

QiGong with Donna Ellis

QiGong Instructor: Donna Ellis Dates: Every Wednesday, starting February 6, 2019 Time: 6-7pm Cost: $14/class or $48/4 classes Materials: Bring your own yoga mat, blocks and strap, or borrow ours at no cost! What is Qi Gong? Qi Gong is a 5000 year old energy healing system from China. Qi is your vital life force energy also known as prana, […]

Carve a Comfort Bird with Joy Choate

Carve a Comfort Bird Instructor: Joy Choate Date: Friday, June 14 Time: 10am-5pm Class Fee: $78 Material Fee: TBD Skill: All, Age: 16+ Learn to carve basic, yet creative tiny wood sculptures, Comfort Birds.  Use simple tools and find the zen of carving with your hands.  Each piece has a personality all its own. What is a “comfort bird”?  Wood […]