Summer Camps & Classes for All Ages

Kindergarten Art Camps

Session 2: July 17 – 21, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., led by Linda Knoll

Session 3: July 31 – Aug. 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – led by Kate Pethoud

Ages 4-6

Four days of fun and creative art projects for our youngest students. Explore painting, drawing, collage, clay and more. $75 all materials included. Register at Mistlin Gallery or online through Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods at

Junior Art Camps

Session 2: July 10 – 14, 9:00 – noon – led by Emily Seeman

Ages 7-11

Get ready for a week of fun and creative art projects that explore different media, cultures, art history and inspirations. Each session will have different projects and themes. $175, all materials included. Register at Mistlin Gallery or online through Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods at

Older Kids Art Camps

Session 1: June 26  – 30, 9:00 – noon, led by Kristy Moore

Session 2: July 24 – 28, 9:00 – noon, led by Susan Rossmann

Ages 12-16

Cartooning, painting, printmaking and illustration are the focus of our camp for teens. Taught by professional artists, students will get an authentic art experience. $175, all materials included. Register at Mistlin Gallery or online through Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods at

Inspiring Women in Art

Join Susan Rossmann on the 4th Thursday of the month as she shares the techniques and accomplishments of the “Wonder Women” of art!  Each month we will discuss a different artist(s) and create a work of art inspired by their ideas and imagery. Great for a mother/daughter night out! Ages 10 and up.

6:00 – 8:30 pm. , Cost: $25.00 all materials provided with refreshments. Register at the gallery, or online at

July 27th: Helen Frankenthaler

“One beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute.”  – Helen Frankenthaler: 

The female artists Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner,  and Joan Mitchell, played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s, and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement.”

Together we’ll explore the techniques, concerns and legacies of these women and create our own painting using the expressive freedom of direct gesture.

Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of each month for this new series of classes, each one featuring a different inspirational woman artist.

Introduction to Oil Painting: Shading and Rendering Form

Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Modesto artist, Xavier Cisneros, will lead this beginning class, focusing on creating shading, shadows and 3-dimensional form with oil paint. A still life will be set up, or you can bring your own reference photo to paint from. $35, all materials included. Beginning to intermediate level adults (16+). Register at the gallery, or online at

Free Fun For the  Whole Family in partnership with the Stanislaus County Library 

Word Art

Saturday, July 8, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Stanislaus County Library, downstairs in the auditorium

Story: The Book with No Pictures / by B.J. Novak

Art: Using letters and words, we will make art using collage and drawing techniques.

Each Saturday will feature a different picture book and related art project. Participants will use a variety of mediums and techniques to explore an art concept, creating their own piece to take home. All ages welcome. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage the whole family to participate! No pre-registration necessary!

ADULTS: Figure Drawing Drop-In Each Wednesday, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join us for an informal, non-instructional life drawing sessions with nude model. This is a weekly drop-in group, $10 per night. Bring your own supplies and easel (tables are available). No registration necessary, over 18 only.


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