CCAA’s Art Education Committee provides a variety of opportunities and programs for visual art education for youth and adults.  Our education goals are met through a number of different programs:

  • Mistlin Gallery, in partnership with Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods, offers a variety of classes for children and adults, offered throughout the year in the gallery’s Edna Mellis Education Center. To see a schedule or register for a class, visit the Mistlin Gallery at 1015 J Street or call 209-529-3369. Online registration at Register at the gallery, or in the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood office at 1010 10th Street, 4th floor, or  call 209-577-5344.
  • CCAA schedules teaching artists to visit elementary schools through our CLASS program (Community Liaison for Art in Stanislaus Schools). The class offerings correspond to state visual arts standards and are connected to core curriculum topics and standards. For information, email
  •  Complementary Art Therapy: CCAA at Mistlin Gallery hosts Memorial Medical Center’s complementary Art therapy classes. These classes are offered at the gallery for cancer survivors and their caretakers. For more information, contact the Mistlin Gallery (209) 529-3369.
  • The Art Scholar Program began over 25 years ago with the idea of serving at risk youth who were having difficulty at school or in the home environment. Recommendations are solicited from foster agencies, teachers and counselors from around our regional area in an effort to select those students who would most benefit from this program.

To find out more about the Education Committee or the classes offered, please contact Linda Knoll, Education Committee chair at

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