To keep us all safe, classes are limited 10 or fewer students. Masks are recommended.
Call 209-529-3369 or email for more information.

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For Children and Adults

Saturday Family Art Open Studio

Saturdays, August 6, Sept. 3 noon to 4:00 p.m.

 Every second Saturday of the month, drop by to this non-instructional format class for the whole family. This is a relaxed space to explore and create your own art with support from our staff. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Materials included.  $5 suggested donation.

For Adults

Acrylic Painting Series for Adults

Thursdays, July 28, August 4 and 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Open to all students 18+. Learn acrylic painting techniques focused on using mediums to achieve different effects (matte medium, gel medium, and modeling paste). Instructor: Betty Gay. $150 registration, all materials included.

Mosaic with Karen Kingsbury

Aug 27-28, Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00, Sunday, 10:00-1:00

Let’s mosaic with Karen Kingsbury! Day 1: Students will be able to start as beginners or continue with a more challenging project. Beginners will have a selection of shapes to choose from, learn the basics of design, materials selection, cutting tile/glass or dishes, and finishing a project. We will use glass, tile, dishes and mirror glass to make our art pieces.

Day 2: All students will finish their pieces by grouting and cleaning their pieces in order to take home and enjoy! Pieces will be suitable for indoor or outdoor hanging. Materials fee $25 (paid directly to Karen) Tools are provided, or intermediate students should bring their tools. Adults only.

Plein Air Oil Painting with Laura Culver

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, October 7, 8, 9

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

In this 3-day workshop, Laura will guide you through the basic of creating a successful plein air landscape oil painting. Topics will include composition, values, and color. Laura will share practical tips for painting on location, ad valuable tips for completing your work later from photo references. Her informative demonstrations will show how the use of warm and cool colors can enhance the emotional impact of your painting.

Each day the group will beet a a new location in the Modesto area. Note: some locations may have a parking fee. There will be hand-outs, demos, instruction, and individual help for all students. After lunch on Sunday, the group will meet at Mistlin Gallery to share some of the results from the weekend. Minimum 8, max 15 students. All skill levels welcome. $300 registration. Supply list in above document.

Laura Culver is a professional landscape painter from the SF Bay Area. Inspired by the colorist approach, she uses intense color to interpret the landscape. She is an Artist member of the California Art Club and has been teaching, exhibiting and selling her work for over 15 years.

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

Join us for informal, non-instructional life drawing sessions with a 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.

Other Group Activities

Kids’ Birthday Parties

2 hour sessions by appointment

We can set up our classroom to accommodate up to 15 guests for a fun art-themed birthday party or scout project. Choose your art project on most any theme. A two-hour block can be scheduled with an artist facilitator for an art project and enough time for cake after. Fee $250,  art materials, a balloon bouquet and special gift for the birthday celebrant are included. You can decorate 1/2 hour prior. Bring your own food and beverage (we have a small kitchen with microwave). Call for available dates and times, 209-529-3369 or email

Scout Badges and Projects

2 hour sessions by appointment

Our classroom can accomodate up to 10 guests for a troop or group of Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. Choose your art project on any theme or badge for any level.  A two-hour block can be scheduled with a teaching artist for $10 per scout, plus materials. Call for available dates and times, 209-529-3369 or email

For ALL classes: Please wear appropriate messy clothes or bring an apron. Bring your own snacks and water if desired.

“Paint and Sip” Parties

2 hour sessions by appointment

Our classroom can accommodate up to 12 guests for a fun paint night out with friends. Choose your art project on almost any theme. $35 per person includes canvas and paint. Minimum 4 participants. You provide your own beverages and food. Call for available dates and times, 209-529-3369 or email

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