For enrollment information, or questions, PLEASE CALL US
(209) 532-3234

Classes are taught by professional artists and seasoned art teachers from many disciplines.

(FOR THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS ON THE HISTORIC DOME CAMPUS,
THE SPEED LIMIT IS 5 MPH).

ORGANIC PROCESS PAINTING

 

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Painting by Joy Willow

 

 

 

 

This workshop will explore and engage the inner ‘flow state’ that allows creative expression in ways that are authentic, unique, and often surprising. Using the elemental energies in the natural world as a guide, we will experiment with design, line, space, shape and texture, alert to the most compelling aspects of our work. Plan for a lot of sharing in this dynamic, enlightening, and fun atmosphere. For beginners as well as experienced painters.

Joy Willow

209 588-9180

jewillow@sonic.net

March 4 & 11th, consecutive Saturdays
10AM to 4
PM
(proposed Fall offering September 16th & 23rd)
Cost: $135 for both days, which includes paper, boards, and other materials

Upon receipt of payment an information sheet will be sent to participants.
(Adult )

DOWNLOAD CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

BEGINNING CLASS
Shibori: Japanese Tie Dye
Instructors: Professional Artists L.Livingston & LuAnn Tillman


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We provide two silk scarves for the session, and all of the dye, tools, detergent and fabric softener for the final wash. We set the pieces for you with a heat setter. Wear clothes that you can get messy as you will be working with permanent silk dyes.

Join us in learning the Japanese art of fabric design or Shibori. In this learn-by-doing workshop, students will work with silk or cotton fabrics by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, capping or painting, creating an infinite combination of patterns and colors. The final product will be a beautifully Wabi-Sabi (what will be will be!) wearable work of art.

If you have attended the class before, and would like to do a larger piece of silk, please give your instructors a call.

(Note: this is a beginning class and as such we will ONLY be working with Shibori Techniques. Please consider taking the Advanced class if you want to experiment with more techniques and materials.)

$70–( per session ) $140 for 2 days
Class size: Min. 6 – Max 10–
One-day or Two Day Workshops:
2017 Class Schedule:  Feb. 25th & 26th

Time: 10:30am – 4:00 pm (*45 min. potluck lunch)(Ages: 14 – Adult)


ADVANCED CLASS
Complex Cloth
Instructors: Professional Artists L.Livingston & LuAnn Tillman

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We provide all of the dye, tools, materials and fabric blanks. We set the pieces for you with a heat setter. Wear clothes that you can get messy as you will be working with materials like permanent fabric dyes.


Extend your knowledge of shibori with more complex patterns and techniques. We will also be adding other fabric decoration  and design possibilities such as stamping, stencils, painting on silk, applique and trapunto, as well as different dyeing possibilities. We will be approaching fabric design as “surface painting”–building up and layering adding to the complexity of the design with any and all of these processes.  In the past we have worked primarily on silk. In the advanced class we would like to expand to cotton materials in the form of table runners, placemats, and napkins as our surfaces to decorate!
If you have ideas for what you want to do in  class please give your instructors a call so we can discuss your needs. (We have limited space for really large projects). (209) 532-ARTS ( 2787)
$70–( per session ) $140 for 2 days
Class size: Min. 6 – Max 10–
One-day or Two Day Workshops:
2017 Class Schedule:  TBA in MARCH
Time: 10:30am – 4:00 pm (*45 min. potluck lunch)

(Adult)



PAST CLASSES:


Beautiful Necklace
Instructor: Professional Ceramic Artist
June Vaughn

JVJewelry_1All materials are provided for the class. The time in between the class allows for the pieces to be dried and fired. Make beautiful, elegant jewelry with June Vaughn. These pieces are a mixed media style with rake clay and painted & carved designs. If you are not familiar with the ceramic work of June and Bill Vaughn please visit their website to see their collaborative work that is internationally recognized.
http://junebillvaughnpottery.tumblr.com/June Vaughn 588-8330 or 770-1791

$75–( for two days )
Class Meets: Oct. 10 & 24
Time: 11:00 to 3:00

(Adult)

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Shibori–Japanese Tie Dye


Shibori Fabric Art
Instructors: Professional Artists –L.Livingston & Lu Ann Tillman

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Student Work

We provide two silk scarves for the session, and all of the dye, tools, detergent and fabric softener for the final wash. We set the pieces for you with a heat setter. Wear clothes that you can get messy as you will be working with permanent silk dyes.

Join us in learning the Japanese art of fabric design or Shibori. In this learn-by-doing workshop, students will work with silk or cotton fabrics by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, capping or painting, creating an infinite combination of patterns and colors. The final product will be a beautifully Wabi-Sabi (what will be will be!) wearable work of art. If you have attended the class before, and would like to do a larger piece of silk, please give your instructors a call so we can order your material for you. If you would prefer to order directly, please visit:
Dharma Trading Company, —Order 3 days in advance so you have it for the class—-

https://www.dharmatrading.com/

$45–( per session )
Class size: Min. 6 – Max 14–
One-day or Two Day Workshops:
2015 Class Schedule:  August 15, 16, October 17 & 18,
Nov. 7 & 8
, and December 5 & 6.
(Ages: 14 – Adult)
Time: 10:30am – 3:30 pm (*45 min. potluck lunch)


THIS CLASS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!—LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO ARRANGE ANOTHER CLASS WITH JULIE!

THE CLASS WAS DELICIOUS!

Wellness Arts: Gluten Free Goodness (Ages: Adult)

Instructor: Award Winning Baker, Julie Baier

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Julie’s dinner rolls

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Non-gluten Goodies
From our first class

This workshop will teach you how to make delicious foods that you love, without the gluten that you don’t. Learn some basics of gluten free cooking and baking, cross-contamination issues, as well as hidden sources of gluten. There will be live demonstrations and taste testing of real food recipes. You will walk away empowered, knowing that you CAN do this, that you can serve your family foods that look and taste normal even without the gluten. You will leave armed with recipes, resources, and new, understanding friends who will help you on your gluten free journey.

 

Two-day Workshop: Saturdays March 8th & April 5th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Workshop Cost: $70 for both sessions
Class size: Min. 6 – Max 12

CANCELLATION POLICY: Class sizes are based on a minimum enrollment, unless a limit is stated. Any class not meeting its minimum will be adjusted to be cost-effective or cancelled. To ensure your space in class, register and send payment at least one week before class is scheduled to begin.
We are very interested in what YOU would like to see offered. What classes? For how long? Optimum times for your schedule?–Please email or call us, our information is at the bottom of this page, and all pages on the website. We look forward to hearing from you!


One Day Print Making Workshop for Adults
Instructor: Professional Artist and Instructor, Sarah Graham (TCAA Artist in Residence)


 

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Woodblock Print by Sarah Anne Graham

 

 

 

In this one day workshop, Graham will take you through the steps to create your own
unique print designs that are suitable for gifts or as frameable artwork for your home. Students
will create their own relief images to be inked and imprinted onto paper with a hand press.
They will learn how to design a reverse image of any text they include in their prints. .
To see some of Sarah’s work, please visit her website:

COST: $50

September 27th, Saturday
(Ages: 16 – Adult)
Time: 10:30am – 3:00 pm (*45 min. potluck lunch)

Even if you’ve never tried print making before you will come away with an understanding of the basics of printing and some of your own artwork too. toolsprint

One Day Print Making Workshops for Adults & Children
Instructor: Professional Artist and Instructor, Sarah Graham

Monoprint, by Kensie
(Spring KASA KAMP)

Monoprints and Woodblocks are traditional processes that artists have used to illustrate books, print on fabric and make compelling imagery. Sarah Graham, our Artist in Residence, will show both children and adults how to work with this special medium of expression.
“An Artist in Residence Class”
To see some of Sarah’s work, please visit her website:
http://sarahannegraham.com/Rim Fire 1 woodcut transfer on watershed map, pastels 3.5′ round

COST: $50


“DRAWING (and painting) ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN”
(Workshop Inspired by Betty Edward’s Book of the Same Name)
Instructor: Professional Watercolor Artist, Irene Taylor

DrawRightSide_smUsing Betty Edwards methods, we will learn to access the right side of our brains to see and therefore to draw with confidence. Using a simple still life as our model we will practice with our newly learned skills to draw what we see in front of us. Once you are satisfied with your drawing, we will move on to painting with watercolors and at the same time, learning the basic elements of successful painting with the use of texture, form, shape, color, line and value (tone).

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

$40 for TCAA members
$55 for non-members

Materials list available with registration. Some materials will be available from TCAA.
“An Artist in Residence Class”


Ceramic Mask Making for Kids
Instructor: Professional Artist & Sculptor Christine Spracklin

Using clay, students will create an imaginative ceramic mask. Make heroes, villians, creatures and princesses. Chris Spracklin is a ceramic artist and teacher. (Her mask making class was a big hit during spring break!) Continue the momentum, and join Chris as she guides students through this fun class filled with opportunity for stretching imaginations and creativity!)

8 to 12 yCrisSpracklin_origears
Three Tuesdays, April 15, 22, and 29th
4:00 to 5:30 pm

$50  for TCAA members
$60  for non-members

 

 


Master Class in Oil Painting for High School Students & Adults
Instructor: Professional Artist and Instructor, Michael Severin
 
This class is for beginning and intermediate students who wish to learn a new medium or for those who wish to improve their oil painting skills. Emphasis will be put on goon picture making technique by utilizing value, shape, color and composition. The students will learn the characteristics of oil paint, mediums, and solvents as applied to the process of painting.
 
This will be an MSeverinmy-home-townintensive workshop experience based on learning the value relationships and structure, mixing colors, and composing your picture. These are important elements to communicating ideas onto the canvas, and will teach the students how to make good decisions that are not based on perception, but what their eyes are actually seeing. (image to the left: My Home Town by Michael Severin)–Click on the image to see more of Michael’s work
 
Wednesdays: April 23rd – May 28th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 Cost: $105 or less than $9 per hour
Class size: Min. 6 – Max 12
 
DOWNLOAD MATERIALS LIST HERE
 

THESE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE, BUT DATES ARE NOT SET–LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED


Rock n’ Roll Guitar/Bass (Ages: 12 to 18)
Instructor: Professional Musician, David Friedman

guitarsHallofFameBring your electric guitar or bass and learn how to rock it like the pros. Practice your power chords and make those strings wail. Whether you are playing for kicks, plan to start your own garage band or want to take it to American Idol, Friedman knows the biz and will show you how it’s done

 

*Students must provide their own electric guitar or bass for this class.

 


Digital Illustration (Ages: 10 to 18)
Instructor: Graphic Artist & Illustrator, Michele Carranza

digital-illustration_tabletCreate comic books or digital illustrations using basic Adobe Photoshop techniques. KASA will provide Wacom Digital Drawing Tablets that allow students to draw using graphics programs, very much as they would with traditional media. The class will cover the use of the digital graphics tablets, various virtual brushes, creating multiple layers, using the color selection tools, how to edit existing images, how to save images for the internet and for print and more. Students who have already taken our Comic Book Style Illustration Classes are encouraged to enroll.

 

*Students must provide their own laptop computers for this class.


Basic Photography (Ages: 12 to Adult)
Instructor: Professional Photographer, Rory Thompson

camera_diag_smLearn basic camera use, like what the heck all those controls are for, as well as how to using lighting and composition to improve your photographs. This workshop will be taught outdoors on the Historic Dome Campus where students will experiment with natural lighting, unusual angles and perspective. If you’ve always considered yourself a shutterbug, but have trouble getting consistent results, this class is for you.

 

*Students must provide their own camera for this class preferably any manually controlled camera with detachable lens (DSLR or SLR.)

 


Totem Poll Sculpture (Ages: 12 – 18)
Instructor: Professional Artist & Sculptor Christine Spracklin

totem-12-13_smCSTotemThis is a roll up your sleeves and dig in kind of class using paper mache as the medium. Create fun and exciting mask like creatures that will become a standing sculpture. Together students will design, sculpt and paint a nearly life sized totem pole. (The Totem from our previous class was on display at the Tuolumne County Library, and now resides at the George Post Community Gallery, next to TCAA Offices)

 

 

 

 


Master Class: Now You Hazz Jazz Strings (Ages: 13 to Adult)
Instructor: Grammy Award Winning Musician, Alan Weaver Copeland

Grammy-AwardStudents will be part of a string ensemble performing quintessential jazz and blues gems from the Great American Songbook, and salutes to past & contemporary artists. A short musical evaluation  will be required to register. Rehearsals with a complete rhythm section will happen periodically as repertoire is assimilated As the class progresses, rehearsals will blend into live performances with “Now You Hazz Jazz Piano Vocals,” or other simpatico artists. Grammy Award winning instructor, Alan Weaver Copeland, will guide and accompany students.

 

*Students must provide their own instruments for this class.

 

 


Artist in Residence Workshop Series


Drawing (and painting) on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages: Adult)

Workshop Inspired by Betty Edward’s Book of the Same Name
Instructor: Professional Watercolor Artist, Irene Taylor

DrawRightSide_smUsing Betty Edwards methods, we will learn to access the right side of our brains to see and therefore to draw with confidence. Using a simple still life as our model we will practice with our newly learned skills to draw what we see in front of us. Once you are satisfied with your drawing, we will move on to painting with watercolors and at the same time, learning the basic elements of successful painting with the use of texture, form, shape, color, line and value (tone).

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

$40 for TCAA members
$55 for non-members

Materials list available with registration. Some materials will be available from TCAA.


One Day Print Making Workshops for Children and Adults

Instructor: Professional Artist and Instructor, Sarah Graham
 

MadelynPrintMonoprints and Woodblocks are traditional processes that artists have been used to illustrate books, print on fabric and make compelling imagery. Sarah Graham, our Artist in Residence, will show children how to work with this special medium of expression.

April 27th, one day
1:00 to 3:00, Sunday
for children 8 to 12 years old.
$25  for TCAA members
$35  for non-members

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May 18th– one day
10:30 to 3:00, Sunday
—–Potluck Lunch—–
Adults
$40  for TCAA members
$50  for non-members


Christmas Season–Build a Gingerbread House!


Gingerbread House Workshop
Instructor:  Lu Ann Tillman

Gingerbreadhouse Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun for the whole family. Together you can build and decorate a gingerbread house. We provide the gingerbread, frosting and trimmings; all you need to bring is your imagination. Build a cabin, a cottage, or a mansion, whatever your heart desires and take it home to nibble on through the holidays. We will have a limited number of gingerbread houses, so sign up right away to reserve yours.
Ages 8 to 88 (and up)
One Day Only
December 14th
10:00 to 1:30
Cost: $25 per House,