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Fall 2022 Classes

We have a variety of classes and workshops for all interests and ages!



Creating Collage Papers

This is the first workshop in Catherine’s three-part series. You will learn to paint and alter paper to create interesting patterns and textures.  We will play and experiment by testing different techniques and types of paper, and you will have an opportunity to create your own collection of painted and textured papers to incorporate in your abstract collages or other mixed media art.  This workshop is appropriate for artists working with collage, journaling, altered books, and mixed media painting.

Catherine’s intent is to provide a non-judgmental and supportive setting where participants can challenge themselves to respond intuitively to art, unleash their creativity, and ask a lot of questions.

All materials are provided.


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Date: November 19, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Catherine Cruz

Age / Level: 13 +

Class Size: 12

Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts Classroom, 334 Center St.

Deadline to enroll: November 18, 2022

Fee: $85

Instructor: Catherine Cruz

Informed by more than twenty-five years of experience in the design world, French artist Catherine Cruz takes inspiration from a unique perspective, which spans architecture, interior design, and sustainability. Her art work is informed by textures and patterns created by the passing of time and the effects of the natural elements on the built environment. A walk in any city, San Francisco, New York, or Paris, is always a source of inspiration. In the process of observing the contrast between new and old architecture, the textures of walls, the torn posters, and the typography on the storefronts, she creates her own visual vocabulary that she utilizes in her mixed media work. Collage is the most fun and liberating media. She has led art workshops for children and adults for the last four years both in France and the US.