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2022 Classes

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

White Freesia II

Miniatures - Current Exhibit




White Freesia II

Minatures - Current Exhibit




Abstract Collage and the Creative Process

This workshop is designed for people with no previous art experience as well as artists interested in exploring a new medium. Participants will create an abstract collage on a 12”x12” wood panel. They will choose papers from a wide collection of hand-painted, patterned, and vintage papers, selecting images that speak to them, literal images or abstract shapes and patterns.

Catherine provides a non-judgmental and supportive setting where participants can feel comfortable and challenge themselves to respond intuitively to their art while unleashing their creativity. She will discuss layering materials, creating texture, how to create a composition and abstraction, and at the end, they will participate in a group share. All materials are provided.

Explore abstract collage with French artist Catherine Cruz and dive into the creative process and let go of what is holding you back.

We are asking students to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival. Any students unable to be vaccinated due to medical conditions or religious beliefs will need to provide proof of a negative Covid test. Everyone is required to wear masks indoors.

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Date: May 28, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Catherine Cruz

Age / Level: 13 +

Class Size: 12

Location: Healdsburg Community Center

Deadline to enroll: May 27, 2022

Fee: $75 + $10 materials fee (Paid in cash to instructor at beginning of class)

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.