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2022 Classes

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

White Freesia II

Current Exhibit

Tania Amochaev - “PARIS “ Street photography  



Pastel Landscape Workshop

In this two-day workshop in pastel, students will work in a cool classroom setting while exploring the medium of soft pastel (not oil pastel). Considered drawing by some and painting by others, using soft pastel presents a number of technical problems that will be addressed during the workshop. Topics will include a thorough review of materials (papers, boards, grounds and the pastels themselves), as well as procedural concerns (working hard to soft, dark to light, blending versus hatching and fixing). The class will work indoors from photographs or previous outdoor sketches. If there is enough interest in this workshop, we will begin offering this class as a series both indoors and outdoor with dates TBD.  All levels are welcome.

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Date: July 23 and 24th, 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Instructor: Clark Mitchell

Age / Level: 14 plus

Class Size: 8 max

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

Deadline to enroll: July 22nd

Fee: $295

Instructor: Clark Mitchell

Clark grew up in the country outside Denver, Colorado, and at a very early age began sketching the beautiful local landscape using a set of fine German pastels given to him by his father. He’s made Northern California his home since the early seventies.

Every year, Mitchell travels to different parts of the country to participate in plein air events. In 2005, he won Best of Show at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, and in 2011, Best of Show at Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.

He’s been designated a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America.