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ADULT CLASSES

Introduction to Ceramics – Adult

If you’re ready to get your hands in clay, this is the course for you! Students will explore multiple hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Surface decoration and high fire glazing will also be demonstrated.

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

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Adult Advanced Ceramics

The advanced class is designed to further explore the skills taught in the Intermediate Ceramics course. Students will be introduced to more extensive hand building and wheel throwing techniques. New surface and high fire glazing techniques will also be presented.

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

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Adult Scuplture

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

Adult Sculpture – General

Learn fine art of sculpting with clay. During this inspiring course, students will explore several sculptural ceramic techniques including coil building, hard and soft slab construction and extrusion.

Adult Sculpture – Figure

Students will have the opportunity to work with a figure model and learn techniques to portray the human body and facial features. If you already have a project in mind that you would like to explore for this class, bring a sketch or photo reference with you to the first class.

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Fused Glass – Adult

Week 1  Terminology, studio tour, Design, Cutting, Grinding, Assembly, Load kiln – Small 4” square plates. 1 or 2 depending on time.

Week 2   Talk about previous project, prepare molds, load kiln, 5-6” plate. Strip cutting and assembly. Ready for kiln.

Week 3   Talk about previous project, votive with 2 layers of glass and design elements.

Week 4   Talk about previous project.  Discuss up-cycling of used items, e.g. bottles for platters, spoon rests, lights or candles. Demo bottle cutting and separating.

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Joy of Watercolor I

This 4-week class welcomes both new and experienced painters. Students will experience the beauty of watercolor while learning vibrant color mixing methods, as well as core expression and painting compositions techniques.

Students will have the opportunity to have both in-class room instruction and “plein air” lessons within the property and courtyards. Enjoy the beauty of watercolor while learning vibrant color mixing , brush work and techniques that will enhance your painting experience.

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Joy of Watercolor II

For those who have painted (even a bit) in Watercolor and would like to learn new skills, enhance your personal style and explore new techniques, this class is for you!

Karin will be demonstrating and sharing individual instruction in mixing vibrant colors, strong design and sharing the impact of light and shadow….all to enhance the “Joy of Watercolor” !

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Pastel Painting

If you have never tried pastels or looking for a new medium to try – All levels are welcome! Our focus will be on Landscape Painting. All materials are included – plus you get to keep your pastel set at the completion of the course.

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Drawing for the Adult Beginner


Learn expressive ways to “SEE” the world around you and then to DRAW IT!! Step by step techniques, easy and fun projects for all to enjoy!
Finish with completed drawings ready to frame!

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Refer to our Studio Policies for further information.  All student will be required to fill out a Liability Waiver prior to the class starting.

Our art classes serve all the communities of Coachella Valley: Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Coachella, Thermal & Mecca.

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