March Art Classes at the Community Art Center - read more details here.
Every Wednesday
Oil & Acrylic Painting
with Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor, will continue from 10 AM -1:00 PM for beginners to advanced students.
Every Thursday
Acrylic Painting with Wilma Van Mierlo, Instructor will be added from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM for beginners to advanced students.

Featured Artist: Casey Whitesell
See more of Casey's work

Casey Whitesell, age 30, was born in Riverside, California and moved to Lake Arrowhead with her family in 1996. As a kid, she developed an interest in art, photography, music and theater stagecraft. She graduated from Rim of the World High School in 2007, and in the same year was accepted to the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. While at PCPA Casey took classes in theatrical props design and management, as well as scenery shop, scenic painting and costume crafts. While working in the prop and scene shop, Casey was introduced to welding while learning how to build large sets for elaborate productions that were built out of steel. She first learned to MIG weld, and enjoyed it so much that she wanted to learn more about the welding process and how to work with various metals.

While working in the entertainment industry, Casey started to take classes for welding and started to devote more time to education in the welding and fabrication fields. She took welding classes at San Bernardino Valley College, and in 2016 she enrolled in the welding trade course at The Center of Employment Training (CET) in Colton. In these courses, she learned how to weld using the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes, and graduated from CET’s welding program in 2017.

Throughout the years, Casey has developed a passion for welding and working with steel. She loves TIG (GTAW) welding, and the FCAW/GMAW processes. She has found that she loves to combine art, metal, and her love of nature and animals to create unique wall hangings and sculptures. Casey especially enjoys working with metal because it is a resilient material that stands the test of time indoors and out, and can be altered using so many methods, such as heat, rust treatments or special dyes. She uses reclaimed steel whenever she can, using material that was sourced locally that is sometimes considered useless or trash by other people.

Casey dedicates her artwork to the memory of her little brother, James, who loved to build and work with tools.

AT THE GALLERY & COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER         Follow Us on Facebook    
EVERY WEDNESDAY - Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -12:30PM - Beginners to Advanced


This is an on-going class with one of our Gallery's most prestigious artists, Helga Batman-Koplin. With over 20 years of teaching, exhibiting, demonstrations, and jurying Helga teaches this class at the Community Arts Center class: "Enjoy the art of oil and acrylic painting".

For high school and up; $35 per class or by the month ($125 for 4- 3 hour lessons). Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Helga. Students will learn to produce a painting from beginning to end, from lay out and mixing colors to finish! Contact or call: 909-336-5785

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS)
1st WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS) meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to about 8:00 PM in the CAC.
The first hour covers MAPS events and features an educational presentation on a photography topic of interest.

Each month a photography challenge is given. The second hour gives MAPS members an opportunity to share their challenge photographs with the group. Constructive comments and suggestions facilitate skill development and personal growth.

EVERY THURSDAY - Acrylic Painting
Wilma Van Mierlo, Instructor
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Beginners to Advanced

This is an on-going class taught by an Wilma Van Mierlo, an artist who's paintings explode with emotion, exhibiting nuance and energy. Her interest in art has spanned over 4 decades, in which she has studied all forms of expression. This will be a fun class exploring all kinds of methods and approaches in acrylic painting.

Cost: $30 per class.
Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Wilma.

email: wilvmierlo@hotmail.com
Call: 909-744-9445

 

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Linda Harlan-White, Instructor


Linda Harlan-White, welcome any gallery or MAN artist to help them on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.
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