Featured Artist: David Ficke

David Ficke's thirty years as an environmental educator and life-long wildlife enthusiast have included traveling throughout much of the West. This love of nature and its beauty is obvious in his photographs. Long an advocate of conservation and stewardship of our natural environment, he has passionately taught those principles as a high school science teacher as well as a leader state-wide in California's much admired environmental movement.
As a young man, he discovered Yosemite National Park in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, and it quickly became the home of his heart, the place to which he always returned for inspiration and renewal. As an educator, Dave has been taking high school students to Yosemite every year for twenty five years with the Yosemite Institute program. This nationally recognized, award winning outdoor education program reinforces the standards of field biology and natural history he teaches in his classroom.
His photographs mirror his love of California wildlife. From the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, through the stark and searing vistas of the deserts and oases, to the every-changing Pacific Ocean, Dave has photographed vistas grand and sweeping, as well as those intimate and familiar. He invites his fellow hikers, campers, wildflower seekers, environmental advocates, animal lovers and armchair travelers to relish the wonders of our fast-dwindling natural environment,cherishing what we have and fiercely striving to save it for coming generations.
Dave also does the sports photography for the Mountain News!

See more of David Ficke's work here. and on his website: www.davidfickephotography.com


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Celebrate Summer at our SUMMER RECEPTION!
AUGUST 4, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm

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Meet our phenomenal artists, enjoy cooling refreshments and 15% off all sales!
Plus an opportunity raffle of gallery art including
Helga Batman's Demonstration (wet) painting!

PRESENTATIONS BY:
The Photography of David Ficke
The Animal rescues of Darleen Ortlieb
The Bears of Nancy Anderson

SUMMER ART CLASSES - Registration is OPEN!
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Dates and class descritions are below, please scroll down. All classes are taught by credentialed teachers or working artists, with many years of experience in their specific field of fine art, photography, and decorative arts.
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Summer Art Classes Continue


Our Low-Cost Summer Art Classes at the Community Art Center have been very popular this year with all ages attending.

During the month of August, Terry Williams will be teaching Making Handwire Wrapped Rings on 08/18.

If you miss that class, she plans to offer one more on September 1st.


LOW-COST CLASSES
AT OUR COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

"Scarf Painting with Sharpies" - flyer
"Decoupage with Fancy Bottles" - flyer
"Oil Painting Fun with Helga" - flyer
"Making Handwire Wrapped Rings" - flyer
"Chinese Brush Painting" - flyer

SUMMER ART CLASSES: LOW-COST CLASSES AT OUR COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

SUMMER ART CLASSES - WEDNESDAYS
"Chinese Brush Painting"
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Alma Borcuk, Instructor

Dates: Wednesdays starting June 20 ends Aug. 22, 2018
Hours: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $10 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
06/20 - Plum Blossoms, 06/27- Pandas
07/18 - Iris, 07/25 - Cat,

08/15 - Poinsettia, 08/22 - Squirrel

SUMMER ART CLASSES - FRIDAYS
"Scarf Painting with Sharpies"
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Ruth Woods, Instructor

Dates: Fridays starting June 15 ends Aug. 24, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 10 years & older
Cost: $12 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 10 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
06/15, 06/29
07/13, 07/27

08/10, 08/24

SUMMER ART CLASSES - FRIDAYS
"Decoupage with Fancy Bottles" - flyer
Ruth Woods, Instructor

Dates: Fridays starting June 22 ends Aug. 31, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 10 years & older
Cost: $10 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 10 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
06/22
07/06, 07/20

08/03, 08/17, 08/31

SUMMER ART CLASSES - SATURDAYS
"Oil Painting Fun with Helga"
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Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor

Dates: Saturdays starting June 16 ends Aug. 25, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $20 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
06/16, 06/30
07/14, 07/28

08/11, 08/25

SUMMER ART CLASSES - SATURDAYS
"Making Handwire Wrapped Rings"
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Terry Willims, Instructor

Dates: Saturdays starting June 23 ends Sept. 1, 2018
Hours: 11:00 AM -12:00 Noon - Ages 12 years & older
Cost: $10 per class, materials included
Class Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 12 Students

Classes will be held at the Commuity Arts Center:
06/23
07/07, 07/21

08/18 AND 09/01

AT THE GALLERY & COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
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 - 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.
"PASSION FOR PAINTING" PAINT N' SIP PARTY!
Weekly Thursday Evening Class held at CAC

Enjoy a beverage, and an appetizer as Molly Collins guides you step by step to your own master piece! Girls night out! Date night!
Even Family night available!

BEGINNERS WELCOME!!! and ENCOURAGED!
This value usually $ 45.00 offered now for $ 30.00
All material included.

This class is offered by appointment on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm weather permitting. Please call Molly Collins 909 436-8461 to arrange a class session.



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