Giving Tuesday 2019

Everyone’s heard of Black Friday, but did you know that Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) celebrates the beginning of the charitable gift season? It’s a time for you to make your 2019 tax-deductible donations and a critical time for non-profits to secure funding for the New Year.

Youth Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop with Kealoha

Stylistic Elements Workshop Mon-Fri. July 18-July 22, 2022 Week long Workshop $150 Stylistic Elements Workshop, Ages 12 and up. This workshop exposes students to performance poetry, gives them hands-on writing experience, and inspires them to find their own poetic voice. Kealoha will teach attendees to write and perform their own poems, addressing topics that are meaningful to them, from the personal to the universal. His workshops have been used to address such topics as anti-violence awareness, motivation, leadership, and personal exploration. Curriculum is cumulative, each day building on the previous day’s work, and culminating in a performance by the kids on the final workshop day.  “His bond with the kids is amazing…he is quite inspirational.”  –Juneau Arts & Humanities Council   Instructor: Kealoha Location: The Center for the Arts, 314 Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Dates: July 18-22, 2022 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Ages: 12+ Cost: $150 Register   This consentRead More

Summer 2022 Painting, Book Making, Watercolor & More!

Budding young artists paint in acrylics on canvas, recreating their own versions of the works of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet & Picasso! Professional teaching-artists, Eileen Blodgett, Denise Wey and Nancy Schaefer provide the guided inspiration.

Virtual Family Fun Day

Offered four times a year, these are free all-day events geared toward families and introduces many young children in our community to their first-ever arts experience. We offer families the opportunity to participate in healthy art-based activities together, such as face painting, crafts, and a balloon artist and other fun entertainment.

Summer Photography Camp 2022

    Week-Long Summer Camp for Ages 10 – 14 June 13-17 & July 25-29 The Center for the Arts, Center Studios 314 W. Main St. • Grass Valley, CA   Skills You Will Learn: • Learn how to use your digital camera to take better photographs. • Understand aperture, shutter speed, and ISO • Learn lighting and composition techniques • Explore portraiture and landscape photography Prior experience in photography is not needed to enroll in this camp, but all students must have their own digital camera with manual settings to use for the duration of camp. Instructor: Laksmi Greenberg Dates: June 13-17 & July 25-29 Time: 1pm-4pm Ages: 10 – 14 Cost: $175   REGISTER   See More Arts Education ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Laksmi Greenberg has been a photographer for over 20 years. She has been published in National Geographic and has had several gallery exhibitions. She is currently teaching photography at Nevada City School ofRead More

Theater Class Spring 2022 **SOLD OUT**

Bring your curiosity and passion for theater and create a show to perform on the last day of class. In Class you will: • Explore the Principles of Good Acting • Develop Believable Characters • Learn Audition Tips and Techniques • Create and Perform Scenes and Mini Plays • Learn and Perform Songs and Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies Instructor: Dinah Smith Location: Off Center Stage | 315 Richardson St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Dates (16): March 29,31  April 5,7,19,21,26,28 May 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26 Ages: 8 – 14 Cost: $245 Register About the Instructor Dinah Smith – SAG, AFTRA, BA Theatre, MAT Education. As a Director, Choreographer, Actor, Teacher/Coach, Dinah has worked in the Entertainment Industry and as a Performing Arts Educator/performer since the 70’s. She has directed, choreographed, or performed locally for Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, Placer Community Theatre, Lake Wildwood, Synthetic Unlimited, and other independent Producers. She has performed locallyRead More