The trees are turning their lovely warm hues of orange, gold and yellow and as an artist I am inspired to go out and capture those colors in my work!

Hopefully as a MAN member or patron of the arts you are all inspired too. The holidays are upon us and I wish all the very best season of goodwill and cheer. Let's all go out and get artin'!

All of the FALL children classes are SOLD OUT and we are on the final leg of our "free" grant sponsored classes for the fall. The Saturday morning classes for children and the afternoon classes for adults have been filled to capacity, with a waiting list for many classes.

Come on in and buy your artwork and Christmas ornaments early!

We wish to once again thank The Community Foundation for their continued support of MAN's mission of community outreach to bring the visual arts to residents of our mountain communities. Many thanks to Dave Wescott & Kandra Scullin, who will be offering the final two culminating classes....a mural focusing on the children's personal heritage and
building a portfolio of artwork from the classes they attended over the past two months. It's been a great series! A week-long show of student work will be featured in the gallery windows this coming January 2016.

Planning is now underway at the Community Arts Center (CAC), for our next series of Winter and Spring classes for 2016. Most will have a modest tuition fee of $10 - $15 per session, depending on the length of the class. We are also reaching out to Artists/Teachers who have previously taught in the CAC, for new Saturday classes beginning February 6th and ending on May 20th. If any other gallery artists or MAN members would like to offer a class to teach during this time, either to kids or adults, please contact Dave Wescott .

Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the San Moritz Arts and Crafts show in Crestline, CA. It will be Nov. 27th, 28th and 29th. Friday and Saturday hours are 10-4 and Sunday 10-3. The show will host a variety of craft and art vendors with over 40 booths. So if you need a Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping get-away. BE THERE!
Art Class for Children - starting in February 2016
from 10am-11:30am

for any of these classes. Additional info on flyer.

02/20: Dye a Shirt Without Dye - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
02/27: Collage on Fabric - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
03/05: Jewelry Bracelets/Key-Rings - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
03/19: Explore Chinese Brush - $15 materials included (Alma Borcuk)
04/02, 04/16 & 04/23: Drawing from the Imagination - $45 materials included (John Arthur)

Art Class for Adults - starting in February 2016
from 1:00pm - ending time vary - see registration for more info

for any of these classes.
Additional info on flyer.

02/20: Dye Silk Without Dye - $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
03/05 & 03/12: Printmaking II - $50 materials included (Dave Wescott)
03/19: Chinese Brush - $20 materials included (Alma Borcuk)
04/02 & 04/16: Explore Drawing - $30 materials included (Brian Harris)
04/23: Batik on Canvas - $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)

Impressionism: Up-Close and Personal
An Evening of Painting, Appetizers & Wine

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Download Flyer

Registration opens: December 1, 2015.

Price: $45.00
Limited to adults 21 years or older
Maximum number of students: 18

This course comes after the very successful Picasso and Matisse classes taught by art instructor, David Wescott.“Impressionism: Up-Close and Personal" will be an evening of enjoying food, wine, and painting instruction. You will need to bring an old apron, all other materials will be supplied.

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

- please contact Jon Olson if interested in attending

This morning Open Studio Time on Mondays is available at no cost for Gallery and MAN artists to stop by with their materials and work with other artists on personal projects.

Please contact Jon Olson for additional information.

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY - Sumi-e & Chinese Brush Painting
Alma Borcuk, Instructor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Teens & Adults

Alma Borcuk is offering her Sumi-e and Oriental Brush Painting class for older teens and adults on Wednesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Location varies if 6 or less students. See Alma's website for more details. Alma will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding enrollment. Contact

Alma Borcuk is a nature artist whose painting style is much influenced by Asian painting techniques. Recently, her focus has been on traditional Sumie and Chinese brush paintings. She studies under premier master of Chinese brush painting, Dr. Ning Yeh who is known for his Emmy Award winning PBS art show and author of several art books.
Phone# 909-336-9289

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Darlene Kraft, Instructor

Darlene Kraft welcomes any gallery or MAN artist to help her on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.

Please contact if you can donate any time to help. It is a very
rewarding way to sp

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