Nimbus Arts, a community-based nonprofit, ignites artistic expression across the Napa Valley.

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CL 00 Open Studio - "JUST DO IT!"

An ongoing workshop and learning space for all you enthusiastic ceramicists! Just sign in and get your hands in the mud. Consult our dynamite experts, express what you’ve learned, try new skills, and expand your clay life. Not enrolled? No sweat, you can learn more about our program by playing in clay for a day. $30 drop-in 
CL-00 Ages 12 – Adult every Monday 6:00 – 9:00 pm ongoing series (Please note no class on May 14th)




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Monday 6:00 – 9:00 pm ongoing series (Please note no class May 14th)


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12 - &up Callnan III 3/26 - 9/24 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $30.00 View

CL 1 Foundations in Clay - Teen/Adult

In this class students will be introduced to the joy of working with clay, beginning with hand construction and attachment techniques. Then, get your artistic juices flowing as we master the basics of throwing, creating both sculptural and functional forms: bowls, cylinders, vases, bottles and other goodies! This is an inspiring and versatile medium and a great class for those with little or no wheel experience.  $30/class or $150/6 class pass (good for 3 months) $15 materials fee/bag–o–clay with plenty of reclaimed clay available for free!

CL - 1 Ages Teen/Adult Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm ongoing series   (Please note – no class on May 9th)





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15 - &up Callnan III 3/28 - 9/26 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $30.00 View
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13 - 99 Callnan III 3/28 - 9/26 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

CL01 Clay Additional Studio Time
 

WANT MORE CLAY “TIME” ON YOUR HANDS? We are opening up our doors for additional  studio time! – For all of you seasoned ceramicists and students that just cannot get enough…

Nimbus is now offering open studio time so that you may work on your projects more often. This will be an open door format with no instruction present, to allow our clay community some extra tranquil workspace time. This is designed for experienced ceramicists only, who have familiarity with Nimbus studio. A studio visit during normal class time will be required prior to enrollment. (Clay purchases must be made through our office, and firing your wares will be handled within our regular Nimbus class scheduled firing. We welcome students and artists alike!  $30/visit or use your class pass!

Register here and we will contact you to finalize the registration and payment. 

CL- 01 Ages Teen/Adult Mondays 10:00am – 3:00 pm ongoing (Irregular schedule through summer months/check with Nimbus office.  Unavailable May 14th)



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CL- 01 Ages Teen/Adult Mondays 10:00am – 3:00 pm ongoing

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TBD 3/26 - 9/24 Mo 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $0.00 View

FIRE 2 Metal Arts Lost and Found

Join us as we repurpose some of greatest pieces of art are laying about in our daily lives. Come learn the basics of welding, cutting and forming metal to create whimsical garden animals, garden décor, or fabulous abstract sculptures from found metal from old tools, and car parts, and other scrap found treasures. While you create you will learn the fundamentals of welding, plasma cutting, including technology, common terms, safety, and effective tool use. This class is 30,000 degrees of fun! $270

FIRE – 2 Ages Teen/Adult Tuesday August 14, 21 & 28 6:00-9:00 pm



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13 - &up TBD 8/14 - 8/28 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $270.00 View

MM 2 Introductory SoulCollage® Workshops
SoulCollage® is a process of playing with collected images to convey a narrative mosaic on a personal deck of collaged cards.  Speaking through images becomes an invitation to uncover metaphors and personal storylines.  Joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, your dreams, and spirit.  It is a fun and transformative process that provides artful meaning in a fun and creative way. $35

 MM-2 Ages Teen/Adult | 2nd Saturday of each month 9:30 – 12:30pm   Bring a sack lunch to keep the creative juices flowing)

NO CLASS: May 12th.



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2nd Saturday of each month 9:30 – 12:30pm (please bring a sack lunch to keep the creative juices flowing)

NO CLASS: May 12th.


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18 - &up TBD 8/11 - 8/11 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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TBD 9/8 - 9/8 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View

MO 1-6 Mosaic Quick Start Classes

Mosaic Quick Start Classes

Instructors: Nimbus Arts’ Marvelous Mosaic Team

Join us for our studio intro class to the basics of mosaic.  This 3-hour class will give you a taste of mosaic art , and is perfect for anyone wishing to explore this exciting art form, and believe that once you try it, you will be hooked!!  In this class you will make a mosaic that we will apply to your choice of, a trivet or garden stone. You will learn the basics of design, materials and tools used, techniques of cutting. $45
MO – 1
Ages Adult  Tuesday March 27 5:30-8:30 pm

MO – 2 Ages Adult  Friday April 20 5:30-8:30 pm

MO – 3 Ages Adult  Wednesday May 23 5:30-8:30 pm

MO – 4 Ages Adult  Monday June 4 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MO – 5 Ages Adult  Thursday July 12 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MO – 6 Ages Adult  Friday August  17 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nimbus Arts’ studio will then grout and finish your work for you to pick up!

Or for your next step, master finishing your work in our Cementing/Grouting classes Coming Soon



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18 - &up Nimbus 8/17 - 8/17 Fr 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $45.00 View

MO 7 Summer Party Mosaic Glass Votives

Give an inspired gift this season, something beautiful to illuminate those summer nights and parties, that your friends and family will cherish: a glass mosaic candle holder.  In this class you will use beautiful translucent colored glass to create designs of lasting beauty. Tools and supplies will be provided, and the finished product will be up to two 4” x 4” glass candleholders. Class include wine and snacks, so bring your friends for a creative evening together! $55

MO – 7 Ages Adult Saturday August 18 1:00-4:00 pm



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18 - &up Pentland 8/18 - 8/18 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $55.00 View

NIP 1-6 Nip & Sip Series - Weekend fun for all!

Nip & Sip Series - Weekend fun for all! You have heard about our Sip & Paint Series… Join us as we are step it up and offering another tasty art and wine selection for you to enjoy!

Make a little mosaic magic! In these mosaic workshops, students will learn the basics of mosaic techniques and create lovely treasures. Our “mosaic tasters” will give you a great sense of how fun and simple it is to make mosaic art (while sipping some fine Napa Valley wine!)   Theses classes will teach you how to work with and nip glass and ceramic tiles to create bright and whimsical designs. Leave your completed mosaic with us, and we’ll do the messy cementing and grouting, and then come pick up your masterpiece in one week. $50 - all materials & wine included. 

(Shipping can be arranged for an additional fee)

 

NIP – 1 Ages Adult Saturday March 17 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NIP – 2 Ages Adult Saturday  April 14 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NIP – 3 Ages Adult Saturday  May 26 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NIP – 4 Ages Adult Saturday June 23 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NIP – 5 Ages Adult Saturday July 14 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NIP – 6 Ages Adult Saturday August 18 5:30 – 7:30 pm




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21 - &up Nimbus 8/18 - 8/18 Sa 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM $50.00 View

PD 0 Life Drawing – is back by popular demand!

WOW- This figure drawing series is FREE due to the generosity of a Nimbus donor/supporter! PLEASE RSVP as space is limited!

Instructors: Oscar Aguilar Olea, Melissa Baker, Mercedes Baker & other guest instructors!

THE HUMAN FORM is the most basic and beautiful of subjects for artists of every skill level, trained or beginner. These classes offer drawing in a wide variety of media, and provide individual attention and critique as well as group appreciation and comment. These studio sessions will be serious but delightful evenings of figure studies built around professional live models. We will cover gesture drawing, anatomy and proportion, please bring your own materials or call for a suggested list. WE are offering 12 sessions

PD - 0  Teen/Adult First Tuesdays of the month Beginning April 3rd 6:30 – 8:30 pm Special visiting artist



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WOW- This figure drawing series is FREE due to the generosity of a Nimbus donor/supporter! PLEASE RSVP as space is limited!


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21 - &up TBD 8/7 - 8/7 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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21 - &up TBD 9/4 - 9/4 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View

PD 2 Paintworks – “All paint media”

A great class for new students interested in honing their painting skills, as well as for those wanting to “brush up” on some new ideas. We will explore a stimulating diversity of subjects - landscape, abstract, figurative, and still life, using a variety of painting media: watercolor on paper, acrylic on canvas, and oil on board. Come join the fun and watch you skill grow!

$20/class $80/5 class pass (pass good for 3 months)

PD – 2 Ages 8 to Adult Thursday 3:30 – 5:15 pm

No Classes May 3, 10, 17 (Classes recess for summer June 7 and will resume September 6)


 




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8 - 99 Pentland 3/22 - 9/27 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $80.00 View
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8 - &up Pentland 3/22 - 9/27 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $20.00 View

PD 3-5 Tiny Shiny Classes! - A Nimbus Favorite!

Our "Tiny Shiny" class introduces resin as a finish medium for your “tiny” works of art. The process of pouring resin can be applied to multiple mediums, and has a glowing glass-like finish that is unique and visually stunning.   Students will create art on small wooden panels using acrylics, inks, paint pens, stencils and other mixed media.  Then our shiny experts will lead you through the steps of applying resin to your works of art, which will enhance the color and add dimension.  All experience levels are welcome.  All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring in your works-in-progress that you would like to resin finish. Come join the fun! $55 INCLUDES a glass of tasty Napa Valley fine wine!

 

PD - 3 Adult Saturday April 28, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

PD - 4 Adult Saturday July 21, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

PD - 5 Adult Saturday August 4, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

 





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18 - &up Baker 7/21 - 7/21 Sa 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM $55.00 View
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18 - &up Baker 8/4 - 8/4 Sa 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM $55.00 View

PD 6-11 The Art and Fundamentals of Hand-lettering

We'll break down the basics as we study of the art of hand lettering. Using custom practice worksheets and traditional tools, pens, nibs, and brushes, you will create your own unique alphabet to adorn personal posters, decorative post cards and more. We will practice artful hand lettered drafting techniques and create several quotes to take with you at the end of class. $25

 

PD – 6 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday March 17 1:30 – 3:30 

PD – 7 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday April 21 1:30 – 3:30 

PD – 8 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday May 19  1:30 – 3:30 

PD –9 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday June 16 1:30 – 3:30 

PD –10 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday July 21 1:30 – 3:30 

PD –11 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday September 15  1:30-3:30

 



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13 - &up Hearn 7/21 - 7/21 Sa 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM $25.00 View
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13 - &up Hearn 9/15 - 9/15 Sa 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM $25.00 View

PD12-13 Family Master Painting Fun Day!

You and your whole family can master “The Masters” In this arty afternoon of fun meet the art world’s heavy hitters in this spirited approach to artistic invention and learning. Students will produce their own masterpieces while sketching, painting and discovering the connection between creativity and history. We will inspire by looking at the styles of the world’s greatest artists, and explore work from each art movement. Expect to be inspired by everything from the watery pastel images of Monet to the abstract portraits of Picasso. Be prepared! You may even see the family cat as a cubist feline. $35/person or $90/family

PD –12 All Ages Sunday May 27th 9:30-noon

PD – 13 All Ages Saturday July 28 9:30-noon



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6 - &up Pentland 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View
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6 - &up Pentland 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $90.00 View

PD14-16 Summer Watercolor Workshops

Come and cool off this summer with a lively focus on watercolor painting. Using professional grade materials, you can learn techniques to create a watercolor inspired by fresh summer flowers and scenery.  We will cover a variety of techniques, wet on wet, dry brush, masking, and learn to layer colors without losing vibrancy. Join us for a creative afternoon or two to delve into the magic of watercolor painting. $35

 

PD - 14 Ages 11- Adult  Friday July 6th 1:30-4:00 pm

PD - 15 Ages 11 - Adult  Saturday July 28th 1:30-4:00 pm

PD - 16 Ages Adult  Monday September 3rd 1:30-4:00 pm

 



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11 - &up Pentland 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $35.00 View
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18 - &up Pentland 9/3 - 9/3 Mo 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $35.00 View

PM 1 Linoleum Block Printing!
 Learn to design, carve, and print bold Linoleum Block Prints!  Block printing allows an artist to make an unlimited number of prints without ever touching a computer!  In this class you will learn to compose and draw engaging images that you will be able to reproduce with colored inks, on a variety of materials.  Once your image is drawn on your linoleum block, we will use traditional cutting tools to carve out the negative spaces of your image.  The areas left un-carved will accept rolled on inks, and then we’ll transfer your design onto printmaking papers, or cloth.  Join this special experience and printmaking class! $85

PM- 1 Teen/Adults Wednesdays June 6,13, 20 6:30-8:30 pm

PM - 2- Teen/Adults Wednesdays August 1, 8,15  6:30-8:30 pm



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13 - &up Serrano Pagniucci 8/1 - 8/15 We 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $85.00 View

SIP 1-7 Sip & Paint Series Continues – Weekend fun for all!

Enjoy masterfully designed wines while studying the masters! What better place to have a “Sip & Paint” experience than in the Napa Valley!  This no-experience-required 2 hours of pure pleasure is a perfect way to unwind with friends and share an evening of fun! Grab those pals and join us at Nimbus for an evening of creativity, Napa style! Great party event too! $38

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Want a special party for you and your friends or workmates? We can create an event just for you! Contact info@nimbusarts.org for more Sip & Paint party information!

Sip – 1 Adult Saturday March 3 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 2 Adult Saturday April 7  6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 3 Adult Saturday May 5 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 4 Adult Saturday  June 2  6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 5 Adult Saturday  July 7  6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 6 Adult Saturday  August 4  6:30-8:30 pm

Sip – 7 Adult Saturday  September 8  6:30-8:30 pm



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21 - &up Hearn 8/4 - 8/4 Sa 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $38.00 View
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21 - &up Hearn 9/8 - 9/8 Sa 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $38.00 View