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 December 24, 31)




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Monday 6:00 – 9:00 pm ongoing series (Please note no class on December 24, 31)


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Studio 3
12 - &up Callnan III 10/1 - 3/25 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 Oct 31))





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(Please note – no class on Oct 31)

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Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
15 - &up Callnan III 3/28 - 9/26 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $30.00 View
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Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
13 - 99 Callnan III 3/28 - 9/26 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View
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Studio 3
15 - &up Callnan III 10/3 - 3/27 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $30.00 View
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Studio 3
13 - 99 Callnan III 10/3 - 3/27 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $150.00 View

CL 9 Dia de los Muertos Candle Holders

Dia de los Muertos Candle Holders

Instructors: Anne Pentland

These traditional candelabra continue to fascinate us all! Tree of life sculptures can take on many forms and are a lot of fun to construct! Your family will cherish this heirloom piece of art designed around the traditions of this historical art from Mexico. We will hand build these treasure in clay with added elements including leaves, flowers, birds, and fruit, and traditional skulls. We will finish them with bright underglazes and a clear glaze coat. Great family activity!  $65

CL- 9  Ages 8 and up Saturday October 6, 9:30- 12:00 pm for construction; Sunday, October 21  10:00 – 12:00 pm for glazing (younger children welcome if accompanied by an adult partner)



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**Advance registration required. Minimum number of students necessary to run class.

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Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
8 - &up Pentland 10/6 - 10/21 Sa Su 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $65.00 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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Studio 3
18 - &up TBD 10/1 - 3/25 Mo We 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $30.00 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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Studio 1
16 - &up Hinz 10/13 - 10/13 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Studio 1
18 - &up Hinz 12/8 - 12/8 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Studio 1
18 - &up Hinz 1/12 - 1/12 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Studio 1
Hinz 2/9 - 2/9 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 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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Studio 1
21 - &up TBD 10/2 - 10/2 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $0.00 View
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Studio 1
21 - &up TBD 11/6 - 11/6 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 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3


 




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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
8 - 99 Pentland 3/22 - 9/27 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $80.00 View
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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
8 - &up Pentland 3/22 - 9/27 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $20.00 View
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Studio 1
8 - 99 Pentland 10/4 - 3/28 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $0.00 View
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Studio 1
8 - &up Pentland 10/4 - 3/28 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $20.00 View

PHO 1-3 The Language of Photography - Developing One’s Personal Vision
Due to popular demand we will continue our photography class for novice and experienced photographers alike! The focus of this three-week course is to help local photographers develop their personal work through critique and discussions about the language of photography suggested by class members’ work. The course is intended to deepen students’ relationship to photography, both as image makers and appreciators, and also to generate community amongst Napa Valley photographers. There is no prerequisite for this course other than an interest in making photographs that better express one’s ideas, emotions and visions. All levels of photographers are welcome. $75

 

PHO-1 Ages Teen/Adult Sundays 9/30, 10/7, 10/14  5-7 pm

PHO-2 Ages Teen/Adult Sundays 11/4, 11/11, 11/18  5-7 pm  

PHO-3 Ages Teen/Adult Sundays 12/2, 12/9, 12/16  5-7 pm



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Studio 1
13 - &up Baum 9/30 - 10/14 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View
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Studio 1
13 - &up Baum 11/4 - 11/18 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View
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Studio 1
13 - &up Baum 12/2 - 12/16 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View
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Studio 1
13 - &up Baum 1/13 - 2/3 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View
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Studio 1
13 - &up Baum 2/17 - 3/3 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View

SCR 1 Special SoulCollage® Artist Retreats

Special SoulCollage® Artist RetreatsPerfect for experienced soul collagers or anyone interested in learning more about using collage and journaling for self-exploration, growth and personal discovery.

This Fall weekend retreat is inspired by the themes of gratitude and Celebrating Community. The earth is shedding her bright vibrant greens for the golden cloak of fall colors. As we move into this season we are invited to reflect and express gratitude. 

This Winter, as the first days of the New Year unfold we will be exploring the theme of Being Resolute. Together we will explore images and create collages to set intention for the year ahead

We hope you'll join us at an exclusive property overlooking the Napa Valley for one or both of these unique weekend retreats.

Retreat activity options  -

Full Retreat - Friday & Saturday (2 workshops, 4 meals, housing) | $350

Open Studio - Friday 1 - 5 p.m. (workshop & potluck dinner) | $75

Day-long Workshop - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (workshop & 2 meals) | $125

* Overnight housing available for a very limited number of participants

Materials packet available upon request. $25

 

SCR-1 October 5 & 6  | Celebrating Community

See our monthly schedule and descriptions of our SoulCollage® workshops in our mixed media listings 

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



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Special Venue
18 - &up TBD 10/5 - 10/6 Fr Sa Overnight $350.00 View
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Special Venue
18 - &up TBD 10/5 - 10/5 Fr 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM $75.00 View
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Special Venue
Special Venue
18 - &up TBD 10/6 - 10/6 Sa 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM $125.00 View