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

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Bothe Nature Camp

Join us for the 20th annual Nature Camp at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park.

Enjoy hiking, swimming, art & crafts, drama, puppetry, wilderness & native american garden studies, stewardship, music, pioneer history, games and so much more. $250

NC 1:Ages 6-12 July 30 to Aug 3, 9:00-5:00



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July 30 to Aug 3, 9:00-5:00

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St. Helena Hwy No, Calistoga, CA 94515  

 

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Bothe State Park
Bothe State Park
6 - 12 TBD 7/30 - 8/3 Mo Tu We Th Fr 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $275.00 View

CA 2-3 Clay & Play

Here is an opportunity for younger ceramics lovers to
create and play while learning techniques in clay. Sometimes
it just feels good to mush and mash, but don’t you
worry, we will help your little clay crafters make wonderful
sculptures and tiny vessels or cups. While learning
basic hand and coil construction, and with an added bit
of imagination, students will design lavish ceramic lovables
all their own. Students will also spend some time
on glazing techniques to add color to their creations.
Get your hands in clay, it’s a great way to play! $165
CA-2 Ages 5–7, Monday–Friday, June 18-22, 9:30am–12:00pm

CA-3 Ages 8-13, Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 9:30am-12:00pm




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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
8 - 13 Ballere 7/23 - 7/27 Mo Tu We Th Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $165.00 View

CA 7 Sculpture Camp


In this larger than life 3D camp we will delve into the world of sculpture from the classical marbles of Michelangelo to modernist and abstract materials and forms. Our young sculptors will spend a full week carving, molding, and amassing materials to create sculptures of every design and constructed dimension. From armature to architecture, our students will create works of art that stand tall. We will use clay, plaster, metal, wire, wood and stone. And we will turn up the heat and include special guest artist metal work demonstrations and activities! $310
 CA –  7 Ages 7–13, Monday–Friday July 16-20 9:00am–3:00pm 




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Monday–Friday July 16-20 9:00am–3:00pm 



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880 College Ave
Barn
7 - 13 Nimbus' artsy crew 7/16 - 7/20 Mo Tu We Th Fr 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM $310.00 View

CA 8 Master Artist Camp

The Baker sisters do it again at Nimbus with their extraordinary mixed media art camp! Your young artists will meet the art world’s heavy hitters in this spirited and inquiring approach to artistic invention. Students will produce their own masterpieces - sculpting, sketching, and painting while discovering the connection between creativity and history. We will inspire our artists by looking at the styles of the world’s greatest artists, and explore work from each art movement. Expect everything from the watery pastel images of Monet to the abstract portraits of Picasso. Be prepared! You may see the family cat as a cubist feline. $190
CA- 8 Ages: 8 - 13 Monday - Friday July 23 - 27 1:00-4:00 pm
 




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Monday - Friday July 23 - 27 1:00-4:00 pm


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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
8 - 13 Baker 7/23 - 7/27 Mo Tu We Th Fr 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $190.00 View

CA 9 Discover Treasure Island-Robert Louis Stevenson journey through literary magic

“X” Marks the Spot! All-aboard for a week-long journey with our famed local author, Robert Louis Stevenson’s, Treasure Island. Your wee-buccaneers will explore this classic tale of adventure with a little help from Nimbus Arts’ Captain & Crew. Using wood, wire, plaster and an assortment of wonderful mixed media exploration, your buccaneers will create their own miniature Tropical Islands and inhabit them with their own cast of characters. We’ll construct ceramic treasure chests, wooden ships, and of course, there will be a full horizon of painting & drawing. As we read chapters from Stevenson’s adventure, our crew will be introduced to colorful characters such as; Long John Silver, Black Dog, and Billy Bones with a special sojourn to the RLS Museum!. All mates aboard our camp will create treasure map board games and other precious artistic booty as we sail the high seas of creativity ending of course… in a high seas treasure hunt! $310

CA 9 Ages 6-13 July 30-August 3 Monday - Friday 9:00-3:00



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July 30-August 3 Monday - Friday 9:00-3:00

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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
6 - 13 Nimbus' artsy crew 7/30 - 8/3 Mo Tu We Th Fr 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM $310.00 View

CA10 Farm Fresh

Dig in and belly up for culinary arts and garden science on the farm! We will cook up some real fun experiencing our ranch-hand style of culinary arts with our dynamic professional chefs! Using the seasonal goodies available from the farm, students will craft, plant, cook, pet and paint, exploring the nature and flavors of the summer’s bounty. Study the science of bees and the perfection of pies, pasta, and home made cheeses during this wholesome education in agriculture. Subjects in sustainable farming, nutritious food choices, and the importance (and deliciousness) of eating locally will be shared. Special surprise guests will be sprinkled throughout the week, as well as armloads of tasty treats for your kitchen. $310
CA – 10 Ages 6 – 13 Monday - Friday August 6-10  9:00 - 3:00 pm 



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Monday - Friday August 6-10  9:00 - 3:00 pm 


Be sure to send your farm hands with comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen & hats.

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880 College Ave
Barn
6 - 13 Nimbus' artsy crew 8/6 - 8/10 Mo Tu We Th Fr 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM $310.00 View

CL 4-8 U-PAINT Pottery

HEY HEY Come Paint Some Clay - That’s right, bring a friend and come in for some pottery studio fun!

Instructors: Nimbus studio artists

Nimbus is creating a  “you paint” pottery experience right here in St Helena. Bring your family and friends in to select from a fun assortment of bisque ware to design and paint, then we will fire and have it ready to pick up the following week! Great activity for adults and children alike, out of town guests, and birthday fun!  $10 and up Prices based on wares chosen.

Bringing a group of 5 or more? Let us know and we will pull out all the stops! 

*Please note children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult partner.

CL – 4  Sunday March 18 1:00 – 3:30 pm

CL – 5  Sunday April 8  1:00 – 3:30 pm

CL – 6  Sunday June 3  1:00 – 3:30 pm   – Great Fathers Day Gifts!

CL – 7  Saturday July 14 1:00 – 3:30 pm

CL – 8  Saturday August 25  1:00 – 3:30 pm



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 *Please note children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult partner.

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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
Nimbus' artsy crew 8/25 - 8/25 Sa 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $0.00 View

PD 1 Draw + Paint + Construct

1st Wednesdays – Drawing Club fans grab a pencil and join our cherished instructors for a bit of drawing

2nd Wednesdays – Paint Works gang let our amazing instructors help guide you as you learn to capture the feeling of light, color, atmosphere, shape and imagery to express your ideas.

3rd Wednesdays – Construction Open Studio, spend time constructing sculptural models of your own design. We will provide weekly projects to study and build using wood, glue, and hand tools. Plenty of technical & inspirational support on hand.

4th Wednesdays – Crazy Mixed bag of art. We will explore fun and fabulous art projects that might include any or all of the above!
$12/class or $50/5 class pass (pass good for 3 months from date of first use)

 PD-1 Ages 6 and up,Wednesdays ongoing 3:30 -4:45 pm. (Classes recess for summer June 6 and will resume August 22)

No Class: May 9 & 16







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Wednesdays ongoing 3:30 -4:45 pm.

 


 

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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
6 - 12 TBD 3/28 - 9/26 We 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM $12.00 View
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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Main St)
6 - 12 TBD 3/28 - 9/26 We 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM $50.00 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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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
Nimbus Arts (Main St)
8 - &up Pentland 3/22 - 9/27 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $20.00 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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**Advance registration required. Minimum number of students necessary to run class. 


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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
6 - &up Pentland 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View
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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Main St)
6 - &up Pentland 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $90.00 View