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Teens


Bothe Park Teen Overnight Experience

You'll love your time out of doors at beautiful Bothe Park in this 3 day camp.  Your days will include hiking plus camping on Thursday in the local forest, learning survival strategies, swimming, plus the chance to get involved in art, drama and music as well   Expect to meet new people, be creative & have fun.  

Snacks and overnight meals are provided.  You will need to provide lunch each day, hiking shoes, hat, overnight gear, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel and personal provisions. $250/person

Ages:13-18 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday August 1-3

(Wednesday 2pm to 6pm, Thursday 10am till Friday at 6pm)

If enrollment is low we may have to cancel this camp.  Make sure to get the word out!



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You will need to provide lunch each day, hiking shoes, hat, overnight gear, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel and personal provisions.

Ages:13-18 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday August 1-3

(Wednesday 2pm to 6pm, Thursday 10am till Friday at 6pm)

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Bothe State Park
Bothe State Park
13 - 18 TBD 8/1 - 8/3 We Th Fr Varied $275.00 View

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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Nimbus Arts (Ceramic Studio)
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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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

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

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

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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
18 - &up TBD 8/11 - 8/11 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Nimbus Arts
Nimbus Arts (Main St)
TBD 9/8 - 9/8 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
18 - &up Pentland 8/18 - 8/18 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $55.00 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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
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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Nimbus Arts (Main St)
13 - &up Serrano Pagniucci 8/1 - 8/15 We 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $85.00 View