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

Teens


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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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 17-20 Kids Clay!

Here is an opportunity for younger ceramics lovers and enthusiasts to continue to hone, create and play while learning techniques in clay. These clay crafters will improve their skills and continue to explore the wonders of constructing vessels, bowls and cups, as well as other whimsical sculptural forms. 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 learning to throw on a wheel and study glazing techniques to add color to their creations.  So get those young hands into clay this season! $150

CL – 17 Ages 8 and up Thursdays January 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21 3:45 – 5:45pm
CL – 18 Ages 10 and up Thursdays January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 5:45 – 7:45pm
CL – 19 Ages 8 and up Thursdays February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 3:45 – 5:45pm
CL – 20 Ages 10 and up Thursdays February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 5:45 – 7:45pm



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Studio 3
8 - &up Ballere 1/24 - 2/14 Th 03:45 PM - 05:45 PM $150.00 View
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Studio 3
10 - &up Ballere 1/24 - 2/14 Th 05:45 PM - 07:45 PM $150.00 View
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Studio 3
8 - &up Ballere 2/28 - 3/28 Th 03:45 PM - 05:45 PM $150.00 View
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Studio 3
10 - &up Ballere 2/28 - 3/28 Th 05:45 PM - 07:45 PM $150.00 View

CL 5-9 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- 5  All Ages  Sunday October 14 1:00 –3:30 pm
CL- 6 All Ages  Saturday November 17 1:00 –3:30 pm 
CL- 7    All Ages Sunday December 9 1:00 –3:30 pm
CL- 8 All Ages Sunday January 13 1:00 –3:30 pm 
CL– 9 All Ages Sunday February 3 1:00 –3:30 pm



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Studio 3
TBD 11/17 - 11/17 Sa 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $0.00 View
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Studio 3
TBD 12/9 - 12/9 Su 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $0.00 View
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Studio 3
TBD 1/13 - 1/13 Su 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $0.00 View
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Studio 3
TBD 2/3 - 2/3 Su 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $0.00 View

CL11-12 Tuesday Clay Day-Open Studio for Kids
Every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 we will open the studio for you to come and make some clay masterpieces. You will explore pinch pot, slab and coil techniques and maybe take a turn on the wheel. Each week there will be a new thing to explore or make. Come get your hands dirty with clay.  $120/session
CL - 11  Ages 8 and Up 4 week session Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 November 6,13, 27 & December 4
CL - 12  Ages 8 & Up 4 week session Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 January 15, 22, 29 & February 5



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Studio 3
8 - &up Dennett 11/6 - 12/4 Tu 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $120.00 View
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Studio 3
8 - &up Dennett 1/15 - 2/5 Tu 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $120.00 View

CL13 Everlasting Snowman Cocoa Cups
Create a holiday keepsakes that will charm the socks off Frosty himself with these precious ceramic snowmen cocoa cups! Create your one of a kind lidded cup ready to fill with something yummy for yourself, or to share with family and friends… A treasure for years to come! $35
CL - 13  Ages: 7 and up  Saturday November 10   10:00 – 12:00 (Children 6 & under welcome if accompanied by an adult partner)



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Saturday November 10   10:00 – 12:00 (Children 6 & under welcome if accompanied by an adult partner)

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Studio 3
7 - &up Ballere 11/10 - 11/10 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View

CL14 Fall Leaf Platter, Plate & Bowls
Celebrate the beauty of fall and create something to serve up your holiday fare.  Learn the art of hand construction while you press and roll out leaves in clay to create a unique fall themed leaf platter, plate or bowl. Finish your creation with painted glazes or an iron oxide finish, then fire, glaze and use. $35
CL – 14  Ages Teen/Adult  Sunday November 11 10:00-Noon



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Sunday November 11 10:00-Noon
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Studio 3
13 - &up Dennett 11/11 - 11/11 Su 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View

CL15 Happy Holiday Gingerbread Houses

Using charming gingerbread house templates, we will work to build slab clay 3-dimensional houses and decorate them with all the “gingerbread” trim and clay candy forms to resemble a ho ho holiday keepsake… one to treasure for holidays to come!  This is a two-part class: one to build your tabletop house sculpture, and a second class to color glaze.  These beauties will be ready in time for your holiday celebration or gift giving! $75

CL- 15 Ages 10 – Adult Friday November 30, 4-6pm, sculpting, and Friday, December 14, 4-5:30pm glazing

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Friday November 30, 4-6pm, sculpting, and Friday, December 14, 4-5:30pm glazing

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Studio 3
10 - &up Pentland 11/30 - 12/14 Fr 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $75.00 View

CL16 Ceramic Haniwa Soldiers
In ancient Japan these clay soldiers were created to decorate gravesites. This style was so popular they were soon depicting people from everyday life. Use inspiration from the examples given or create your own using slab and coil construction. Decorate your soldier with lively underglazes or rub on some iron oxide to complete. Once fired and glazed you can take your soldier home to decorate your garden or house. $60
CL – 16 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday, January 12 & 26 10:00 - 12:30



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Saturday, January 12 & 26 10:00 -12:30

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Studio 3
13 - &up Dennett 1/12 - 1/26 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $60.00 View

CL21 Ceramic Bird Houses
Get ready for spring and make a lovely handmade ceramic birdhouse, a cozy home ready for the spring blooms. We will use slab and coil techniques to construct these small abodes, then under-glaze them for a splash of garden color. $55
CL - 21 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday February 9, 1:00-4:00
 

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Saturday February 9, 1:00-4:00

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Studio 3
13 - &up Dennett 2/9 - 2/9 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $55.00 View

GF 1-2 Intro to Basic Glass Fusing

This fun and easy 3-hour class teaches fusing basics and gives students an opportunity to experiment and create a lovely fused glass treasure. Students will get an informative presentation on fusing history, types of kilns, and glass characteristics. You will learn to use a wide range of fusible glass materials including compatible sheet glass, frits and powders, glass rods, confetti and stringers.  We’ll also cover cutting techniques and the use of a myriad of glass tools. Finally you will learn the effects of inclusions, such as metal and gold and silver leaf. $110


GF – 1 Ages Adult  Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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GF –2
Ages Adult  Saturday January 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



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Studio 1
18 - &up Edwards 10/27 - 10/27 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $110.00 View
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Studio 1
18 - &up Edwards 1/12 - 1/12 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $110.00 View

GF 5 Intro to Basic Glass Fusing
This fun and easy 3-hour class teaches fusing basics and gives students an opportunity to experiment and create a lovely fused glass treasure. Students will get an informative presentation on fusing history, types of kilns, and glass characteristics. You will learn to use a wide range of fusible glass materials including compatible sheet glass, frits and powders, glass rods, confetti and stringers.  We’ll also cover cutting techniques and the use of a myriad of glass tools. Finally you will learn the effects of inclusions, such as metal and gold and silver leaf. $95  (bring a sack lunch to keep the creative juices
GF – 5 Ages Teen/Adult Saturday November 17  12:30am – 3:30pm



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Saturday November 17  12:30am – 3:30pm

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Studio 1
13 - &up Hearn 11/17 - 11/17 Sa 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM $95.00 View

GF 6 Fused Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Helen Jane Hearn

Learn the basics of glass fusing while creating up to 3 lovely glass-fused ornaments to enhance your holiday tree, or create that special gift for family and friends. $95

GF – 6 Ages Teen/Adult Saturday December 1 12:00-2:00pm    

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Saturday December 1 12:00-2:00pm
  


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Studio 1
14 - &up Nimbus 12/1 - 12/1 Sa 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $95.00 View

GF 7 Fused Glass Candleholders
Decorate your table with woven glass candle holders.  Have fun using strips of transparent and opaque glass to design and assemble two 5” tall candle holders.  Examples of designs will be provided to help spark your creative genius.
Includes all materials for two 5”high candle holders plus two votive candles. $95
GF – 7 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday December 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Saturday December 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Studio 1
13 - &up Edwards 12/8 - 12/8 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $95.00 View

GF 8 Fused Glass Baskets
This workshop is a great opportunity to make a beautiful piece of glass art to decorate your home or to give as gifts to your family or friends.  Create a 12 inch basket using strips of transparent and opaque glass.  Examples of baskets showing possible patterns will be provided.  However, this is a perfect opportunity to channel the creative “you” and develop your own design.  Includes all materials for one 12” basket. $110
GF – 8 Ages Teen/Adult  Thursday, February 21, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm



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Thursday, February 21, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Studio 1
13 - &up Edwards 2/21 - 2/21 Th 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM $110.00 View

Kids Holiday Ornament Activity

St Helena Winter Market Fun!

Kids, create a beautiful holiday ornament while your parents browse through the Winter Market. Join us at the Nimbus ornament making activity table.

Sunday December 2rd 11:00am to 2:00pm $10/child



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Sunday December 2rd 11:00am to 2:00pm 

(ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult partner)

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6 - &up TBD 9/30 - 3/31 Su 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $10.00 View

MM 4 Block Printed Holiday Cards

Season’s greetings.  In this printmaking workshop you will create your own lovely greeting and gift cards while learning a variety of techniques in rubber block printing. Roll up your sleeves and enjoy the magic of personally creating custom handmade cards for family and friends while exploring fine art of printmaking.  $35

MM – 4  All Ages Sunday November 25  1:00 – 3:00 pm (Children 10 and Under must be accompanied by an adult partner)

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Sunday November 25  1:00 – 3:00 pm (Children 10 and Under must be accompanied by an adult partner)

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Studio 1
Hearn 11/25 - 11/25 Su 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $35.00 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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Studio 1
8 - 99 Pentland 10/4 - 3/28 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $80.00 View
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Studio 1
8 - &up Pentland 10/4 - 3/28 Th 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM $20.00 View

PD 4-6 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 – 4 Adult Saturday October 6 3:00-6:00pm
PD – 5
Adult Saturday January 5 3:00-6:00pm
PD – 6
Adult Saturday February 2  3:00-6:00pm





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Studio 1
18 - &up Baker 1/5 - 1/5 Sa 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM $55.00 View
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Studio 1
18 - &up Baker 2/2 - 2/2 Sa 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM $55.00 View

PD 7 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 – 7 Ages Teen/Adult  Saturday January 19 1:30 – 3:30 



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Studio 1
13 - &up Hearn 1/19 - 1/19 Sa 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM $25.00 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 11/4 - 11/18 Su 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM $75.00 View
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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

PM 3 Chine Collé with Monotype or Solarplate
Spend the day learning how to layer paper into your monotype prints with Chine Collé. Using traditional Japanese printmaking papers or found papers we will add another layer of interest to your prints.  We will explore methods of adhering papers in the printmaking process and practice registration techniques to add depth to your prints. Monotype printing experience helpful. Solar plate artists please bring your complete Solarplates (relief and intaglio). Please note we will not be making new Solarplates at this workshop. $130 +$20 materials
Materials fee includes: Rives BFK, Etching inks, printmaking tools, chine collé papers, adhesives.
PM -3 Ages Teen/Adult Saturday February 23 10:00 am – 4:30pm 


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Saturday February 23 10:00 am – 4:30pm 

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Studio 2
13 - &up Bradford 2/23 - 2/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM $150.00 View

PM00 Printmaking Open Studio!

Printmaking Open Studio Hours – Fabulous Instructors available for select sessions!
For all of you seasoned printmakers and students that just cannot get enough…
Nimbus is now offering open studio time so that you may work on your projects more often.  We welcome students and artists alike!  $40/visit  $150/4 session pass
PM – 00  Ages Teen/Adult Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30 pm instructors available on highlighted dates below
December 5th  Nancy Willis     January  9, 16, 23, 30     February  6, 13, 20, 27



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Students must bring their own supplies

Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30 pm instructors available on highlighted dates below
December 5th  Nancy Willis     January  9, 16, 23, 30     February  6, 13, 20, 27

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Studio 2
13 - &up TBD 12/5 - 2/27 We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $40.00 View
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Studio 2
13 - &up TBD 12/5 - 2/27 We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $150.00 View

SC 1 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

 

SC-1 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
18 - &up Hinz 11/10 - 11/10 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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18 - &up Hinz 1/12 - 1/12 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Hinz 2/9 - 2/9 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View
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Studio 1
Hinz 3/9 - 3/9 Sa 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $35.00 View