Canvas Design & Wine

Canvas Design & Wine with Dottie is an upbeat creative class for both the artistic and not so artistic.

Come learn the basics of acrylic painting from an award winning artist, while enjoying the company of friends. You will leave the class with your own painting. Students are guided through a step by step process to recreate the nights painting.


Monday, March 30, 6-8pm.
$20/M, $25/NM. 

Cost includes all materials.

Registration Required (858) 459-0831

Taught by Dottie Stanley

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Painting from the Model

Come and test your figure drawing or painting skills. Paint directly from a costumed or nude model.  No matter your level of expertise or experience, Dottie Stanley welcomes you to join us where other professional artists as well as beginners experience the thrill of painting directly from a live person posing for you.

No cost to you for painting; however, we do split the model’s fee-among artists there.  Charges could range from $12 to $20, depending upon the number of artists sharing the model’s fee. 


Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Reservations required.

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Acrylic Pour Workshop

Taught by Beverly Brock

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Call it fluid art, liquid art, or acrylic pouring, there’s nothing more satisfying than creating abstract masterpieces by letting pigment run amok. This form of abstract art uses acrylics with a runny consistency to create psychedelic paintings. There are endless creative possibilities thanks to different ways to combine acrylic paints and there’s something so satisfying about watching it spill across a surface.

Saturday, March 21. 2-4pm.

$35/M, $45/NM.

All materials supplied.

Registration Required (858) 459-0831

How to Start a Painting

Taught by Nicole Caulfield


Class concentrates on shape, value and color using acrylics. 

Every Monday 10:30am-12:30pm.


Cost includes all materials.

Registration Required (858) 459-0831

Paint the Masters

Taught by Nicole Caulfield


Class will focus on famous works created by master artists.

Every Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm


Cost includes all materials.

Registration Required (858) 459-0831

Fearless Sketching

Taught by Minnie Valero


You will be sketching objects, plants, flowers, buildings and people around us, fearlessly. Many famous painters realized that a sketch carries the weight of your spirit, dreams, desires, concentration; it accompanies you so you are not alone, and you build confidence in yourself. Sketching is a habit that shows what you see, how you feel, and it becomes your friend.

Date pending

$100/M, $120/NM. Drop in $35/M, $45/NM.

Collage Painting

Taught by Peggy Hinaekian

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Come and learn collage painting technique with Peggy Hinaekian, award winning, international artist. Be guided step by step to create original paintings using acrylic paints, and colorful papers and cloths. 

Date Pending

$30/M, $35/NM per class.

All materials supplied.