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  • Advance registration for ALL classes, events, social play. NO WALK-INS.

  • Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test no older than 24 hours.

  • Face covering required when entering the center and in all common areas. Masks may be removed inside the center at each individual's discretion.*

  • All individuals are subject to a temperature screening.

*applies to fully vaccinated individuals

iPhoneography IN-PERSON

Learn to use the camera you have with you all the time!


With your iPhone you can create spectacular photographs everywhere you go. You can easily practice and add to your visual memory and storytelling – every single day. This two-hour class will help you with the nuts and bolts: how to take a great shot on your iPhone, how to organize and edit photos on your phone, and tips on how to share photos.


Please bring your charged iPhone, Apple user ID and password with you for this hands-on class.

Wednesday, June 8. 10:00am-Noon.

$15/M, $20/NM.

About Your Instructor

Kim SignoretPaar uses her camera to create images that provoke aesthetic emotions. She won her first competition with a B&W photo of a boy in a tree when she was thirteen. With a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, she went west in 1980. Her career in California and Mexico focused on public relations, publishing, and fundraising. Since 2009, Kim has immersed herself in photography and in the summer of 2014, she won Best of Show at the International Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. In addition to competing and showing her photography in various venues, Kim teaches iPhoneography at the UC San Diego Retirement Center. She is currently president of Poly Photo Club at Balboa Park.


Acrylic Pour Workshop, IN-PERSON


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.

Instructor: Beverly Brock

Friday, May 20. 2-3:30pm.

$10/M, $20/NM per class. All materials supplied.

Supplemented by the Marilyn Nass Creative Arts Fund.

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Digital Art Creation Using iPhone/iPad, IN-PERSON


Explore your inner photographer! Bring your photos to class and learn how to merge 2 or 3 images into one, using the elements of each picture that you love! Come to class with two (2) pictures already in your photo gallery; 1. a picture of the sky with clouds, 2. a picture of a tree or your favorite picture.

This class is lead using an iPhone. Apps required to take the class: 

Distressed FX*



Class requirements: iPhone, Apple ID and Password.

*Some applications used to create your digital art have an additional fee

Instructor: Beverly Brock

Thursday, May 26, 1-2:30pm.

$10/M, $20/NM. 

Supplemented by the Marilyn Nass Creative Arts Fund.

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Watercolor with Wine Wednesdays 4 Week Course, IN-PERSON

Practicing art is just like learning a new language: you must practice every day. Art is a journey, not a destination! Come to experiment, explore, challenge yourself! Play, learn, gain understanding and confidence as you play & paint. See materials list online. All levels welcome. Instructor: Minnie Valero.


4 Week Course. Wednesday, May 4, 18, 25 and Tuesday, May 10. 4-6pm.
$49/M, $59/NM.

Supplemented by the Marilyn Nass Creative Arts Fund.

Click here for a list of materials needed.


About Minnie Valero: Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Minnie Valero immigrated to the US with her family, and pursued a career in public high school education while obtaining master’s degrees in English and Linguistics, Counseling and Educational Policy from UCLA.  Now, she divides her time between her home in California, and her travels around the world (when allowed), painting and teaching art in French, Spanish and English.  


Artist Statement: I enjoy working with watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oils, artfully blending classical and contemporary. I let the painting choose the medium. Portraits, landscapes, figures: my divergent interests in genre stem from a deep love of the interplay of light, shadow, mood and drama, always trying to convey harmony in the composition. I am a contemporary impressionist. The challenge of doing something unusual, and sometimes working with found mediums keeps my work fresh, relevant, and ever evolving. I am now working with original pigments from Nepal. We will see where this leads. I paint with pleasure and passion. Learn more at www.minnievalerofineart.com

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Painting from the Model, Uninstructed, IN-PERSON

Test your figure drawing or painting skills in this uninstructed painting session. Models vary and will be costumed or nude. No matter what your level of expertise (or lack thereof), 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.


Fridays, 10am-1pm. Reservations required to secure your spot.

Please email Dottie Stanley at dottieaartist@gmail.com
Free/M, $5/NM. Participants split the model fee.

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