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By enrolling in a Sonoma Community Center arts education program, I agree to all of the Center’s program policies.  Unless permission is refused in writing, it is understood that the Center may photograph, video, or make an audio recording of the attendee for the purpose of documentation and promotion. 

PAYMENT:

Payment will be accepted by phone (707-938-4626), fax (707-938-4792), mail, online, or in person at the Sonoma Community Center office located at 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.  Registration is not complete until payment is received.

TUITION ASSISTANCE:

For a more just and equitable society: Partnering with instructors from, near and far, in combination with our new virtual programming, has allowed us to reach a more widely distributed, diverse audience and we are now able to offer opportunities previously not available. For long-term sustainable change, our organization is actively investing time and resources to examine our systems and reassess our foundational values.  

For Virtual Classes:  We are proud to offer the Equity in Arts Scholarships (EQARTS21) for our Virtual Classes as a step towards addressing inequities.  This grassroots effort could not be possible without the generosity of the artists who are hired by Sonoma Community Center to teach. 

The Equity in Arts Scholarships only apply to our VIRTUAL classes. To see if a class offers the Equity in Arts Scholarships, look for the phrase “EQARTS Ready” which will be located above the Registration button, next to the price on the class description page.  To use the code simply enter “EQARTS21” when prompted to Enter Code when registering for that class.

To learn more about EQARTS21 CLICK HERE.

For In-Person Classes:  If you are interested in a scholarship for In-Person classes at the Sonoma Community Center please click HERE to apply. We review forms monthly so please fill out at least one month prior to the start date. We will do our best to get you into the class but we can not guarantee a spot.

FEES, CANCELLATION, AND REFUND POLICIES:

Programs may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met by three (3) business days prior to the beginning of the program.  If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and may choose to receive a refund or credit toward a future camp, class, or workshop.  Credit must be used within the following class session and cannot be converted to a refund at a later date.  If a registrant withdraws ten (10) business days or more before the first day of the program, a $20 fee will be assessed against the refund or credit.  No refund or credit will be given for withdrawals less than ten (10) business days before the first day of a program.

Missed sessions will not result in a proration of the total fee.

LIABILITY RELEASE:

It is understood that by enrolling, the attendee/legal guardian agrees to indemnify and hold the Center harmless and release the Center, its officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injury arising out of or in any way connected with participation in the activity.

GENERAL STUDENT POLICIES:

Students are responsible for obtaining materials list from the Center in advance of each course.  Art class students should “dress for mess.”  Students are expected to be on time for all classes and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.  Lectures or demonstrations will not be repeated for students who are tardy or absent.  Students engaging in disruptive or inappropriate behavior may be dismissed from a session or course at the discretion of the instructor.

ART CLASS LEVELS:

Not sure which level is right for you? Here is a guide to selecting a class.

  • All Levels
    • Welcomes participants from beginning through advanced. Instructor provides a balanced and flexible curriculum suitable for participants with any level of experience.
  • Beginning
    • Participant has little to no experience with this medium and needs or expects guidance at every step during the class. Participant wants to learn about materials, techniques, and vocabulary of the medium.
  • Intermediate
    • Participant is comfortable with the medium and expects both guidance and time to work alone with the medium.
  • Advanced
    • Participant is very confident with all aspects of the medium. Participant is self-motivated; ready to experiment and develop their artistic voice.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

For over six decades, Sonoma Community Center has worked to inspire creative expression and enhance quality of life by bringing world class programming to the Valley of the Moon, and to preserve and restore our grand, historic building. 

What people are saying:

“I was very impressed with the session you hosted and have already referenced it multiple times when talking about a standard for leading sessions.” Cheryl Feldman, LMFT, ATR-BC, Northern California Art Therapy Association Board Member

“It has been a joy to be able to do these workshops, and through them, reach a wider audience! Not to mention the fact that the income from these workshops means I can keep the lights on—as a full-time studio artist, this time has been challenging indeed, but these workshops have been a beacon of hope for me and my future as an artist.  So thank you, and the whole crew at the SCC (I sure do miss y’all) for your professionalism, attention to detail, and making the transition to delivering content in this new way, an enjoyable experience! ” –Naomi Clement, Potter & Instructor, Ontario, Canada

“I really love, love, love the content you all are providing. I have a studio at home, but also take a Saturday morning class at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, mainly because of the gas kiln and the relationships I’ve formed over the years.  Of course, classes have been canceled, and I have missed the community.  Your virtual workshops have filled a void for me. SCC is one of the very good things that has come to me out of these strange times. Thank you for adjusting to the new reality and giving me the opportunity to learn from these amazing artists that I probably would not have otherwise.  You made it so easy to enroll and at a reasonable cost…thank you.  Giving these artists income, creating a new revenue stream for SCC, a win for everyone.  Looking forward to seeing what you all do in the future.” –Yvonne Allen, Student, Scottsdale, Arizona

We value our customers.  By enrolling in our workshops, you’re employing the small staff at Sonoma Community Center, a private non-profit, and providing jobs to the artists we partner with. We depend on workshop income, memberships, fundraisers and grants to thrive. Thank you.   If you’d like to learn more about how to support our organization, please contact us.

Brightening lives through the arts, education, and community centered activities.