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Acrylic Painting Open Studio

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Receive a discount if you register ahead of time online! Click on the “Register Here” button and select the date/session that you would like to attend.

Painters of all levels are invited to join our Thursday evening drop-in group where we paint, celebrate and argue like we’re in Paris in the 1890’s! Enjoy some wine and cheese while you find your own unique painting style. Collaborate and refine new ideas. Learn about the creative potential of acrylics. New artists are always welcome! Bring your own supplies if you have them, or use what is on-hand in the studio.

Stay firmly in your path and dare; be wild two hours a day!
 -Paul Gauguin

Chris Cheek

Artist / Instructor

Chris Cheek taught art at Analy High School for 22 years; opened and ran an art supply store for 9 years; and designed, built and sold high end furniture made from reclaimed wood. Chris has always painted and made stuff. He says he refuses to leave his studio unless it is for something really worthwhile – like facilitating this group!

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

October 5 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Chris Cheek
Room 208, Print Studio
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
All Levels
Drop in Fee: $20
Online Registration: $15
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

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