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Mixed Media Exploration

August 17 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Explore original techniques for creating two-dimensional art using fabric, yarn and beads in this three-hour, fun-filled adventure. Glue, stitch and rug latch in various combinations while learning principles of art. Even beginning artists will be amazed at what they can create. No experience necessary! All materials provided. Repeat students welcome. Feel free to bring a snack and water bottle.

Linda Arons

Instructor / Artist

Linda Arons received a BA in Design from UC Berkeley and was an art and elementary classroom teacher for 39 years. While teaching in Oakland, her students created yarn stitcheries depicting San Francisco landmarks for exhibition at San Francisco International Airport. As a gift to the city, her students presented a yarn-stitchery wall hanging, “The Pride of Oakland,” to Oakland’s mayor, Jerry Brown, which remains on permanent display at Oakland City Hall. Based on her book, “Art Projects Made Easy: Recipes for Fun,” she taught classes to elementary classroom teachers at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Upon retirement, she began exploring techniques using fabric, yarn and beads and is excited to share them with others.

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.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

Date: August 17th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Linda Arons
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $45 / $65 / $85
Materials Fee: $5
Financial aid available

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