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Sold Out – Next-Level Acrylic Painting

January 11 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, January 11th – February 29th
 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Melisse Herman
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $190 / $275 / $350
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

Registration for this class is sold out. If you would like to be notified if a slot opens up, or if we run this class again, please fill out the waitlist form at the link below.

Financial Aid Sold Out

About the class

You have a basic understanding of how to use paint and you are beginning to grasp ideas around color. What is next? This class will expand your knowledge of color theory, and ways to approach different subjects in a variety of ways. You will be challenging your ideas about shape and value. Bring your paint, brushes, curiosity, and let’s have some fun with painting. This class is suitable for those with some experience in acrylic or oil painting.

Please view the supply list to learn what materials to bring to class. If you would like to take this class but find the cost of the paint is prohibitive, you can arrange to use shared materials by sending an email at least one week before the start of class to

Please see the supply list here to learn what materials are needed for this class. If the cost of materials would preclude you from taking this class you can arrange to use studio materials by sending an email to at least one week prior to the class meeting.

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.

About the instructor

Melisse Herman

Instructor / Artist

Melisse Herman works with themes of Absence and Presence, compelling a dialogue in which the viewer draws their own meaning from each work – engaging with what is first unseen, then subtly visible, and finally clear. Melisse graduated with distinction from California College of the Arts, and received her MFA with honors in painting and drawing from Mills College. She has exhibited on both the East and West Coasts and has featured in a number of significant collections, including the Chevron Corporation and the United States Embassy in Hong Kong. She helped to compose a young adult novel, and has taught at both California College of the Arts and Mills College as well as other institutions for over 35 years.

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