Classes & Workshops for Adults
NEW: Currently classes are held online until further notice. Set up your Home Painting Practice!
We hope to start classes in July or August at the studio again and are in the process of creating a safe environment for all. Some classes will continue online only!
Setting Up for Painting via Zoom Meetings
The experience of painting together online will be different from what you are used to if you have been painting in the classes. But our intuitive voice—our process of tapping into creativity—can find its way, even in this virtual space.
You don’t need to create your own Zoom account, but you will need to download the Zoom Client software. Please register for the classes and workshops you want to attend using the registration button. CCE will send you an email with a link which will prompt you to download the Zoom software and enter the meeting.
Painting Materials and Home Setup
You can use whatever paints, brushes and paper you have on hand; you can even use crayons, markers, pens, pencil. If you'd like to replicate the Painting Studio as much as possible, view our materials recommendations.
- Weekly Classes -
Summer and Fall 2020 - all classes and workshops are taught online through September 20th.
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Intuitive painting classes. Explore the creative process using tempera paint on paper. To learn more check out our home page and you may check out a video by Barbara Kaufman :
All classes and workshops are open to new and continuing students
Summer: 2 week sessions through end of August, 2020
Fall: 3 or 9 week sessions September 22 - December 3, 2020
2 week session rate for extension: $75–$110 sliding scale
3 week session rate: $110 - 160 sliding scale
9 week session rate: $ $320 - 450 sliding scale
Continuing students not registered for a class session may drop into any summer class (sliding scale $40–$55)
Work trade/scholarships available (please email us to check for availability - no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Tuesday Mornings - online classes only
9:30 am–12:30 pm, led by Jan Haller
Summer 2 week session : August 18 & 25, 2020
Fall 3 week session: September 22 - October 6, October 13 - October 27, November 10 - November 24, 2020
Fall 9 week session: September 22 - November 24, 2020 (no class on November 3)
Wednesday Mornings - online and when available in studio as well
9:30 am–12:30 pm, led by Claudia Erzinger
Summer 2 week session : August 19 & 26, 2020
Fall 3 week session: September 23 - October 7, October 14 - October 28, November 11 - November 25, 2020
Fall 9 week session: September 23 - November 25, 2020 (no class on November 4)
Thursday Mornings - online and when available in studio as well
6:00-8:30 pm, led by Claudia Erzinger
Summer extension 2-week session : August 20 & 27
Fall 3 week session: September 24 - October 8, October 15 - October 29, November 12 - December 3, 2020 (no class on Nov 26)
Fall 9 week session: September 24 - December 3, 2020 (no class on November 5 and 26)
Friday Mornings - online only (through the end of the year)
10:00 am–1:00 pm, led by Claudia Erzinger
Summer 2 week session : August 21 & 28
Fall 3 week session: September 25 - October 9, October 17 - October 30, November 13 - November 27, 2020
Fall 9 week session: September 25 - November 27, 2020 (no class on November 6)
- Outdoor Painting Session -
"Painting together in a garden painting space, we can truly feel our feet
grounding in the earth, as we turn attention inward to follow the creative
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Oakland / Rockridge
July 18, 2020
August 29, 2020
Cost : $55-75
Led by Claudia Erzinger
Open to new and continuing students, space is limited.
The outdoor painting boards/set ups will be spaciously placed throughout the garden. People are asked to wear masks and hold to social distancing guidelines. Everyone will get an ice cube tray with high quality tempera paints and a set of brushes or you may bring your own.
The painting session will be held in the same spirit as we teach at the painting studio and the online classes.
- One-Day Workshops -
"A Burst of Creativity"
This workshop will be initially online but also moved to studio when available.
For those of you who want to try painting at home supported online and are new to it we will cover how we’ll work together online. We will talk about the painting process and how to use materials and set up the space at home. The rest of the time we will be painting! If you have already been painting from home you can still join this class. You may lower the volume for the first part and start painting right away. When we move into the studio you can join online or in person.
Sundays, 10 am - 3:30 pm (new times!)
September 20, 2020 led by Jan Haller - taught online
October 18, 2020 led by Claudia Erzinger - taught online and when available in studio as well
November 15, 2020 led by Claudia Erzinger - taught online and when available in studio as well
$50-70 sliding scale for online / painting from home
$70 in person at the studio
Open to new and continuing students
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- August 5-Day Painting Intensive -
"Rekindle the Fire of Creative Expression"
Saturday–Wednesday, August 8-12, 2020 - taught online
Morning session, 10am–1pm
Afternoon session, 3–5:30 pm
Evening open studio, 7–9pm
Led by Claudia Erzinger
For new and continuing students
Register by July 25, 2020*
Fees, sliding scale: **
- Full intensive: $500-550
"Tending the Creative Fire"
An invitation to gather online from near and far to tend the creative fire with paint or other materials.
Sundays 10 am - 12 pm, led by Jan Haller and Kyle Martin - taught online
Sliding scale : $15-35
Open to new and continuing students
July 26, 2020 led by Jan Haller
August 23, 2020 led by Kyle Martin
October, 2020 led by Jan Haller
November, 2020 led by Jan Haller
“Opening to the Present Moment through Meditation and Painting”
On hold until further notice
Sundays 10 am-1 pm, led by Carol Gerstein
Sliding Scale: $20-$40 sliding scale
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