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Classes​ & Workshops for Adults - Summer 2023

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All classes can be taken online; everyone is welcome. In-studio painting is also available for most classes and workshops. If you are interested in painting live in the studio, please contact CCE for availability and further details.

CCE offers work trade/scholarships (email us to get more information)
 

Weekly Classes

For new and continuing students, ages 18 and up; no experience needed.

Learn to connect with and express your deepest creative self through an intuitive painting process.

CLASS FEES

Online (sliding scale)

Winter / Spring 2024:

4-week series: $170 - $220 sliding scale

8-week series: $320 - $400 sliding scale

In-studio (includes all materials) :

Winter / Spring 2024:

4-week series: $240

8-week series: $450

For in-studio participation contact CCE for availability

Tuesdays   6p - 8:30p

led by Maria Freebairn-Smith

Online and in-person at our new Sonoma County satellite studio
1405 Cooper Rd.
Sebastopol, CA

Winter:

4-weeks series:

Jan 9 - Jan 30, 2024
Feb 6 - Feb 27, 2024

8-weeks series:

Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2024
 

Spring:

4-weeks series:

Apr 16 - May 7, 2024

Wednesdays   10a - 1p

led by Claudia Erzinger

Online (in-person possible - let us know if interested)

Winter:

4-weeks series:

Jan 10 - Jan 31, 2024
Feb 7 - Feb 28, 2024

8-weeks series:

Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2024

Spring:

4-weeks series:

Mar 6 - Mar 27, 2024
Apr 3 - May 1, 2024 (no class on Apr17)

8-weeks series:

Mar 6 - May 1, 2024 (no class on Apr17)

Thursdays   6p - 8:30p

led by Claudia Erzinger

Online and in-studio

Winter:

4-weeks series:

Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2024
Feb 8 - Feb 29, 2024

8-weeks series:

Jan 11 - Feb 29, 2024

Spring:

4-weeks series:

Mar 7 - Mar 28, 2024
Apr 4 - May 2, 2024 (no class on Apr18)

8-weeks series:

Mar 7 - May 2, 2024 (no class on Apr18)

Fridays   10a - 1p

led by Claudia Erzinger

Online and in-studio

Winter:

4-weeks series:

Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2024 (no class Jan 12)
Feb 9 - Mar 1, 2024

8-weeks series:

Jan 5 - Mar 1, 2024 (no class Jan 12)

Spring:

4-weeks series:

Mar 8 - Mar 29, 2024
Apr 5 - May 3, 2024 (no class on Apr19)

8-weeks series:

Mar 8 - May 3, 2024 (no class on Apr19)

Introductory/Community Classes


"Tending the Creative Fire"

For new and continuing students; guidance for those new to intuitive painting and/or new to painting at home.

Saturdays, 10a - 12:30p

Feb 10, 2024, online and in-studio with Claudia Erzinger

Mar 9, 2024, online and in-studio with Claudia Erzinger

Apr 13, 2024, online and in-studio with Claudia Erzinger

May 11, 2024, online and in-studio with Claudia Erzinger

Fee: $45 - $65 sliding scale.

For in-studio participation contact CCE for availability.

1-Day Workshops

"Painting from Within - Come Play with Color and Paint"
For new and continuing students. Offered online and in-studio.

Saturdays, 10a - 4p

Jan 27, 2024  with Claudia Erzinger 

Feb 24 , 2024  with Claudia Erzinger

Mar 23, 2024 with  Claudia Erzinger

Apr 27, 2024 with  Claudia Erzinger

Fees:

Online $90 - $145 sliding scale

In-studio: $95 - $150 sliding scale (includes all materials)

For in-studio participation contact CCE for availability

Special Theme Workshops

"Chocolate & Painting -- Enliven your senses”

Offered in-studio. 

Co-taught by Claudia Erzinger (painting) and Alyssa Cox
(chocolate making)

 

Saturday, February 10, 2–5 pm.

 

Fees: $75-95 sliding scale (includes all materials)

 

In this workshop you'll get in touch with your senses by  exploring the smell, texture, and taste of chocolate. Then you'll bring that heightened awareness to the painting process. Top off the afternoon by decorating a few of Alyssa's chocolate creations to take home and enjoy!

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2-Day Mini Intensive

"A Deepening into Intuitive Painting"

for new and continuing students. Offered online and in-studio.

Co-taught by Claudia Erzinger and Maria Freebairn-Smith

May 25–26, 2024
July 27–28, 2024

December 7–8, 2024

Daily Schedule:

Morning session, 10a - 1p
Afternoon session, 2:30p - 5:30p

 

Fees: 

Online: $265, discounted rate: $245

In-studio: $295 (includes all materials), discounted rate: $275

To receive discounted rate, pay in full one month in advance (Apr 25, Jun 27, Nov 7)

For in-studio participation contact CCE for availability

Weekend Women's Retreat 

"Essensual - Igniting the Inner Fire"

A women's painting retreat amongst the redwoods

Come explore and express your creative nature through intuitive painting in a beautiful setting among the redwoods. Enjoy delicious plant-based and gluten-free meals, gentle walks in the trees, and hot tubs under the stars.

 

Retreat led by:  Claudia Erzinger and Alyssa Cox

Painting facilitated by: Claudia Erzinger

Food by: Chef Alyssa Cox

Dates: June 21-23, 2024

(arrive Friday 1pm, depart Sunday 3pm)

Salamander Camp, Santa Cruz mountains

 

Cost: Sliding scale $525 - $775 (Included are painting materials, food, camping-style lodging)

 

Accommodations: camping-style - large sleeping yurts with beds for those who wish to sleep inside, and others may camp on the property in tents or cars.

You may check out the website of Salamander Camp for more Info.

 

Beginning and continuing painters welcome

Max 12 participants


Committed to the Core—Intensive Inquiry through Intuitive Painting


April–December, 2024
Led by Claudia Erzinger and Maria Freebairn-Smith
Application deadline, February 25, 2024 - It is not too late to join - please contact us.
Informational Zoom meeting, Wednesday, February 7, 7–8 pm Pacific Time
 

We are offering a new program for experienced painters: Committed to the Core—Intensive Inquiry through Intuitive Painting. Members of the program will each develop and commit to a personal 9-month plan for ongoing painting, including three 5-day intensives. We would love for you to join us and reinvigorate your commitment to living fully through the mystery and wisdom of the painting practice.
 

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