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•Acrylic Painting Workshop: Instructor encourages participants to learn the techniques and to add their own style and to express their feelings in their artwork.

2 classes Saturday and Sunday May 21, 22, 2-4 pm for $200 + $20 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adults and teens 16 plus.

Saturday and Sunday May 21, 22, 2-4 pm

•Family Mixed Media Workshop: Start the summer making art as a family! Introduction to watercolors, pastels, and color pencil techniques. Create beautiful and fun paintings, learn new art skills, and take home a complete project after each class. Family class for parents/caregivers and children 6-13 years old.

4 classes June 13-17, 2-4pm for $200 per family.



Call 707-459-1726 or email



2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

June 10, Ruby Ming, M.A., will show you how Japanese art highly influenced Impressionism in the 19th century.  Ruby is a frequent speaker in the Bay area, currently teaches at San Francisco State, and is employed at the San Jose Quilt Museum.

The Willits Center for the Arts presents paintings by Salvador Andrade and Nancy Collins

Salvador’s show was in March of 2020 and had to be closed because of the pandemic.  He is back two years later with new works and new looks.  His portraits of women range in size from 48” to an incredible six feet.  His remarkable lines and colors combine to make thought-provoking faces of women in different and curious expressions. 
Nancy Collins's stunning watercolors are usually painted with warm colors toward the center of the painting and cooler colors around the parameters, giving the illusion of a glow. Nancy teaches her technique around Mendocino, and she will be holding classes at the WCA in June this year.
Collin’s and Andrades’ work will be on view at the Art Center from the 29th of April through May 22nd.


Join us for the opening reception for the artists Saturday, April 30th, between 6 and 9 pm. 
This May the Willits Center for the Arts Gift Shop Gallery is featuring the Steampunk Jewelry of coastal resident Annette Jarvie

Annette describes her unique work this way:

“My work is a mash-up of the Victorian Age of Invention, Futuristic Punk Rock, and Steampunk.  My pieces incorporate fine metals, salvage, Victorian antiques and found objects, rolling up American culture into a tiny package.”

Also be sure to check out the Online Gallery celebrating Mendocino Artists. 50 artists offer over 400 unique items for sale. There are some great gifts here to browse through.




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classes and events have resumed