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JULY 12-16 9am-12:30 Ages 6-14 TAUGHT BY ANN MAGLINTE

Do you have or know a child who loves to be creative?
Have them join us at ART CAMP!
What could be better for a young artist than the opportunity to spend one whole week doing art? And after Art Camp is over they will have new skills and songs to sing all summer! We will tailor the instruction to the age and skill level of the child.

Ann has been an art teacher for all ages, preschool through high school for over 40 years.  She is in her sixteenth year of teaching watercolor at Mendocino college, and my 5th year teaching at River Oak Waldorf Charter School in Ukiah.
Everything the children need including all art supplies and a healthy snack with individually packaged snacks is included. Each child will also be given their own pan set of watercolors to use after camp is over. Everything your child makes is theirs to take home in a portfolio that they create. All the social distancing protocols will be followed.
Each day we will do two art projects and have time for free drawing, outside giant bubble fun, movement, and silly songs.  Careful instruction from myself and another art teacher will guide their way as they enter the world of art.  We will explore chalk & oil pastels, acrylic paints, fabric dyeing, paper marbling, Waldorf watercolor, and more.  We will study the Great Masters of Art like Monet and Van Gogh.
Tuition: $170 +$25 materials and snacks fee. Total cost of camp per week: $195. Siblings? $10 off per family. A $50 deposit will hold your place. We have scholarships of up to $50 for each child. We encourage you to apply. The Willits Center for the Arts wants to make art a part of every child's life.

Sign up by June 15 and receive a $10 discount per family. Space is limited, please sign up early! Email this form to amaglinte1115@gmail.com
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Covid Protocols for Kid's Art Camp
We will be upstairs at the art center and we will have the door and windows open. It is a very large room and we will socially distance. We have lots of table space.  We have 2 bathrooms and will encourage hand washing.  We will have hand sanitizer available. All snacks will be individually packaged. I will take temps in the morning with a non-touch thermometer. We be outside and inside. We will follow whatever mask ordinance is current in July. 



Closing Reception Friday June 18 6-9pm

for Daphne Gillen/Gail Rushmore Show

Opening Reception Friday June 25 6-9pm

for Nancy New/Anita Elliot/Suzie Marquess Long Show

(based on projected June 15th State Reopening)

GREAT ROOM AND CLASSROOM RENTALS are Resuming March 22, 2021 at 25% Capacity

Call 707-459-1726 or email manager@willitscenterforthearts.org


 MONTHLY ART TALK 2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

On June 11th we will cover Neoclassicism, Romanticism, along with those artists who opened the door to Impressionism. 

The Willits Center for the arts presents Gail Rushmore and Daphne Alexander in Confabulations, a mix of made-up memories.


The team has been waiting two years to present their work at the WCA.  Last year’s show was cancelled because of the virus.  This year, as we start to see more people coming to the WCA we see more opportunities to begin evening openings by July this year.


Daphne Alexander has been a supporter of the WCA for years, donating to auctions and placing work in group shows. From Redwood Valley, she lives with her husband, Brian, on an art filled world with sculpture, ceramics, and mosaics created by them both.  She will be featuring her humorous ceramics of dogs, rams, and demons.


Gail Rushmore from Ukiah will display her portrait paintings of women along with ceramics and sculpture.  Gail tells us, “In my best artistic moments, I am unbound by media and my joy is in the creative process, exploring different ways to tell a story.  Being multi-faceted, a true Gemini, I am semi scattered yet able to focus. I love the spontaneity of paper and paint, the thought and planning process involved in mixed media assemblage and the challenges of working in clay."


Opening May 28th 2021.

Stop in to see the show Fridays through Sundays from 11 am until 5 pm.  Only 6 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time.  Masks are mandatory.

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.

The current Photo Club Show is open now through July. 

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classes and events resuming at 25% capacity starting 3/22/21