Classes + Workshops

Classes at MBNCA

Our classes are fun, affordable, and designed to be accessible for artists of all levels! Most classes are ADA accessible and can accommodate students of all visual abilities. We believe ART is for EVERYONE!

Classes for children and adults available, as well as private instruction in many different artistic mediums.

Art classes and private instruction also available for children and adults with disabilities by experienced educators in the field.

Email to inquire or register!

Regular Workshops


Pure Beeswax Candles are the healthiest wax to burn, do not give off any carcinogens, and smell lovely.

You can make a taper in less than 15 minutes. Drop by anytime MBNCA is open, 12-6, Tues. through Sat.

Cost:  $10. Includes instruction, supplies and leave with your beautiful candle!

Special Workshops


MBNCA received a $6000 grant to create a women’s circle to meet weekly during July and August to “translate” photos from the Women’s March January 21st into fabric art that will be included in our annual Please Touch tactile art exhibit this fall!

Arpilleras are patchwork images historically created by groups of women called Arpilleristas in many countries in South America. While many arpilleras depict scenes of daily life, arpilleras were also used in Chile as a subversive art medium by women during the Pinochet regime in the 70s and 80s.

Each participant will work on a 18 x 18 square and learn the applique and embroidery techniques to make this a memorable group learning. Our lead teacher, Peruvian artist Fresia Valdivia, will work with each participant to share their ideas and knowledge about this one-of-a-kind historical and empowering project.

Class will take place at the gallery on Saturdays, 10:30 to noon, with lunch to follow.

Email Barbara if you want to participate, at

General Class Fee Structure
Unless otherwise noted, classes are priced at a sliding scale structure to ensure access to quality arts experiences for ALL. When you email to register, don’t hesitate to ask questions. You decide what you are able to pay, no questions asked.

$10 to $20 for one hour class
$15 to $35 for two hour class

Some classes have an extra $5-$10 supply fee (depends on the class).