Adult Workshops

This program provides a variety of creative workshops for Mariposa County adults. Previous workshops have been focused on Transfer Making, Plein Air Oil Painting in Yosemite, Leather Mask Making, Acting Fundamentals, Stage Craft (set building), Metal Clay Jewelry Making, Ceramics, and Short Story Writing.


Please email Anna at to get on our Brush Bar list.

Please click here to register!

Next Brush Bar events:

Thursday, January 19

Monday, January 23

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased in our secure online shop and at the Arts Council office (2nd floor of Chocolate Soup). These events have been selling out quickly, so we recommend signing up soon.

The painting for the January Brush Bars is the Yosemite Valley Chapel in winter (see below). 


Brush Bar is a painting workshop (with wine). Participants will be given step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful finished painting, ready to hang on the wall. All materials included. One glass of wine included.

Participants are welcome to arrive at 5pm for dinner and/or wine (dinner not included in price of ticket), meet the instructor, meet other participants, and ask questions. Instruction begins at 6pm and will be held in the upstairs loft of 1850. If you plan on eating dinner before class, please arrive promptly at 5pm as we cannot have food in the workshop space. 

Instructor: Moira Donohoe

Cost: $45 (cost includes all materials, instruction, and one full glass of house red or white wine). $40 for Mariposa County Arts Council Members. Participants must register at least one week in advance.

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If you are 55 years and older, please consider taking our free digital photography classes, F/STOP. Please click here to learn more about F/STOP.

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