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 Daisy at phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org to get on our Brush Bar list.

Summer Brush Bar Schedule:

July 27 (canceled due to fire)
August 3 & 10
The Alley’s outdoor patio, Mariposa

August 8
Chocolate Soup Garden, Mariposa

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

Painting for July 27 and August 3: Summer in the Meadow

Painting for August 8 & 10: Yosemite Falls

Brush Bar is a fundraising 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 and one glass of wine included. Proceeds will help fund the Artists in the School Program, which places a resident artist in every Mariposa County 5th-grade classroom each spring.

Participants are welcome to arrive fifteen minutes early to select a wine, meet the instructor and other participants, and ask questions. Instruction is from 6- 8pm and will be held August 3 & 10 at The Alley’s shaded outdoor patio and August 8 at the Chocolate Soup Garden in downtown Mariposa. 

Instructor: Moira Donohoe

Cost: $50 (cost includes all materials, instruction, and one full glass of house red or white wine). $45 for Mariposa County Arts Council Members. Participants must register at least one week in advance.

We will treat you to an additional glass of wine when you sign up two friends!


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

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