Watercolor Classes via Zoom Fridays 10 -11 AM

Redwood Road by Patrick Fanning

Join Patrick Fanning and other artists for a weekly watercolor class!

This group has been meeting “virtually” by Zoom since March, 2020. Lessons/assignments are sent out weekly by Patrick in a PDF file, then the group gathers on Zoom Fridays at 10 AM to discuss the assignment, share their work with each other, review techniques and more! This is a supportive, easy-going group that includes artists with a range of experience….from beginners to professionals. Anyone can join!

A tuition fee of $25/class or $100 for six classes is requested, all donations gratefully accepted. For more information or to join the group please email Patrick Fanning.

Please use this link to pay for your classes.



Gentle Yoga classes via Zoom Offered Wednesdays 9 - 10:15 AM


To support social distancing efforts as a means of containment for COVID-19, in-person yoga classes are suspended indefinitely. Gail is currently offering Yoga classes via ZOOM –  If you have any questions please email Gail Saunders.

Experience the skilled and nurturing teachings of Gail Saunders, CYT of Smiling Tree Yoga in OCA’s classroom; ongoing. Drop-ins welcomed. Mats and equipment provided. This is a popular offering!

Four classes for $50 or drop-in at $15 per class.
Classes are Wednesdays from 9 – 10:15 AM.

For more information, contact gail@smilingtreeyoga.com

OCA Reader’s Theatre Group 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, @4 pm

readers theater

Readers Theater returns! Join us beginning Tuesday November 10th in the auditorium – limited participants, masks and physical distancing will be in place. Join our email list to stay updated!

All interested in learning, sharing and reading 2-3 short plays, please come!.  A fun opportunity to express yourself. FREE

Readers Theater is readers reading a script adapted from literature, and the audience picturing the action from hearing the script being read aloud. It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines. Instead of acting literature as in a play, the performer’s goal is to read a script aloud effectively, enabling the audience to visualize the action. Performers bring the text alive by using voice, facial expressions, and some gestures.

Regular READER’S CHOICE nights: Can be play, poetry, story, essay, your own writing,OR ??????

For more information, call Judith Reimuller 707-829-2176 or email Joan at joanjustjoan@hotmail.com



Call to All Writers Book Launch Series

All genres will be considered: Prose (Fiction, Non-fiction), Poetry. Preference will be given to local Sonoma County writers or material about Sonoma County. Application Procedure: Send a sampling of 2-3 chapters if prose; 5-10 pages if poetry. Please include brief bio and any writing credits. You can email info@occidentalcenterforthearts.org, and/or hard copy to:

Occidental Center for the Arts
Attention: Book Launch Committee
3850 Doris Murphy Way
Occidental, 95465

This is an on-going series: Submitted work will be reviewed by Book Launch Committee. Writers will be notified as soon as possible. One or two writers will be featured at each reading.

Thursday Night Figure Drawing Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm

Bill Wheeler Figure Drawing GroupEvery Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Drop-in, $20 per person

Live models, 5- to 20-minute poses.
All experience & skill levels welcome.
Bring your own drawing or watercolor materials.

Founded by Bill Wheeler, this class continues in his honor and is coordinated by a dedicated group of local artists.


The group meets in the auditorium at 3850 Doris Murphy Court. We maintain a limited number of participants due to social distancing requirements, masks required at all times. To inquire about participating or modeling contact Andy Rangel, group organizer. Payment accepted at the door, cash or check only. No minimum requirement of classes