ARTspace for Teaching and Learning is a PlacerArts program designed to bring students together with working artists in a creative environment.

ARTspace provides ongoing classes for children and adults, Artists Model Sessions, Specialty Workshops by guest artists, Field Trip opportunities and Creative Parties for any occasion. Be sure to check out our complete list of ongoing classes available in our Rocklin ARTspace at Johnson Spring View Park and Auburn ARTspace's new location at 910 Lincoln Way in Auburn.

Welcome to 2017 classes and workshops!

PlacerArts ARTspace Auburn is relocation December 1, 2016 to a wonderful new location, 910 Lincoln Way, Auburn!

This means more classes on more days for our Auburn students!

To be the first to know about newly added classes, Join the ARTspace email list by contacting:

Workshops for Adults


The Artist's Way

12 week workshop - Auburn - Tuesday Evenings 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - January 10, 2017 through March 21, 2017

FREE EVENT - Preregistration Required

"The Artist's Way" book by Julia Cameron is a twelve step book for getting back in touch with one's creative side. This is a self-directed process of going through the book, and allowing time to be open to possibilities. During this hour and a half get together, there will be time to explore an idea from that week's chapter, some time to try a media, or share information about what is happening in the area from art shows, open mic nights, music, or other events.  
What you will need to bring:

  • Book  by Julia Cameron,  "The Artist's Way" (Read introduction and chapter one.)
  • Journal of your choice.

Beginning Figure Drawing with Max Redpath-Kennedy

This workshop is being offered at both Auburn and Rocklin Locations!

This is a beginning or "brush-up" class in which you will learn basic techniques that lead to successful drawings in all areas of art with focused concentration on the figure, face, and hands. Working from the model, you will learn to see and draw the lines, shapes, proportions, and relationships that will set you on the road to strong compositions.  Beginners, novices, and those returning to art, this class is for you!  There is a small supply list.  Adults only, please. Preregistration is required.

 Rocklin -Tuesday Evenings 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 21
(No Class on February 14th)
$125/ 5 classes or $30 per class ($112.50/ 5 classes with PlacerArts Membership)


 Auburn - Thursday Evenings 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23
$150/ 6 classes or $30 per class ($120.00/ 6 classes with PlacerArts Membership) 

Personal exploration: Self-scape in Nature:
The real artists work is a surprise to himself - Robert Henri

Jump Start into Drawing

a four week workshop with Anita Eisenman

Auburn - Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - January 11, 2017 to February 1, 2017

$60/4 classes, $55 with PlacerArts Membership

We will be using our personal interactions with nature and the natural world to explore materials and personal themes. Minimalism, abstract, a vase of flowers, a vast horizon, extreme, interaction; the artist voice is endless.  If you are currently working on a body of work or would like to try some new work as a jump start this may be the place for you. 

Viewing other artist's bodies of work, researching various artists for reference, along with little light creative writing will facilitate the discovery of personalized themes. 

Some materials for class time will be provided to get you started, as class developed your own medium will be encouraged. It is recommended to bring a journal for drawing and developing ideas. A supply lists of suggested materials will be provided.


Scratchboard Workshop

February 25. 2017 

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Auburn ARTspace

 $90 per person, $85 with PlacerArts Membership, supplies included

Sometimes called “the art of taking away”, scratchboard is a medium that allows for amazing detail, but is also surprisingly forgiving and versatile. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic techniques for working on scratchboard. Knives will be used in class, but any abrasive object can be used to remove the black ink from a board to reveal the white coating beneath. Ink can be added and re-scratched, allowing for softness and a range of tones to enhance the detail.

Open to all levels; new and past students welcome. Supplies included. You must provide your own reference photo(s). Instructions will be sent after registration.

Ann Ranlett is a Master member (MSA) of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA), and an Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists. She also belongs to the Auburn Old Town Gallery. See examples of her work at the Gallery or at 


Register now for weekly classes!

Join us for the Drawing and Painting Classes for Adults, Children and Teens all year long.

Adults 1:00PM – 3:00PM  $140/4 lessons, $125 with PlacerArts MembershipAuburn Classes        910 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA


Adults 1:00PM – 3:00PM  $140/4 lessons, $125 with PlacerArts Membership

Ages 7 - 9    3:00PM -4:00PM $80/ 4 lessons, $75 with PlacerArts Membership

Ages 9 - 12   4:00PM-5:30PM  $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership



Adults  10:00AM - 12:00PM $140/4 lessons, $125 with PlacerArts Membership

Adults 1:00PM – 3:00PM  $140/4 lessons, $125 with PlacerArts Membership

Ages 7 - 9    3:00PM -4:00PM $80/ 4 lessons, $75 with PlacerArts Membership

 Teens   4:00PM-5:30PM  $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership



Rocklin Classes      

Johnson Spring View Park

5460 5th Street, Rocklin, CA

 Monday - Ages 9 - TEEN   4:00PM-5:30PM  $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership

 Wednesday - Ages 9 - TEEN   4:00PM-5:30PM  $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership

Friday - Ages 9 - TEEN   4:00PM-5:30PM $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership

Saturday - Ages 6 - 9   10:30AM-11:30PM  $80/4 lessons, $75 with PlacerArts Membership

Ages 9 - TEEN - 12:00AM-1:30PM  $120/4 lessons, $110 with PlacerArts Membership

Sunday - Ages 9 - TEEN  11:00AM-1:00PM  $140/4 lessons, $125 with PlacerArts Membership

Check out our schedule often for new classes and workshops for you!

For Registration:

(Pre-registration is required for all classes)

Questions about ARTspace Classes?

ARTspace Office: 916-672-6950

Linda Green, ARTspace Coordinator: 530-613-6284, or

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Casually Creative with Friends

Art and Beverage time!

  • Create art with friends for 2 hours in a stress free, fun environment
  • Instructor will provide all art materials and you provide beverages and such.
  • Host a party and you get to meet with our resident artist to choose what subject your group would like to paint ahead of time or let us surprise you!
  • $35 per guest

Contact by email:     Give us a call: 916-672-6950 or 530-613-6284


Creative Time, Creative Space

  • FUN, Creative 2 hr Art party with 1.5 hr art time & .5 hr cake/snack/gift time
  • Pick a theme or have us choose one for you. Draw or paint and Sculpey clay projects to take home.
  • Birthday child will also take home a book created by all the kids so they can remember this special party!
  • We provide: ArtSpace, all art supplies & art instruction
  • You provide: The Kids, cake, snacks, a parent or two
  • $250 (12 child max, $25/ea additional child)
Field Trips!

or a Unique Get together with Friends

  • Come up with a theme, idea, project or help us choose one especially for you.
  • Learn to draw and/or paint cats, dogs, cars, portraits, waterfalls, landscapes, still life, food, superheroes, abstract art-- the sky is the limit.
  • We provide: ArtSpace, all art supplies & art instruction
  • Choose the amount of time you want to create: 1 hr($25/child), 1.5 hr($30/child) or 2 hr($35/child)

Are you an Artist and Interested in providing Workshops?

Would you like additional information on classes being offered through ARTspace? For information or to Register for Workshop/Class, contact: Linda Green,, 530-613-6284