Welcome to California Art Institute
We are many things. First, we are a school for artists by artists; successful artists, both in the commercial and fine arts. We train, mentor and support all artists. Whatever your goal, skill, or age - we are here to help. As a not-for-profit enterprise, we are able to offer classes at reduced prices.
What do you want to become? Spend a few minutes to browsing our website: check out our amazing instructors, our class descriptions, and our schedule. If you are undecided, call us or stop by the school and take a look around. Kate, the owner, or Meghan, the assistant director, will be happy to help you. Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5, and Tuesday and Thursday from 10-1. We are here to help and we love to talk about art.
We run four 10 week terms: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Year round, we have three Uninstructeds (open model studio time), Tuesday 10-1, and Fridays, 10-1 and 7-10 pm. Once a month, we host First Fridays with the Gallery Girls, with two models on two stages from 7:30-10:30 pm!
Please sign up for our newsletter (it's short and sweet) and join the California Art Institute Figure Workshop at Meetup for weekly updates of the models for the Uninstructeds.
Come join the brotherhood of artists that is CAI.
-Kate Burdick Barnholtz
What's Happening at CAI
Year End and New Year Schedule!
Mark your calendars:
This week: 11/18/13: Classes as usual.
Next week: 11/25/13: NO CLASSES OR UNINSTRUCTED WORKSHOPS
Weeks of 12/2/13 and 12/9/13: Last two weeks of classes.
Week of 12/16/13: Class makeups and regular uninstructed workshops.
CLOSED 12/23/13 - 1/6/14 for the Holidays.
Week of 1/6/14: Regular uninstructed workshops. Special instructed workshops TBA.
We're halfway through our Fall term. There are still a few classes available to do a five week term in. Talk to Meghan or Kate if you are interested.
Fabulous night last Friday with Jennifer and Len as gladiators. We have Julie W. this Friday night doing a Titanic themed workshop from 7-10 pm. Stop by on your way downtown to the Gallery Girls' Turkish Delights that night!
See you soon!