There are plenty of palettes and inspiration on the Central Coast.
There are plenty of palettes and inspiration on the Central Coast. (HERALD FILE)

Art Classes/Contacts

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts Inc.
Offers workshops in art, dance, music and drama for children and young adults.

Artistas Unidos
P.O. Box 548, Salinas, 93901

Promotes multicultural art; offers classes and youth mentoring, and organizes exhibitions and First Fridays, featuring art and music in Oldtown Salinas on the first Friday of each month.

Arts Council for Monterey County
P.O. Box 7495, Carmel

Promotes and supports education, appreciation and excellence in the arts in Monterey County.

Big Sur Arts Initiative
Arts programs, educational opportunities, and cultural events for youth and families.

Carmel Art Association
Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel
624-6176 or

Exhibits members' art and sponsors film series, lectures, concerts and art demonstrations.

Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Cultural Center, San Carlos and Ninth, Carmel

Offers photography exhibitions, workshops and publications.

Grand Avenue Art Works!
178 Grand Ave.


, Pacific Grove

Classes in watercolor, painting and drawing, lantern making and bookbinding classes for children, teens and adults.

Hartnell College
156 Homestead Ave., Salinas

Various classes in art, theater, music, photography, ceramics offered during the academic year.

Lyceum of Monterey County
1073 Sixth St., Monterey

Offers classes for children and families in areas including art, music and drama.

Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific St. and 720 Via Mirada, Monterey

Features collections of early California painting, photography, contemporary and Asian art, plus changing exhibits, art education and social events.

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St., Monterey

Offers various art, dance and theater classes.

Monterey Recreation and Community Services Center
City of Monterey offers recreation programs including arts and crafts.

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove

Offers art classes for adults and children, exhibitions, lectures and concerts.

Possibilities Art Studio & Gallery
311A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 643-9392
Studio sessions. Bring supplies and paint still life or hire a model for drawing and painting.

Reciprocal University for the Arts Project
CSU-Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside

Students, faculty and guest artists produce performances, projects and classes in the community and bring community artists, youth supporters and youth onto campus to teach our students about their experiences.

Salinas Valley Art Association
Sponsors demonstrations, workshops, exhibits and social events.

Vanila's Studio
Various art classes offered at the studio.

Youth Arts Collective
550 Hartnell Street, Suite B, Monterey

Studio and mentoring for young artists, ages 14-22, equipped for drawing, painting, airbrushing, photography computer arts, claymation, video, some sculpture and drama.