Welcome to Carson Valley Art Center

Carson Valley Art Center

The CVAC offers continuing education to the community of all ages by providing engaging instruction in drawing, painting and ceramics including; sculpture, hand building and wheel throwing all backed and taught by an experienced art teacher as well as an established artist with an MFA. Not only is CVAC offering educational enrichment in the arts, but CVAC also offers an entertainment feature that is a cut above the rest with the painting party concept. As a patron of the Carson Valley Art Center you can expect to walk away with something creative that you didn’t expect to regardless what avenue you pursue classes or the painting party. You can also expect to find an art supply store offering quality art materials to continue your pursuits at home. If we don’t have it, we can get it for you.

DaVinci & Drinks

A place where creativity and social activity come together. Join us for a night of stress free painting and sipping your favorite beverage. Absolutely no experience needed or required! We are a painting party event. Whether it’s a date night, girl’s night, guy’s night or a just want to have a me night this is the place for you. You will walk away with an original painting done by you. So, come on down and let our talented artists show you how to bring out your inner DaVinci through a step by step process of creating your very own masterpiece while enjoying your favorite beverage and socializing with some fun music too.

We offer the following:
 
Painting Parties Friday and Saturday (except the 1st Friday of each month) from 7-10PM, $35.00 per person which includes all your painting materials except drinks.
Private Events – Reserve the studio and host your own painting party. Select what you’d like to paint from over 100 images. Bring your own food or ask about catering options. We are here to make your event memorable, from bridal showers to corporate events.
Family Day – Every 2nd Sunday of each month bring the family down for a fun afternoon of creativity. Not only is painting fun but it’s educational too! Family Day is $30 per person, children 5-12 are $25.00 (Kids under 5 not recommended, speak with the studio about those under 5 for other options).
 

DaVinci & Drinks

Clay Creations

Studio 775

Clay Creations

Clay Creations is a unique opportunity to explore a different art medium. Unlike drawing and painting working with clay is a very tactile, hands on experience that for some is very therapeutic. Working in a three-dimensional aspect accesses a different part of the creative process and is very rewarding. For those wishing to learn how to throw a bowl or mug or wanting to get back into the clay world this is for you. In addition to learning about wheel throwing we also offer hand building classes. We offer the following:

Studio Membership
$99.00 annual membership fee
$35.00 per month which includes 1st bag of clay and 2 small glazings. After that, it’s $3.00/small, $5.00/medium and $7.00/large. 
XL will be a case by case price.
 
OR you could pay the year in advance and get 1 month free, $385.00.
Or, pay $60 a month and that covers all glazing (XL TBD). All CC memberships include unlimited studio visits unless there’s a special event going on and notice will be provided.

Studio 775

Studio 775 is our gallery showcasing local talent every first Friday of the month. A new artist will be exhibiting every first Friday with a reception from 7-10Pm with appetizers and a no host bar. Come celebrate your local talent with us. Explore your creative side with us. We offer a multitude of dynamic art classes for the inexperienced, to the artist wanting to ramp up their creative juices or just need a place to be creative. We have something for everyone!