Artstart provides job training in the arts for Sonoma County youth while creating public art.

We offer art apprenticeship programs in which young artists ages 14 to 21 are guided by professional artists to work on commissioned projects including (but not limited to) murals (temporary and permanent), signage, mosaics, park benches and garden and interior furniture, garden stepping stones, neighborhood little trading posts (lending libraries), creatively painted dog houses, sculpture, tiled/mosaic backsplashes and tabletops. We also specialize in mosaic memorials.


  317 Sutton Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95407


October Drop-In Sessions

Program description

Drop-in sessions are held on months that we do not run apprenticeship sessions. Drop-in Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons from 2 pm to 6 pm. This October, Drop-In sessions will be held on October 7, 14, 21, 28.

Please RSVP to the sessions you would like to attend by emailing us at

Students do not have to apply to attend Drop-in Sessions, commit to all three sessions, or stay for the full 4 hour window. If you only have an hour to spare, come spend it creating! Participants will be helping Artstart Lead Artists with a range of current commissions and projects. These can include painting, mosaics, design work, and more. 

Artstart aims to provide professional artistic mentorship to the creative youth of Sonoma County. Through their work with Artstart, teens will learn the time and planning that goes into commissioned professional art. Designing, choosing and mixing colors, manual fabrication with power tools, communicating with clients, and managing the timeline of a job, are all aspects of professional art practice that the apprentice will have exposure to.

Drop-in Sessions are a great opportunity for new participants to be introduced to Artstart before applying and committing to a full session as an Artstart apprentice. 

Please RSVP by emailing us at


Booking / scheduling contact

Hannah Day


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Professional Development
Population served: Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Subject: Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October 7, 14, 21, 28.

Available times:

Drop-in any time between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Length of program: 4 hours per day, one day per week, (Thurs) 4 weeks.

Artstart Warehouse. 317 Sutton Place, Santa Rosa 95407.

Fees / Ticketing:

No cost. Participant time counts towards community service hours for graduation/course requirements.