Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma Community Center


The Sonoma Community Center is a member-supported, not-for-profit organization since 1953, and is housed on the campus of the historic Sonoma Grammar School. For over six decades, the Center has worked to inspire creative expression and enhance quality of life by bringing world class programming to the Valley of the Moon, and to preserve and restore our grand, historic building. The Center’s campus was built in 1916 and resides just two blocks east of the historic Sonoma plaza.


  276 East Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476


In-class Visual Art Experience

Program description

The Community Center’s professional teaching artists will come to your classroom and guide students through art-based projects tailored to your curriculum. Adaptable for all grade levels. 1 Multi day instruction available 

  1. Trash Art: Modeled after the popular and exciting event “Trashion Fashion” and “Trashion Fashion Barbies” where local artists turn barbies rescued from Recology Sonoma into amazing works of art. Students will explore the meaning of trash through lessons on sustainability. Students will take items rescued from their destination to the landfill and through innovative design and fashion techniques will transform their “trash” into a work of art. Teachers will guide the class as they learn to conceptualize artistic ideas and reflect on their challenges and successes while creating artistic statements to interpret their piece. Grades 1-3 projects may include self portraits made from common recycled objects and recycled puppets. Grades 4-8 will use the iconic barbie rescued from Recology Sonoma as the base for their art piece. Students will look at their surrounding world in a whole new light and see things not for what they are but for what they could be.
  1. Clay Based Art Experiences: guide students through fun and meaningful lessons that will help them make connections to cultural traditions, historical techniques, geography and science. All grade levels will experience the material in a deeper way as they explore geography and touch on how materials travel across the world. 

Booking / scheduling contact

Lexi Bakkar


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Workshop/Class
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Kindergarten, Students with Special Needs
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year Round

Available times:


Length of program: 30- 90 mins
Fees / Ticketing:

$5-$25 per student

Grant dependent scholarships available


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Criminal background check(s) available: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Cancellation Policy

FEES, CANCELLATION, AND REFUND POLICIES: a field trip may be cancelled no less than ten (10) business days before the scheduled field trip date. Field trips may be rescheduled at any time.