By Rebecca Ortiz
contributing writer 

Classes and events

Tehachapi Arts Center


October 15, 2022

Aspiring Musicians

Our Jam Sessions have become popular. Dust off that old guitar, keyboard, drum set, bass, ukulele or whatever you have, and come on out. The next one is on Oct. 25. Set up is between 5 and 5:30 p.m., we play for 3-4 hours. We are looking for beginning/intermediate musicians who would like to learn to play with others. You should have the ability to play a few songs, but you don’t have to be very good. And please bring a song or two that we can all play together. We have a few instruments you can use or bring your own. Call Mark at the center for more details at (661) 822-6794.

Children’s Art Class every Wednesday. With summer over, our class hours have returned to 3:30-5:30 p.m. we can offer a private class for birthdays or your own group of friends. Call Grayson to make arrangements.

Alari Design

Our Jewelry Store has been the busiest department in the shop. Replacing watch batteries, re-sizing rings, repairing all types of jewelry and creating new one-of-a-kind pieces of art. All accomplished right here on the premises. Mike’s jeweler hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call or text (661) 805-0849 for more information.

Upcoming in November

Snowman ornaments: On Nov. 19, join our own polymer clay artist Cathy Clark in making beautiful snowman ornaments. These will make great one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts or keep them as your own unique tree ornaments.

Paint Night: Wine, paint and hors d’oeuvres on Nov. 19 with our own Ed Vasqkedi. All materials provided to create your own masterpiece. Suitable for most ages, great for a family fun night.

Watercolor Workshop: At last, after many requests for a class in watercolors, our resident watercolor artist Nancy Waldron will conduct a workshop. She will supply the canvass and paint to create a beautiful French flower basket. Students need to bring their own watercolor brushes, size’s 8 and 4 round.

Improv Night: Returning on Nov. 8 with Susan and Johnathon Hall. This class consists of fun and challenging exercises to hone your improvisational skills.

The Tehachapi Arts Center (TAC) is a cooperative continuing in the tradition of Mel Makaw’s Treasure Trove. TAC provides a venue for local artisans to gather, learn, teach, display, and sell their art. We are located at 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. (across the street from the water tower). TAC is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach us at: (661) 822-6794.


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