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Classes and events

Tehachapi Arts Center

Portrait's now available

Our resident artist and instructor Edward Vasqkedi is now offering his services as a portrait artist. He will create an original work of art in several media including oils, acrylics and sketching.

Art supplies

The Art Center has increased its inventory of art supplies. We have more paints and for the first-time alcohol ink is available. We also have polymer clay.

April Events

Fabric Arts Workshop

New to the Art Center is our Fabric Arts Workshop. Scheduled for Saturday, April 15. This week they will be working with crochet projects. Call more information.

Cathy's Dragonfly and Flowers Class

On Saturday, April 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This time Cathy will be creating beautiful flowers and whimsical dragonflies. These have magnets allowing them to be placed in a number of places. They are on display at the center.

Improv Night

Also on Saturday, April 8, taking place in the evening is our Improv class. Hosted by John and Susan Hall an entertaining evening of interacting with other people exorcising your communication skills. There will be coffee and tea.

Paint Night

This month our Paint Night is on Saturday, April 15 with Edward Vasqkedi. We will have wine, soda and Hor d'oeuvres. This month Ed's subject is a wildlife scene with geese floating in a body of water. The piece is on display at the Art Center.

Leila's Glass Fusion Jewelry Workshop

Leila's long awaited Glass Fusion Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. In this class she will show you how to create your own beautiful piece of wearable art. Be sure to sign up early as this class fills up and Leila needs to procure the materials needed for each student. This class is suitable for the beginning to experienced artist. Closed toe shoes required. You will have the opportunity to make two projects during this class.

Children's Art Class

Children's Art Class is hosted every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. We can also offer a private class for birthdays or your own group of friends. Call for more information.

Jam Night

Dust off that old guitar, bass, keyboard, ukulele or whatever you have and come on out for a fun night of music and socializing. We are mostly a group of intermediate musicians, so don't think you have to be great to join us. Bring a few copies of songs you want us to play.

(Date to be announced.) We're trying to pick a weekday that works for everyone, once or twice a month. Usually a Tuesday.

Alari Designs

Let our jeweler Mike create one-of-a-kind custom-made jewelry for yourself or that special person in your life. He also replaces watch batteries, resizes rings and repairs all types of jewelry. Jewelry shop hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Call or text (661) 805-0849 for more information.

Join our co-op

If you are looking for a place to showcase your art, consider joining us here as a co-op member or an Artist Vender. If you have an artistic skill you would like to share, you can teach a class in our classroom. Young artists are welcome, too. We're proud to have a growing number of up-and-coming artists getting their first start here at the Arts Center.

Our Facebook page manager Marta Escanuelas has been very busy, so don't forget to visit us there. You can view all the classes and updates online.

The Tehachapi Arts Center (TAC) is a cooperative continuing in the tradition of Mel White'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.