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– February through March 2016~ Stop by Baskin Robbins and check out the “Superhero” exhibit by our Deer Creek enrichment students. BAMMMM


-February 2016- Busy planning Summer Art Camps, check out the line-up dates on the 2016 Summer Art Camp tab.

-January 2016- Special thanks to Target for a field trip grant in the amount of $700! 30 Twin Ridges Home Study children will learn about the famous artist, Andy Warhol. They will create their own version of an Andy Warhol self-portait and then visit the Crocker Art Museum in May to view the Warhol Portraits exhibition!!!


-November 2015- Stop by our local natural food store, Briar Patch, during the month of November to see our exhibit entitled, “Water”. The children of Twin Ridges Home Study have created masterpieces that relate to water. We painted and collaged “The Great Wave” by Hokusai. There are 3 different variations of this painting. The younger children painted “The Great Wave with a Nighttime Sky”. The middle children painted “The Great Wave under a Starry Night” and the older children collaged and painted “The Great Wave”. These turned out so spectacular!!

-October 2015- Thanks to a grant from Art 4 More, we were able to host a Fall Art Camp. From scarecrows on re-purposed pallet wood, to watercolor with glue resist pumpkins, to Van Gogh’s Starry Sunflowers on 11×14 canvases! What a FUN few days with these kiddos! Thanks Art 4 More!!!


-September 2015- Lucky enough to be part of our local schools, we are working at several of the elementary schools in our community, doing art enrichment. Hired by either the PTC, the District office, or by classroom teachers. This is such a rewarding part of what we do.

-August 2015- We are the proud recipient of a grant from The Emily Fun in the amount of $798! This will go towards purchasing valuable art supplies.

– August 2015- Community Canvas, Inc. was at the Nevada County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 15th! We co-hosted a “Live Paint Battle” where participants created a painting in a short amount of time, the crowd voted on the winners and then wonderful prizes were awarded! This was super fun.


– June/July 2015- Our Summer Art Camps are always a hit. Two of our camps are based on the Nevada County Fair theme, “Catch the Fair Bug”. We enter the children’s art from these camps into the Fair for participating families. It is always so much fun to see their art on display with the wonderful acknowledgment that they receive with the awards and ribbons.

We have been able to provide scholarships to our Summer Art Camps to 16 kids this year. That’s a value of $2,400!!! We thank our community for supporting our events, which in turn, enables us to provide this valuable benefit to our youth.

– June 2015- Being involved with several of our local schools, we have been privileged to work with over 1,000 kids so far this year. A lot of our time is donated and it’s the warm hugs and proud smiles that make working with this sector of our community such a joy!

– March 2015- Community Canvas, Inc. has partnered with Quest Theaterworks in producing a school play for Union Hill School entitled, “Only One You”. Community Canvas, Inc. created all the props and costumes for this amazing production. We also did a follow up art project with the whole school, over 700 children, in which each child painted a “rock fish”. The painted rocks will be embedded into a concrete stream for a campus beautification project. This was such an honor to participate in.

– We have been lucky enough to receive a generous grant from the Welz Family Children’s Foundation. This enabled us to reach out to over 13 classrooms within our public schools and create 8×10 masterpieces with over 325 children! These exhibits were on display at the Nevada County’s annual “Young at Art” show from February to May, 2015.


Just this year, Community Canvas, Inc. has been able to provide free art projects to nearly 200 children within our area. To see some of the work, visit the “Young at Art” show at the Rood Center through May, attend the PARTNER’S Family Resource Center’s “Art for Kid’s Sake” auction and bid on paintings that local school children have created, or stop by Baskin Robbins and view the “Pet Portrait” art show where children in grades 1-7 created Andy Warhol style paintings.