Celebrating over 50 years of art workshops every August in the historic Columbia River Gorge
We are a 501C3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Oregon since February 28, 1972
We foster a welcoming environment where all are inspired through art immersion workshops that renew artistic vision and enhance life.
Join us this August 2020! Scroll down though our site to explore our latest course offerings and learn more about our program
2020 Residential Workshops Canceled due to COVID-19
Dear Friends of the Creative Arts Community:
It is with great sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Creative Arts Community has made the decision to cancel our Residential Art Workshops at Menucha this summer. As you are well aware, the ramifications of the coronavirus are changing very rapidly. We are unable to predict if the pandemic will subside by August.
We carefully considered many factors and feel our decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our wonderful community. You are in our hearts and we very much hope to see you again at camp in August, 2021.
The Creative Arts Community will continue our newsletter informing you of important news. We don’t want to lose a single one of you! Please sign up if you have not done so already. We’ll keep you informed, tell you about online forums we hope to create to celebrate our resilient and caring community.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected. Please stay safe.
-The Creative Arts Community Board
Step 1: Choose Workshop
Our workshops are one week-long residential classes held in the first two weeks of August. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. This year we are offering 16 different workshops! (8 choices for each week of camp.) Limit 1 workshop per person per week. Price includes tuition and class material fee. See individual workshop pages for more details including the class supply list which outlines what students are expected to bring. If you are applying for a scholarship, read more here
WEEK 1 WORKSHOPS: August 2-8, 2020
Adventures in Narrative Drawing with Paul Missal
Ceramics: Myths and Masks with Deborah McCunn
Printing with Shellac Plates with Dawn Endean
WEEK 2 WORKSHOPS: August 9-15, 2020
Exuberant Clay: Form & Surface with Carol Gouthro
From Artist to Entrepreneur with Kristin Solomon
Jewelry Metal Fabrication with Judith Gauthier
Memoir Through Vignettes with Meg Eberle & Kaia Sand
Step 2: Choose Lodging
Add to your cart your room selection for the coordinating week of your workshop. Most participants stay in bunk rooms. We have a small number of 3-person, 2-person, and single private rooms that have regular beds. Depending on your budget, choose what sleeping arrangements work best for you. All workshop participants must purchase lodging and stay on campus to attend class.
Price includes 3 meals a day. Do you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies? Menucha can accommodate you, but you must add this extra option to your cart and fill out this form on Menucha's website.
Two-week participants must purchase lodging for both weeks. If you'd like to stay the weekend in between workshops, add "weekend meals” to your cart. We are no longer accommodating early arrivals the first Saturday before Week 1.
ROOM & MEAL OPTIONS
Step 3: Shop
You asked, we delivered! CAC will soon offer an array of awesome new products featuring our new logo. Our new website makes it possible to purchase gift cards now too! Use them towards tuition or for a shopping spree in our on site Pop Up Gallery at camp. Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when items become available.
Want to gift the experience of making art in nature to someone special? A gift card is the perfect idea! It can be used towards workshop tuition, lodging, CAC brand products, and at our on site Pop-Up GalleryAdd to cart
Step 4: Checkout
Once you have added your workshop(s) and lodging selections and any other extra items you desire, go to your cart and check out. You will be asked to fill out a form that will give us all the details we need to know to assign rooms and roommates. If you have any special needs or requests you can note them in the “special instructions to seller” box.
"The Creative Arts Community Arts Residential Workshop at Menucha is a supportive environment in which there is freedom, joy, and an opportunity to immerse in the creative process with other artists."
"The Creative Arts Community Arts at Menucha has been
a wonderful opportunity to try new art forms in a warm,
welcoming setting, as well as to connect with friends old and new.
I return home with new ideas and inspiration every year!"
"Creative Arts Community workshops at Menucha changed my life. More correctly, it gave me one. Art. The encouragement and support from other artists and instructors gave me the courage to do what I love and not worry about how "perfect" my art was. I also met some of my best friends there."
"Menucha is a very inspiring place! When I arrive at the CAC Arts at Menucha and pull down the long driveway, I can’t wait to start my plein air painting because there is so much to capture on canvas and paper. The nature and beauty there are a powerful inspiration, and it stays in your heart forever, healing body and soul."
"A week with the Creative Arts Community at Menucha is lifeblood to me.
The camaraderie of working with skilled instructors and interesting people creates an exciting mix that extends my palette of ideas and desire to explore a variety of mediums. The atmosphere is, in a word, intoxicating."
LOCATION: Menucha Retreat & Conference Center
Every summer for the first two weeks of August, we rent the facilities at the Menucha Conference Center in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon to host our programs.