$180 for 6 SessionsTuesdays (ongoing)

A creative environment supporting uninterrupted art time for children and


Dates:   Tuesdays, Session A: 9:30-10:30am   /   Session B: 7:00-8:00pm

ARTinME is about the journey of artistic self-discovery. It is a program that protects and supports the spontaneous emergence of creativity in a space free from instruction/direction, judgment or critique. This kind of art activates the imagination by allowing participants to focus on the process, not the outcome. We provide paper, paint, lots of brushes and other materials. You provide a vivid imagination.

The elements within ARTinME which allow for this creative space are:

The quiet room: In this sheltered place, each artist has the unique opportunity to create art in a worry-free environment without pressure, competition or comparison.

The group: This consists of peers in a creative atmosphere of quiet and safety (8 person maximum).

The art helper: This is a supporter who is present to assist with “technical” needs.

About your helpers

Carin Garland is a local Mill Valley artist who paints, loves mixed media collage, and makes handmade books.  She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon and has a degree in Fine Arts from SF State.  Carin taught art to pre-school and elementary children at the Ross Montessori School and was a SFMOMA Children’s docent, where she worked with children of all ages from various Bay Area schools in the museum.  Carin has also participated in projects with cancer patients in the Art for Recovery program at UCSF, Mt. Zion Hospital.

Jacqueline Schwartz has been involved in the arts for over 30 years.  Born in Zurich, she has split her time living in Mill Valley and Switzerland. Jacqueline is the mother of two creative young people, and the wife of photographer Stuart Schwartz.  She has a culinary degree from Napa Valley Cooking School and is chef/owner of R.S.V.P. Catering.

Judy Nicholls has been a resident of Mill Valley for 20 years and a longtime friend of Jacqueline.  She majored in psychology at Cal State San Bernardino.  Judy is a lover of art, especially impressionist painting.