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Volunteer of the Year - Jean Hopkins

If you have ever attended an opening or reception at the Desert Art Center, you’ve experienced the expertise of Jean Hopkins who brilliantly creates the beautiful buffets of food and beverage. Jean is also always present at intake to help with  this important job, is a member of the Board and has for a number of years taught watercolors to the Middle School Art Project. It is because of this devoted volunteer work that the Desert Art Center has chosen Jean as the Volunteer of the Year. 

Jean’s life story of her work as a nurse and an artist is remarkable and inspiring, taking her from her original home in Iowa to Rochester, New York, to Mexico, and finally to California.

While in the Desert Art Center, do yourself a favor and look out for her beautiful art. If you decide to become a member of DAC, you’ll also get to enjoy the fruits of her labors.


The Desert Art Center is offering a free Summer Art Camp to kids who are 10-14 years old. There will be two 5 day sessions. Both sessions are 9am- noon, Monday-Friday, The first session is June 18-22, 2018  and the second session is June 25-29, 2018.

Three classes are offered: Clay, Printmaking and Painting & Drawing. Each class has two teachers and a limit of 12 students. A student may sign up for both sessions but take a different class in second session. There will be a $20 deposit made with application. This deposit will be returned if the student attends all 5 classes in a session. (See Application for details.) For information contact Sally Hedberg, or 925-788-9862.

More information and application form - click these links

Upcoming Events

06/18/2018 9:00 AM •
06/25/2018 9:00 AM •


There are many opportunities for art classes at the Desert Art Center.  Several of our classes will be continuing over the summer months. Please check the schedule for full details. 

Open Studio

Thursday afternoons over the summer, 1-4pm, all mediums - come along and paint in the company of fellow artists. Friendly atmosphere - just $5. No instruction but lots of encouragement!


During June we are open weekends only from 10am to 4pm. There is a car park accessible from Indian Canyon road but there are also many other areas to park within a 2 minute walk. Click on this link to see parking locations

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