Creative Arts Community at Menucha

Week 1: July 30 - August 5, 2023

Week 2: August 6 - 12, 2023

Since 1966, the Creative Arts Community has provided unique residential workshops at Menucha. Imagine... summer in the Pacific Northwest... a whole week to focus on art, make new friends, continue friendships, take your art to a new level and rejuvenate your spirit ... that's what happens during Creative Arts @ Menucha.

Menucha is thankful for the diligent work of the Creative Arts Community Board that works in partnership with us to offer this program here. Thank you!


A Peek at Summer 2023

In an effort to offer a mix of media, new and returning class topics and instructors, this slate is full of a great variety of workshop options. We hope we have come up with at least one selection you can’t resist!


  • Full class descriptions will be on the website December 15th
  • Scholarship applications open December 15th and are due February 10th
  • Registration begins March 1st, a whole month earlier than usual. 


Week 1: Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, August 5

  • Linda Berkley will push some boundaries in Experiential Drawing
  • Leanne Grabel will have writers spilling more guts
  • Junko Iijima will teach jewelry incorporating natural objects
  • Christopher Shotola-Hardt will guide painters through inner dialogs to strengthen relationships with their creative muses
  • Ruth Armitage will be back with us teaching Open Studio
  • We will welcome two new instructors:
    • Bonnie Meltzer will teach us to master Text on Textiles
    • Alison O’Donoghue brings her Lively Personal Narratives to acrylic painting on board

Week 2: Sunday, August 6 - Saturday, August 12

  • Dawn Endean will be welcoming new and returning print makers to shellac plate printmaking
  • Trish Harding promises dynamic and juicy watercolor portrait paining
  • Sandy Roumagoux, a perennial favorite, will be teaching Open Studio
  • 4 new instructors with join us for week 2:
    • Dana Collins' long awaited Eclectic Contemporary Mixed Media
    • Jennifer Hill's Ceramics: Clay Vessels Inspired by Nature
    • Sondra Holtzman's Natural Encounters: Journals and Sketching
    • Laura Kemp's Learn New Songs and Write Your Own.