Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.


In Fully Open Status, Ceramics Room hours are:

Monday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 - 12 noon

Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 12 noon

Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm

Some restrictions still apply for people using the Ceramics Room.  Contact Diane Finley at  for the definitive answers.


President Jan Alleman

Vice President and Membership Chair Prema Anand

Treasurer Kathy Warren

Secretary Stephanie Torres

The mission of the Villages Arts and Crafts Association:  

The aims of the Association shall be to encourage and foster the hands-on visual arts such as painting in all media, collage, ceramics, knitting and stitchery and other crafts and arts by classes, workshops, programs and free demonstrations for Villagers who reside in this community and to provide events and creative outlets, such as exhibits, festivals, open houses and special events for the display and possible sale of these fine arts and hand-made crafts.


Art Films:  Roz Zinns

Programs:  Maybe you?

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Class Scheduler:  Barbara Gottesman

Historian:  Karin Bogliolo

Ceramics:  Diane Finley

Exhibits and AMJS Chair:  Michael Sunzeri

We welcome volunteers to join the Advisory Board.  Consult with President Jan Alleman at

Program Chair.  We already have a list of 23 local artists to call for 8 programs a year.




Upcoming Fun:

Upcoming in the New Year:

January 25 - March 1, 2023. Doug Canepa's Beginning Watercolor Class. Wednesdays, 10 am - 12:30 pm. $60. Register early at

Starting January 18, Beginning Ceramics on Wednesdays - already full. See notices about new classes at

January 28:  Collage Workshop with Julie Cline.  Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.  $75.  All materials included. Register early at

February 6 - March 12, 2023: Jane Hink's Oil and Acrylic Painting Class. Mondays, 10 am - 12 noon.$90. Register soon at

Annual Members Juried Show:  In Take:  Wednesday, February 22,2023, 1 - 2 pm in the Art Room   Get your best paintings framed and ready! Candy Yu will be the Juror. Reception is Thursday, February 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Ciribari Conference Room

This website is intended for the use of residents of The Villages, because Arts & Crafts is a Board-recognized club for residents only.

Art Events in Our Area

Now through May 23:  Kelly Akashi "Assemblage"  from WW II internment camps.  at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Now through February 12:  Richard Diebenkorn in Color at the De Young.

John Singer Sargent opens at the Palace of the Legion of Honor on February 11.

Kehinde Wiley opens at the DeYoung on March 18.

Ansel Adams opens at the DeYoung on April 8.

Marcy Boyles

Programs Chair

Requiescat in Pace

Celebration of Life:

Sunday, February 5,

2:30 pm, Cribari Auditorium

Saw an article about this in the Local section of the Sunday 1-22-23 Mercury-News. Big fabric panels of Michaelangelo's  Sistine Chapel's ceiling paintings. Supposed to be exceptional detail.

Thru April  30 2023, Thurs-Sun 10AM-6PM. Tickets 2.50-29.50, Seniors discount, kids 12 and under 9.   Website for Details, tickets;

Located in Oakridge Mall, 925 Blossom Hill Road,  San Jose 95123. 

SW corner of shopping center, outside entrance.

from Michael Sunzeri