Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.


Mondays:  Oil and Acrylic Painting 10 am

Tuesdays:  Poetry in Art 10:30

Wednesdays:  Watercolor at 10 am

Thursdays: Writing at 1:30 pm

Fridays:  Open Studio at 10 am


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

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Art Classes and Webmaste:  Barbara Gottesman

Ceramics:  Diane Finley

Historian:  Karin Bogliolo

Exhibits and Programs:  Michael Sunzeri

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


Art in the Park, April 22:  Diane Finley.

Cookbook Project:  Mandy Book and her team





Monday, June 5:  Regular Monthly Membership Meeting with Guest Artist Midge Robinson.  Midge will show the ceramic dolls she has created and read the stories she composed for each of them.  1:45 pm in Cribari Conferrence Room.  Home Studio Art Tour contracts available.

OPEN STUDIO Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  You do not have to be a member of Arts & Crafts to use the Art Room during these monitored times.  Open to all Villagers and all media.

Fridays, beginning at 10 am with Jane Hink, who will offter gentle critiques if asked.

Pat Andrade will host OPEN STUDIO on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2 - 5 pm, and he could gently critique your work if you ask.

June 5 – June 26:  Oil and Acrylic Painting with Jane Hink.  Mondays, 10 am – 12:30 pm.  4 weeks class, $75. Register at

June 6 & 8 and June 13 & 15:  Pastel Painting with Terri Ford.  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 pm – 3pm. $75. Register at

June 7 – July 5:  Watercolor and Mixed Media with Doug Canepa, Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 noon.  $60.  6 weeks class. Register at

June 13: " FREE Art Film:  Matisse from the MOMA and the Tate Museum" with host Roz Zinns, 2:30 pm at Cribari Conference Room.  All Villagers and their guests are welcome!

Coming soon:  Painting with Pat Andrade and Making Wreaths with Stephanie Torres.

Stitchery Group on Mondays: Patio Room, 1 – 3 pm. Call Roberta at 408-218-8372.

You can learn knitting here!

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.

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.

Student work by Maria and Larry Chan