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you can join us!



Who: Instructor Artist Roberta Ahrens

What: Hands on workshop working with Handmade Cracked Linen applications.

Where:  Cavanaugh Center Art Room   

426 8th St.  Petaluma, California 

(corner of G & 8th)   

When:  Saturdays,  9:30 - 4:30pm 

Register below... limited seating 

What you will learn...
Learn the steps for creating a one of a kind lasting piece of art, with handmade Cracked Linen. This is an exploration of digital imagery, drawing, painting, sculpting and gilding with Cracked Linen plaster on fiber medium. 


  • I will provide several pieces of my material for you to work on. Each piece will be sized to create a finished piece. In the time you have, you will  be able to create 1-2 finished pieces... a  journal, a small lidded box, and/or a framable piece of art. Very possibly all 3 depending on how complex your design is.

  • We will paint, sketch, and glue images I provide, or you can bring your own. If you choose to bring your own images, make sure they are copied on thin plain copy paper which works better to allow the cracked linen to show through. Black and White or color are fine.  Interesting florals, birds, architectural details etc... use your imagination :)   ( Please see some of my images for scale ) 

  • All materials provided. I will have plenty for you to work with.  


  • Bring an apron and thin latex or vinyl protective gloves if you want. 


  • Gold and Silver leaf is +$8  and kits of Cracked Linen to take home will be available for $40.  Blank writing journals can be purchased for $10,

  • We will break for lunch at noon, and I will provide a list of cute cafe's in the area once you register. Or you can bring your own lunch.

Or mail a check to:  

Roberta Ahrens Studio 

1459 Ivy Lane Petaluma, Ca 94954

Contact Roberta @ 707-753-1733  or


Discounted price of $275 if you register by May 18th

example:  Sketch and painting in process
example: Framable piece or journal front
example:  6 x 6" finished artwork


In-Person Class of 12 :  FULL DAY HANDS-ON IMMERSION   

9:30 – 4:30

Saturday May 20th

2 Saturdays in June dates to be determined...

example: Finished edge on box frame

Please join our email for Invitations to Shows, Exhibitions, Workshops and to be the first to see my latest works.  Message here or call the studio if you have questions.


May 20th

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Or Send a check to : 
Roberta Ahrens Studios
1459 Ivy Lane
Petaluma, CA

Cancellation policy:

If you are unable to come to the workshop and let me know 14 days in advance, you can either apply the fee to a future workshop or I can refund you. If you cancel within 14 days and I have someone who can take your place, you can apply your fee to a future workshop.  If I cannot fill your spot, the fee is not refunded.

No refunds after 30 days.
Thank you so much for your understanding.

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