Art Department

Welcome to the planet’s most remote art department

The Art Department at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary works upon the principle that the key to successful endeavors is recognizing and utilizing the ideas that we are most passionate about. We then work with these concepts to develop creative and sustainable strategies that bring our projects to fruition. We do this both as individuals and as a community, breaking through competitive traditions in the arts, to find common ground in a non-competitive, community supported, learning environment.

Come join us! There are a variety of ways to do this; as a student enrolled in one of our Classes, as an independent artist through our Residency Programs, or perhaps as a Guest Instructor.

Loading Events

December 2018

Holiday Ceramics Sale

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary invites you to our second annual Pottery Sale in the Ceramics Studio.  You will find pottery, snacks, and tea in the Ceramics yurt. 

Find out more »

January 2019

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s 2019 Four Month Residential Ceramics Programs

January 26, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Through one of the most unique immersive programs in the country, Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary’s Art Department offers a four month long foundation level course in art studio ceramics.

Find out more »

April 2019

Psyanky Egg Decorating with George Lea

April 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Pysanky is the Ukrainian traditional art of egg decorating using a wax resist method (aka batik).

Find out more »

May 2019

Paper Making Workshop with Mike McKaskle

May 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join Papermaker Mike McKaskle at Heartwood for a day of Papermaking!
This workshop will introduce students to both the processes and science of papermaking.

Find out more »
+ Export Events

We are also pleased to announce our four month long Residential Ceramics Program with sessions being offered in both the Spring and Fall. This foundation level program has been designed for beginning level students who are serious about pursuing a future working with ceramic materials.

We invite you to connect with your aspirations and visions, and to exceed your own expectations at what may be the planet’s most remote art department.

General Inquiries

220 Harmony Lane
Garberville, CA 95542

  • Google Map

Stay at Heartwood

(707) 923-5000

Welcome Center Open
Mon-Sat 12-5pm