Purpose

Yreka Institute for the Arts is an "OPEN" arts environment and training center for all the arts. It's purpose is to provide a positive setting for the exploration, inspiration, and sharing of all the arts. Anyone can join this group by becoming a member of "Yreka Preservation" the parent group of this institute. This environment allows you to teach, study, and show what you have to offer to the arts. See side bar for contact information.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Four more great sculptures have been fired in the Masters Sculpture Class. This white clay picks up the warm and cool lights of the environment to make a stunning visual image. Just a reminder this is an open class. This means that you can join the class on any Wednesday form 7 to 9. Beginners as well as advanced are always welcome. The charge is $ 3 a night. Call Don for information 430-5587 

Monday, April 16, 2012



The first Sculpture from the Masters Class to be fired. This work is by artist Joan French



Cora's beautiful work of her Grand Niece. Now it will be allowed to dry in preparation for firing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

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The finished Clay Sculpture can be no thicker then 3/4 of an inch for firing. Any thicker and the chance that it might explode or break in the firing process are greatly increased. There for the "Lobotomy" or cutting open and carving out of the piece is very important. This video demonstrates part of the process.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

IF YOU ARE INTO THE ARTS, Yreka Institute for the Arts is a place you will enjoy. This organization had been created to make available a positive art environment. The Arts come first. Too many places in the past have had the Arts as an add on. When things get tough the Arts get dumped. Not Here. Enjoy the links that describe our activities and events. Come join with us and experience Art as number "1". We have classroom space, studio space, performance space, and out door spaces to sit and enjoy the Yreka atmosphere. 
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Master Sculpture Class in action Feb. 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An example of work by Master Sculpture Class Artist Don East