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Sahm Foundation Arts Education Center

Welcome to the heart of creativity at New Village Arts, where our education program ignites passion and cultivates talent across a spectrum of artistic disciplines. Sponsored by the Sahm Education Foundation, we are committed to nurturing artistic expression in every individual. Dive into a world where art, music, and dance converge to inspire, educate, and empower. From dynamic art classes that explore diverse mediums to rhythmic beats and movements in our vibrant dance sessions, there’s something for everyone eager to explore their creative potential. View all available classes below or complete the form at the bottom of the page to submit a class!

“With our gift for the Sahm Family Arts Education Center, the Sahm Family Foundation is proud to support New Village Arts’ commitment to education, inclusion, and diversity in all their programs, especially their ongoing dedication to creating and growing an enriched community through arts education.”

-Christopher A. Sahm, President and Chairman of the Sahm Family Foundation



Introducing Silver Singers, the senior community singing troupe that celebrates the joy of music and camaraderie! 🎶

Our Silver Singers are a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for fun, heartwarming music. Our inclusive and supportive environment is designed to bring out your Inner Songbird!

The Silver Singers rehearse weekly while performing at various local senior communities around Carlsbad, sharing the gift of music and creating unforgettable moments for both performers and audiences alike!

The Silver Singers is led by instructor Beatrice Crosbie.

Our Silver Singers are graciously sponsored by the Sahm Foundation.


Learn improv from an expert instructor who has taught all types & levels of improv! Whether you have never done improv or are a seasoned veteran of the art, Patrick can instruct and extend your understanding of comedy improvisation. Patrick has studied with many different schools of thought (UCB/iO/Annoyance/Second City) as well as created unique exercises and forms of his own.

Summer Session is starting soon!
June 19 – August 21
$15 Drop in Rate

*All skill levels welcome! (Beginner to Expert)

*New to the class? Use the code “summertimeimprov” for $5 off your first class.

About the Instructor, Patrick McInnis:
Through teaching and performance, Patrick McInnis has shared his love of improv with students and audiences across the US. His team The Third Thought has performed regularly in national festivals, and he has built vibrant improv communities in Boulder, Colorado, Tampa/St. Petersburg and now here in Carlsbad. Learners from elementary schools through assisted living facilities have played and learned with Patrick. His teaching engagements include American Stage Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and the University of Southern California.  His corporate training clients include organizations from small to large, including iRobot and Johnson & Johnson. He is delighted to have the opportunity to bring improv to New Village Arts.


Enjoy the vibrant world of visual arts with Monica Martin! From relaxed Paint & Sip evenings where creativity flows as freely as the wine, to the delicate strokes of watercolor classes that bring landscapes to life, Monica’s teaching knows no bounds. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just dipping your brush into the palette for the first time, Monica’s classes promise inspiration, fun, and a journey through the colorful tapestry of artistic expression.

About Monica Martin:

I’m often asked, why do you always paint flowers? My answer is simple. They bring joy to others. Through the use of color, I can paint anything I can imagine. Sometime realistic, but often completely whimsical, my style has become my signature. For the past 11 years, I’ve had the opportunity to share my art nationwide.


If you’re interested in teaching or facilitating a class at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center, please fill out the form below!

NVA Education Interest Form

Please complete this form if you are interested in facilitating a class through our Sahm Education Department at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center

If you prefer we contact you via phone, please leave your preferred phone number here!
Is this a reoccurring class or one-time workshop?(Required)
Please detail what size you anticipate the class being?
Please give us a brief description of the class or workshop you wish to hold at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center

For other questions please contact Kiara Hudlin, Education & Fellowship Manager at