Current Programs

Calling for supply donations!

Photo of skeins of yarn in different colorsWe’re in need of the following clean and ready-to-use supplies to keep our art-making programs open to the community at no cost. Thank you for your support!

Rulers, Watercolor paper, Mini canvas, Modge Podge, White Gesso paint, Double sided adhesive foam squares, Air Dry Clay, Beads and buttons, Pipe cleaners, Ribbon (5 inches or longer), Fabric (5 inch squares or larger), Yarn of all sizes, Embroidery needles and hoops, Paint brushes, Mixed media paper

If you have anything to donate, please bring it with you or contact us for pick up!

Paper Craft & Collage Café

Paper Craft & Collage Café
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm

No prior experience needed! Dive into the world of paper arts as we experiment with collaging, paper weaving, and flower making. Together, we’ll source collage materials from magazines and other papers, then prep those materials with paper craft techniques such as gelli plate printing and abstract painting, and finally we’ll use those materials to create art pieces such as flowers and weavings.

Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we’ll have a correct headcount.


Chair Yoga


Chair Yoga
Fridays, 10:00-11:00am

 This group is perfect for those interested in meditation, chair yoga, sound baths, breath work and social activities for seniors. This group is geared towards seniors (60+), but all ages are welcome. Whether you’re looking to relax, improve your flexibility, or connect with like-minded individuals, our sessions offer a supportive and inclusive space for you to explore these practices. Join us for a unique combination of mindfulness and movement, and discover the benefits of incorporating these practices into your daily life. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!  Bring comfortable clothes with stretch, and an open mind.

Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we’ll have a correct headcount.


Carlsbad Maker Meetup Group (60+)

Carlsbad Maker Meetup Group (60+)
Fourth Friday of the Month 1:00-3:00pm

Every month, we come together at the Front Porch Gallery to celebrate the art of making. From delectable recipes and intricate scrapbooks to cozy quilts and breathtaking fine art – our diverse community shares a passion for creation in all its forms. Bring a project you are working on to show and talk about, or observe and join the conversation!

Join us on Facebook or Meetup 

Upcoming Programs

Each exhibit features two related programs:

Docent-Led Tour

June 13th 11:30am-12:30pm| RSVP Here

June 21st 1-3pm | RSVP Here

July 19th 1-3pm | RSVP Here

Join us for an exciting docent-led tour of each exhibit, featuring exhibiting artists who share a behind-the-curtain look at their work. This is a conversational tour, prompting participants to engage with particular artworks and with each other. Feeling inspired? You can take your experience to the next level at our collage-making table, also inspired by the exhibit theme. The best part? Your creation could be featured in our “Gallery Takeover” installation exhibit, which showcases in-gallery projects completed throughout the year. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore art, engage with your creative side, and connect with a community of fellow art enthusiasts.

Social Emotional Arts Workshop (60+) | RSVP Here

June 20th 11am-1pm

June 27th 11am-1pm

This unique program is designed to harness the power of creative expression to enhance emotional well-being and self-awareness. Come be part of a process centered mixed art experience. You will listen to music, interact with group members, practice mindfulness, create a project and participate in a self-reflective exercise.  Engage in enriching conversations about art and emotions in a supportive community setting.  The Social Emotional Arts Workshop aims to improve quality of life through the creative process by integrating the benefits of the arts with an opportunity for self-reflection in a safe setting. You don’t have to be an artist. Just bring your authentic self.

*This workshop is experiential in nature and is not to be considered treatment for any emotional, or mental disorder.


What People Are Saying About Front Porch Gallery Programs!

“I enjoyed meeting new people and trying new things!”

“I can’t thank you enough on behalf of my mother for the paper flower making class. It was perfect for her. There are so few classes she is interested in or can participate in and she is extremely board. She and I are thrilled you will be offering something weekly.”

“I’m feeling encouraged to take out my art supplied at home and do something with them!”

“I really enjoyed hanging out with everyone.”

“Thank you for the excellent direction, encouragement and genuine concern for our creativity.”

“I’ve been in Carlsbad area over three years now and I want to keep up the creativity in my blood. Thank you for this group!”

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