Classes and Camps

Kids Art Classes 

kids art classes

Calamity & Grace offers art classes to children age 6-12. Children complete a project each week based on a different artist or art period. Classes are individualized and designed to showcase students talent and bring out their creativity. Valerie believes art is about the process of finding your creativity, so students are encouraged to explore new techniques. The focus is on the process and learning, not on the finished product.


Weekly Schedule:


Tuesday: 4-5:15 p.m

Thursday: 3:45-5:00 p.m


Please fill out our contact form to book your child's spot!

Carla Sanchez Oil Painting Class



In 2006, Carla began studying oil painting under the guidance of David Leffel and drawing as well as painting under Sherri Mc Graw, both modern Masters in their own rights. The first three years Carla traveled to paint with David and Sherri 5 to 6 times a year. The expertise that they have imparted has been immeasurable in aiding her growth as an artist and a person. Besides David Leffel, Carla has studied in Santa Fe at the Valdez School of Art with Kevin Gorges and in Italy.

Carla has lived in Llano for six years teaching oil painting to beginners and experts. Her classes are for mature teens and adults.


Weekly Schedule:

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


For more information or to book your spot, please fill our a contact form




kids art camp


Every summer Calamity and Grace offers a variety of children camps. Each camp is unique and themed, and every day is a different project! Ages 6-12. Discounts are offered for siblings and multiple camps. 

Theatre Camps are taught by Kari Mille, J. Polanco and Valerie Smasal. They are offered to ages mentioned for each camp. 

Please fill out our contact form for more information or to book your child's spot. 


Current Art Camp Schedule: 

Art & The Environment: 

June 14-17 / 1-5p.m


See The World:

June 28-30 / 1-5p.m.


Whimsical, Mystical, & Magical:

July 19-21 / 2-5p.m.



Current Theatre Camp Schedule:  

Kids Improv Age 7-11:

June 22-24 / 2-5p.m.


Teen Improv & Scene Age 12-16:

July 12-15 / 1-5p.m


Film Age 13-17:

August 2-5 / 1-5p.m



NEW Summer Teen Art Club: 

Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.