Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative
In the Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative day program, people decide how they want to earn income and are offered a wide range of work opportunities to choose from.
Members in this collaborative are professional weavers and artists, or they can choose to be Hands and Earth Co-op Members and run their own business.
Our well-equipped studio contains a vast selection of table and floor looms, from simple table looms to 16 harness compu-dobby looms.
Production weavers create custom designs, which they sell through Artist Within - A Cedars Gallery.
Hands and Earth Co-op
Co-op members run their own business and maintain and expand our one-acre fruit and vegetable garden. Work is done year-round to grow seedlings, plant beds, harvest crops, and sell produce at our Farm stand in front of San Anselmo town hall. Co-op members also do landscape maintenance for private homes in gardening crews.
Co-op members also create beautiful crafts that are for sale at our Farm stand and our annual craft fair held in November. Please contact us for dates.
Hands & Earth Farmstand (in front of San Anselmo Town Hall)
May to September
Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm
Participants of Hands and Earth Co-op work in our Magic Kitchen and prepare a healthy vegetarian lunch each day for everyone in the Textile Art Collaborative.
Caring for another living being brings its own rewards. Co-op members work with sheep, mohair goats, alpacas and angora rabbits. These wonderful creatures provide natural fibers that are used in many areas of the program.
Co-op members host school groups and teach them about natural fibers. Co-op members also tend beehives and spin and sell honey.
Barn Art Studio
In our Barn Art Studio, artists express their creativity in a range of mediums and art disciplines. Artists sell their work at Artist Within – a Cedars Gallery in San Anselmo.
Music and Dance
Our musicians explore a variety of instruments and genres to inspire their musical talents. They become members of a band and perform at special events.
Dancers practice weekly from spring to fall for performances on site at TAC throughout the summer months. Each performance is unique with hand-made costumes and props. Please see contact information below to inquire about performances and times.
Retired individuals determine and plan their own activities on a daily basis. They may choose from a range of work opportunities, community-based activities, volunteer projects as well as music and art projects on site.
Flowers at Farm Stand in San Anselmo
Hand & Earth Co-op
Benji picking for the Farm Stand
Amy brushing the rabbits
For additional information on any of the day programs listed above, please contact:
Lauren Sockler, Program Director