What to Expect

You will enter the Lobby of the Redding School of the Arts and proceed straight through the interior doors. Immediately to the right is the entrance to the Kitchen. Restrooms will be a little further on the left.


There are six work stations. Take a seat. Class will consist of a short presentation on safety and the days’ subject. We will prepare 3 or 4 different recipes. Everyone will be able to take home a jar (or 2 or 3) from each recipe. There will be plenty of time for questions.


Your instructor recommends several books of research-tested recipes from reliable sources and will have two of those books for students to purchase in class:

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015 edition

So Easy to Preserve, University of Georgia, 6th edition


All classes are taught in the state-of-the-art teaching/demonstration kitchen at the Redding School of the Arts, a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) facility.


Redding School of the Arts is recognized nationally for its innovative approach to special education. The educational model focuses on identifying students with exceptional needs as early as possible and meeting their educational needs in a proactive, preventive fashion. In fact, the school received a California Dissemination grant to share the knowledge of providing services to children in a positive direct model where by all students, including the talented and gifted students, benefit. The school has also received the California Creative Schools Award. This was the first time a charter school or an elementary had received such an award in California.