The Sonoma Community Center will bring visiting artist Father Bruno Segatta to Sonoma to offer a special painting workshop for teens on Saturday, Aug. 16.

SCC will be offering scholarships for participants, thanks to a generous grant from the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation.

A native of Italy, Segatta has practiced and studied art, language and travel since earning his degree from CSU Northridge in 1982. In the autumn of that year, Segatta began his tenure at Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy, as assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs. Segatta is a renowned master artist and his paintings are displayed in galleries around the world.

Locally, he is known for his enthusiastic teaching style and passion for encouraging artistic exploration in his students. In 2013, Segatta visited Sonoma and taught classes for adults as well as youth at the Sonoma Valley Teen Center. He looks forward to the return of those students this year. His hosts in Sonoma will be avid fans Audrey and Ron Chapman.

During his stay in Sonoma, Segatta will offer two workshops in acrylic painting over the weekend of Aug. 16-17. “Make Your Own Masterpiece” will be offered for teens ages 13-17, on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sonoma Community Center. The fee for the teen workshop is $25. Materials will be provided. “Adventures in Acrylic Painting,” a workshop for all levels of adult artists has sold out. To register for the teen class or request a scholarship application, call Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1.