Town of Bodega

Bodega with edges_sBodega and Bodega Bay are often confused as the same place but are actually two separate towns divided by several miles of curvy roads. Part of the confusion stems from both places being represented as one coastal town in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “The Birds.” The old Potter Schoolhouse used in the movie is the second building from the left.

The church next door also appeared in the film and was built by Spanish and Portuguese shipbuilders back in 1859, who dedicated it to St. Teresa of Avila. A California Historical Landmark, the church is the oldest in continuous use in Sonoma County.

Ready, Set, Sketch: Bodega!

Bodega Post Office

Come join us SUNDAY Jan 5, 2014. 10am-1pm in Bodega for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!

We’ll meet at 10am in front of the Bodega Post Office then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

The town of Bodega offers many sketching opportunities including the old school house that was used in the movie The Birds, the St. Teresa of Avila Church, and just out of town, The Bodega Calvary Cemetery. There are also several interesting shops, barns, and roadways that would make good sketching opportunities.

All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on!). The event is free.

Here’s a Google map link:,

Hope to see you there!