Children's Classes

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.
CREATIVE WAYS WITH CLAY NEW! (ages 7+)
Carolyn LaLiberte (CLL-3)
Mondays, 1/11-3/14, 4-6pm
No class 1/18 or 2/15
$180, Members $150

Explore different hand-building techniques such as slabs, coils and pinch pots to form animal containers, puppets, rattles, etc. and then learn how to apply color and pattern. Students will create their own personal stamps to use on their projects.

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BEGINNING WHEEL (ages 10+)
Roy Kunisaki (RK-4)
CLASS FILLED - PLEASE CALL TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST
Tuesdays, 1/12-3/1, 4-6pm
$180, Members $150

Learn wheel-throwing, trimming and glazing skills.

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WILD ANIMALS: CERAMIC SCULPTURE FOR KIDS (ages 8+)     NEW!

Marsha Mack (MAC-2)

CLASS FILLED - PLEASE CALL TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST

Wednesdays, 1/13-3/2, 4-5:30pm

$180, Members $150



Creativity is key as children build and glaze real and imaginary animal sculptures. Working independently and collaboratively, children use basic hand-building techniques to bring their ideas to life. No experience necessary. 

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DRAWING & PAINTING

ANIMATION
Jennifer Stillwell (JSW-2)
Thursdays, 1/13-3/2, 6:30-8:30pm
$150, Members $120
Traditional animation teaches the hand-drawn technique developed and refined by the artists of Walt Disney studios. Students will learn how to create the "illusion of life" by drawing a series of still images that will be photographed individually and then played back as an animated movie.

YOUTH PAINTING & PASTEL (ages 9+)
Wednesdays, 1/13-3/2, 4-5:30pm
$150, Members $120
Explore a variety of painting styles and techniques while working with acrylic paints, watercolors and dry pastels. Learn color mixing, controlling the medium and shading techniques for realistic rendering. Paint a portrait with pastels, create a landscape in acrylic paints and paint a still life with watercolors.
YOUTH DRAWING I (ages 7+)
Jennifer Siegal (JNS-3)
Tuesdays, 1/12-3/1, 4-5:30pm
$150, Members $120

Use charcoal, graphite and colored pencil while learning different shading techniques. Draw your favorite animal, an impressionistic self portrait and a gesture drawing of a summer tree. Use simple perspective to create a futuristic city.

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YOUTH DRAWING II (ages 7+)
Jennifer Siegal (JNS-5)
Thursdays, 1/14-3/3, 4:30-6pm
$150, Members $120
Study value and shading using charcoal to draw a monochromatic still life. Draw a profile and learn how to create skin color using colored pencils. Learn proportions and draw a figure in action like a ballerina or soccer player. Using pen, learn how to cross hatch and draw realistic buildings in perspective. With pencil, draw hands in different poses. Previous drawing experience required. Not for beginners.
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CHALK & OIL PASTEL (ages 6+)
Laurel Koss (LK-3)
Saturdays, 1/16-3/5, 10-11:30am
$150, Members $120

Using the soft look of chalk pastels and the bold colors of oil sticks, learn to compose drawings and paintings. Lessons include color mixing, stroke techniques, and working with watercolor, markers, and acrylics on a variety of colors and textures of paper, board, and wood. Projects include drawing exercises, the color wheel, flowers, the California landscape, food, baby animals, the aurora borealis, and portraits. Examples of art from the classical Degas to the magical children’s illustrator Mary GrandPre will be presented. It will be messy but fun! Children’s stories reflecting the subject or art will be read, too.

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CARTOONING/MODELING SUPERHEROES (ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-1)

Mondays, 1/11-3/14, 4:30-6pm

No class 1/18 or 2/15

$155, Members $125

Draw and ink cartoons and superheroes. Give your character a name, powers and a story and build a cartoon strip. Then sculpt your character in a 3-D clay version. Let your imagination run wild! Fee includes clay. 
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ANIME & MANGA DRAWING (Ages 10+)

Jennifer Stillwell (JSW-1)

Mondays, 1/11-3/14, 4:30-6pm

No class 1/18 or 2/15

$150, Members $120

Explore the fun and unique style of Japanese anime and manga. Focus on learning character proportions and stylistic features that make these characters come to life. Students will practice colored pencil and watercolor techniques to create images of their favorite anime and manga characters. They will also have the opportunity to design one- of-a-kind characters of their own. 

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IMAGINATION & CREATIONS (ages 4+)

CLASS FILLED - PLEASE CALL TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST

Robin Bott (RB-1)

Wednesdays, 1/13-3/2, 4-5:30pm

$180, Members $150

Explore drawing, painting and sculpture through tile mosaics, papier-mâché masks and pastel drawings. Try printmaking, air-dry clay sculpture, drawing and more! Fee includes supplies.

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PAINT, CUT, PASTE, PLAY! (Ages 4+)     NEW!

Laurel Koss (LK-2)

Thursdays, 1/14-3/3, 4-5:30pm

$180, Members $150

Have fun while exploring line, shapes, color, textures, and space while making lots of drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures using clay and found objects.  Work with pencils, colored pencils, markers, pastels, paint, lots of paper, collage material, found objects, and clay.  Children’s books relating to the projects and art mediums will be read to the class.  Please save magazines, stickers and collage material you and your children like.  Bring an apron or over-sized shirt for your children to wear. Fee includes supplies.

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CREATING TOGETHER!  Mommy/Daddy & Me (Ages 3+)       NEW!

Roxanne Coble (RC-1)

CLASS CLOSED

Wednesdays, 1/13-3/2, 10-11:30am

$190, Members, $160

Fee covers one child and one adult.  Additional children are $50 each.

Step into the classroom with your Little Picasso to create, play, and discover art together!  Through weekly projects, introduce your child to an array of materials such as paint, clay, plaster, and fabric.  Some projects will be collaborative between adult and child, while others will be about engaging and interacting with your child on their creative adventures.  It’s a fun, hands-on experience for the whole family!  Fee includes supplies.

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TEEN/COLLEGE PREP ARTS & DESIGN

FASHION ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN  NEW!

Warden Neil (WN-1)

Mondays, 1/11-3/28, 6:30-9:30pm 

No class 1/18 or 2/15

Learn the modern form of proportion sketching.  Beginning with light pencil sketches, student designs will evolve by adding watercolor and felt-tip pen techniques.  Whether new to fashion sketching or brushing up your technique, you will gain the basic skills to explore the art of illustration to enhance your presentations and bring your design boards to life.  Lessons include the female silhouette, the 9-inch fashion face, design element to dress the silhouette, designing a collection for the fashion industry along with celebrity design and styling and illustration for your portfolio.

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BASIC OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING 

Mark Griswold (MG-1)

CLASS CLOSED

Tuesdays, 1/12-3/1, 4-6pm

$150, Members $120

Begin with the basics of how to render three-dimensional objects on paper.  Learn to render objects in a realistic manor focusing on the spatial, proportion and perspective.  Whether your interest is in computer graphics, animation or painting, these techniques are the foundation.  Basic art vocabulary will be taught giving young artists confidence.  Subjects will include the still-life and landscape. Supply list available on our website.

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AP ART HISTORY EXAM PREPARATION         NEW! 

For students already enrolled in AP Art History this current school year, 2015-2016.

Mark Griswold (MG-2)

Thursdays, 1/14-2/11, 4-6pm

5 class sessions

$130, Members $100

This course is intended to help students enrolled this current school year, who will be taking the AP Exam the first week in May, as scheduled by the College Board and your High School’s AP Coordinator.  Actual test formats for the multiple choice questions, short response and essay writing strategies will be covered as well as test taking for time that simulates real test conditions.  You are able to review images in class and see how test graders at the College Board score previously used tests.   An invaluable course if you are taking AP Art History!  Materials provided.

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*NEED INDIVIDUAL HELP PREPARING YOUR
COLLEGE ADMISSION PORTFOLIO?

Work one on one with an artist/instructor to edit and prepare your portfolio. For information, contact Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479.

WIDER OPPORTUNITIES

Check out our adult classes. Most instructors accept high school students. Call Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479, to determine what meets your needs.