Children's Classes

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.
CREATIVE WAYS WITH CLAY NEW! (ages 7+)
Carolyn LaLiberte (CLL-3)
Mondays, 4/18-6/13, 4-6pm
No class 5/30 
$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)
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Tuesdays, 4/19-6/7, 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)

Wednesdays, 4/20-6/8, 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 (Ages 10+)
Andrew Haldeman (AH-2)
Wednesays, 4/20-6/8, 4:30-6pm
$160, Members $130
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, 4/20-6/8, 4-5:30pm
$150, Members $120

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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, 4/19-6/7, 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, 4/21-6/9, 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, 4/23-6/18, 10-11:30am
No class 5/28
$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, 4/18-6/13, 4:30-6pm

No class 5/30 

$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+)

Andrew Haldeman (AH-1)

Mondays, 4/18-6/13, 4:30-6pm

No class 5/30 

$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+)

Robin Bott (RB-1)

Wednesdays, 4/20-6/8, 4-5:30pm

$180, Members $150

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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, 4/21-6/9, 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!

Robin Bott (RB-2)

Tuesdays, 4/19-6/7, 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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DRAWING INSPIRED BY NATURE (Ages 7+)     NEW!

Robin Bott (RB-1)

Tuesdays, 4/19-6/7, 4-5:30pm 

$180, Members $150

Create beautiful drawings inspired by nature. Learn about artists like: Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Seurat and Pissarro. Students will work with pencils, charcoal, pastels, pastel pencils, oil pastels and chalk pastels. Draw landscapes, seascapes and local Palos Verdes scenes. Learn about shading and highlighting while drawing still lifes. 

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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.