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.Register now
Learn wheel-throwing, trimming and glazing skills.Register now
Where will a line take you? Anywhere your imagination leads you. Work with line by contour drawing in ink, and coloring it over with watercolor. Learn how to work with watercolor in pencil, tubes, and pans. Instruction includes basic watercolor painting techniques, line drawing, and drawing with a brush to paint summer scenes, people, animals, toys, and city and landscapes.Download the supply list
Draw and ink cartoons and superheroes. Give your character a name, powers and a story and then build a cartoon strip. Then sculpt your character in a 3-D clay version. Let your imagination run wild! Fee includes clay.Download the supply list
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.Download the supply list
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.Download the supply list
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.Download the supply list
Explore sculpture! Learn to build an armature, model from clay, carve stone-like material, construct a wire-mobile and create a soft sculpture. We’ll create animals, figures and abstract designs. Bring paper and pencil to class. Fee includes supplies.Register now
This is a fun class using not only traditional black Sumi ink but colorful Gasnsai ink. Create cards and fun pictures using scissors, glue, colored papers and stickers.Register now
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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.Download the supply list
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Explore drawing, painting and sculpture through tile mosaics, papier-mâché masks, fantasy space art and shadow boxes. Try printmaking, puppet making, air-dry clay sculpture, drawing and more! Fee includes supplies.
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.Download the supply list
JOIN US AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAYS have a snack at the Stripe Café and then unleash your creativity!
Draw, paint, tear paper, glue. Every week, a chance to try a new medium: colored pencils, markers, chalk pastels, watercolor, wood, and collage on a variety of surfaces. Have fun creating a new work of art after a hard day at school!Register now
How do designers create a new type of skateboard? How do engineers create a new kind of scuba diving snorkel? How do architects create a new building? If you think they start by sitting down at the computer, you'd be wrong. Everything that is designed and engineered first starts with a drawing (or series of drawings). Industrial Designer Bill Ungar will teach students the basic techniques of product, engineering, and architectural drawing - and how to think like a designer, engineer, and architect.Download the supply list
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.Register now
Unique opportunity to work with fashion design professional, Gerard Dislaire, for a thorough introduction to the exciting world of fashion design! Explore the process of fashion design, creating along the way various projects reflecting individual aesthetic. Many aspects of this fascinating industry will be covered, such as fashion history, textiles, the design process, and how a fashion company functions. Students will participate in a wide range of exercises, including but not limited to: creating concept boards and color palettes, selecting fabrics and trims, designing within specific themes, sketching from live models, re-purposing vintage garments to create an original piece and staging a presentation of their work. A field trip is part of the workshop and will introduce the aspiring designers to real-life fashion environments such as design studios, fashion design schools and fabric stores (subject to change, based on availability). *Supply list available on our website. **Partial scholarships available.Download the supply list
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Work one on one with an artist/instructor to edit and prepare your portfolio. For information, contact Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479.
Check out our adult classes. Most instructors accept high school students. Call Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479, to determine what meets your needs.