CHILDREN’S CLASSES 

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.


CREATIVE WAYS WITH CLAY    NEW! (Ages 7+)

Carolyn LaLiberte (CLL-3)

Mondays, 7/11-8/22, 4-6pm

$160, Members $130

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)

Tuesdays, 7/12-8/23, 4-6pm

$160, Members $130

Learn wheel throwing, trimming and glazing skills.

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DRAWING & PAINTING

CARTOONING/MODELING SUPERHEROES (Ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-1)

Mondays, 7/11-8/22, 4:30-6pm

$130, Members $100

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, 7/11-8/22, 4:30-6pm

$130, Members $100

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 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. Bring sketchpad 8 ½ x 11 or larger and pencils.

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YOUTH PAINTING & PASTEL (Ages 9+) 

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-2)

Tuesdays, 7/12-8/23, 4:30-6pm 

$130, Members $100

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.  

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

Laurel Koss (LK-2)

Thursdays, 7/14-8/25, 4-5:30pm

$160, Members $130

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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YOUTH DRAWING  (Ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS- 5)

Thursdays, 7/14-8/25, 4:30-6pm

$130, Members $100

Study value and shading using charcoal to draw a monochromatic still life.

Draw a profile and learn how to create skin color using colored pencil.

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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ANIMATION (Ages 10+)  

Andrew Haldeman (AH-2)

Wednesdays, 7/13-8/24, 4:30-6pm

$130, Members $100

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 and the fundamentals of animation including bouncing ball, walk cycles, head turns and expressions. Create flip books, storyboards and design your own character.

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CHALK & OIL PASTEL (Ages 6+) 

Laurel Koss (LK-3)

Saturdays, 7/16-8/27, 10-11:30am

$130, Members $100

Using the soft look of chalk pastels and the bold colors of oil pastels, learn to compose drawings and paintings.  Lessons include drawing exercises, stroke techniques, color mixing, working with acrylics and watercolor, on a variety of surfaces.  Projects, which change each quarter, include landscapes, the night sky, buildings, animals, people and our own portraits.  Examples from classical and contemporary artists are presented.  Children’s books illustrating pastels and our themes are read each week.  Imagination and individual expression are encouraged.  Pastels are messy but fun! 

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PAINTING                 NEW!

Oskar Laffont (OL-1)

Thursdays, 7/14-8/25, 4-7pm

$170, Members $140

A fun journey to awaken and develop your own artistic voice, strengthen your technique and learn to openly and constructively critique your work amongst peers!  Begin working with pencils to sketch still-life and then move into painting with acrylics.

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DANCE

WORLD DANCE (Ages 8+)

Miguel Montana

M-F, 4:15-5:15pm

  • (MMT-2) July 11-July 15
  • (MMT-3) July 18-July 22
  • (MMT-4)July 25-July 29
  • (MMT-5) August 1-August 5
  • (MMT-6) August 8-August 12

$120, Members $90

Register for one week or all five!

Students will experience culture from around the world through music and movement.  Learn dance steps from  Rumba, Bollywood and Samba with music by contemporary Latin pop singers such as Ricky Martin and Shakira.  Learn to dance, increase coordination and have fun in a group environment

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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.