CHILDREN’S CLASSES 

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.


MONSTER CERAMICS (Ages 7+)            NEW!

Judith Jacques (JJ-1)

Wednesdays, 9/14-11/2, 4-5:30pm

$180, Members $150

Explore shapes, colors, and textures all while hand making Giggling Ghoul pencil holders or Monster Mashup figurines. Fun hand building with lots of Monster Mayhem! 

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BEGINNING WHEEL (Ages 10+)

Roy Kunisaki (RK-4)

Tuesdays, 9/13-11/1, 4-6pm

$180, Members $150

Learn wheel throwing, trimming and glazing skills.

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DRAWING & PAINTING

CARTOONING/MODELING SUPERHEROES (Ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-1)

Mondays, 9/12-10/31, 4:30-6pm

$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, 9/12-10/31, 4:30-6pm

$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 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 DRAWING I (Ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS- 3)

Tuesdays, 9/13-11/1, 4-5:30 

$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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DRAWING INSPIRED BY NATURE (Ages 7+)     NEW!

Robin Bott (RB-1)

Tuesdays, 9/13-11/1, 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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CREATING TOGETHER!  Mommy/Daddy & Me (Ages 3+)       NEW!

Robin Bott (RB-2)

Tuesdays, 9/13-11/1, 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, collage, a variety of papers 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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YOUTH PAINTING & PASTEL (Ages 9+) 

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-2)

Wednesdays, 9/14-11/2, 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.  

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IMAGINATION & CREATIONS (Ages 4+)

Robin Bott (RB-3)

Wednesdays, 9/14-11/2, 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, 9/15-11/3, 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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YOUTH DRAWING II (Ages 7+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS- 5)

Thursdays, 9/15-11/3, 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 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, 9/14-11/2, 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 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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DRAWING & PAINTING (Ages 7-15)        NEW!

Regina Argentin (RA-1)

Saturdays, 9/17-11/5, 10am-noon

$150, Members $120

$45 supply fee paid directly to instructor.

Learn the basic skills of drawing and painting from still life and printed imagery to create original compositions.  Introduction to basic color theory and painting techniques using charcoal, graphite and acrylic paints on paper.   Have fun in the process and work on images that interest you! 

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CHALK & OIL PASTEL (Ages 6+) 

Laurel Koss (LK-3)

Saturdays, 9/17-11/5, 10-11:30am

$150, Members $120

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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GIFT MAKING (ages 8+)

Laurel Koss (LK-4)

Mondays, 11/14-12/19, 4:30-6pm 

 6 class sessions

$150, Members $120

Make gifts for your family and friends!  Paint a mini self-portrait complete with an easel. Sew a book or two. Make a box with drawers and add a resin bottle cap necklace inside. How about a picture frame? Finish the course and your gifts with painted, printed, and stamped wrapping paper and gift tags. Supplies included

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GIFT MAKING (ages 5-7)

Robin Bott (RB-5)

Wednesdays, 11/16-12/21, 4:30-6pm

 (No class 11/23) 5 class sessions

$135, Members $105

Have fun creating gifts for your friends and family. Create beautiful mosaics, winter themed paintings, special sculpted keepsakes, and more! Decorate wrapping paper and design special cards for each gift. Supplies included

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DANCE

WORLD DANCE

(Ages 8+)

Miguel Montana

  • MMT-3 Tuesdays, 9/13-11/1,  4:15-5:15pm
  • MMT-4 Thursdays, 9/15-11/10, 4:15-5:15pm

No class 10/27

$175, Members $145

Register for one day or both!

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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ART-RAGEOUS WINTER 2016 CAMP

No early bird discount.  No refunds unless requested at least 7 days prior to the start date of  the camp

 

WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP

Monday-Friday, 12/19-12/23, 9am-noon

$230,  Members $200

  • WINTERWONDERLAND  (Ages 5-7)

Robin Bott (RB-0)

Paint winter landscapes with watercolor, sculpt a snow man out of model magic clay, make a snow globe filled with glitter and magic, use pastels to draw a giant fluffy polar bear and draw and paint a gingerbread house covered in candy!

  • WINTER SCENES (ages 8+)

Jennifer Siegal (JNS-0)

Be inspired by the season and create giant snowflakes, paint a wintry landscape, make a soft sculpture of a snowy owl and more!

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TEEN ARTS & DESIGN   

FASHION ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN  NEW!

Warden Neil (WN-1)

Mondays, 9/12-11/14, 6:30-9:30pm 

Class session

Use watercolor and color markers to create fashion illustrations and designs for designer collections using 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 elements 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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*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.