Children's Classes

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.
CREATIVE WAYS WITH CLAY NEW! (ages 7+)
Carolyn LaLiberte (CLL-3)
Mondays, 7/6-8/17, 4-6pm
No class 5/25
$170, Members $140

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, 7/7-8/18, 4-6pm
$170, Members $140

Learn wheel-throwing, trimming and glazing skills.

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DRAWING & PAINTING

YOUTH PAINTING & PASTEL (ages 9+)
Mondays, 7/8-8/19, 4-5:30pm
No class 4/16
$140, Members $110
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, 7/7-8/18, 4:30-6pm
$140, Members $110

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, 7/9-8/20, 4-5:30pm
$140, Members $110
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.
CHALK & OIL PASTEL (ages 6+)
Laurel Koss (LK-3)
Saturdays, 7/11-8/22, 10-11:30am
$140, Members $110

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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TEEN/COLLEGE PREP ARTS & DESIGN

MIDDLE SCHOOL MONDAYS NEW!


INTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN
Gerard Dislaire (GD-1)
Monday - Friday, 6/22-7/3, 10:30am-5:30pm
Final Fashion show
**$890, Members $860
College credit available, additional fees apply.

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.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Bernard Fallon (BF-1)

Tuesdays, 7/7-8/11, 4-6pm

6 class sessions

$130, Members $100

Photography is a powerful medium, and to use it successfully requires a combination of technical savvy with an inquisitive eye. But what is needed?  This class has the answer with some fun assignments and explanations.  We’ll cover various aspects to boost your creativity including the secrets of composition, action and color.  Basic cameras are good, but having manual control and a tripod will make this a class to remember.


BASIC OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING

Mark Griswold (MG-1)

Thursdays, 3-5pm

$130, Members $100

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. 


*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.