Los Angeles families have lots of options when it comes to being together for arts and crafts classes and workshops. Whether you like to paint, create beautiful pottery or express yourself with acrylics, there’s plenty of places to let your inner Vincent Van Gogh shine.
Color Me Mine
16350 Ventura Blvd # B
Encino, CA 91436
Hours: Sun – Thur – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri – Sat – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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Everyone in the family is an artist at Color Me Mine, a “paint your own ceramics studio” in Encino. More than half of the customers are adults, so even parents can pick up a paint brush and put the finishing touches on a ceramic plate or mug. Have the family create a set of dishes for lasting memories. Private parties are also available.
Red Brick Gallery
315 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. -7 .m., Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: Prices vary by class – click here for details
All ages are invited to take place in any of the variety of classes offered at Red Brick Gallery. No experience is necessary to create a beautiful work of art to treasure for years to come. Choose from glass mosaic workshops, pastels, oil pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and photography or photo editing classes. Private events and “arty parties” are also available plus there’s an array of work to purchase from local artists.
Berman Ceramic Arts
5622 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
This highly recognized school has been around for more than 40 years. Take a class and “explore the world of clay.” Besides offering both private and group instruction, Berman Ceramics Studio also has kilns to fire ceramics, studio rental space, group exhibitions and an annual student pottery sale. Bond with your family while your create amazing pottery.
Brentwood Art Center
13031 Montana Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Hours: Mon to Wed – 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thur to Fri – 9:30 a.m. –6:15 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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The folks at Brentwood Art Center believe “art is the reflection of the soul.” Encourage each member of your family to express themselves at The Brentwood Art Center. Featuring classes from drawing fundamentals, watercolor or even image transfer techniques, talented instructors teach students everything they need to know to set their inner artists free! Offering year round instruction for adults and children including teens, there’s even a fine art summer day camp for kids 5-14. Commendations from the City of Los Angeles, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the California Art Education Association and Free Arts For Abused Children have been awarded to the center.
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: Mon to Tue – 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thurs, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fri – 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sat to Sun 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: Vary by class – Click here for details
LACMA offers the perfect setting for children, parents, and grandparents to create art at the museum together. There are classes on everything from the art of storytelling, museum observation, and creating your own masterpiece. No prior experience necessary, just curiosity and a willingness to get your hands dirty. You must register on-line for classes, camps and workshops. All materials and even parking is included in the cost.
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