Services

art classes

Children

Mixed media art classes for children appropriate to their developmental stage.These classes encourage self exploration and love of the art process while developing a relationship to various art movements, artists, cultures and media. The teacher acts as a gentle guide, facilitator and collaborator.

 

Adults

Mixed media weekly art classes and workshops for adults, all levels, west LA. The goal of these classes is to be engaged in the art process and access your unique creative style. As a participant, you are encouraged to remain mindful during each stage of the creative process, avoiding predicting the outcome. This is achieved by working in layers and learning various techniques as you build up a richly layered surface which could include painting, drawing, collage, and photo transfers. Private instruction: Private classes are available for students who have special needs or prefer individual guidance. Semi-privates are available for small groups or families.

 

Private Instruction

Private art classes are available for students who have special needs or prefer individual guidance. Semi-privates are available for small groups or families.

Art specialist for schools - We go to schools that do not have a full time art specialist and provide a customized art program for the students as well as help the teachers integrate art into the curriculum.

 

Workshops/retreats

1. Drop-in mixed media monthly art workshops offered for adults/teens in Los Angeles. Each month is a self contained class that focuses on a different technique/concept. No prior experience is needed. The workshops are designed for those people who cannot attend the weekly classes or would like a longer immersive experience in “the art process.”

2. Meditate and Create workshops with the addition of a guided meditation by a mindfulness UCLA MARC certified instructor. You will leave feeling calmer, stimulated, enriched and wanting to create more!

3. Weekend or week long immersive retreats include peaceful and healing environments. All retreats include  meditation, some activities associated with the place such as sight seeing, hiking or yoga and full days of art process art making.

 

Summer/winter camp

Weekly children’s art camps in west LA, available in the winter and summer, each session built around a particular theme usually culminating in a puppet show.

 

Parties

Private art parties for children or adults. For children’s birthday parties we will customize your party to fit your child’s needs. For adults’ parties we match projects with drinks and food. We have a range of projects to choose from as well as various time schedules. Please visit our special events page to learn more and to fill out a request form.

 

corporate workshops/Retreats

Customized, creative one day retreats for businesses and organizations looking for team and morale building, creative inspiration and relaxation. Changing perspectives has a profound effect on the creative work output of those attendees. Please visit our special events page to learn more and to fill out a request form.

 

Inservice training

We will train teachers how to incorporate art into the curriculum in a way that enhances creative self-esteem. Studies have shown the positive impact on a child’s cognitive and creative  development as well as on overall academic performance. (view letter of recommendation).