New Years Resolution: More CREATIVITY!

We have a new selection of classes for the winter months ahead. Classes, workshops and events are set to get the whole family involved. And as we hope to truly build up an arts community, we are continuing to offer discount deals for those artists who bring along new friends to join us.

November / December Schedule

We have a new lineup of classes, workshops, fun events, and some great deals to be had:


Girls Club  
5:30 – 6:30
Figure Drawing
7:30 – 9:30


Three Dimensional Drawing
4:00 – 5:00
Kids Figure Drawing
5:30 – 6:30


Fantasy Makeup
4:00 – 5:00
Beginning Sewing: Stocking
5:30 – 6:30


Santa’s Workshop: Nesting Dolls
10:00 – 12:00
Santa’s Workshop: Jewelry
1:00 – 2:30


DIY Board Game Camp
12/30 – 1/4 (Jan 1st off)
Ceramics Camp
1/6 – 1/10

 Workshops and Events:

Holiday Cookie Decoration
December 23rd
12:00 – 3:00


Bad Girls of History – Ann Shen Solo Show

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich said, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” and we couldn’t agree more.  That’s why this Saturday night we honor the bad girls… those women throughout time who didn’t necessarily play by the rules.

Artist Ann Shen shares her vision of these powerful women.  From Anais Nin to  Angela Davis to Amelia Earhart, her colorful portraits are brimming with enthusiasm.  This enthusiasm is contagious, and we’ve gotten all worked-up about the idea of putting together a fun show that includes a signature drink and limited edition purses.  Join us for the opening night fun!

Classes, Workshops, and Clubs

A new round of classes are starting up next week and we couldn’t be more excited.  We want you to create – to join us as we get swept away in the spirit of the fall season (even if a dip down into the 60s is all that constitutes a crisp Los Angeles Autumn).  And in a bid to introduce ourselves to even more artists and collaborators, we are offering up serious Buddy and Family Discounts.  Bring a friend with you to class and get HALF OFF!!!

Mark your calendars:


Drawing the Face  4:00PM – 5:00PM
Girls Club  5:30PM – 6:30PM
Figure Drawing  7:30PM – 9:30PM


Handwriting Help 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Printmaking Basics: Dry Point  5:30PM – 6:30PM
Printmaking Open Studio  7:00PM – 9:00PM


Halloween Makeup Effects  4:00PM – 5:00PM
Beginning Sewing  5:30PM – 6:30PM


Beginning Sewing  10:00AM – 11:00AM
Stuffed Animals  11:30AM – 12:30PM
Costume Creation  2:00PM – 4:00PM

 Workshops and Events

Date Night   October 19  5:00PM – 9:30PM
Pumpkin Carving  October 27  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Endless Summer: The Art of Camp

Come help us celebrate five years of warm days under the trees, paint splattered t-shirts, skinned knees and incredible art… five years of camping with The Art Grist! For the occasion, we have pulled together a group show, collecting the art created over this past Summer by a group of truly talented young artists. Refreshments by Boxed Water.

Film Week Fantasy

Influenced by B sci-fi of the 1950s and 60s, our filmmakers set out to create a movie trailer that has a little bit for everyone – chills, spills, laughter, and tears.  Students took turns acting, working with the camera, and directing.  And even though it seemed like the hottest week of the Summer, we had a lot of fun.


Stop Motion Round II: Absolute Stuffy Madness

Let it not be said that we are unambitious.  Sometimes, the things we dive into have us questioning our sanity days later… yet, it’s always worth it in the end.  This go around, we built an enormous mountain monster of toys and stuffed animals, come to life in a little girl’s dreams.

Photography in the Park

Back in the park, this week we found ourselves roaming throughout the surrounding area in search of that perfect shot.  Whether focused on nature, architecture, portraits or even staged action figures – we always worked on applying our new understanding of good composition.  The best-of pictures this year show a lot of thought and reflection.