Blank Canvas opened its doors in November 2011. Located at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #113, Thousand Oaks, Blank Canvas provides after school art classes, canvas get-together events, custom birthday parties for ages 4 and up, summer enrichment camps and more. For more information, visit www.paintblankcanvas.com or call 805.497.1600.
The Arterie Art Studio at 2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 105, Thousand Oaks is an art studio for both kids and adults that offers art classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Visit www.thearterie.org or call 805.379.1426 for more information.
Lakeshore Learning stores have free crafts for kids ages 3 and up every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLICK HERE for upcoming sessions. Lakeshore Learning is such a great store for educational games, toys and materials.
The Kids' Activities section of Conejo Valley Guide has primarily been focused on activities at venues throughout the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County over the last 10 years. We are going to take that step further here by compiling a list of local area music, art and acting teachers in the area.
This list will take some time to populate and you can help by submitting to us the following information: Name, what you teach, where you teach, perhaps a brief sentence or two about your background, contact information and website (if applicable).
Music Stores Offering Lessons
- Dave Janssen's School of Music in Simi Valley www.davejanssen.com
- GoDpsMusic in Newbury Park www.godpsmusic.com
- Guitar Center Westlake Village stores.guitarcenter.com/westlake-village-lessons
- Guitar Planet in Ventura www.guitarplanet.us
- Harmony Music Center in Ventura harmonymusiccenter.com
- Henson's Music Center in Camarillo and Oxnard www.hensonsmusic.net
- Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks, Ventura instrumentalmusic.com
- Lewis Music Academy in Moorpark lewismusicacademy.com
- Musicians Depot in Westlake Village musiciansdepot.com
- Nick Rail Music in Agoura Hills www.nickrailmusic.com
- Rock City Studios in Camarillo www.rockcitystudios.net
- Rock Nation School in Agoura Hills rocknationschool.com
- Stage 1 Music in Simi Valley stage1music.com
- Wally World Music in Thousand Oaks www.musicstorethousandoaks.com
- Alisha Marks - Private acting lessons to youth. Specializing in acting for TV, film and commercials. www.thebestkidsactingcoach.com 310-663-0725
- Kids Acting Out West - Alina Cenal has provided performance art programs for Ventura County youth since 1996. alinacenal.com/kids-acting-out-west-kids-acting-classes-ventura-county-california
Center Stage Performing Arts is a small theater and music store located at 28311 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, at the corner of Lewis Road. Center Stage offers music and acting instruction as well as live theater performances. Learn more at www.centerstageagoura.com or call 818.991.3030. They also offer birthday party options at the theater.
Protégé Performing Arts Center is a new performing arts school in the North Ranch area of Westlake Village at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite D-1, offering classes in all styles of dance, singing, music and acting. Dance classes available for all levels and age ranges, including adults. Both group and private sessions are available. Birthday dance parties available too! Visit www.protegearts.com or call 818.532.7700 for more information.
Founded in 1994, Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory is for the student who values creative expression and supports the powerful idea of process over performance. The students are urged to act, not perform. Here we learn how to make theatre - a group activity, a team sport, a publicly shared into worthwhile material and into the self.
Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory is constructed so that children of grades 3-12 work together, as well as with their peers, providing a unique youth theater opportunity for all. Also provided is a Junior Conservatory for grades 1 and 2 held at a separate time.
Classes are held at Four Friends Gallery, 1414 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks.
More information at www.goldcoasttheatreconservatory.com or call 805.427.5314.
Young Art Lessons, the children's art store and studio, is located at The Oaks Mall, offering "drop in" art lessons seven days a week.
Instructors promote each student's individual style and creativity offering techniques in the use of oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil, while assisting the children to achieve a completed composition to take home at the end of the lesson.
Parents are able to select from a variety of class time lengths ranging from 15 minutes to multiple hours, depending on their shopping, dining or theatre plans at The Oaks. Students may choose from a variety of compositions including animals, still life, landscapes, floral, and cartooning using Young Art's quality products.
Classes start at $12.95 for 15 minutes, $19.95 for 30 minutes, and $29.95 for 1 hour. The studio offers multi class discount passes along with birthday parties. All art materials are provided courtesy of Young Art.
For more information call 805-795-9400 or visit www.youngartusa.co. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm
The Oakley Ballet Center and associated Footworks Youth Ballet is located in Ventura at 1594 Saratoga Avenue. Footworks Youth Ballet performs at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The Oakley Ballet Center offers classes, lessons and workshops for kids ages 2 and up as well as teens and adults. For more information visit www.footworksyouthballet.org or call 805.676.1600.