Blank Canvas Art School in Thousand Oaks

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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.

Heart4Art Children's Art Studio in Agoura Hills

Heart for Art is a children's art studio geared towards ages 4 to 15. Flexible scheduling, private and semi-private time slots. No monthly tuition or registration fees. Also, artistic birthday parties and specialized workshops and book discussions for teens, adults and seniors. Located off the 101 Freeway at 5200 Kanan Road, Suite 214 in Agoura Hills. Open Monday through Saturday. More information at www.heart4art.me or call 818.203.5031.

Fauves Studio Art Studio in Westlake Village

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Fauves Studio is an art school for all ages and every imagination! Watercolors, acrylics and oils, as well as clay sculpture are taught at Fauves, located at Westlake Village Industrial Park, 31368 Via Colinas, Unit 109, Westlake Village.

Each student works on a unique project, gaining the benefit of a group setting while assuring individual attention to a subject suited to their interests. The studio also serves adults with paint nights and yoga-art sessions!

Kids and adults art classes are available as well as summer art history camp (ages 5-12), birthday parties, paint and sip for adults and more. Visit fauves.studio or call (818) 699-6066 for more information. 


Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes in Westlake Village

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Established in 1975, Mission: Renaissance®, The World’s Leader in Fine Art Instruction, where tens of thousands who were previously unable to draw or paint have brought their dreams to life and can now express themselves as artists.

There is a local location at 5776-A1 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Group art lessons available for birthdays too!

More information at www.fineartclasses.com/mission-renaissance-studio-locations/westlake-village-art-classes or call 818.735.0980.

Studio 17 Art Classes in Newbury Park

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Located in Newbury Park, Studio 17 provides art instruction to children and adults with special needs. Local artist Mary Abraham opened the studio and is an educator, artist and parent of a child with autism; she brings a special understanding of how to teach the arts to students with special needs.

Classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm. For more information, visit studio17atruby.weebly.com or call 805.480.0440.

Art Trek in Newbury Park

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Art Trek, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to bring visual, performing and literary arts to people of all ages. Art Trek provides art training to parents and teachers, after school programs, teen programs, summer camps, studio workshops and more. It has been active since 1992 and was established as a not-for-profit in 2006.

Birthday parties, corporate events and more. arttrek.org/schedule-event

Art Trek is located at 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Visit www.arttrek.org for more information.

Vita Art Center in Ventura

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Vita Art Center is an educational non-profit that provides high-quality enrichment experiences in the visual arts for children, teens, and adults. Classes are taught by professional artists and instructors who design fun, challenging and educational projects and a variety of media and subject-matter is offered, with plenty of classes to choose from. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per course. Registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vita Art Center is located at the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Studio 30, Ventura. Visit www.vitaartcenter.com or call 805-644-9214 to learn more.

Bell Arts Factory Art Programs for Kids in Ventura

Youth Arts Program - Studio 98, for Children Ages 6 to 13

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Bell Arts Factory's after-school and Saturday art programs provide a creative and nurturing environment for children to engage in art-making experiences. These free classes allow youth to enjoy a variety of artistic media, interact with others, and build self-confidence.

We welcome all, and the day's program may include painting, drawing, Native American crafts, recyclable art, mixed media or drama. There is an emphasis on multicultural lessons, which demonstrates there are many different peoples who contribute to our world of art.

Classes are held in Studio 98 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Ages 6 to 13 may attend.

More information at bellartsfactory.org/art-programs/youth-arts-free-drop-in-classes or call Michele Foster, Youth Arts Director at 805.824.3567. Bell Arts Factory is located at 432 N. Ventura Avenue in Ventura.

Studio 316 Fine Art School & Studio in Newbury Park

Studio 316 is a fine art school & studio located at 2697 Lavery Ct, Unit 6, Newbury Park. Studio 316's founder has instructed fine art to children, teens and adults at over 12 studios prior to going out on his own.

Building a comfortable environment for the students here has been a goal from the very beginning. After having taught in both loose and regimented programs, Studio 316 offers its students more freedom to choose in their artistic direction, but not to their detriment either. While students may choose a medium and subject matter to explore and create, Studio 316 stresses the basics in drawing, tone and color at the same time.

Currently Studio 316 instructs drawing and painting to children ages 8+, teens, and adults. Mediums covered but not limited to are; graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting.

For more information, visit www.studio-316.com or call 805.480.2631.  FREE introductory lessons are available.