JCPenney Kids' Zone at Pacific View Mall in Ventura

JCPenney Kids’ Zone lets school-age kids create fun arts and crafts projects each month. Kids will receive a collectible pin for every project they finish. Collect six pins to receive a Project Master medallion. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Materials will be provided.

Upcoming events from 11am to noon at the JCPenney store at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura.

  • Dec 8: Create Your Own Nerf Target

  • Jan 12: Color & Create a 2019 Kids Calendar & Stand

  • Feb 9: Design a Pair of Valentine Cards

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Young Rembrandts Art Classes for Kids

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Founded in 1988 by Bette Fetter, Young Rembrandts has become a recognized leader in art education. What began as one person, working with children in her home, has developed into a nationwide business teaching drawing to thousands of students weekly.

Fetter applied her fine arts education and background in child development to create an original, step-by-step method to teach children drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts. Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom.

Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills.

Today, as in the past, Young Rembrandts partners with pre-schools, elementary schools and community centers to either augment or supply their art education programs. Young Rembrandts has a solid reputation for offering well-organized classes and teaching original, high quality curriculum in a positive environment.

Young Rembradts operates around the country and offers classes at locations and schools throughout Ventura County. Visit www.youngrembrandts.com/venturacounty-ca for more information.

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.

Art is Our Passion in Thousand Oaks

Art is Our Passion provides art instruction for all ages and interests.  Instructors are practicing artists or are involved in formalized training towards a degree. Classes are ongoing, meaning you can start at any time with a particular program that can be tailored to each student's experience and individual interest in art.  Progress in each program is charted by completion of a defined list of projects that each student has access to. Programs includes fine arts (basic, specialized and advanced), digital arts illustration and summer camps.  Ages 5 through adult.

Art is Our Passion moved to a new location in March from Agoura to at 1321 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 126, Thousand Oaks.  For more information, visit www.artisourpassion.com or call 818.991.5514.

Programs After School - Art Classes in Thousand Oaks

 Programs After School for Kids Art Classes is a children's art studio in Thousand Oaks that is very different from regular kids' art classes!

UPDATE: PROGRAMS AFTER SCHOOL IN FEB 2015 ANNOUNCED IT IS NO LONGER TEACHING CLASSES IN ITS STUDIO IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS IN THE AREA.

Our classes are innovative, not repetitive and dull, strongly academic with our unique hybrid of Montessori and Waldorf methods surrounding the learning of the art masters, drawing and painting techniques, and most importantly our classes are pure fun.

The children attending our classes often find themselves learning "by mistake" and they are in a warm, relax environment where they are free to take risks with their creativity.

We actively engage and connect with the children in their classes, providing a fun and stimulating experience from beginning to end and we have very low student-to-teacher ratios.

If you are looking for that uniqueness in the visual art experience you want for your kids, combined with a fun academic approach, offered by a local company popular with homeschooler associations and local schooling districts, fostering academic achievement through art, then please check out our website or call us for information. Our studio hours do vary.

We are proudly local and our own young children are in these schooling districts - so we understand the issues facing local parents in our community. We are also providing work for local teachers and we love what we do. We offer a very wide birthday party selection from over 10 themes!

Programs After School for Kids Art Classes is located at 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks (Northstar Plaza).

Visit www.programsafterschool.com.

Sheldon's Art Academy - Oak Park

sheldons.jpgSheldon's Art Academy is located at 626 Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park (corner of Kanan and Lindero). Learn how to draw, paint, animate, landscape, sculpt, fashion design and more at this local art academy.  Classes are for kids, teens, college students and adult.  Learn from someone who has worked on TV, film, animation and commercials.  Individual training!

Visit www.sheldonsartacademy.com or call 818.706.9444 for more information.