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Ages 10 & UP

VITA ART CENTERS art classes provide high-quality enrichment experiences in the visual arts for ages 10 & Up. Classes are taught by professional artists and instructors who design fun, challenging and educational projects taught in a hands-on studio environment. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class. Scholarships available, call Mary Perez at 805-644-9214 for more information.

For Scholarship Application click here

Please print and fill out a Student Emergency Form prior to the first class. Click here for form

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SUMMER 2018, REGISTRATION OPEN

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TEEN ART PROGRAMS

Click here for more information on our Teen Programs

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ART ASSISTANT in training
SUMMER WEEKS 1 - 9
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: SEE DATES BELOW
Time: 9am - 12pm or 1pm-4pm
Class Code: 10ALL
Ages 10 & UP
 

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If you love art and working with younger students, this program is for you! Mentor a younger student during class while doing your own art! Enrollment is limited to 3 students per week.

*REGISTRATION NOTE: PUT THE WEEK YOUR REGISTERING FOR IN THE COMMENTS FIELD

WEEK 1, June 18 - June 22,

WEEK 2, June 25 - June 29

WEEK 3, July 2 - July 6, (no class July 4)

WEEK 4, July 9 - July 13

WEEK 5, July 16 - July 20

WEEK 6, July 23 - July 27

WEEK 7, July 30 - Aug 3

WEEK 8, August 6 - August 10

WEEK 9, Aug. 13 - Aug. 17

 
Fees: $75.ºº per week
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS, HAND & WHEEL
SUMMER WEEK 1
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: June 18 - June 22
Time: 9am -12pm
Class Code: 10W1AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructors: Sonya Burke & Sara Beckton. Learn various hand building techniques for forming clay to create pottery and sculpture, you will also build your skills throwing on the wheel and learn techniques in creating texture and applying glazes. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

DRAW & GET CREATIVE
SUMMER WEEK 1
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: June 18 - June 22
Time: 1pm-4pm
Class Code: 10W1PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructor: Colin Gray & Mary Perez. Engage in fun drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. Students draw 3D objects and increase their knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. The class will also learn a variety of art making techniques where we will take the drawing skills we learn into a more expressive and creative place. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

PET PORTRAITS
SUMMER WEEK 2
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: June 25 - June 29
Time: 9am -12am
Class Code: 10W2AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Create a portrait of your favorite animal or pet in this mixed media painting and drawing class. Working with acrylic paint you will explore many techniques for creating texture and composition with paint, collage, stencils and printmaking. Painting experience is not essential. Projects will encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of painting and drawing skills. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

MOSAICS
SUMMER WEEK 2
 
Instructor: Maribel Hernandez
Dates: June 25 - June 29
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W2PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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In this fun and inspiring class students explore the many possibilities of mosaic art. They will learn how to work with materials and tools while creating a one of a kind mosaic art piece to take home! Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

MIXED MEDIA MANIA
SUMMER WEEK 3
 
Instructor: Lauren Volk
Dates: July 2 - July 6, (no class July 4)
Time: 9am -12am
Class Code: 10W3AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Explore the wonderful world of mixed media! Mixed media is a great way to learn about different mediums and techniques including painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Projects will encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of painting skills. Painting experience is not essential. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $85.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

ART FACTORY, up-cycled art
SUMMER WEEK 3
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 2 - July 6, (no class July 4)
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W3PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Rethink everyday discarded and found objects and give them a new life by up-cycling them into amazing pieces of art. Students explore, combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions and fabulous 3D formations. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $85.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

PUPPETS & MASKS
SUMMER WEEK 4
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: July 9 - July 13
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W4AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Puppets and masks are a fun way for young artists to express themselves. This engaging class explores different techniques and materials that can be used in puppet and mask creations. During the week we learn about character development, sculpting, making clothing, painting and more. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS, HAND & WHEEL
SUMMER WEEK 4
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: July 9 - July 13
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W4PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructors: Sonya Burke & Sara Beckton. Learn various hand building techniques for forming clay to create pottery and sculpture, you will also build your skills throwing on the wheel and learn techniques in creating texture and applying glazes. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

MINIATURE HOMES
SUMMER WEEK 5
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 16 - July 20
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W5AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructor: Mary Perez, This is the week to build your dream home, tree house, fairy house, castle or whatever tickles your fancy, all in miniature. We will spend the week building our houses and everything to go inside it. Furniture, Wallpaper, flooring and more. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING
SUMMER WEEK 5
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: July 16 - July 20
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W5PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray. Students engage in drawing projects including portrait, still life and creative drawing that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. Students draw 3D objects and increase their knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

SEW CREATIVE
SUMMER WEEK 6
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: July 23 - July 27
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W6AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Using textiles and mixed media techniques such as painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods with traditional and unique materials including plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. We will learn sewing and mixed media techniques to make beautiful one of a kind pillows, artwork, and wearable art. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

MIXED MEDIA MANIA
SUMMER WEEK 6
 
Instructor: Daniel Barnett
Dates: July 23 - July 27
Time: 1pm- 4pm
Class Code: 10W6PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Explore the wonderful world of mixed media! Mixed media is a great way to learn about different mediums and techniques including painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Projects will encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of painting skills. Painting experience is not essential. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING WITH COLOR
SUMMER WEEK 7
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: July 30 - Aug 3
Time: 1pm-4pm
Class Code: 10W7PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Students will draw with a variety of colored media including ink, colored pencils, pastels, and gauche to create bold and expressive drawings. Students engage in drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

NATURE OF ART
SUMMER WEEK 7
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: July 30 - Aug 3
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W7AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Looking at the many sources of inspiration that exists in nature we will create a variety of creative projects. In the process we will develop art techniques, skills and natural science awareness. Projects will include a variety of techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing and more. All experience levels are welcome and supported with individualized instruction. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING ANIMALS
SUMMER WEEK 8
 
Instructor: Daniel Barnett
Dates: August 6 - August 10
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W8AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructor: Daniel Barnett. Students improve drawing skills while learning to draw animals. We will focus on proper proportion, shading, and detail to render realistic animals. The class will work with graphite and colored pencils. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION: If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, participants need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

JEWELRY DESIGN
SUMMER WEEK 8
 
Instructor: Maribel Hernandez
Dates: August 6 - August 10
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W8PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Eager to learn how to design and make your own unique jewelry? Students will design and create their own jewelry. Basic wire wrapping methods are taught. Students will also make their own beads and pendants out of ceramics, glass, and paper. Throughout the week students will make necklaces, earrings, and broaches. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

GET CHARMED, METALSMITHING
SUMMER WEEK 9
 
Instructor: Michelle Wilson
Dates: Aug. 13 - Aug. 17
Time: 9am - 12pm
Class Code: 10W9AM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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In this workshop we will design and create our own metal charms while learning basic metalsmithing skills. Students can choose to create a necklace or bracelet over the course of the week as we work with a variety of metals and techniques. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS, HAND & WHEEL
SUMMER WEEK 9
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: Aug. 13 - Aug. 17
Time: 1pm -4pm
Class Code: 10W9PM
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Instructors: Sonya Burke & Sara Beckton. Learn various hand building techniques for forming clay to create pottery and sculpture, you will also build your skills throwing on the wheel and learn techniques in creating texture and applying glazes. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won’t mind getting messy in. FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.ºº
 
To register for this class click here

Home School Art Studio
Winter/Spring 2018
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Mondays
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Class Code: hsmonf
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Explore the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of creating art. This specialized art program gives young artists the opportunity to explore their creativity under the direction of our instructors in a hands on studio environment. Students will learn skills and techniques in multiple mediums while creating amazing works of art. Each week the class will focus on a different artist, country or medium. Each student will then create their own artwork using techniques and inspiration from that weeks focus.

PLEASE PUT THE SESSION YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR IN THE COMMENTS FIELD ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE:

WINTER/SPRING SESSIONS:

Winter 1: Jan. 8 thru Feb. 5 (no class 1/15

Winter 2: Feb. 12 thru Mar. 5

Spring 1: Mar. 12 thru April 9 (no class 4/2)

Spring 2: April 16 thru May 7

 
Fees: $65 per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

ART STUDIO AT VITA
Winter/Spring 2018
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Mondays (see dates below)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Class Code: ASF17
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Explore the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of creating art. This specialized art program gives young artists the opportunity to explore their creativity under the direction of our instructors in a fun and engaging, hands on studio environment. Students will learn skills and techniques in multiple mediums while creating amazing works of art. Each week the class will focus on a different artist, country or medium. Each student will then create their own artwork using techniques and inspiration from that weeks focus. 4 classes.

PLEASE PUT THE SESSION YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR IN THE COMMENTS FIELD ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE:

WINTER/SPRING SESSIONS:

Winter 1: Jan. 8 thru Feb. 5 (no class 1/15

Winter 2: Feb. 12 thru Mar. 5

Spring 1: Mar. 12 thru April 9 (no class 4/2)

Spring 2: April 16 thru May 7

 
Fees: $65 per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

MOSAICS
One Day Workshop
 
Instructor: Maribel Hernandez
Dates: Saturdays, see dates below
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Class Code: MOSFL
Ages 10 & UP
 

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In this fun and inspiring class students explore the many possibilities of mosaic art. Students will learn how to work with materials and tools while creating a one of a kind mosaic art piece to take home!

Please put the day your signing up for in the comments field of the registration page.

Saturday, February 10

Saturday, April 21

 
Fees: $65.00
 
To register for this class click here

SATURDAY ART ACADEMY
Winter/Spring 2018
 
Instructor:
Dates: Saturdays, January 13 thru June 9
Time: 10-11:30
Class Code: satart
Ages 10 & UP
 

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Vita Art Center's Art Academy is a hands on creative studio environment that teaches the fundamentals of art and the development of each student's artistic skills, expression, style and visual vocabulary. The program will help students develop core skills and a strong foundation to build their artistic talents on. Each section lasts 4 weeks and is taught by outstanding local artists/instructors each teaching in their area of expertise. Spaces are limited and fill on a first come first serve basis. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Mary Perez at 805- 644-9214

Throughout the year students will be offered the following:

* Art History

* Drawing and Composition

* Ceramics

* Drawing with Color

* Portrait and figure drawing

* Painting with color theory

* Sculpture

* Painting with concept development

No Class: Apr. 8

 
Fees: $65. for 4 classes
 
To register for this class click here