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TEEN ART PROGRAM, AGES 13-18

TEEN SUMMER STUDIO sessions, ages 13 and Up, are for teens wanting more intensive & in depth art classes.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

For scholarship information contact Mary Perez at 805-644-9214. Scholarships are based on financial need.

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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VOLUNTEER AT VITA THIS SUMMER
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Weeks listed below
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: STVLN
Teen Art
 

volunteer
Vita Art Center is looking for a select group of High School students or older to volunteer in assisting our instructors in teaching art to youth. If you are 14 or older, dependable, love art and like working with younger children the Vita Art Center would like you to join our team of volunteers. Contact Mary Perez for more information and inquiries 805-644-9214.

*IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE:

Only register once you know your availability. Volunteers need to commit to a full week, Mon - Fri. Put the week(s) you'd like to volunteer in the comments field on the registration page. The available weeks are listed below. There is a one time per Summer administration fee of $5. Volunteer hours 9am - 12pm

Week 1: June 19 - 23

Week 2: June 26 - 30

Week 3: July 3 - July 7 (No Class July 4)

Week 4: July 10 - 14

Week 5: July 17 - 21

Week 6: July 24 - 28

Week 7: July 31 - Aug 4

Week 8: Aug 7 - 11

Week 9: Aug. 14 - 18

 
Fees: $5.
 
To register for this class click here

FASHION DRAWING & DESIGN
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 1
 
Instructor: Monika Stefany
Dates: June 19 thru June 23, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST1AM
Teen Art
 

fashiondesingteen
If you are thinking about a career in the fashion industry or if you just want to explore your sense of style, this workshop will give you an introduction into the exciting world of fashion. You will learn how to draw the elongated fashion figure and how to to illustrate your designs. You will learn how to develop a concept, select and render fabric, create a collection, and much more.

*Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.00
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING WITH COLOR
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 2
 
Instructor: Chloe Wenz
Dates: June 19 thru June 23, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST2PM
Teen Art
 

drawingcolor
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.

*Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.00
 
To register for this class click here

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 3
 
Instructor: Daniel Barnett
Dates: July 3 thru July 7, Mon. - Fri., (NO CLASS JULY 4)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST3PM
Teen Art
 

mixedmediateens
Mixed media painting class emphasizing loose and creative exploration. 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 skills. *Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

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

5 DAY PAINTING INTENSIVE
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 4
 
Instructor: John Galan
Dates: July 10 thru July 14, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST4PM
Teen Art
 

paintingteens
In this painting course, learn key elements including tone, form, light, space and color. Practice sighting, proportion, color mixing and paint handling through a variety of approaches. Work with a professional teaching artist to develop color theory, brush strokes, tone and color. This course focuses on developing technical skill, while exploring shape, form, and value.

*Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here

FIGURE & PORTRAIT DRAWING
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 5
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: July 17 thru July 21, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST5PM
Teen Art
 

figuredrawingteen
Figure & portrait drawing are used to heighten skills of observation. Simple tools are taught which help students see the relationships of forms, shapes and values to each other and to the whole. Underlying anatomy is discussed to support the structure of the drawing. Students will draw from a costumed or draped model during this course.

*Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here

5 DAY DRAWING INTENSIVE
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 6
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: July 24 thru July 28, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST6PM
Teen Art
 

drawingintensive
The class will draw with a variety of media including graphite, ink and charcoal. Students engage in drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. We will draw 3D objects to increase knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line.

*Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here

VISUAL JOURNALING
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 7
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: July 31 thru August 4, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST7PM
Teen Art
 

visualjournaling
Combining journaling and art, this class offers participants a unique opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in journal making, drawing, painting, collage, and more. Visual journaling is about connecting with your inner self and expressing yourself freely. This class will look at the intersections between imagination and making, sharpen observational skills, and a kick-start a practice of journaling. *Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS
Teen Summer Studio at Vita Art Center, week 8
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: August 7 thru August 11, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST8PM
Teen Art
 

teenceramics
Hand building is an ancient pottery making technique and there is no shortage of exciting work that can be created using only your hands and simple tools. In this class you'll learn various hand building techniques that can be used to make sculptural and functional ceramics.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
Teen Summer Studio at the WAV, week 9
 
Instructor:
Dates: August 14 thru August 18, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: ST9PM
Teen Art
 

environmentaldrawing
The focus of this class will be environmental drawing and sketching, with both in class and off site field drawing. The students will draw from the surrounding architecture at the WAV where there is a wealth of subjects to draw and study. *Drop off and pick up at the WAV Gallery, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. The WAV - Working Artists Ventura - is a state-of-the-art community, designed for artists and creative businesses, and is located in the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura, California.

 
Fees: $120.
 
To register for this class click here