Printmaking

Taught in a workshop atmosphere, classes are structured to help printmaking students develop personal visions and instill the self-confidence necessary to allow ongoing creative growth.

Printmaking Classes
  • Monotype
    The monoprint printmaking process is a direct and immediate form of printmaking that allows for spontaneity and experimentation. Direct drawing and transfer processes as well as other additive and reductive monoprint methods such as painting with printmaking inks, stenciling, chine colle and embossing are all explored in this experimental class. Learn how to make one-of-a-kind prints without using solvents or chemicals.
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  • stART, age 5-11, Saturdays, 10:30AM-12PM Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 10, 2016 – September 10, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. At SBAD, we believe young children have the advantage when it comes to art. They respond with absolute honesty and have no preconceptions about what things “should” look like. That’s why so many artists including Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso looked to children’s art for inspiration. In the st•ART program, we embrace this innocence, encouraging children to try different materials, techniques and mediums to find their own way, helping to build confidence and independence. All while having fun! 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you ...
  • Photoshop Class: All ages, Friday, 4PM-5:30PM September 5, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. Learn Adobe Photoshop to create, enhance and modify amazing images. Photoshop is used by professional and amateur photographers plus graphic and web designers to manipulate images. If you’re new to Adobe Photoshop, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and features you’ll need to master the program. And if you’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for a while, you’ll find our training programs teach many advanced features and concepts. Student must provide own computer and copy of Photoshop.   4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you have 32 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits can used for any class and can ...
  • Manga/Cartooning: Age 8 and Up, Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.   Comic Class Syllabus 2017-2018   September – Setting up the Comic Foundation 5th to the 7th – “3D model of a setting” project 12th to the 14th – Anatomy 19th to the 21st – “3D model of a setting” project 26th to the 28th – Storytelling: Different types of Conflict   October – Building the Cast of Characters 3rd to the 5th – Character sketching & concept building – students will be provided with a binder and an “inspiration folder.” Everyone will be encouraged to bring printouts or magazines of ...
  • Contemporary Painting: Adult, Saturdays 12:30-2:30PM First class begins 9/30/2017 1075 Aviation Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. SBAD Painting Workshops embrace the notion of exploration and encourages a risk-taking attitude. Beginning and intermediate students work with water-based mediums exploring the visual challenges of color, scale and space. Interspersed throughout their studio experiences are references to historical and contemporary issues. Whether working with still life, figuration, representation or abstraction, these encounters with paint will help build a sense of confidence and accomplishment. 4 class pack: $139 ($35/class) 8 class pack: $239 ($30/class) 16 class pack: $400 ($25/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits can used for any class and can be transferred between family members, so we do NOT offer refunds. Register
  • stART, Age 5 & up At SBAD, we believe young children have the advantage when it comes to art. They respond with absolute honesty and have no preconceptions about what things “should” look like. That’s why so many artists including Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso looked to children’s art for inspiration. In the st•ART program, we embrace this innocence, encouraging children to try different materials, techniques and mediums to find their own way, helping to build confidence and independence. All while having fun!
  • Welcome to South Bay Art Department At the South Bay Art Department, we aim to nurture individuality and confidence through personal, creative expression. Our art classes encourage students to work from personal experience and interest, to enjoy the PROCESS of making art. There’s no right or wrong. Rather, we offer inspiration and guidance to help each student develop their own unique artistic voice. For younger students, our classes are dedicated to preserving and celebrating a purity of artistic vision. For more advanced students, we seek to reawaken this innocent spirit, allowing them to see the “same old things” in creative new ways.
  • Digital Photography, age 12-Adult, Every other Saturday, 10am-noon Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 February 4, 2017 – May 27, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Class starts Feb 4th, and will be held on every other Saturday over 16 weeks (8 classes total). Learn to take better photos with your DSLR through playful experiments. Just got a shiny new DSLR camera over holiday? Want to move beyond the “Auto” mode? Come and learn how to shoot like a pro with us at South Bay Art Department! This is the course to understand the basic concepts and principles to help you take better photos, no matter what skill level you are and what equipment you are using. We will delve into a wide range of photography topics and techniques: Fundamental terms and concepts DSLR basic operations Painting with Light Sports Photography Pet Photography Portrait Photography 35mm Camera Photography Students are required to supply their own DSLR. 4 class pack: $139 ($35/class) 8 class pack: $239 ...
  • Mixed Media Workshop, Age 8 and up, Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm September 7, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Designed for young artists who are interested in exploring fine art, this mixed media workshops embrace the notion of exploration and creative discovery. Using a variety of techniques from painting to drawing, we focus on the basics of how to create your own complete masterpiece. encourage a risk-taking attitude to develop personal works of art. This studio art class allows for students to learn how to make their own voice through the creation of art. Instructor Suzann Petrongolo works with students independently on their projects. As with all classes and workshops at the South Bay Art Department, individuality and creative self-expression are the focus. Our approach to art doesn’t have any rules or formulas. We will NOT be teaching “how to’s”. Rather, we provide inspiration, materials and guidance in a supportive environment that fosters exploration and experimentation through process. The goal is to ...
  • Intro to Manga/Cartooning: Age 5 and Up, Mondays, 3:30-5pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 5, 2016 – December 25, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. This is a beginner level classes, that will introduce fundamental skills and concepts to the world of cartoon, anime, and manga, including: character design, lines and shapes, basic human anatomy, and a wide variety of mediums.   4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you have 32 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits ...
  • Manga/Cartooning: Age 8 and Up, Thursdays, 3:30-5pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.   Comic Class Syllabus 2017-2018   September – Setting up the Comic Foundation 5th to the 7th – “3D model of a setting” project 12th to the 14th – Anatomy 19th to the 21st – “3D model of a setting” project 26th to the 28th – Storytelling: Different types of Conflict   October – Building the Cast of Characters 3rd to the 5th – Character sketching & concept building – students will be provided with a binder and an “inspiration folder.” Everyone will be encouraged to bring printouts or magazines of ...
  • Drawing Foundation, All Ages, Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm September 6, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Drawing is not an exercise of particular dexterity, but above all a means of expressing intimate feelings and moods. ~ Henri Matisse Ongoing. Sign up at any time. Learn about perspective, proportion, and spacial relationships. Then apply these concepts on paper as you develop your rendering skills. Topics include basic three dimensional objects, still life, and landscape. Additional areas of study include tonal values and composition. 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you have 32 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits can used for any class and can be transferred between family members, so we do NOT offer refunds. LATE PICKUP: All students ...
  • Illustration & Fashion Design, Age 8 and Up, Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 6, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. This is the course to develop your ideas and creative skills through the medium of illustration, especially with fashion design. We will delve into a wide variety of illustration topics: Master sketching an anatomically correct high fashion model…from proportions to hair and make-up Learn to use a variety of illustration techniques, from watercolor to markers to india ink… Explore and deconstruct a variety of trends and styles, from tribal chic to geometric color blocking. Examine the effect and power of fabric and construction on silhouette and shape. 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase ...
  • Illustration & Fashion Design, Age 8 and Up, Thursdays, 3:30-5pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 8, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. This is the course to develop your ideas and creative skills through the medium of illustration, especially with fashion design. We will delve into a wide variety of illustration topics: Master sketching an anatomically correct high fashion model…from proportions to hair and make-up Learn to use a variety of illustration techniques, from watercolor to markers to india ink… Explore and deconstruct a variety of trends and styles, from tribal chic to geometric color blocking. Examine the effect and power of fabric and construction on silhouette and shape. 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. ...
  • Manga/Cartooning: Age 8 and Up, Thursdays, 5-6:30pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.   Comic Class Syllabus 2017-2018   September – Setting up the Comic Foundation 5th to the 7th – “3D model of a setting” project 12th to the 14th – Anatomy 19th to the 21st – “3D model of a setting” project 26th to the 28th – Storytelling: Different types of Conflict   October – Building the Cast of Characters 3rd to the 5th – Character sketching & concept building – students will be provided with a binder and an “inspiration folder.” Everyone will be encouraged to bring printouts or magazines of ...
  • Manga/Cartooning: Age 8 and Up, Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.   Comic Class Syllabus 2017-2018   September – Setting up the Comic Foundation 5th to the 7th – “3D model of a setting” project 12th to the 14th – Anatomy 19th to the 21st – “3D model of a setting” project 26th to the 28th – Storytelling: Different types of Conflict   October – Building the Cast of Characters 3rd to the 5th – Character sketching & concept building – students will be provided with a binder and an “inspiration folder.” Everyone will be encouraged to bring printouts or magazines of ...
  • Manga/Cartooning: Age 8 and Up, Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning/manga classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.   Comic Class Syllabus 2017-2018   September – Setting up the Comic Foundation 5th to the 7th – “3D model of a setting” project 12th to the 14th – Anatomy 19th to the 21st – “3D model of a setting” project 26th to the 28th – Storytelling: Different types of Conflict   October – Building the Cast of Characters 3rd to the 5th – Character sketching & concept building – students will be provided with a binder and an “inspiration folder.” Everyone will be encouraged to bring printouts or magazines of ...
  • stART, age 5-11, Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 14, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. At SBAD, we believe young children have the advantage when it comes to art. They respond with absolute honesty and have no preconceptions about what things “should” look like. That’s why so many artists including Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso looked to children’s art for inspiration. In the st•ART program, we embrace this innocence, encouraging children to try different materials, techniques and mediums to find their own way, helping to build confidence and independence. All while having fun! 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you ...
  • stART, age 5-11 Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 13, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. At SBAD, we believe young children have the advantage when it comes to art. They respond with absolute honesty and have no preconceptions about what things “should” look like. That’s why so many artists including Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso looked to children’s art for inspiration. In the st•ART program, we embrace this innocence, encouraging children to try different materials, techniques and mediums to find their own way, helping to build confidence and independence. All while having fun! 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you ...
  • stART, age 5-11, Mondays, 3:30-5pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 12, 2016 – December 20, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. At SBAD, we believe young children have the advantage when it comes to art. They respond with absolute honesty and have no preconceptions about what things “should” look like. That’s why so many artists including Matisse, Miro, Klee and Picasso looked to children’s art for inspiration. In the st•ART program, we embrace this innocence, encouraging children to try different materials, techniques and mediums to find their own way, helping to build confidence and independence. All while having fun! 4 class pack: $119 ($30/class) 8 class pack: $199 ($25/class) 16 class pack: $352 ($22/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you ...
  • Juan Carlos Diaz Juan Carlos Diaz is a graduate of the prestigious Pratt institute in Brooklyn, NY. He also teaches at FIDM in downtown Los Angeles.  
  • Rent the Studio Rent the South Bay Art Department for your next private event or party (with art or without). Click here for details.
  • Contemporary Painting: Adult, Saturdays 12:30-2:30PM Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 9, 2017 – December 20, 2018 1075 Aviation Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: First class begins 9/30/2017 Ongoing. Sign up at any time. SBAD Painting Workshops embrace the notion of exploration and encourages a risk-taking attitude. Beginning and intermediate students work with water-based mediums exploring the visual challenges of color, scale and space. Interspersed throughout their studio experiences are references to historical and contemporary issues. Whether working with still life, figuration, representation or abstraction, these encounters with paint will help build a sense of confidence and accomplishment. 4 class pack: $139 ($35/class) 8 class pack: $239 ($30/class) 16 class pack: $400 ($25/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits can used for any class and can be transferred between family members, ...
  • Figure Drawing, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm This weekly session offers artists of all levels to practice drawing the human form with nude art models. Beginners are welcome. Each session involves short, 1-minute gestural poses as well as longer 10 to 20 minute poses. Paper and charcoal available. Models are female unless otherwise noted. $15 for 2 hours. Pay at the door or reserve your spot here.
  • Contemporary Painting: Adult, Tuesdays 11am to 1pm Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mbartdep/public_html/wp-content/plugins/event-espresso/templates/event_post.php on line 60 September 6, 2016 – December 20, 2017 1075 Aviation Blvd. Map and Directions | Register Description: Ongoing. Sign up at any time. SBAD Painting Workshops embrace the notion of exploration and encourages a risk-taking attitude. Beginning and intermediate students work with water-based mediums, exploring the visual challenges of color, scale and space. Interspersed throughout their studio experiences are references to historical and contemporary issues. Whether working with still life, figuration, representation or abstraction, these encounters with paint will help build a sense of confidence and accomplishment. 4 class pack: $139 ($35/class) 8 class pack: $239 ($30/class) 16 class pack: $400 ($25/class) CREDIT USAGE POLICY: Purchase a 4-class pack and you have 8 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 8-class pack and you have 16 weeks to use your credits. Purchase an 16-class pack and you have 32 weeks to use your credits. REFUND POLICY: Credits can used ...
  • Art Camps Summer Camps. Holiday Camps. Day Camps. And Art Nanny. We’ll paint. We’ll draw. And most importantly, we’ll have fun being creative! For details and registration, click on your desired dates using the calendar below.  
  • Classes by Discipline Drawing Contemporary Painting Fashion Cartooning Watercolor Sculpture iPad Arts Photography st•ART (ages 4-6) Family Art Workshops
  • Classes by Age Group Age 3 to 4 Ages 5 to 7 Ages 7 to 10 Ages 11 and up Adult Family Art Workshops
  • Open Studio To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!” ~ Kurt Vonnegut Come in and apply what you learned in class. Or experiment with a new idea. For just $15, you can come in and use the studio for up to 2 hours. Add a 22×28 canvas and use of our acrylic paints for just $5. Reserve your time using the calendar below.
  • Contemporary Painting Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ~ Pablo Picasso Contemporary Painting Workshops at the South Bay Art Department embrace the notion of exploration and experimentation, encouraging a risk-taking attitude. We do not focus on the accuracy of the representation, but rather we strive to elicit a powerful expression. All painting students work with water-based mediums — exploring the visual challenges of color, scale and space. And in an effort to break away from preconceptions, the tools and materials we use are often varied and experimental. Interspersed throughout painting studio experiences are references to historical and contemporary issues. Whether working with still life or figuration, these encounters with paint will help build a sense of confidence and accomplishment. Class Schedule
  • Contemporary Art Explore your artistic identity across all the contemporary mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Learn about new materials and techniques each day and make unique, personal art. $325 includes all instruction, materials and snack Sample Schedule Day 1: Sculpting with Alternative Materials Why be limited to clay or plaster? We’ll use materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill to make a personal statement with art that helps heal the planet. Day 2: Contemporary Painting No, we’re not going to paint bowls of fruit. Rather, emphasis in this class will be to experiment with materials, techniques and color. . Day 3: Monotype Printmaking Working from your own personal inspiration, realistic or imaginary, we’ll work on plates that will be run through a press to create one-of-a-kind prints. Day 4: Drawing the Abstract Expand the way you think about drawing. The subject of our work will be mark making and materials rather than the literal world. Day 5: Curating the Show Studio ...
  • “Big” Art This is your chance to experiment with scale and space. Paint a giant 6-foot canvas. Create a massive 10-foot tall sculpture. This camp will stretch your child’s creativity to the max. $325 includes all instruction, materials and snack Sample Schedule Day 1: Big Painting On the first day, we’ll spend a little time looking at inspiration and conceptualizing our “big” paintings. Should it be realistic or abstract? Actual size or exaggeration? By the end of the day, we will have begun our large-scale works. Day 2: Big Painting A lot of new ideas have probably popped into your head since yesterday. Today, we’ll implement any new thoughts and finish up our paintings. Day 3: Big Sculpture Starting with a contextual discussion about large scale sculptures, we’ll find inspiration and begin conceptualizing our “big” sculptures. We’ll experiment with small versions and begin the framework for our eventual masterwork. Day 4: Big Sculpture Again, you’ll probably come in with a lot of new ideas you want to try ...
  • Sculpture Garden Experimenting with a variety of materials from clay to plaster to recycled objects, we will work individually and collectively to create a themed sculptural art installation that opens day 5! $325 includes all instruction, materials and snack Sample Schedule Day 1: Evolve a New Species Using painted paper and collage materials, we’ll let our imagination make an artistic commentary on Darwinism. Day 2: Recycled Materials What can you make using only packaging materials? What does this say about consumerism and it’s use (and misuse) of materials? And most importantly, how much fun will it be to make egg carton butterflies? Day 3: Mars Needs Sculptures How far can you take cardboard tubes and tape? Unleash your creative spirit, and the sky’s the limit. Day 4: Sculptural Self-Portrait Utilizing everything you’ve discovered about materials and process over the past week, create an abstract representation of your inner being. Day 5: Sculptural Installation We’ll put the finishing touches on our individual pieces and then ...
  • Art of Photography Learn to take great photos through playful experiments. We’ll shoot portraiture, still life, and action images using digital and other technical processes. The week ends with a student show! $325 includes all instruction, materials and a snack (but bring your own camera – DSLR preferred) Sample Schedule Day 1: Introductions Learn about camera settings, composition, and light. Then get to know your camp-mates through in-studio photography projects. We’ll project the results and highlight the unique points-of-view. Day 2: Still Life: Toys Introduce still-life concepts and apply them to photographing a toy brought from home. We’ll challenge ourselves to think in new ways, bring the toy to life and build a story. Then we’ll highlight and discuss the results. Day 3: Portraits Introduce portraiture concepts and apply them to photographing camp-mates. We’ll break to review the results, then come back to a white seamless where we’ll practice capturing different personas and implied stories. Day 4: Action! See how sports, fashion, photojournalism ...
  • Fashion as Art Explore the use of form, shape, color, pattern and texture to make a personal statement through clothing design. At week’s end, we’ll do a fashion photo shoot with the textiles and garments you’ve made! Click here to see the photo shoot from our last camp. $325 includes all instruction, materials and snack Sample Schedule Day 1: Inspiration We’ll start the camp by looking through magazines, swatches, photographs and art, looking for the kernel of inspiration that will be the foundation of your new collection. Day 2: Textiles Today we’ll explore the process of fabric painting, printing, or dyeing. This is the foundation of all fashion design. Day 3: Shapes and Silhouettes Sleek or billowy? Wide or narrow? These are choices you will learn to make based on the effect you hope to create. Day 4: Illustration Illustration style can profoundly affect the impression of your designs. Today we’ll experiment with a variety of techniques to capture the essence of your ...
  • Stop-Motion Animation Working individually and as a production crew, we’ll create the characters, develop the story, and build the set. You’ll go home with a stop-motion animated film on DVD. $325 includes all instruction, materials and snack Sample Schedule Day 1: Introduction, Concept and Story We’ll start by watching some examples of award-winning stop motion animation and talk about what we like about it and why it works. Then through as series of individual and group exercises, we’ll develop our own concept and storyline. Day 2: Characters and Set Working from the concept and story developed yesterday, we’ll break into groups and develop our characters and set. Day 3: Shoot Taking turns working as one cohesive production crew, we’ll shoot our characters on set and get all our footage in the can. Day 4: Edit This is where all the magic happens. Story. Emotion. Timing. Cutaways. We’ll explore lots of techniques and learn about the technology. Day 5: Premier Today we’ll put the finishing ...
  • Terri Burris Terri paints from focused perspectives of the natural world, filtered and infused with memory and nostalgia. Her palettes emerge directly from her intimate observations of life’s minute details. She is inspired by nature, the character of the weather, faith, music and her family. Terri’s stunning use of color creates subtle layers of imagery, which is unique to each subject. The textured, moody and poetic pieces incorporate crystallized collage fragments to provoke each individuals own thoughts, feelings, memories and imagination.Terri is a recipient of the Women Painters West, Imagination Award. She has exhibited at SKGallery in Venice, CA; Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA; Long Beach Arts in Long Beach, CA; Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CA; Finegood Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Don O’Melvney Gallery in West Hollywood, CA, University Gallery in Seattle, WA; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental and Sales Gallery, L.A., CA, among others. She ...
  • Daniel Bilmes Daniel Bilmes is an artist in the classic figurative genre, whose paintings are noted for their elegance, refinement and serene humanism.Daniel’s work has been influenced by such masters as Rafael, Repin and Rembrandt, but the artist he most admires is his father and teacher, Semyon Bilmes. Daniel began his artistic education at the age of eight under Semyon’s tutelage. His schooling is deeply rooted in classic 19th century Russian painting tradition, and his style inspired by his multi-cultural upbringing and international travels.At the age of 15 he became an instructor at the Ashland Academy of Art in Southern Oregon (where he taught for 6 years). His work aims to capture the character of his subject in the most sensitive and truthful way possible. He achieves this by digging ever deeper into the human experience, looking for hidden insights, bringing them into significance and onto the canvas.
  • Thinh Nguyen Thinh Nguyen work is a complex contemporary look at a few converging issues investigating the personal, social, cultural, and historical while innovatively engaging the public in the process. He explores formal and conceptual process in different media as a strategy to continue the development of critical exchange and aesthetic innovation. He received a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Nguyen has performed at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, The Pasadena Armory Art Center, and numerous venues while wearing a black or brightly colored hood over his entire head. He exhibited at Track 16, Santa Monica Bergamot Station, UCLA New Wright Gallery, Marymount College Art Gallery, Truman State University Art Gallery, College Art Association Conference Un-Ground Space: “Art In The Public Realm”, and Art in Odd Places: MODEL 2012 performance festival ...
  • Sharry Lai Sharry Lai is a graduate from Pasadena Art Center. Sharry aims to use her skills to communicate a new perspective on fashion. Instead of seeing fashion just for its superficial standards of beauty, she desires to share the freedom and the power fashion and fashion illustration can provide. “The art of fashion can inspire, comfort, enable, and assist. She cures her fashion cravings and works through controversial issues of the industry by drawing, freelancing as an illustrator, creating illustrative pitches for clients and retouching photos. Sharry believes that fashion illustration can encourage a way to translate and challenge personal perspectives on beauty and images.
  • Matt Garofalo A professional Animator and Illustrator, Matt most recently has worked as a Character Designer and Animator on a pilot and series for Adult Swim on Cartoon network. Additionally, Matt has worked as a Flash Animator, Illustrator, and video editor on multiple Educational Software projects, and as the sole artist on many animated shorts and pilots for web series. Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts and Animation from The New England Institute of Art, and is eager to share his experience and passion for Storyboarding, Character and Background design and Flash Animation. More of Matt’s artwork can be viewed on his website at www.mattgarofalo.com
  • Henderson Blumer Henderson Blumer studied at UC San Diego, receiving his BA in both studio art and art history. His focus is currently on crafting arts education for younger students, emphasizing modern and contemporary art history, as well as personal development.  Henderson works in a variety of mediums: paint, sculpture, drawing and digital; all the while emphasizing that the development of the idea behind the artwork is the most important part of the process.
  • Chelsea Schreiber As a photojournalist and reporter for the Easy Reader News, Chelsea focuses on documenting day-to-day life in the South Bay.  She recently worked on a local story documenting the daily lives of traveling circus performers and works full-time as the newspaper’s Hermosa Beach editor. Chelsea graduated from the University of Missouri’s Photojournalism program and has worked as a portrait photographer and journalist in Australia. She focuses on defining moments and has a passion for storytelling with the lens.
  • Lisa Young-De Leon Lisa has two bachelor’s degrees, one in Early Childhood Education and the other in Art History. While teaching preschool in Manhattan Beach in the early 90’s, Lisa began to develop and implement art projects that promoted the arts and encouraged school age development. Today, Lisa continues to create fun, educational, and developmentally appropriate art projects and workshops.  She has been a working artist for over 20 years and has been teaching art to children for over 10 years.
  • Jessica Pons Jessica Pons earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Photography at San Francisco State University. In 2008 she worked as a production assistant for Link TV and in 2010 she worked as a photo reporter for the daily San Francisco Chronicle. She has also worked as a photo guide to teenagers traveling in South East Asia for the Travel Company Rustic Pathways. For the past 2 years, Pons has been working as a freelance photographer, working on various projects for advertisers, magazines, newspapers, publishes, and individual clients. She has also worked on personal projects, which have landed her international awards and recognitions. Ultimately, Pons hopes that her photos will inspire people to reflect upon themselves and the complexity of human nature.
  • Christian Cox Throughout her fashion career, Christian has had the opportunity to work on both sides of the camera. She signed with FORD models at the age of 17 and continued to model for approx 6 years around the world appearing in magazines such as Elle, Sportswear International, Max and more. After this very successful run, Christian decided to go back to design school and become a fashion designer earning a degree from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles. She has worked for Aiko Fashion House, Style Bible and assisted in many of the runway shows for London and New York Fashion weeks.
  • Christina Carroll Southern California native Christina Carroll lives and works in the same rustic canyon that was her childhood home. She found an early companion and teacher in the natural world surrounding her. Both parents were creative and supportive, each at ease in a variety of creative media, and Carroll’s own expression grew toward the peacefulness found in nuances of detail, color, pattern and line. The monotype process (yielding only one unique image) is a technique used as long ago as the 1640′s by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. The spontaneous process resonated with the artist’s own qualities: A tumble of marks and color while inking the plate indulge an impulsive energy while the resulting print, with its edges crisp and polite, allow both impulse and order to be indulged and explored. Following a B.A. in Studio Art from Connecticut College, she was introduced to monotype printmaking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, ...
  • Printmaking Taught in a workshop atmosphere, classes are structured to help printmaking students develop personal visions and instill the self-confidence necessary to allow ongoing creative growth. Printmaking Classes Monotype This class emphasizes the monoprint printmaking process—a direct and immediate form of printmaking that allows for spontaneity and experimentation. Direct drawing and transfer processes as well as other additive and reductive monoprint methods such as painting with printmaking inks, stenciling, chine colle and embossing are all explored in this experimental class. Learn how to make one-of-a-kind prints without using solvents or chemicals—safe and fun for all ages! Class Schedule Printmaking Teachers
  • Why study art? It’s not always about turning pro. In the same way that playing a sport isn’t necessarily about becoming a professional athlete, studying art isn’t necessarily about becoming a famous artist. In fact, playing sports and studying art accomplish many of the same things. Just for different types of individuals. Both sports and art offer many of the same life lessons. How to succeed and how to fail. How to persist until you succeed. Both provide an outlet for energy and emotions. Both are a way to express yourself and become comfortable in your own skin. The South Bay Art Department is not necessarily a place for famous artists in training (though we will always maintain that hope). Rather, it’s a place for human beings, from 7 to 700, on a journey toward emotional, intellectual and professional well being.
  • Manga/Cartooning All great comics have two things in common: a unique character and a memorable story. That’s why all of our cartooning classes start with character design and evolve into visual storytelling and rendering. Classes topics include: building character from shapes, portraying personality through action line, conveying emotion, building a plot, as well as working with a wide variety of materials and techniques. Class Schedule
  • Tandem Art Classes Now you and your child can take an art class at the same time. Together, you can stretch your creativity in a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing and photography.Click here for more information.
  • Art After Dark Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Pablo Picasso Be an artist for a night. No experience necessary. Tonight, we’re not following directions or rules. We aren’t being judged as good or bad. And we’re certainly NOT painting by numbers. We’re going to escape all of the rigid results-oriented tasks of our daily lives by making spontaneous, personal art! Contemporary Painting: This kind of painting isn’t about recreating what you see. It’s about painting what you feel! Working at your own easel, you can paint a portrait, a pet, a landscape, or any other subject matter of your choosing (just bring a photo). Or you can work like Pollock – on the floor, pouring, dribbling, scraping and stamping (you might even use a brush)! There are no formulas or “how-to’s”. And you don’t have to be an experienced artist either. If you like, we can project your image ...
  • Illustration & Fashion Design This is the course to develop your ideas and creative skills through the medium of illustration, especially with fashion design. We will delve into a wide variety of illustration topics: Master sketching an anatomically correct high fashion model…from proportions to hair and make-up Learn to use a variety of illustration techniques, from watercolor to markers to india ink… Explore and deconstruct a variety of trends and styles, from tribal chic to geometric color blocking. Examine the effect and power of fabric and construction on silhouette and shape.   Class Schedule
  • Free Trial Classes Drawing, Painting, Cartooning, Printmaking & Photography Complete the form below to schedule your free trial class. Use this form to let us know which free trial class you’d like to at attend.
  • Fundraising We love helping raise funds for community programs. Art After Dark events. Silent auction donations. Special “fundraising” checkout codes. These are just a few of the ways art can help your organization raise funds. Please contact us directly to create a customized fundraising program.