Art Steps teaches realistic, classical drawing and painting skills to kids (ages 4+), teens and adults.
Arts and Crafts
Whether or not your little one seems artistically inclined, it’s easy to find fun, low-pressure classes, camps and workshops where she can give new skills a try and develop art appreciation.
All sorts of arts and crafts “count,” from sewing and cartooning, to ceramics, sculpting, painting, drawing, even creative engineering and digital art. Check the offerings at private studios, craft supply and home improvement stores, your parks and recreation department, the neighborhood library, community festivals or Southland museums, which often offer family art programs.
Check out the best local spots for Arts & Crafts below.
Build It Workspace, as an open workspace and skill-building center servicing Orange and Los Angeles counties, incorporates the “arts” in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Organizations that offer ceramics for kids. Items such as plates, mugs and figurines are priced individually. Studios charge a sitting fee (costs vary) that typically includes painting, glazing, supplies and firing.
Organizations that offer craft classes, workshops or drop-in activities for kids (5+). Class and materials fee may be required.
Creative reuse takes used or recycled materials and makes them into art.
Many Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine parks offer arts and crafts on a drop-in basis with supervised recreation programming during after-school hours.
Many musuems offer art classes that may include drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, pastels, watercolor and other mixed media.
Locations that offer sewing and/or knitting classes.
Kids (grades K-9) can dabble in programming and art when they attend one- to two-hour workshops featuring Arduino Gemma and other tech activities.
Locations that offer studio art instruction, many include drawing, painting and mixed media.