Frogtown Arts

Everyone is an artist in Frogtown: LOW COST Art Lessons Ages 7-18 

Elysian Valley Arts Collective Spring Classes 2018

The EVAC is offering a low cost series of four week studio art classes. Instructors are working artists.  Each class will meet 4 times for 1-2 hours each class.  Most classes accommodate 6-10 students.  Tools and materials are provided by the instructors, local artists and businesses unless otherwise specified. Click on class title to register. Please put the child's name where it asks for first and last name. Guardian name will be asked for after the first page is filled out.

Teacher: Patricia Perez
Time: Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm
Dates: May 8 - 29
Location: Elysian Valley United 2812 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Age Range: Open to Middle School thru High School Aged Students
Student number: 10 Students Max
Cost: $25/Student
Class Description: Whether you have never sewn before or are advanced at your sewing skills, join us for an opportunity to sew whatever you want! Ideas provided, or bring your own. You are welcome to bring your own machine and supplies, or we will provide them for you. Possible supplies to bring include: scissors, seam ripper, needles for hand sewing, straight pins, tape measure, ruler, thimble.

Dates: Tuesdays May 8th to May 29th
Time:  6pm - 7:30pm
Location: Elysian Valley United 2812 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
# of Students: 10
Age Range of Students: 8 years old and up
Materials Needed: provided
Cost: $25/Student
Class Description: Discover the art of journaling and various techniques by creating your own Art Journal. Mixed media journaling is a short course in The different techniques and writing styles of different journaling options. These include using different art materials such as watercolor pencil pen sketch, and different journaling techniques such as Letter to Future Self, Prompts for daily living, Currently Prompts Etc.

Teacher: Kathleen Klein-Wakefield
Saturdays May 5, 12, 26 and June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m .
# of Students: 10 
Age Range of Students: 10 years old and up
Location: Elysian Valley United 2812 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Materials Needed: please wear clothes that can get dirty! 
Cost: $25/Students
Class Description: We will build the first two weeks, paint the 3rd week and the 4th week, the last class, their finished glazed work will be distributed. We will have containers that they will decorate for them to have to tote their finished work home.  Projects include totem-like stacked heads on pedestals - variation on the pinch pot. Seated figures, portraits, or animals using the coil technique. Lidded containers built with soft slabs and any combination of the first 3 techniques.
Teacher: Liv Aanrud
Dates:June 16, 23, 30 and July 14
Time: Saturdays 10am-12pm
Location: Elysian Valley United 2812 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Number of Students: 10
Age Range: 9-12 years old
Materials Needed:  Provided
Cost: $25/Student

Class Description: All levels. Students will learn basic rag rug weaving as well as some masking and painting techniques. We will begin with a basic yarn weaving project, talk about how weaving works, and discuss repetition and pattern as a way to construct an image. We will finish our first project and begin the background fabric painting on our burlap. This burlap will be stretched on a stretcher bar. Students will mask off shapes to paint over, as well as draw and paint. We will begin weaving instruction. Students will weave into this background painting. We will discuss weaving as mark making, drawing, and talk about how weaving interacts with the piece they made. We will then finish our painting/ weaving, and do a group share of our work.

Photos from Frogtown Arts Fall 2017 classes


Photos from Frogtown Arts October 2015 classes