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Art Classes

ArtSteps Classes
Art Classes in Mission Viejo & Yorba Linda

At Art Steps, we teach realistic, classical drawing and painting skills to kids ages 4 and up, teens and adults. Students receive hands-on, step-by-step guidance as they walk through lessons in a variety of subject matter and media, from crayons through oil paint, gaining confidence through learning to skillfully render what they see, one step at a time.

Ask us about a free introductory class!

Artventure OC
Located in Aliso Viejo

Classes for kids 6+, teens and adults

Artventure OC teaches classical techniques in drawing and painting while encouraging students to use their new skills to experiment. With classes available for children and adults, students will find that Artventure OC is an encouraging and relaxed environment where they can develop skills and reach their personal goals with a customized approach.

For children, Artventure OC turns fine art into fun art in their children's classes while learning classical drawing, painting skills​, art appreciation and art history. Adult students will develop skills and reach their goals with their customized approach.

Festival of Arts: Youth Arts Classes
Located in Laguna Beach Festival Grounds
Summer Art Workshops and Classes

Join the Festival of Arts and bring out that creative spark in your young artist at the Youth Art Classes this summer! Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional artists in mixed-media, sculpture, painting and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds. Instructors will share some of their creative techniques in a fun and friendly environment that will inspire your kids to come back every week! Open to children ages 5 - 12. Reservations required.

Friday – Sunday, July 7 – August 20, 2023
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Festival of Arts Adult/Teen Classes – Oil Painting
July 14, 28, August 11, 2023
3 :00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Festival’s Art Center provides a spacious area perfectly suited for visitors to create their own art with the help of professional artists. All workshops (including printmaking, ceramics and mixed media) are located in one centralized location just past the Festival Green.

Festival of Arts Adult/Teen Classes – Oil Painting -
Learn the timeless art of oil painting with Festival Exhibitor Carol Heiman-Greene. This class offers a fun and accessible way to explore the medium of oil paints, with step-by-step guidance from the instructor. You will learn the techniques used by master artists like Van Gogh and Rembrandt to create vibrant and stunning paintings. By the end of the class, you will have created a beautiful painting to take home and showcase your newfound skills. This class is perfect for anyone looking to learn or improve their oil painting techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creativity with oil paints!

Cost: $65 fee per person, per class

Mission Art Center
Located in Orange
Orange County Kids and Adults Painting and Drawing Classes

Established in 2005, Mission Art Center is a comprehensive Art school designed to deepen and broaden the creative abilities of children through thoughtful inquiry-based projects and those of adults through our professional development services.

Students will get all important techniques of drawing and painting in our beginning through advanced classes using a variety of mediums.

Mission Fine Art Gallery
Classes held at various OC locations

If you’re interested in scratching your artistic itch, check out the classes held by the artists of the Mission Fine Art Gallery! You can find classes held on most days of the week including courses in Beginning Adult Drawing and Painting, Basic Plein Air Painting Style, Kids’ Drawing Classes, Study Sketch to Finished Painting and more.

Mission Fine Art Gallery is a historic public space that showcases award-winning original paintings, ceramics and jewelry. This artist-run gallery has a mission to serve the community by creating art that celebrates life, culture and the unique natural surroundings of Southern California.

Mission: Renaissance
Fine Art Classes for children, teens & adults
The World's Leader in Fine Art Instruction

Students of all ages learn how to draw and paint beautifully using our proven, easy to learn, step-by-step method. Receive personalized, one-on-one instruction from highly trained, caring instructors. Call for a Free Introductory Lesson - 18 studios - including Laguna Niguel, Irvine, RSM and Anaheim Hills.

(800) 430-4278
Celebrating 35 years in Southern California

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Art Workshops

Festival of Arts: Adult and Teen Art Workshops
Friday – Sunday, July 7 – August 20, 2023
3 - 5:30pm

Join the Festival of Arts and let your creativity run wild this summer in Laguna Beach! Discover your inner artist at the Festival of Art’s Adult and Teen Art Classes. Award-winning talented artists will lead you step-by-step through the process of creating your own masterpiece. These classes are perfect for vacationers and locals alike looking to try something new, have fun, and soak in the artistic atmosphere. Ages 13 and up. Reservations preferred.

Cost: $65 fee per person, per class

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Mission Art Center Painting For Fun Workshop

A painting workshop great for friends, couples, or individuals who are looking to have fun with music and painting! This workshop will teach you how to paint with simple method. At the end of the session, participants will have 1 completed canvas to take home with them. All supplies are provided. No prior art experience is required. In fact, many times some of the best paintings are done by people who have never painted prior to the workshop. It isn't about talent; it's about the process and how much you will enjoy the painting! 2.1/2 hours workshop, Supplies included Refreshment available!

Mission Art Center
1730 N. Tustin Street
Orange CA 92865

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