Jun
18
Tue
Surrealists @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything is a mystery to explore at this age, and our Surrealist workshops embrace the innate “how does it work?” curiosity of late elementary aged kids. In addition to using all the tried and true materials, we experiment with new art tools and processes and “play” a lot. Our projects will tackle new ideas about art as well, demonstrating how art can take on social issues, reflect our history, and be a celebration of our humanity. Through this process, we’ll look at the work of both contemporary and historical artists. Students will also explore the art of other cultures through their own culturally inspired artwork, and projects will grow in complexity to challenge students’ burgeoning art skills. Surrealist workshops are one hour in length. This is a drop-off class.

Jun
19
Wed
Kinetics @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Filled with energy and movement, our smallest artists need an art class that celebrates their unbridled enthusiasm and wonder. Sometimes there is finished art to take home, but more often, this class exposes students to all kinds of sensory play and experimentation without the added pressure of a final or finished product. The forty-five-minute class is often based on an overarching theme (fish, weather, rainbows, for a few examples) and then several stations are provided for children to explore. Caregivers are strongly encouraged to participate with their child!

Impressionists @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designed for early elementary students chomping at the bit to use their new-found skills and knowledge, this class fosters a love of making through gently facilitated individual and group projects. Students will learn about exciting new art materials, challenge their fine motor skills and concentration, and learn about the different ways in which art is a language and an expression of ideas. We’ll paint and draw, work in large and small formats, sculpt, sew, print, photograph and more. Each class will incorporate skill building, art history components, and plenty of (supported) independent decision making. Impressionist workshops are one hour in length. This is a drop-off class.

Jun
20
Thu
Mixed-Age Group @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For ages 5-10, this workshop is designed to meet students at their developmental level. Each week, we use the same project as the launching pad for art-making, and then, with carefully planned accommodations, adjust the lesson to allow for varying ability levels. This class has the added perk of exposing younger students to the art of older children, as well as giving the older kids a chance to act as a mentor and helper for the younger artists in the room. It’s also a great class for siblings!

Mixed-Age Group @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For ages 5-10, this workshop is designed to meet students at their developmental level. Each week, we use the same project as the launching pad for all students with carefully planned accommodations to allow for varying ability levels.

Jun
22
Sat
Messy Arts @ Zooga Yoga
Jun 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

For ages 2-5, these classes are organized and held by Zooga Yoga in Culver City. Parents attend with their child and each self-contained class will have your child making art, having fun, and of course, getting messy. To enroll, please visit Zooga Yoga for Kids and select the Culver City location.

Jun
24
Mon
Expressionists @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Expressionists @ Dancing Crayons Workshop

The Expressionist workshop is an exploration-based art experience designed to encourage independent thought and decision making while building a mindset of creativity in children ages 3-4. We will focus on the art-making process as we paint, sculpt, draw, tape, glue, print, photograph, and make lots of purposeful messes. Classes are often supplemented with book readings and storytelling and always aim to teach children about specific art making skills as well as relevant art history. In an effort to meet children in their own world, contemporary artists are regularly featured alongside the great masters of the past. Expressionist workshops are one hour in length. This is a d

Jun
25
Tue
Homeschool Group
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Surrealists @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everything is a mystery to explore at this age, and our Surrealist workshops embrace the innate “how does it work?” curiosity of late elementary aged kids. In addition to using all the tried and true materials, we experiment with new art tools and processes and “play” a lot. Our projects will tackle new ideas about art as well, demonstrating how art can take on social issues, reflect our history, and be a celebration of our humanity. Through this process, we’ll look at the work of both contemporary and historical artists. Students will also explore the art of other cultures through their own culturally inspired artwork, and projects will grow in complexity to challenge students’ burgeoning art skills. Surrealist workshops are one hour in length. This is a drop-off class.

Jun
26
Wed
Kinetics @ Dancing Crayons Workshop
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Filled with energy and movement, our smallest artists need an art class that celebrates their unbridled enthusiasm and wonder. Sometimes there is finished art to take home, but more often, this class exposes students to all kinds of sensory play and experimentation without the added pressure of a final or finished product. The forty-five-minute class is often based on an overarching theme (fish, weather, rainbows, for a few examples) and then several stations are provided for children to explore. Caregivers are strongly encouraged to participate with their child!