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Winter Art Classes

For more information on any of the following art classes, contact 949-470-8470 or arts@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Beginning Guitar & Ukulele Ensemble for Kids

Learn to play fun and easy songs in this new class. Children will experience the fun of playing music with other beginner students. Please bring either a guitar (acoustic or electric) or a non-toy ukulele to class.

Classes for ages 8 through 13. Cost is $90.
Tuesdays, November 29 – December 20 from 4 pm – 5 pm; register here.
Mondays, February 27 – March 20 from 4 pm – 5 pm; register here.

Succulent Christmas Tree Workshop

Join us in creating a beautiful holiday succulent centerpiece! Get step-by-step instructions and all materials needed to create a Christmas tree. Pick from several festive holiday color options. *A $40 material fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class.  

Class takes place Wednesday, November 30 from 6-8 pm for age 12 and older. Cost is $45*; register here.

Magic of Mixed Media

Create stunning compositions working with a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylics, collage, and alcohol-based inks. *A $5 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Thursdays, December 1 – 15 from 1 pm – 3 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $60*; register here.

The Joy of Watercolor Painting – Wish Upon a Star

Explore your creativity while learning to layer and mix watercolor paints to create a deep, interesting look to your painting, and to use compatible casein to achieve a serene scene. A fun project for all skill levels. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays, December 1 – 8 from 2 pm – 4 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $60; register here.

The Art of Painting for Adults

Learn to paint in a fun and creative environment! Learn about techniques, styles and processes, from light and shadow, color mixing and usage to create depth and mood and much more. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome. For ages 15 and up.

Classes take place Thursdays, December 1-22 from 6-8 pm. Cost is $125; register here.

Classes take place Mondays, December 5-19 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost is $90; register here.
Classes take place Thursdays, January 5-26 from 6-8 pm. Cost is $125; register here.

Classes take place Mondays, January 9-30 (no class 1/16) from 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost is $90; register here.
Classes take place Thursdays, February 2-23 from 6-8pm. Cost is $125; register here.

Classes take place Mondays, February 6-27 (no class 2/20) from 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost is $90; register here.

Seasonal Decoupage Ornaments Workshop

Create beautiful and unique ornaments using recycled and vintage materials. Choose from natural, seasonal and holiday themes. Display in your home, adorn your tree, or give them as gifts. *A $15 material fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class. 

Class takes place Saturday, December 3 from 10 am – 12 pm for ages 8 and up. Cost is $35*; register here.

The Art of Painting for Kids

Kids will learn to paint in a fun and creative environment! They will be guided step by step through basic processes to more advanced concepts of painting, such as creating light, shadow, depth and mood and much more. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome.

Classes take place Mondays from 4 – 6 pm for ages 8 through 14.
December 5 – 19. Cost is $90; register here.
January 9 – 30 (no class 1/16). Cost is $90; register here.
February 6 – 27 (no class 2/20). Cost is $90; register here.

Macramé Ornament Workshop

Create a mini-wreath and a cinnamon stick ornament to decorate your tree or home for the holidays. Choose from a variety of colors.

Class takes place Wednesday, December 7 from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 12 and up. Cost is $45; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Holiday Book Folding Workshop

Learn how to book fold a holiday tree to impress your friends and fans. Space is limited. All supplies will be provided. *A $20 supply fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class.

Class takes place Tuesday, December 13 from 3 – 5 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is 5*; register here.

Mixed Media Mosaics

In this class you will create a your very own handmade mixed media polymer clay mosaic tile using stamps for texture and then adding some embellishments   You will learn how to use clay, bake it and paint it. Imagine beautiful mosaic pieces with tiles that you easily create yourself!  *A $10 material fee is due instructor at the beginning of class.

Class takes place Thursday, December 15 from 5 – 8 pm for ages 16 and up. Cost is $50*; register here.

Watercolor + Mixed Media

Create expressive compositions working with watercolor and applying mixed media including acrylics, collage, and alcohol-based inks. *A $10 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Thursdays from 1 – 3 pm for ages 18 and up.
January 5 – 26. Cost is $80*; register here.
February 16 – March 9. Cost is $80*; register here.

Beginning Watercolor Class – European Alley

In this 3-week class you will paint a Mexican primrose while learning the importance of shapes, achieving dimension, and how to draw matching sides. *A $10 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Thursdays, January 5 – 19 from 11 am – 1 pm for ages 10 and up. Cost is $75*; register here.

The Joy of Watercolor Painting – The Wave

In this 3-week class you will learn how to look at your subjects with an artist’s eye, discover the power of layering your paints, and how compatible casein can help create the look of waves crashing on the beach. All skill levels are welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays, January 5 – 19 from 2 pm – 4 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $90; register here.

Knitting Project Class: Hand Warmers in the Round

Knit a pair of hand warmers on double pointed needles. Students should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. Experience with double pointed needles is helpful. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays, January 5 – February 9 from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 16 and up. Cost is $110; register here.

Paint, Paste and Pour

Watch your child discover paint, glue, crayons, dough and more. Kids enjoy developmentally appropriate hands-on experiences with manipulative art and sensory materials. Parent participation is required. *A $20 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Tuesdays from 10 – 10:45 am for ages 18 months-6 years.
January 10 – 31. Cost is $50*; register here.
February 7 – 28. Cost is $50*; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Create a Vision Board for 2023

Join Janet Woods, Msc.D. as she shares her secrets to creating the life of your dreams using her East meets West method of strategic vision mapping. Janet has been helping thousands of people around the world change their lives and make strategic vision maps that manifest dreams. Space is limited. *A $20 supply fee is due to instructor at beginning of class.

Class takes place Tuesday, January 10 from 3 pm – 5 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $5*; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Book Folding

Join a folding book art workshop in the evening! Bring a friend and learn how to create a paw print image with embedded heart in the page margins. Plenty of time to socialize as you work towards making a special creation to keep or give as a gift. Space is limited. A book and all materials are supplied. *A $20 supply fee is due to instructor at beginning of class.

Class takes place Tuesday, January 10 from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $5*; register here.

Seasonal Decoupage Candle Holder Workshop

Create stunning, decorative glass candle holder that appear hand-painted using reusable and upcycled materials. Seasonal, natural and varying themes are available.  Choose your size and style from shorter votives or tall pillars. Pillar can serve as vase once candle is gone. *A $15 material fee is due to instructor at the time of class.

Class takes place Wednesday, January 11 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm for ages 8 and up. Cost is $35*; register here.

Succulent Wood Heart Workshop

Enjoy creating a beautiful wood heart filled with succulents that will last for months with proper care and instructions.  All materials included. *A $25 material fee is due to the instructor at the time of class.

Class takes place Wednesday, January 18 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm for ages 12 and up. Cost is $40; register here.

Metal Embossing Workshop

In this class you will learn how to create sharp, crisp, beautiful designs on a craft metal sheet, and how to add patina to create a gorgeously distressed piece of metal art.  Create freehand designs or use stencils to design your unique metal piece. *A $20 material fee is due to instructor.

Class takes place Saturday, January 21 from 10 am – 1 pm for ages 16 and up. Cost is $50*; register here.

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop

Learn how to make your own plant hanger using a newly designed square knot technique. Class will be done standing. All skill levels are welcome.

Class takes place Wednesday, January 25 from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 12 and up. Cost is $45; register here.

Adventures in Mixed Media Art

Mixed media art journals give you permission to create and reflect by combining different art techniques and mediums with fun and messiness inside a journal. It is a wonderful space to practice your art and discover your personal and artistic voice. *A $20 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Wednesdays, February 1 – 22 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am for ages 18 and up. Cost is $120; register here.

Fun Art for Kids

Kids will experience creativity through fun art projects. Classes include a directed drawing experience followed by an art activity using various art media. All supplies included. *A $5 material fee is due to instructor on the first day of class.

Classes take place Wednesdays, February 1 – 22 from 3:30 pm – 5 pm for ages 7 through 11. Cost is $30*; register here.

Beginning Watercolor Class – Mexican Primrose

In this 3-week class you will paint a Mexican primrose while learning the importance of shapes, achieving dimension, and how to draw matching sides. *A $10 material fee is due to instructor at beginning of class.

Classes take place Thursdays, February 2 – 16 from 11 am – 1 pm for ages 10 and up. Cost is $75*; register here.

The Joy of Watercolor Painting – Flowers at My Window

In this 3-week class you will learn about the power of vibrant colors, how to harmonize colors and the importance of composition. All skill levels are welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays, February 2 – 16 from 2 pm – 4 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $90; register here.

Wonderful Watercolors with Marlene Gerloff

Learn about color theory, elements of art and technique. Enjoy learning to create successful watercolor paintings through training, demonstrations, and critiques.  A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Wednesdays from 12 – 2:30 pm for ages 18 and up.

February 3 – March 10. Cost is $100; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Valentines Book Folding

Learn folding book art in this beginner’s class that will teach you how to mark and fold pages to create a heart for Valentine's Day. Workshops allows for socializing as well as learning something new; bringing a friend is encouraged.  All materials are supplied. *A $20 supply fee is due to instructor at beginning of class.

Class takes place Tuesday, February 7 from 3 – 5 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $5*; register here.

Heart Shaped Macramé Wall Hanging

Create a heart-themed wall hanging to decorate your home for Valentine's Day or year-round. Class will be done standing. All skill levels are welcome.

Class takes place Wednesday, February 8 from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 12 and up. Cost is $45; register here.

Mixed Container Succulent Workshop

Enjoy creating a beautiful succulent arrangement that will last for months with proper care and instructions. Pick your container, plants and toppings.  There will be a selection of containers available in metal, wood, and ceramics to choose from and a large variety of plants and toppings plus embellishments. *A $25 material fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class.

Class takes place Friday, February 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm for ages 12 and up. Cost is $40*; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Mandala Stone Painting

Enjoy the meditative and creative way to decorate natural stones. Lovely for indoor or outdoor gardens, or as gifts. Space is limited. Paint, stones and tools are all provided. *A $20 supply fee is due to instructor at beginning of class.

Class takes place Tuesday, February 14 from 3 – 5 pm for ages 18 and up. Cost is $5*; register here.

Fairy House Votive Workshop

Learn to sculpt with paper pulp and fashion your own whimsical fairytale home that sparkles on the outside and glows from within. Let the magic shine!  All supplies and electric tea light provided. *A $15 material fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class.

Class takes place Saturday, February 25 from 10 am – 12:30 pm for ages 8 and up. Cost is $40*; register here.

Beginning Guitar & Ukulele Ensemble for Teens & Adults

Experience the great sound of the low frequency of the guitar mixed with the high register of the ukulele. Students will learn easy, popular songs and melodies in a supportive environment. Please bring either a guitar (acoustic or electric) or a non-toy ukulele to class.

Classes for ages 14 and up. Cost is $90.
Mondays, February 27 – March 20 from 5 pm – 6 pm; register here.

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