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Fall Art Classes

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

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. No class on August 1.  

Classes take place Mondays from 4-6 pm August 15-29, for ages 8-14. Cost is $90; register here.

Summer Decoupage Candle Holder Workshop

Create stunning, decorative glass candle holders that appear hand-painted using vintage and upcycled materials. Seasonal, natural and varying themes are available.  Choose your size and style from shorter votives or tall pillars. *A $15 material fee is due to the instructor.

Class takes place from 3 to 5 pm Wednesday, August 17, for age 8 and older. Cost is $35; register here.

Beginning Guitar and 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 your own non-toy guitar or ukulele to class.

Classes take place on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm for ages 8-13.

August 23 to September 6, cost is $70; register here.

Beginning Guitar and Ukulele Ensemble for Teens & Adults

Experience the great sound of the guitar’s low frequency mixed with the high register of the ukulele. Students will learn easy, popular songs and melodies in a supportive environment. Please bring your own guitar or ukulele to class.

Classes take place on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm for age 14 and older.

August 23 to September 6, cost is $70; 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.

Classes take place Thursdays from 6-8 pm for age 15 and older.
September 1-29. Cost is $125; register here.
October 6-27. Cost is $125; register here.
November 3-17. Cost is $90; 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.
September 6-27. Cost is $45*; register here.
October 4-25. Cost is $45*; register here.
November 8 - December 6, no class 11/22. Cost is $45*; register here.

Intro to Knitting in the Round

Learn how to knit in the round while making an adorable cactus! Students should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. Supply list provided upon registration. *An optional kit may be purchased for $18 payable to the instructor.

Classes take place Wednesdays, September 7-28 from 6-8 pm for age16 and older. Cost is $72*; register here.

The Magic of Mixed Media

Create stunning compositions on canvas and Yupo paper with alcohol inks, watercolor, and acrylic. Some painting experience recommended. A Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays from 1-3 pm for age 18 and older. 
September 8-29.  Cost is $80; register here.
October 6-27.  Cost is $80; register here.

Adventures in Texture

In this 4-week class, you will learn some of the most popular fabrics in knitting: ribbing, seed stitch and even cables! Students should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Thursdays, September 8-29 from 6-8 pm for age 14 and older. Cost is $72; register here.

Discover Your Painting Potential Family Style

Get your whole family together and spend some “non-screen time” creating memories in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Have fun painting a one-of-a-kind keepsake called “Hogs ‘n Kisses!” All supplies provided.

Class takes place Saturday, September 10 from 10 am-noon for all ages. Cost is $30; 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 Thursdays from 4-6 pm for ages 8-14.
September 12-26. Cost is $90; register here.
October 3-24. Cost is $125; register here.
November 7-28. Cost is $125; 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. **No class November 23.

Classes take place Wednesdays, November 16 – December 14** from 3:30-5 pm for ages 7-11. Cost is $30; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Marbleized Paper

Learn the techniques for creating marbleized paper that you can use in book or card-making projects. You will get creative ideas to utilize your own unique paper design. *A $15 material fee is due to the instructor.

Class takes place Tuesday, September 13 from 3-5 pm for age 18 and older. Cost is FREE*; register here.

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 take place Tuesdays, September 13 – October 11 from 4-5 pm for ages 8-13. Cost is $109; 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 take place Tuesdays, September 13 – October 11 from 5-6 pm for age 14 and older. Cost is $109; register here.

Fall Decoupage Candle Holder Workshop

Create stunning, decorative glass candle holders 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 $10 material fee is due to instructor at the time of class.

Class takes place Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-noon for age 8 and older. Cost is $35*; register here.

Succulent Pumpkin Workshop

Join us in creating a beautiful succulent pumpkin centerpiece that will last for months with the right care. Get step-by-step instructions and all materials supplied except for the pumpkin. Please bring a medium/large size pumpkin of your choice – white, gray or fairytale type. *A $25 material fee is due to the instructor at the time of class.

Classes take place Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm for age 12 and older. 
September 28.  Cost is $40*; register here.
October 12.  Cost is $40*; register here.

Bewitched Fairy House Votive Workshop

Learn to sculpt with paper pulp and fashion your own whimsical or spooky 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 time of class.

Class takes place Saturday, October 1 from 10 am-noon for age 8 and older. Cost is $35*; register here.

Knitting for Beginners

In this 4-week entry-level class, you will learn the skills to begin enjoying the craft of knitting. Skills learned include casting-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. All supplies provided. *A $16 material fee is due to the instructor.

Classes take place Thursdays, October 6-27 from 6-8 pm for age 14 and older. Cost is $72*; register here.

Shoot Better Digital Photos

This one-day workshop ends the confusion about your camera’s menus, focusing, flash, ISO and more. Learn to shoot photographs not snapshots! Bring charged camera and manual. *30-minute break for lunch.

Class takes place Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm* for age 16 and older. Cost is $35; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Repousse with Metal 

Come learn the technique of Repousse. This lost art of etching metal will give you creative ways to design artwork for jewelry or book covers. *A $20 material fee is due to the instructor.  

Class takes place Tuesday, October 11 from 3-5 pm for age 18 and older. Cost is $FREE*; register here.

Intro to Crocheted Toys: Amigurumi

In this beginner level class, you will learn the basics for making adorable crocheted creatures as seen on Instagram and Etsy. No previous experience required. *A $16 material fee is due to the instructor.

Classes take place Tuesdays, October 11 – November 1 from 6-8 pm for age 14 and older. Cost is $72*; register here.

iPhone Photography

Learn everything you need to know to maximize your iPhone photos and videos. Focus, exposure, flash, HDR, panoramas, accessories and apps are discussed. (iPhone required)

Class takes place Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 am-12:30 pm for age 16 and older. Cost is $35; register here.

Knitting Beyond Beginner

Take your knitting to the next level! In this 4-week class, you will learn to increase, decrease and combine stitches. All supplies provided. *A $16 material fee is due to the instructor.  **No class 11/23.

Classes take place Wednesdays, November 2-30** from 6-8 pm for age 14 and older. Cost is $72*; register here.

Nature’s Creation Open Studio – Build Figurines with an Armature

Learn how to sculpt using an armature wrapped in gauze. You can create numerous creatures utilizing these simple techniques. *A $15 material fee is due to the instructor.

Class takes place Tuesday, November 8 from 3-5 pm for age 18 and older. Cost is FREE*; register here.

Knitting Project Class: A Basic Fitted Hat

Learn how to knit a beanie-style hat. Students should already know the knit and purl stitches. Skills covered include knitting in the round, hat sizing, and using both circular and double-pointed needles. Students will need to purchase a set of circular and double-pointed needles to complete this project. A complete supply list will be provided upon registration.

Classes take place Tuesdays, November 8-29 from 6-8 pm for age 16 and older. Cost is $72; register here.

Seasonal 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 $10 material fee is due to instructor at the time of class.

Class takes place Saturday, November 19 from 10 am-noon for age 8 and older. Cost is $35*; register here.

Fine Art Academy

We explore many art styles in this class using watercolor, paint, pastels, and more. Students will learn artistic techniques like perspective, shading, and horizon line.

Camp takes place November 21 – 23 from 9 am–noon for ages 5-11. Cost is $120; 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 the instructor at the time of class.  

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