Classes and Open Studios 

CREATE Center for the Arts offers weekly classes that welcome all skill levels.  

 
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Drawing Basics with Jessica Schiffman

Mondays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

$35 per class, $120 for 4 classes

Why re-invent the wheel? This class will de-mystify basic drawing problems you’ve struggled with in the past. Exercises and projects will combine instruction with creativity. Students may work on their own projects and receive individual guidance. This class is useful for both beginning and advanced students. Drop-ins are welcome. Materials are available in the classroom.

 

This class is canceled June 18th and June 25th and will resume July 2nd.

To register, contact Jessica at jscaschiffman@gmail.com or 951-212-3783

 

 
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PAINTING IN OILS or ACRYLICS with Jessica Schiffman

Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$35 per class, $120 for 4 classes

Learn new skills while you enjoy manipulating colors and shapes. Work from photos, still-life, or your own imagination. Jessica can help you solve visual problems and teach you her step-by-step method of layering paint. This class is useful for both beginning and advanced students. Drop-ins are welcome. Materials are available in the classroom.

 

This class is canceled June 18th and June 25th and will resume July 2nd.

To register, contact Jessica at jscaschiffman@gmail.com or 951-212-3783

 
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Elements of Art with Lise Choukroun & Dazy Smith

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free | Ages 7 - 12 | Limit of 12 students 

This class will run for 4 weeks with classes twice a week from July 10 - August 2. Each class will focus on one of the seven elements of art: line, shape, form, texture, space, value, and color. Each class will begin with an introduction to one of the elements, with visual examples for the students to use as a reference. Two projects will be completed each class and students will be sent home with their completed projects and, if applicable, art making tools to continue their creative exploration. This course has been made possible due to a generous grant from the Anderson Children's Foundation.

 
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Keep the Beat with Devin LujAn & Dazy Smith

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

$30 per class | $150 for all six classes

Ages 7 - 12 | Limit of 12 students 

This class will run for 3 weeks with classes twice a week from July 10 - July 26. This class will use process-driven learning to expose students to the performing arts such as music and acting. We will create a space for students to learn, improvise and play with musical instruments in order to develop skills in rhythm and tonality. We will also explore the art of acting through the use of improvisation, story writing, and play production as tools to build creative thinking skills. 

 
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Printmaking open studio 

Thursdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$30 per session | $100 for four sessions 

Join us for printmaking open studios! Our press is your press.

As this is an open studio with no instructor present, we can only accept advanced printmakers at this time.

Please note that this is a non-toxic shop.

A limited supply of AKUA inks and brayers will be available for studio use. We also have cleaning supplies for non-toxic ink. If you have favorite colors, applicators, and mediums, feel free to bring your own. We suggest you bring your own printmaking plates, paint brushes, printmaking paper, sketches and/ or photo references, apron, freezer paper roll, newsprint, and old phone books. 

 
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Oil And Acrylic Painting with Diane Morgan 

Fridays 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

$35 per class

Add drama and mystery with unusual compositions, strong lighting effects and exaggerated contrasts.  Get started or improve your painting skills creating a realistic painting with strong color and impact. Class format is a step-by-step process that incorporates demonstrations of one section of the painting at a time throughout the day.  Photos of the subject matter are provided and every student will be painting the same painting.  The class is interspersed with several demonstrations, then time to paint as instructed.  Each student will receive one-on-one guidance along the way. Punch up the color and create a bold, exciting painting with plenty of impact. Bring your supplies and enthusiasm, and go home inspired!  Supplies can be purchased in the classroom.

 

To register, contact Diane at dianem1111@aol.com or 760-902-8855

 
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Watercolor painting with Diane morgan

Fridays 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Saturdays 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM 

$35 per class

Get started or improve your painting skills creating a realistic painting with strong color and impact. The class format is a step-by-step process with technical demonstrations. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance along the way. Punch up the color and create a bold, exciting painting with plenty of impact. Students may bring their own reference photos or use one of the provided photos.  Bring your supplies and enthusiasm, and go home inspired!  Watercolor supplies can be purchased in the classroom. 

To register, contact Diane at dianem1111@aol.com or 760-902-8855

 
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Life Drawing Session

Sundays August 12th and 26th | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

$20 

Join us for a Life Drawing Session! 

We will start with short 2-3 minute poses and work up to 25 minute poses. The model will be undraped and will do sitting, standing, and reclining poses. 

Please note that this is an unstructured session with no instructor present. 

We have coffee, easels, tables, and a stereo, but please bring your own lunch and drawing or painting supplies.