KIDS LOVE OUR FUN & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS!

All summer long and for special school-year weeks, we enrich our world-class classical drawing and painting curriculum with engaging lessons in clay and paper sculpture, art history, figure drawing, portraiture, cartooning, and much more! Whether it's your first time at Art Steps or you're already stepping toward mastery, there's always something new to learn!

Choose the Summer Workshops tab or the School Year Workshops tab below for details and registration information:

Calling all artists, ages 4-18! Balance the school year with engaging creativity! Kids use a variety of media to sharpen classical skills through whimsical projects. Fun meets focus with single-day and multi-day workshops for every budding young artist. Students hone drawing, painting, and sculpting skills, and hand-craft keepsakes, holiday gifts, and other seasonal treasures. As fall days get shorter, a variety of workshops keep the light of inspiration glowing. Enrollment opens in the Fall!

Register online, or call our
central office: (714) 524-2248

NOTE: To collapse/expand individual workshop descriptions, please click on any workshop title.

Thanksgiving Clay WorkshopAges 7 and up

Celebrate being grateful by bringing art to your Thanksgiving table. Draw, sculpt and hand-paint a friendly Thanksgiving character and make a pin you can wear!

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
November 7, 14 & 21
$100 includes materials

Laguna Hills studio: Saturdays, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
same details as above

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Online PerspectiveAges 9 and up

Online students LOVE discovering how to make drawings look 3-D every time, using two kinds of perspective. Apply classical principles to a a fully shaded frameable art piece. Learn a bit of art history while developing a highly useful skill that will send your art game to the next level!

Online: Sundays, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
$150

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Online AnimeAges 8 and up

Spend each Sunday practicing carefully rendering Anime characters, and learn to create your own! Learn to see the most important shapes so that your favorite characters are easy to draw. Learn Japanese manga style drawing, and have fun with Pokemon, too!

Online: Sundays, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
$150

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Online CartooningAges 8 and up

Learn to create your favorite images by breaking them down into whole, easy-to-draw shapes, like a professional! Practice real skills while learning about the comic book and animation industry techniques. Stick around for an online art show at the end!

Online: Sundays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
$150

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Online PortraitureAges 9 and up

Drawings of people become more life-like when you study fundamental proportions of the head. Learn the basic measurements from a front and side profile view, step-by-step with an instructor's help, and practice shading facial features as well. Finish the week with a real portrait!

Online: Sundays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
$150

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Winter Clay WorkshopAges 7 and up

Spend the holiday break at Art Steps making a clay pinch pot character, winter magnet, and more! Perfect for decorations and holiday gifts!

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
December 5, 12 & 19
$100 includes materials

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Wizarding World Clay WorkshopAges 8 and up

Embrace your inner witch or wizard and make your world a little more magical (muggles invited along as well)! Use Sculpey, paper, pencils, and colors to create your favorite characters!
  • Send your friend a pop-up owl letter
  • Sculpt your favorite character
  • Draw your house's mascot
  • Learn to draw your favorite character

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
$160 includes materials

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Valentine's Day Clay WorkshopAges 7 and up

Kids create while parents date! Love is in the air at art Steps! Whether beginning or advanced, students will LOVE creating a Valentine's day themed clay sculpture with a pop-up card background!

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
February 6, 13, 20 & 27
$130 includes materials

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Woodland Creatures Clay WorkshopAges 7 and up

Turn your backyard into a magical fairyland! Build a fairy door sculpture and a sculpey unicorn, deer, bunny, fairy, owl, wolf and more! Artists draw, sculpt and hand-paint all projects. Beginning through advanced students are welcome. This educational clay workshop will bring fun, focus and magic into your young artist's spring break!

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
$130 includes materials

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Monster Clay WorkshopAges 6 and up

Draw and sculpt your very own monster! Create a pop-up background to give it a home. Also create a monster pin! In this workshop, students use sculpey to design and create a monster friend.

Studios: Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24
$130 includes materials

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