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Smartphones have become the go-to device for capturing and sharing the important moments in our lives through photography. Let Roberto show you how to take better photos with your phone that will delight you and others. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the technical aspects of getting great photos from your phone as well as delving into the creative side of photography. Roberto will also introduce you to hardware that can improve your pictures, apps for touching up your photos, and sharing your pictures to Facebook and other social media sites. With smartphone in hand, you'll put the techniques you’ve learned into practice on an excursion to a beautiful Los Angeles locale like Santa Monica or the Getty Center. Bring your iPhone or Android to class each day (with charged battery and sufficient disk space) and be ready to capture the shots you want.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/10/2017, ending 6/17/2017

Instructor : Roberto Cruz 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/10/17

End date: 06/17/17

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Valentine's Day may be just 24 hours long, but candles are romantic anytime. The soft light of candles gives everything a warm and special glow. Plus different scents can help sharpen the mind, calm the body, and better the mood. Learn to make your own decorative, scented candles at a fraction of the price you pay in stores. Find out about waxes and molds, adding scent and color, layering, and more. You’ll leave class with about a dozen beautiful, high-quality candles and the know-how to make more at home. Create gifts for any occasion or maybe even start your own candle business! $20 material fee, due at registration, for supplies to make candles you’ll take home with you.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/11/2017, ending 7/11/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 07/11/17

End date: 07/11/17



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Looks complex, but it’s soooo simple! You don’t need to be artsy or creative to make what looks like a charcoal painting—and have a blast doing it. This easy-but-beautiful form of Asian printmaking is accessble to anyone. Collagraphy is a process of cutting, pasting, and gluing layers to a thick surface (plate) and/or carving, cutting,and peeling to take material away. The resulting plate can be inked and you’ll print your design on fine Asian paper to take home and wow your friends. You’ll also take home the plate you create, in case you want to make additional prints. Material fee of $20 covers inks, paper, and equipment used in class. Bring an X-Acto knife with extra blades and a pencil. Class is hands-on, so dress accordingly.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 6/10/2017, ending 6/10/2017

Instructor : Charlotte Chen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 06/10/17

End date: 06/10/17



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Trendy tees can cost $30 or more, but you can make them for a fraction of that! In this hands-on class, you’ll use a different technique each night to create a graphic tee that you’ll take home. By the end of the week, you’ll have a distressed tee, a selfie tee, an emoji tee, and a geometric tee—plus the skills needed to make more. You can create a whole new wardrobe for yourself, family, and friends—or create your own line of custom t-shirts. Mick will discuss how to do so on a budget. Camp fee includes four 100%-cotton t-shirts plus all materials. Register no later than July 6 and indicate your t-shirt size. Never buy department store tees again!

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 7/10/2017, ending 7/13/2017

Instructor : Mick Bender 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/13/17



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Trendy tees can cost $30 or more, but you can make them for a fraction of that! In this hands-on class, you’ll use a different technique each day to create a graphic tee that you’ll take home. By the end of the week, you’ll have a distressed tee, a selfie tee, an emoji tee, and a geometric tee—plus the skills needed to make more. You can create a whole new wardrobe for yourself, family, and friends—or create your own line of custom t-shirts. Mick will discuss how to do so on a budget. Camp fee includes four 100%-cotton t-shirts plus all materials. Register no later than June 15  and indicate your t-shirt size. Never buy department store tees again!

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 6/19/2017, ending 6/22/2017

Instructor : Mick Bender 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 06/19/17

End date: 06/22/17



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Protect your artwork, give it a personal touch, and skip the high cost of a commercial framer! In this hands-on class, find out about the best types of boards and adhesives, as well as how to determine the correct size, style, shape, and color of the cutout (matte) to enhance visual effects. You’ll get information on different matting styles, and Charlotte will demonstrate a variety of cutting tools and equipment. Bring an art piece or photograph no larger than 8” x 10”, sharpened pencils, a metal ruler, and an X-Acto knife with extra blades.  $20 material fee due at registration. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 6/17/2017, ending 6/17/2017

Instructor : Charlotte Chen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 06/17/17

End date: 06/17/17



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We offer several Arts & Crafts classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Fall semester opens for registration in mid-August, our Spring in mid-January, and our Summer in mid-May.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout).  

Schedule : ; ; Class Skip Dates :Self-Paced

Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Are you mad for manga? Create your own! Learn to draw monsters, heroes, samurai, pretty girls, cutesy characters, and/or giant robots in the popular Japanese style. Neal will teach you all the basics of the genre known for its ability to bring characters and a story to life. You’ll find out about manga proportions and stylistic facial features, along with character development and inking techniques. Adults welcome in this class. See supply list on website.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 6/12/2017, ending 6/15/2017

Instructor : Neal Yamamoto 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Ages 13+

Start date: 06/12/17

End date: 06/15/17



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   You don’t have to know how to paint or draw—the brush does the work! Shade, blend and highlight all with one stroke of the special brush. Find out how to load the brushes and use the painting guides to create vibrant designs that can be used to decorate walls, clothes, ceramics, glass, concrete, terra cotta, metal, and more. You’ll make new friends and each three-session class will feature two projects you’ll take home. All projects are in acrylics.  $25 material fee per 3-week class. Paint a bucolic portrait of summer blossoms, and then a lovely bird resting on a branch.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 7/15/2017, ending 7/29/2017

Instructor : April Numamoto 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 07/15/17

End date: 07/29/17

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A classic strand of pearls has always been considered an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. But did you know that an important indicator of a quality pearl necklace is one that incorporates knots in-between each pearl? Learn how to knot your own strand of genuine Swarovski crystal glass pearls on silk thread, using a common technique that produces uniformly-spaced knots. You’ll choose your thread color, and whether you want a plain strand or a strand with a centerpiece or pendant. A stylish clasp adds the finishing touch! $10.50 material fee due at registration for project supplies; view more project photos at www.ReneeJewelryClasses.com.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 6/17/2017, ending 6/17/2017

Instructor : Renee Raymond 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $10.50

Start date: 06/17/17

End date: 06/17/17



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Beautiful, long-lasting succulent centerpieces provide style and color with minimal care. They’re inexpensive and easy to make from cuttings—and as they grow, they can be divided to create additional arrangements for your office, home, or patio. They also make great gifts that keep on giving!  The variety of shapes, colors and textures makes for unusual and interesting arrangements, and require minimal water. In this hands-on class, you’ll design your own living arrangement to take home and enjoy. Your instructor will provide potting soil and the succulents, you just bring the container 10" x 10" or smaller, preferably with drainage holes (ceramic pot, teacup, unusual bowls, be creative!). $5 material fee due at registration.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 7/8/2017, ending 7/8/2017. 
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Instructor : Sandy Masuo 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $5.00

Start date: 07/08/17

End date: 07/08/17



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Anyone can create beautiful clothes, bedding, handbags, jewelry, placemats, tablecloths, lamp shades, wall hangings, wrapping paper, and more! You needn’t draw; you can use patterns and techniques like waxing, salting, and alcohol to create your design. Projects include scrunch-n-run, Japanese shibori & other tie-dying, batiks, and painting. Typical hand-painted silk scarves sell for around $45 apiece—but you can make them for $5 to $7, and you’ll take home 2-3 pieces each night! $80 material fee covers all silks and design supplies as well as a frame, bottles with tips, and mixing cups for making more pieces at home since this can easily be done in a kitchen or on a balcony.  *See class confirmation for details on what to wear and bring.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 6/26/2017, ending 6/29/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $80.00

Start date: 06/26/17

End date: 06/29/17



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