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The Vita Arts Center offers studio classes in a wide range of visual arts. Whether you are a novice or professional the Vita Art Center has a class just right for you. Be sure to register early, as classes fill. Advance registration is strongly encouraged to secure a spot. You may mail your registration form in or register online, but your space in a class cannot be confirmed until payment is received or payment arrangements are made with the office.

We are located at the Bell Art Factory 432 N. Ventura Avenue Studio 30, Ventura, CA 93001 805-644-9214

The Vita Art Center has created an adult scholarship program based on financial need. Each class has a limited number of partial tuition scholarships that are given to qualifying students. Scholarship will not exceed 50% of the total tuition. Interested parties need to fill out an application and return it to the Art Center before the programÕs start date. Spaces are limited, so we encourage early submission of scholarship applications.

For an Adult Scholarship Application click here




Vita Art Center is excited to continue offering Studio Sundays at the Museum of Ventura County. Come join us for a glass (or two) of wine and painting in a relaxed, fun environment, with expert guidance. No experience necessary. You will be lead, step-by-step, through the creation of an original piece of art to take home!

Sunday, November 22 from 1-4 p.m., The Art of Relaxation, Mandalas and Wine

Come and spend a stress free afternoon creating your own unique Mandala. Drawing Mandalas can increase focus and creativity, provide artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

Sunday, December 13 from 1-4 p.m.,Peace, Love & Wine

Inspired by graffiti Artist Shepard Fairey create your own Peace Dove to celebrate the Holidays and New year. We will use a variety of techniques and material to create a mixed media master piece.

Sunday, January 17 from 1-4 p.m., Pinots with Picasso

Using a variety of painting and collage techniques we will look to PicassoÕs Cubism period for inspiratin to create our own art pieces.

Sunday, February 21, Koi Fish, Water and Wine

Take to the water with this colorful symbolic fish, learning the timeless art of watercolor painting. Many of the attributes of the koi symbolize several lessons and even trials individuals often encounter in life. The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the koi include: Good fortune, Success, Prosperity, Longevity, Courage, Ambition, and Perseverance.

$40 per person, $35 for MVC members. Fee includes (up to) 2 glasses of wine and art materials. Seating is limited to 40 people per class.

Click here to reserve your space online.


Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: Tuesdays,on going
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Class Code: AF22

Develop skills in the elements of drawing and composition. Through demonstration, class exercises, and critiques students explore concepts including line, space, perspective, scale, and positive/negative space.

REGISTRATION:Please put the class you are signing up for in the comments field on the registration page.

Class 5: February 2 - February 23, 2016

Class 6: March 1 - March 22, 2016

Class 7: April 5 - April 26, 2016

Class 8: May 3 - May 24, 2016

Fees: $80. per class, (each class has 4 sessions)
To register for this class click here

Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: Wednesdays, on going
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Class Code: AF23

Students will learn hand building techniques of pinching, slab building, coiling, sculpting to create sculptural and functional pieces of art. REGISTRATION:Please put the class you are signing up for in the comments field on the registration page.

Class 5: February 3 - February 24, 2016

Class 6: March 2 - March 23, 2016

Class 7: April 6 - April 27, 2016

Class 8: May 4 - May 25, 2016

Fees: $80. per class, (each class has 4 sessions)
To register for this class click here