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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 program╣s start date. Spaces are limited, so we encourage early submission of scholarship applications.

For an Adult Scholarship Application click here


Studio Sundays at the Museum of Ventura County
Instructor: Mary Perez & Megan Bisbee
Dates: Second Sundays
Time: 1- 4 p.m.
Class Code: museum clas


Vita Art Center is very excited to be a part of the NEW Studio Sundays at the Museum of Ventura County - classes held on the 2nd Sunday of the month starting in July and each class has a different theme! Registration is now open! Space is limited to 40 per event!

Second Sundays, from 1-4 pm: Sign up for all 4!

July 12: "Sunflowers and Wine" inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh

August 9: "California Beach-scapes and California Wines" inspired by Ventura's beautiful coast

September 13: "Warhol & Wine" Pop art portraits, print transfers inspired by Andy Warhol

October 11: "Birch and Beer" Painting inspired by Klimt's Birch forest painting

Each session is $40 per person, $35 for MVC members Fee includes wine and art materials. Seating is limited to 40 people per class. Sign up online at:

Fees: $40.║║, sign up using link posted above.
To register for this class click here

Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Julie Merrill
Dates: Saturdays, on going
Time: 10:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Class Code: AWS2

Ages: 16 to 100. Julie works with students on landscapes, buildings, water, florals and more working to improve each aspect of these subjects. Often using plein air as a learning tool. Purpose of the class is to have fun, create beautiful and interesting images while improving your understanding of watercolor. This is an ongoing class and you can join in at anytime. Contact Julie for supply information 805-340-3987

Fees: $80.║║ for 4 classes
To register for this class click here

Drawing & Composition
Coming in Fall 2015
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 10-12 p.m.
Class Code: AW32

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.

Fees: $80.00
To register for this class click here