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ADULT ART CLASSES

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.

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STUDIO SUNDAYS at VITA ART CENTER
Eat, Drink, and be Merry
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: Sundays, monthly
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Class Code: STSUFL
Adults
 

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Vita Art Center is excited to continue offering Studio Sundays. 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, December 11 from 1-4 p.m., Klimt, Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is an important symbol in nearly every culture. With its branches reaching into the sky, and roots deep in the earth.

Seating is limited to 30 people per class.

 
Fees: $40.ºº per person
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS 2 day workshop
FALL LEAVES
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: SATURDAYS, October 29 & November 5
Time: Oct. 29 from 1 - 4 p.m. Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m.
Class Code: CER2DAY
Adults
 

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Join Sonya Burkes for this special 2 day workshop creating beautiful fall leaves. The first day will be spent making your own leaves while learning new techniques. The second meeting will be to apply glazes learning about the many possibilities. You bring your creativity and we'll supply the rest.

 
Fees: $50.00
 
To register for this class click here

Meditate & Create
FALL/WINTER, 2016
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: Mondays once a month
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Class Code: AM1
Adults
 

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Explore mindfulness and creativity during a stress free evening. Starting with guided meditation get in touch with your creativity and make a personal Mandala. Drawing Mandalas can increase focus and creativity, provide artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

Megan Bisbee, BFA, CTY 200-hr, MFTt has been teaching art, yoga and mindfulness meditation for over ten years. She is also currently a practicing psychotherapist specializing in depth work. Her teaching is based on her own work around the power of self-knowing to ease stress, find self-acceptance, embrace joy, and live deeply.

Monday, September 12

Monday, October 3

Monday, November 7

Monday, December 5

Monday, January 9

Monday, February 6

 
Fees: 100.ºº for 4 sessions, drop-ins $30. per class
 
To register for this class click here

MOSAICS
One day workshop
 
Instructor: Maribel Hernandez
Dates: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Class Code: MSIC16
Adults
 

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In this fun and inspiring class students explore the many possibilities of mosaic art. Students will learn how to work with materials and tools while creating a one of a kind mosaic art piece to take home!

 
Fees: $65.00
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING
Check back in January 2017
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: Tuesdays,on going
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Class Code: AF22
Adults
 

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

PAINT & PLAY
Open Studio & Instructed Art Workshop
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: Thursdays, Ongoing, staring Sept. 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:30
Class Code: APNTPLY1
Adults
 

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Whether you choose to work on the painting project of the day or work on your own, project you will get practical, step by step demonstrations and have plenty of time to paint and play. No previous experience required, you will get all of the skills you need to create your own masterpiece. We provide materials, instruction, and inspiration; you just need to bring your creativity.

REGISTRATION: You can start at any time and either pay $100. for 4 sessions or come for one night for $30. Please register before your first class, In the comments field on the registration page please put your start date or the date you will be dropping in.

 
Fees: 100.ºº for 4 sessions, drop-ins $30. per class
 
To register for this class click here

PAINT & PLAY
DROP IN
 
Instructor: Megan Bisbee
Dates: Thursdays, Ongoing, staring Sept. 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:30
Class Code: APNTPLY1-1
Adults
 

paintplay
Whether you choose to work on the painting project of the day or work on your own, project you will get practical, step by step demonstrations and have plenty of time to paint and play. No previous experience required, you will get all of the skills you need to create your own masterpiece. We provide materials, instruction, and inspiration; you just need to bring your creativity.

REGISTRATION: You can start at any time and either pay $100. for 4 sessions or come for one night for $30. Please register before your first class, In the comments field on the registration page please put your start date or the date you will be dropping in.

 
Fees: $30. drop in
 
To register for this class click here

ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWING
One day workshop
 
Instructor: Barton Choy
Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Class Code: AENVFL
Adults
 

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The focus of this class will be environmental drawing and sketching, with offsite field drawing. The students will draw from the surrounding architecture downtown where there is a wealth of subjects to draw and study. This workshop will benefit anyone wanting to enhance their drawing skills, draw architecture and outdoor environments. AGES 16 & Up. Materials: 6B pencils, 9x12 sketch notebook, uniball roller pens, erasers, colored medium such as pencils or markers).

 
Fees: $40.
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS
Art n' Soul Ceramic Studio
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: Tues. & Thurs., see dates below
Time: Two times available: 1-3:00 pm, or 6-8:00 pm
Class Code: ACHB2
Adults
 

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Week 1: Pressure ,z Pinch Pots, Score, Slip and Attach Students will be shown how to use varying degrees pressure to get the best results. Pinch pots will be introduced and demonstrated. Students will learn how to join or add pieces by scoring, adding slip and attaching for a strong construction.

Week 2: The art of the coil. Review of pressure and introduction of the coil technique. Students will be shown various projects created from the use of a rolled coil (snake).

Week 3: The wonderful slab. Students will learn different techniques of slab building. (pancake/ rolled) Various projects using the slab will give students experience with this method.

Week 4: Glaze. Students will apply glaze to their unfired pieces. Pieces will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks after the last class. This allows for complete drying of pieces to avoid breakage in the kiln. Ask Sonya for information of pick up date.

Contact Sonya Burke with any questions: 805 620-2075

Class Overview:

But first...a peek into my thoughts on… learning new skills. We can have knowledge on how to ride a bike, ...but gaining the skills to actually ride the bike takes “doing it” and making a ton of mistakes……each mistake is a lesson. Mistakes are celebrated in this class……Mistakes means we will grow and achieve greater degrees of proficiency. Because of the amazing properties of clay…..dirt and minerals……we will practice 3 basic skills that give us a higher degree of a successful firing. Our clay pieces will literally be tested by fire, (about 2000 degrees) so the construction techniques are as important as the creative vision. Being involved with art requires the artist to take responsibility for themselves and their work space. Students will independently set up and clean up their work spaces.

Adult Ceramic Classes are taught offsite at Art n' Soul Ceramic Studio, 220 NORTH OLIVE, VENTURA, 93001

REGISTRATION INFO: Please put the class and times you are interested in the comments field on the registration page.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you have 2 times to choose from, 1-3:30 or 6:00 - 8:00

Class !: Sept. 13 - Oct.4, 2016

Class 2: Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, 2016

Class 3: Nov. 15 - Dec. 13, 2016, (no class Nov. 24)

 
Fees: $130. for 8 sessions
 
To register for this class click here

PRIVATE PAINTING PARTY
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 17
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Class Code: prvt
Adults
 
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!
 
Fees: $40.ºº
 
To register for this class click here