Family Friendly Creative Arts Classes in Los Angeles
Finding something to do with your child that is both educational and fun is no easy task. Luckily there’s a wide range of family-friendly art, writing and pottery classes right here in Los Angeles that checks both those boxes. Creative family-friendly activities can foster children’s imaginative capabilities and enable families to bond over creating something they can all be proud of. Here are some of our top picks:
Kids in the Courtyard – Fowler Museum in UCLA’s North Campus hosts the Kids in the Courtyard series. The series is held one Sunday every month and is based on particular exhibits in the museum. Families can participate in activities such as making pop-up books and crafting entirely new things from everyday objects. There is also the activity called Family Jam, which is also held one Sunday a month. At the Family Jam, participating families are encouraged to craft an instrument—even tap-dancing shoes!—and use it in a performance at the end of the day. This can definitely get your creative juices flowing.
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The Family Forum – The J. Paul Getty Museum hosts the Family Forum from Wednesdays to Mondays at the Getty Villa, in Pacific Palisades. Here, families can have a lot of fun, hands-on activities that encourage them to work together on various creative projects and learn more about art. The Family Forum is focused mainly on learning about ancient Greek vases. Kids can flex their story-telling muscles by pretending to be characters depicted on these forms of pottery, families can paint their own, and create life-size vases using large, puzzle-like building blocks. Participants can also get a visual learning experience about how ancient Greek pottery was made.
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Young Storytellers – Kids love stories—telling them, hearing them, and thinking them up all on their own. Chances are, you might have noticed that as toddlers, your kids would regale you with fantastical stories or hilariously exaggerated retelling of the events of the day. The programs and classes spearheaded by Young Storytellers often feature professional actors and mentors who bring out the best in your child’s storytelling capabilities. Not only will your child get to learn how to hone their innate storytelling talent, they’ll also have a chance to see their stories brought to life on stage.
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Word Up Kids – Many school programs focused on the arts, including those in Hollywood, are disappearing because of budget limitations. Word Up Kids offers weekly classes that aim to foster creativity and literacy in children. There will be regular writing exercises, online classes, creative journals, and private tutoring for children who may need a little push to building their skills and discovering what they have in them to say. The challenges presented by Word Up kids are always fun and encouraging. Activities are stress-free but structured and well-guided. Parents will surely be assured that their children are learning and growing well.
Writopia Lab – Young children and teens have different interests. In Writopia Lab’s programs, kids will learn to hone their creative writing skills and ruminate on their experiences, interests, and ideas more deeply. Their ideas will be turned into fully-formed stories, thus encouraging the kids to write more and further explore their capabilities. Whether your child has an interest or propensity for writing, Writopia Lab can encourage them to love putting their ideas and abstract feelings into words. There are different fun workshops that foster a love for writing.
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Good Dirt LA – There’s something deeply satisfying about taking a misshapen lump of clay and forming it into something beautiful or useful, or both. Good Dirt LA offers pottery classes both for adults and kids. Adults can have a very relaxing time shaping clay and discovering their hidden artistic capabilities. Kids can have a lot of fun forming almost anything under the sun. The point in these classes isn’t achieving perfection or a high level of skill; rather, students are encouraged to explore and get to know the material, equipment, and their own capabilities. Kids can also enroll in the Winter Camp.
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Bitter Root Pottery – Like many other pottery classes, Bitter Root Pottery fosters a sense of Zen and relaxation. The materials go where it will, and you are there simply to guide it. There are, therefore, no right or wrong when it comes to pottery. This is what Bitter Root Pottery intends to impart in its classes for adults and kids. Beginners are taught to familiarize themselves with the clay, how it works, and how you can make the equipment help you towards the shapes you want. Bitter Root Pottery is truly one of the best workshops in Los Angeles.
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This article was posted by Arthur Glosman DDS in Beverly Hills