You can also register for classes over the phone (626) 355-8350 or in person at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please register in advance so that teachers may know how many students to expect. Many classes have material lists that should be filled before class begins. Your place in class is confirmed by registration. We will contact you if your class is cancelled.
Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre offers classes for adults and youth in a variety of medium: drawing and painting, ceramics, puppetry, watercolor, oil, jewelry, enameling and more. Our children’s classes typically run for 8 weeks and adult classes for 10 weeks with new sessions starting four times a year. We also offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. Classes are designed to foster creative self-expression in a friendly and welcoming environment. We have highly qualified instructors who are able to teach students of all different levels and abilities, and we keep our class sizes small to allow for individual attention. So whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to fine tune your skills or a budding artist, looking to dip your pen in the ink for the first time, you’ll fit right in here at Creative Arts Group!
PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDREN’S DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES
The teaching philosophy of “Nurturing the Natural Development of Young Children’s Drawing” has been the basis of Creative Arts Group’s drawing and painting classes for young children since its inception in 1960. It is based on drawing the work out of a child rather than imposing an adult’s ideas onto the child. It is a teaching method that:
- Lets a child’s drawing develop slowly in his or her own way.
- Encourages the child to keep drawing, because he/she understands what he/she has drawn.
- Gives the child confidence to grow in his/her drawing.
- Gives the child confidence that he/she does not need to have someone telling or showing him/her how to draw.
There are many ways of teaching children. Letting a child’s drawing develop naturally is the method that the Board of Directors has embraced for Creative Arts Group.
A limited number of scholarships are available for both children and adults. Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like an application. Completed applications are due two weeks prior to opening day of any session.
Full refunds will be given only if a class is cancelled or rescheduled by Creative Arts Group. A $5.00 fee will be retained if cancellation is made more than two weeks before class begins. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the class fee will be retained for cancellations made within two weeks of class beginning. There are no refunds after the session begins. Your registration is considered a commitment by you to take the class for which you registered. We in turn make a commitment to our instructors. Students are responsible for maintaining attendance, and there are no class substitutions.
Children are not allowed in a class unless they are enrolled in that class. Parents are welcome to observe their child’s class, but we ask that you sit at the side of the classroom and not participate in the class project.