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Advanced Batik 

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Paint a real design and learn to create additional colors, as well as your own batik stamps.   

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/24/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 10/24/17

End date: 10/24/17



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Learn how the process of dyeing with indigo differs from most other immersive dyes, and develop the eye to create your own special pieces.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 10/17/17

End date: 10/17/17



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Learn the discharge to reserve or remove colors to create designs—and if you sew, how you can use that skill to create even more designs!  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 11/14/2017, ending 11/14/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 11/14/17

End date: 11/14/17



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Keep that summer vacation feeling all year long with beautiful batiks you make yourself! This 2000-year-old art form automatically brings to mind all the exotic places that ancient batiks have been found—Egypt, India, China, Africa, Bali, Java and the Middle East. Wear them as sarongs, use them as wall hangings, placemats and tablecloths, or sew them into handbags, pillowcases and more. RoseMary will teach you to create your own designs using wax, then how to apply layers of colors, and in what order. The technique can also be applied to paper—perfect for scrapbooking or creating stationery. Bring a roll of paper towels, a cup to hold water, and an iron. $20 material fee, due at registration, for silk scarves and dye supplies.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; starting 10/24/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 10/24/17

End date: 10/24/17



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Valentine's Day may be just 24 hours long, but candles are romantic anytime. The soft light of candles gives everything a warm and special glow. Plus different scents can help sharpen the mind, calm the body, and better the mood. Learn to make your own decorative, scented candles at a fraction of the price you pay in stores. Find out about waxes and molds, adding scent and color, layering, and more. You’ll leave class with about a dozen beautiful, high-quality candles and the know-how to make more at home. Create gifts for any occasion or maybe even start your own candle business! $20 material fee, due at registration, for supplies to make candles you’ll take home with you.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/4/2017, ending 10/4/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 10/04/17

End date: 10/04/17



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Deeper moisturizing, more intense scents, and truly luxurious lather, can make cold process soaps can also be pricey. Save money while getting exactly what you want, by making them from scratch yourself. In this hands-on class, Quayum will take you through cold process soap making from A to Z, so that you can create beautiful handmade soaps right in your kitchen—and choose the natural oils, herbs, and vitamins you want. Whether you are a complete novice or have other soap-making experience, you’ll have a great time and go home with 3-to-4 handmade soaps that will continue to cure at home. Class is hands-on, so dress accordingly. $30 material fee due at registration.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/18/2017, ending 10/18/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

Start date: 10/18/17

End date: 10/18/17



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Super easy and fun, collagraphy provides instant gratification! You don’t need to be artsy or creative. This beautiful form of Asian printmaking is accessible to anyone because it’s soooo simple, even though the result looks like a charcoal painting. Collagraphy can be used to decorate paper, fabric, and more. You’ll print your in-class design on fine Asian paper to take home, along with the plate you create so you can make additional prints. Material fee of $20; also bring a pencil and an X-Acto knife with extra blades, and be ready to have a blast and impress even yourself.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 9/16/2017, ending 9/16/2017

Instructor : Charlotte Chen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 09/16/17

End date: 09/16/17



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   Learn the magic of one-stroke painting plus other decorative painting techniques to make you feel like a real artist. Not only can you use these techniques on canvases, but also other surfaces such as wood, ceramics, terra cotta, fabric, and more. Even if you never painted before, this is the class for you. April will guide you step by step to complete each project. You’ll make new friends and two projects to take home. All levels are welcome, and all projects are in acrylics. $25 material fee for supplies.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/7/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Instructor : April Numamoto 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 10/07/17

End date: 10/21/17



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Turn a Simple Bath into a Luxurious Getaway with customized products you make yourself! Never buy chemical-filled commercial products again! In this fun, hands-on class, learn to make your own shampoos, shower gels, and bubble bath from safe and gentle ingredients—at a fraction of the cost of commercial brands. And you can personalize your homemade products with scents and herbs that you like, for yourself or for others. $20 material fee due at registration.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/25/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 10/25/17

End date: 10/25/17



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Protect your artwork, give it a personal touch, and skip the high cost of a commercial framer. In this hands-on class, you’ll find out about the best types of boards and adhesives, as well as how to determine the correct size, style, shape, and color of the cutout (matte) to enhance visual effects. You’ll get information on different matting styles, plus Charlotte will demonstrate a variety of equipment that you can try before you buy! Bring an art piece or photograph no larger than 8” x 10”, sharpened pencils, a metal ruler, and an X-Acto knife with extra blades.  $20 material fee due at registration.   

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017

Instructor : Charlotte Chen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 09/30/17

End date: 09/30/17



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We offer several Arts & Crafts classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Spring semester opens for registration in mid-January, our Summer in mid-May, and our Fall in mid-August.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout).   

Schedule : ; ; Class Skip Dates :Self-Paced

Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Are you mad for manga? Create your own! Learn to draw monsters, heroes, samurai, pretty girls, cutesy characters, and/or giant robots in the popular Japanese style. Neal will teach you all the basics of the genre known for its ability to bring characters and a story to life. You’ll find out about manga proportions and stylistic facial features, along with character development and inking techniques. Adults welcome in this class. See supply list on website.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/27/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Instructor : Neal Yamamoto 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Ages 13+

Start date: 09/27/17

End date: 10/25/17



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