Find Your Inner Artist
Community Classes are offered at AGCC in many art forms, including ceramics, metal sculpture, dance, guitar and ukulele, and Kyudo – Japanese archery. Explore our class descriptions below to find the art form that works for you.
Community Class Facilities
Learn about the studio spaces where our community classes take place, including details on our kilns and printmaking equipment.
Explore Our Ongoing Community Classes
Our Community Class programs allow community members to take classes on-site at Angels Gate Cultural Center and to develop their artistic and cultural talents and interests. This program seeks to foster an appreciation for arts and culture in students of all ages and experience levels. Both local artists and Angels Gate Studio Artists teach these classes on-site at Angels Gate Cultural Center.
Delve into the world of ceramics through open ceramics studio sessions, wheel pottery instruction, and weekly techniques of handbuilding pottery, and more. Our facilities include kilns and other equipment.
Open Ceramics Studio
This unstructured session provides you with dedicated studio space, tools, and materials to explore the art of ceramics at your own pace and bring your ideas to life.
Ceramics with Roy
Discover the art of ceramics through expert guidance, hands-on instruction, and a supportive environment as you learn essential techniques, experiment with various forms, and create stunning pottery pieces under Roy’s mentorship.
Adult Handbuilding Pottery Classes
Learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, improve your skills, and explore your creativity. Students may work on independent projects or be guided by weekly demonstrations.
Saturday Ceramic Instructional Workshop with Lowell Nickel
High fire clay building & glaze techniques. Seasonally, sessions may include sagger and on-the-beach pit firings.
Various techniques making your own ceramic works with raku clay. Pieces will be bisque fired for glazing and raku firing the following month. Minimum of 2 workshops required for new students– the first to create work, the second to raku fire the work.
Those with experience can create their own artwork and bring in bisqued ware ready for glazing and firing. Raku clay or high grog content works best (porcelain not recommended).
Drawing & Painting
Uninstructed group painting.
Tuesdays – 2:00-5:00 pm
- $37 – month
- $11 – drop in
Fridays – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- $42 – session
- $13 – drop in
Saturday Morning Life Painting and Drawing
Saturday Morning Life Painting and Drawing is an uninstructed open art co-op availing artists of all levels an opportunity to paint or draw from a live model, short poses – long poses.
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Movement & Dance
Moving with intention is an art form that can strengthen your body and inspire your mind.
PULSE (Dance) with Jasmine Albuquerque
PULSE is an all-level contemporary dance class geared towards alignment and release. There will be 45 minutes of warm-ups to align the body, followed by 45 minutes of choreography.
Jasmine Albuquerque is a choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Los Angeles. She is co-founder of WIFE and has performed with companies such as Hysterica, Blue13 Bollywood Collage Dance Theater and Ryan Heffington’s Fingered. Other performances include Soft Sex, Istanbul Light Festival, TEDx SoCal, KTCHN, We Are The World, Frequency Festival, Jane’s Addiction and Hecuba at venues including the Hammer Museum, Zebulon, the El Rey, the Wiltern, MOCA, The Ford, The Orpheum and LACMA.
Jasmine has choreographed music videos for St. Vincent, Devendra Banhart, Ry X, Monica Dogra and danced in videos for Beck, Laura Marling, Rodrigo Amarante, Lawrence Rothman, Verve Records, Fitz & The Tantrums, MIKA and Morcheeba. She has a degree in History from UCLA and trained in contemporary dance at The Edge Performing Arts Center and in Budapest, Hungary. She has been teaching dance in Los Angeles for the past thirteen years and is currently working on a new piece for the Walker Museum, 2019.
Angels Gate Kyudo
Kyudo or “the way of bow” is the art of traditional Japanese archery. Anyone is welcome to join our quiet and reflective practice.
Instructor: Hirokazu Kosaka
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ukulele Classes
Learn traditional Hawaiian songs, oldies, and rock tunes from the 60s- 90s. Some of the material includes Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Marley, Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Music Exploration with Shane Dixon
A fun, casual music class for adults. No musical background required. Non-musicians & novice musicians welcome. Artists/actors/dancers welcome. There will be: listening exercises, song analysis, fun music making activities, open for people to bring instruments, or music that participants would like to discuss.
Introduction to Printmaking
Topics to be covered
- Intaglio process (drypoint)
- Collagraphy – includes intaglio and relief ways of printing
- Image transfer
Rent Our Classrooms
We offer affordable space for developing and professional artists to teach classes and workshops. Every Artist-Teacher runs their own classes and decides their own rates.