Community Classes

AGCC’s Community Class Program provides arts classes to the local community, offering affordable space for developing and professional artists to teach classes and workshops, fostering the growth of their disciplines in the local community. 

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.

Ceramics

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.

View all Open Ceramics Studio classes here.

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.

View all Ceramics with Roy classes here.

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.

View all Adult Handbuilding Pottery classes here.

Saturday Ceramic Instructional Workshop with Lowell Nickel

High fire clay building & glaze techniques. Seasonally, sessions may include sagger and on-the-beach pit firings.

View all Ceramic Instructional Workshop with Lowell Nickel classes here.

Raku Workshop

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).

View all Raku Workshop classes here.

Drawing & Painting

Whether you are looking for a group of painting partners, or instructor-led lessons, our course offerings can help you put pen or brush to paper.
Master 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

View all Master Painting classes here.

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.

For more information, contact: Maila Klein, mailacklein@gmail.com

View all Saturday Morning Life Painting and Drawing classes here.

Watercolor

This course will help students gather the skills needed to create and express themselves using watercolor. Through guided paintings, students will receive step-by-step instruction on fundamental watercolor techniques while producing beautiful artwork. This class will cover concepts such as: basic color theory, composition, application of the medium and brush stroke technique.

View all Watercolor classes here.

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.

View all PULSE (Dance) with Jasmine Albuquerque classes here.

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

View all Angels Gate Kyudo classes here.

Monthly Community Mindfulness Meditation

This is a secular group for all local people interested in starting or maintaining a meditation practice.

View all Meditation classes here.

Music

Learn to express yourself through the language of music. 
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.

View all Ukulele Classes here.

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.

View all Music Exploration with Shane Dixon classes here.

Guitar and Piano Classes by Shane Dixon

Join Shane in-person at AGCC, or virtually on Zoom, to learn guitar or piano basics. Sessions can be attended weekly or every other week, in the afternoon/evening. Have a friend or two join and get a discount on the session.

View more information about Guitar and Piano Classes by Shane Dixon here.

Printmaking

We offer instructor led printmaking courses for beginners and masters alike. There are always new skills to learn!
Introduction to Printmaking

Topics to be covered

  • Monoprinting/Monotype
  • Intaglio process (drypoint) 
  • Collagraphy – includes intaglio and relief ways of printing
  • Image transfer

View all Introduction to Printmaking here.

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.