The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center is located in a historic building that once served as the first operator-assisted phone company in San Fernando Valley. The exterior of the mission style building has been restored, while the interior has been converted into a contemporary youth arts center.
The facility, which was funded by Prop K Recreation and Parks, includes a gallery, workshops and studios, a computer lab, an exhibition space, and a garden classroom.
The center’s mission is to bring quality innovative arts programming to the community by offering art classes to youth 6-17 years of age. The staff of educators is comprised of professionals from the Los Angeles art community. The center’s philosophy includes creating an environment to encourage interaction between professional artists and youth.
Free Art and Music Classes this Summer!
Drop-In Art Workshops
We are offering drop-in art workshops in person at our art center, as well as online via Zoom. Please note, each class is a one-time workshop: the same project will be repeated on different days. We are happy to slowly welcome our community back to the Art Center!
World Art-themed family workshop on Saturdays mornings, July 10, 24, August 7, and 21 at our Center! Participants will create an artwork inspired by Panamanian molas. Register here.
Story Time with Dale – NEW online interactive story-based art lesson, on Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, and 11 at 10:00 a.m. Register here.
6:00 to 6:45
Low End Theory: Beginner/ Intermediate Electric Bass.
Has your bass been sitting in the corner, just waiting to be picked up again? Or have you been curious about this low frequency instrument but not known where to start? Learn playing techniques, popular songs with memorable bass lines and methods to continue your learning independently! Age 9 to adult.
3:15 to 4:00 pm
Intro to Ukulele.
Get started on this fun, soothing-sounding instrument, perfect for beginner musicians! Learn the basics of chords, rhythms, and strumming patterns and learn new songs each week! Age 7 to adult.
4:15 to 5:00 pm
If you have some experience playing ukulele, but need more techniques and songs to play, this class is for you! Learn more advanced chords, techniques, rhythms, and strumming patterns while learning your favorite songs! Age 9 to adult.
4:30 to 5:15 pm
Intermediate Piano for Teens and Adults.
For those with some reading and playing ability, continue your education on piano through exercises, short classical pieces and popular songs! Age 11 to adult.
3:15pm to 4:00 pm
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners. Start your guitar journey at home. Learn the basics of this popular instrument, including proper position, reading tabs and chord symbols, fundamentals of reading music, and playing songs. Age 9 to adult.
6:00 to 6:45pm
Intermediate Acoustic Guitar. For the guitarist who is comfortable reading tabs and chord diagrams, and moving his or her hands on the instrument. Improve your technique with exercises, learn more chords and strumming patterns, and improve your note-reading and time-keeping while learning popular songs! Age 9 to adult.
3:15 to 4:00 pm
Beginning Piano. Learn the notes of the piano, begin to read music, gain finger dexterity, and play songs for one hand in this fun, step-by-step class for beginner pianists! Age 7- adult
4:15 to 5:00 pm
Intermediate Piano. Play songs for two hands in different hand positions, build your music-reading ability, continue developing your finger dexterity, and learn scales and chords. Age 7 to 11.