Summer Arts Programming from DCA’s Neighborhood Cultural Centers

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DCA’s Community Arts Division offers high-quality instruction in the arts.


See our summer classes and workshops below at DCA’s Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Centers.


Summer Programming

Art in the Park

    Community Band/Arts and Family Dance

    Virtual arts and cultural workshops

    Dates TBD
    Free, all ages
    Contact for more information

    Community Band

    Virtual arts and cultural workshops

    Dates TBD
    Free, all ages
    Contact for more information

Canoga Park Youth Arts Center

    Panamanian Molas Workshops

    Saturday Mornings In-Person on July 10 and 24, and on August 7 and 21⁣
    All Ages⁣
    Register at

    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 at

    Summer Sessions

    Email to register.

    Low End Theory: Beginner/ Intermediate Electric Bass

    Monday, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
    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.

    Intro to Ukulele

    Tuesday, 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
    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.

    Intermediate Ukulele

    Tuesday, 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.
    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

    Intermediate Piano for Teens and Adults.

    Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
    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

    Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

    Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
    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

    Intermediate Acoustic Guitar

    Wednesday, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
    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

    Beginning Piano

    Thursday, 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
    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

    Intermediate Piano

    Thursday, 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.
    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.

Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

    Through My Lens: Telling Your Story through Phone Photography

    Mondays on July 26 and on August 2, 9, and 16 at 6:00 p.m.⁣
    Ages 18+⁣
    Register at⁣

    Opening Up: Creating Stories of Now with Phone Photography

    Mondays on June 28 and on July 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m.⁣, drop-ins welcome.
    Ages 6 to 14 ⁣
    Register at⁣

    Drawing Lab with Riley Strom

    Mondays on June 28, July 5, 12, and 19, and on July 26 at 4:30 p.m.⁣
    Ages 12+ ⁣

    Doodle Hour with Miquela Davis

    Wednesdays, 4 to 5:00 p.m.
    All ages
    Register at⁣

Hollyhock House

    Virtual Tour/Activities for Kids

    Virtual and On-Demand Tours and Arts Activities

    Free, all ages
    Contact for more information

    In Focus Tours

    Free, taking place on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month at 10:00 a.m. Presented on Facebook Live, these 20-minute focus tours are led by expert docents. Get a closer look at Los Angeles' first-and-only site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, ask questions, and learn about the home's 100-year history.

    See it at

Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center

    Virtual Arts Program Class list:

    Online classes will begin July 12 - August 14. Visit Eventbrite to register.
    All offerings are free.

    Contact or (323) 224-0928 for more information.

    Art of Yoga for Beginners

    Wednesdays, 4 to 5:00 p.m.
    ages 10 - 100)⁣

    Feelin' Free - Summertime Arts Exploration

    Mondays, 6 to 7:00 p.m.
    Ages 9-12

    Musical Theatre I

    Wednesday, 5 to 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 - 15

    Musical Theatre II

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7:31 p.m.
    For returning LHYAC Musical Theater II students ages 10 to 24.
    New students with a minimum of two years experience are welcomed to register and will be contacted for an audition.)

    Let's Dance: Broadway Basics

    Mondays, 3 to 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 - 15

    Youth Photography

    Mondays, 2 to 2:50 p.m.
    Ages 13 - 24

    Poetry for Kids

    Mondays, 1 to 1:50 p.m.
    Ages 13 - 24

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

    LAMAGLearn Artist Talks

    Learn more about C.O.L.A. 2021 visual art fellows and their new work (virtual)

    Free, ages 16 to 99
    Contact for more information

    LAMAGLearn – Touring L.A. Real Estate Fraud with Maura Brewer

    Friday, July 16 at 1 PM PST
    In 1550 Blue Jay Way, C.O.L.A. 2021 Visual Art Fellow Maura Brewer returns to a familiar subject: the films of director Jess Bond (formerly known as Jessica Manafort, Paul Manafort’s oldest daughter). In 1550 Blue Jay Way, Brewer reworks Jess Bond’s most recent film, a small budget, neo-noir thriller called Rosy, to tell the story of a series of real estate frauds undertaken by Bond’s now ex-husband. In her rereading of this film, Brewer presents a portrait of Los Angeles, a city hollowed out by real estate fraud and speculation.

    In this program, learn more about 1550 Blue Jay Way and take a virtual tour of real estate fraud in LA, mapped by Maura Brewer.

    This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required. Register at:

Sun Valley Youth Arts Center

    Free 5-Week Summer Session

    Saturdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and August 7⁣ at 10:00 a.m.
    Free, all ages⁣
    For More Information Please Call: (818) 252-4619

William Grant Still Arts Center

Watts Towers Arts Center Campus

    Summer Art Camp

    Jazz and Music Camp for Youth and Adults

    June- September
    All ages
    Contact for more information


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