Throughout the year, LACMA works closely with community partners to provide free and engaging multigenerational family and group workshops at sites across L.A. County. Art workshops encourage self-expression and increase participation in the visual arts among community members of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds who traditionally don’t have access to the arts. Community programs include monthly workshops, spring art camp, and career pathways for youth and artists.
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LACMA’s community programming throughout South Los Angeles is made possible in part by the Ford Foundation.
Generous support for Community Programs is provided by the Anna H. Bing Children’s Art Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, the Edward A. and Ai O. Shay Family Foundation, Kim and Keith Allen-Niesen, the Goodwin Family Memorial Trust, and the Louis and Harold Price Foundation.
Discover a whole new world of artistic possibility as you create, improvise, and learn about various artists in the museum’s permanent collection. Community programs include art workshops, offered in both English and Spanish, providing families and groups with opportunities to experiment and create together through collage, drawing, mixed media, and non-traditional art techniques.
Artventures in the Park
Let the beauty of nature inspire your imagination and unleash your inner artist while you have a blast creating dynamic compositions inspired by nature’s colors, patterns, forms, and textures. Explore a variety of art techniques to create nature-inspired artworks that will amaze your friends and family! First Saturdays of the month, September 2022–June 2023, from 10:30 am–12 pm at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park
Stories Come to Life
Innovate, create, and travel to the enchanted world of books and art and transform your personal stories into dazzling works of art through sculpture, masks, collage, and more! First Saturdays of the month, October 2022–June 2023, from 1–2 pm at AC Bilbrew Library
LACMA Nature Exploration Week
Calling all art and nature lovers! Join us for our FREE week-long nature exploration series and let your imagination soar as you experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques. Each day will feature a unique project led by LACMA Teaching Artists. Nature week is designed for children ages 8–13 and is made possible through LACMA's partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Reservations required. Space is limited.
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Can’t Make the Live Classes?
Check out Communities Create LA! art making videos on LACMA’s youtube channel and explore different ways to share your personal story through art! Videos are accessible anytime.
The Teaching Artist Training Series (TATS) is a professional development program that supports local BIPOC artists by introducing them to a creative career pathway. The 10-session course focuses on teaching strategies and techniques as well as the design and implementation of hands-on art-making lesson plans based on artworks in LACMA’s collection. Artists will walk away with the basic tools and resources needed to develop, grow, and sustain their teaching practice with a variety of audiences and receive a stipend for completing at least 80% of the training. Saturdays from 9 am–12 pm. at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park (date TBD).
For decades, LACMA’s outreach programming has nurtured visual arts appreciation and literacy through hands-on art-making activities conducted throughout L.A. County. Inspired by LACMA’s collection, workshops are led by trained LACMA Teaching Artists and designed to create positive and enriching art experiences through experimentation with non-traditional media.
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Youth Art Lab
The Youth Art Lab is a collaboration between LACMA and SoLa Impact that provides South L.A. youth with the fundamental skills and tools to express themselves visually through guided experimentation with 2D and 3D media. The program is led by professional LACMA teaching artists and designed to help youth to think critically and creatively through various modes of art making including digital art techniques. During the eight sessions, students will have the opportunity to highlight their unique skills and talents, and to create a personalized digital work of art that responds to the question: “How can art help to reflect who I am?” Second Saturdays of the month, February–March 2023, from 10–11 am at Sola Impact Tech Center.
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