Art After School

Art After School Holiday Mini-Session!

Tuesdays: November 28, December 5, and December 12 from 3:30-5pm.

Join us in the Education Classroom to create holiday themed projects to tie into the gallery show, “Good Things Come in Small Packages”

$50 for three sessions or $25 per each session for drop in.



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Art After School Mini Session


Art After School Winter Session

January 9 – February 17, 2018.

Ages 6-9: Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm.  Young artists will enjoy this art, craft, and cultural program as they learn and create in a fun, engaging environment. $130 for an eight week session.

Art After School Winter Session (Ages 6-9)

Ages 10-14: Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. Older artists will enjoy these studio style classes while being guided by our professional artists in a variety of media.  $155 for an eight week session and a one-time $20 materials fee.

Art After School Winter Session (Ages 10-14)

Spring Break Art Camp • March 26-30
Summer Art Camp • July, dates TBD

Acting With An Edge

8-weeks, $150 (Includes Supplies)

March 6 – May 5,  3:30-5:30pm (No class during spring break: April 10-14)
Grade K-5 [Mondays]

Grade 6-8 [Tuesdays]

Grade 9-12 [Wednesdays]

Taught by Patricia Lynn Strickland, Founder of Studio V4 Arts, Theatre Arts Education Specialist/Actress Director. Graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts West BS NYIT, MA Gonzaga University . This class will help students develop their dramatic abilities.

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LA/LAndscapes: Education Program

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Studio Channel Islands is delighted to welcome Professor Begoña Zorrilla as teaching artist-in-residence during LA/ LAndscapes and Assistant Professor Bill Kelley Jr. as our special guest speaker. The LA/LAndscapes education program includes two stand-alone creative workshops and dynamic two lectures.

Thursday, October 26 at 10am to 2pm Frida Kahlo ‘Vive la Vida’

Friday, October 27 at 10an to 2pm Remedios Varo ‘The Asteroid Huntress’

These exciting workshops combine an informal lecture on technique and the significance of the artist’s work with a workshop to create a personal response, guided by master teacher Begoña Zorrilla. The courses are designed for adults wishing to develop their own artistic abilities and knowledge about influential Mexican artists.

Cost for Workshops is $150 which includes materials

Saturday, October 28 at 1pm (English) & 4pm (Spanish) ‘The Truth about the Virgin of Guadalupe’

The mystery of the cloak of Juan Diego Cuauhlatoatzin is a central part of the story of the founding of modern Mexico. Did the Virgin Mary appear before a 58 year-old indigenous ‘Chichimecan’ and was her image cast upon his cloak in the miracle of Guadalupe? This lecture will draw upon recent scholarly work to explore the cultural significance of the pictographic symbols on the cloak and explain how they were interpreted by the two confronting cultures at the moment of the birth of Mexico.

Sunday, October 29th at 4pm ‘Mapping new Terrains, Contemporary Arts Practice in Mexico: SEFT & Dignicraft’

Bill Kelley Jr. will talk about his work as curator and lead researcher of Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas a research, exhibition, and publication platform examining community-based art practices at Otis College of Art as part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Kelley will talk about two case-studies that take on new ways of mapping our terrain.

SEFT: Sonda de Exploración Ferroviaria Tripulada (SEFT) is a playfully futuristic vehicle used to explore disused railroads in order to map the history of capital development throughout Mexico. The artist-designed vehicle was created by Ivan Puig and Andres Padilla Domene (Mexico City, Mexico).

Dignicraft: a long term project which charts the work of Purépecha crafts people who have migrated from their ancestral homeland, the island of Janitzio in Michoacán, and currently reside in Rosarito, Baja California. The project reflects upon the migratory experience through the collaborative act of making and selling piñatas.

Begoña Zorilla completed and taught Visual Education and Painting workshops at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she achieved both a B.A and Master of Fine Art. She teaches the Diploma in Abstract Painting at the Univerisidad Iberomericana, where she was awarded Professor of Academic Excellence. Bill Kelley, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and a Masters in Colonial Art Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM). He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino art history at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB).

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Adult Classes

Paint Night – An Artist’s Night Out

Every Tuesday from 6:30-9 join Studio Channel Islands’ artist Mary-Gail King in Studio R1.  Imagine walking into an art studio where you’ll be pampered with good food,inspirational surroundings, and a creative community. You’ll leave with an original painting. In September we’ll explore September 6 – Ink resist with Diane Hanley, September 13 – Fall equinox, September 20 – Portrait painting with Gerald Zwers, September 27 – Painting to live music. Mary-Gail at or 805-217-9539

Camarillo Figure Artists Workshop

Every Tuesday @ 6:30pm.  $20 for drop-ins, $75 for 5-workshop pass

We begin with 2 or 4-minute warm-up gesture poses, then 25-minute long poses for remainder of night. We start at 6:30 and sometimes it is crowded, so get there beforehand to set-up.

Also, everyone is welcome (encouraged) to bring something to share. Perhaps a bottle of wine, some cheese, pita, hummus, a bag of nuts, mineral water, juice, a fruit plate, a bag of kettle chips, home-made cookies (YES!) – whatever you like. There will always be something to snack on during breaks.

Zentangle Classes & Workshops

Anything is possible one stroke at a time! Basic and beyond basic Zentangle classes offered by Artist in Residence and Certified Zentangle Teacher Megan McTavish. February & March classes now available for sign-ups. View her class schedule here and contact Megan to sign up at

Acting for Adults

8-Weeks [March 6-May 5], $200 per session Mondays 6-9pm

Scene study and acting skills. Showcase Performance at the endow each session. Watch for auditions notices for upcoming productions.

Taught by Patricia Lynn-Strickland. Theater Arts Education Specialist/Actress/Director. Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts West. BS, NYIT, MA Gonzaga University

Pastel Workshops by Daggi Wallace

Check out the classes here for extra details. Email Daggi to register for any of these Workshops.

3-Day Pastel Portrait Workshop For students with some drawing experience. In this class I will share my technique of portrait painting in pastel on sanded paper which includes underpainting in watercolor and ink. The focus will be on seeing and painting correct proportions, values and edges. You will learn how to create vibrant skin tones with color temperature changes and layering. We will talk about the most common mistakes (such as when painting hair and teeth for example) and how to avoid them. March 28th-30th, 10am-4pm (bring a lunch). $350.

Weekly Class- Paint Your Own Subject This class is perfect for students who have taken my workshop since there will be no formal demo (but I will share my techniques freely as needed). It gives you the unique opportunity to work on the subject that most inspires you while still receiving plenty of instruction as needed!  Thursdays, from 2-5pm (possibly other days and times as requested) $65 per session or $225 for one month (4 sessions).

Private Lessons  The classes are tailored to each student. Dates and times are agreed on with each student. Starting at $45 per 1 hr.

Mentoring Program 2 assignments followed by 2 phone calls a month, unlimited emails – within reason:)  Tailored to your specific goals. $125 per month.


Artist Workshops/Talks

Art Marketing 101 – Find the Perfect Client

Learn to do the hardest thing you’ll ever do as an artist. This free event will help you figure out who it is you’re looking for if you want to sell your art! To sign up contact Mary-Gail King at or 805-217-9539

On-line Digital Art 

Artist Sherron Sheppard teaches on-line digital art classes are scheduled throughout the year and are announced by email.  During Sherron’s on-line classes you’ll be part of a community of creative artists and photographers and by the end of the course you’ll be able to create digital fine art to hang in your home or for clients.  This is a easy way to learn Photoshop, Elements or to learn Corel Painter.  The course consists of step by step written text and videos that follow the written material step by step.  You are also able to ask questions and get individual critiques on your work.  To be notified of any upcoming classes, please email Sherron ( and she will add you to her workshop email list.