524 South First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 Telephone: 626-445-6005

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To challenge and expand understanding of art through engagement in both contemporary and traditional practices.


Our program focuses on the development of professional process, with the understanding that those processes are inherent in students of all ages. Classes provide substantive experience of art making supported by investigations of important historical and contemporary art and design.

Students Gallery

Click here to view wonderful work done by our students. We organize and host a Student Art Show at the end of every session to exhibit all of our students' work.


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"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college-that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" - Howard Ikemoto