Wrightwood Programs

Half our of programs are offered in Wrightwood, CA, where we are headquartered, nestled in the Angeles National Forest, adjacent to Los Angeles.

Summer Art & Nature Camp Registration opens March 15, 2024 – see more info below

Art Center – The Community Art Center and Gallery opened in November of 2023. It’s located at 6045 Park Dr., Wrightwood, CA 92397. Any mail should be directed to our PO Box address. Our current hours are Thursday & Saturday from 12:00-4:00 and 2:00-5:00 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Workshops – We are always adding new events for adults and children. Follow our Eventbrite to get notices on new events: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/drawing-together-14963481255

Children’s Classes:

Early childhood Art Classes – This class is designed for the youngest student, ages 2-5, and focused on early literacy skills and material exploration. Classes are $10 per session billed on a monthly basis.

Wednesdays, 2:00-2:30 pm Register Here!

Afternoon Art Classes – This class is designed for elementary ages from 6-12 years old, and introduces students to a diverse group of contemporary artists. This is a visual arts class focused on material and idea development. Each class also includes a writing component and drawing games. Cost is $20 per class, billed on a monthly basis.

Thursdays, from 1:30-3:30pm – Register Here!

Teen Afternoon Art Classes – This class is designed to serve middle through high school students and will focus on further their skill set, as well as introduction to regional contemporary artists. Lessons will include perspective, shading techniques, concept design and mixed media works. Cost is $12 per student, billed on a monthly basis.

Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:00pm – Register Here!

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Summer Art & Nature Camp Registration opens March 15, 2024

Our 2024 Summer Art and Nature Camp will return this year to Wrightwood Elementary, with anticipated dates of June 17-21 (week 1, no 19th) & June 24-27 (week 2), from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The partnership with the Snowline Joint Unified School District helps make this program safe and accessible to the local community. The program includes three daily classes for ages 5-12 in Visual Arts, Drama, and Ecology.

Ecology – (Sarah Berryman from Transition Habitat) In this class students will explore the basic principles of plants, animals, habitats and how they function to work together. The class will include the study of the scientific processes of energy, the nutrient cycle, photosynthesis, and the food web while utilizing the scientific method. We will hone our powers of observation to investigate our natural world.

Drama – (Stephanie Robles) In this class students will explore storytelling through puppet making and improv. Students will work together to tell stories and present ideas in fun new ways.

Visual Arts – (Teacher TBD) Students will practice observational drawing skills, make assemblages with natural materials, and create sculptures from recycled plastics. Every day will include a drawing wrap-up and a new creation. No prior art experience needed. Every one is an artist in this class!

Two children wearing masks that they created during the summer program.

Here are our outcomes from our inaugural year in 2023. Both students and parents were surveyed about their experience. Here is a summary of some of the results, as well as some comments to provide both quantitative and qualitative outcomes. Download the full report here.

Parents:

  • 80% of the parents say the program was “Excellent” and 20% reported “Good” 
  • 90% of parents would be interested in sending their children to the program again, with 10% a maybe
  • 100% of parents said that their children learned something new
  • 90% of parents said they received good communications about the program, and 10% said somewhat good communication
  • 60% of parents heard about the program from the school, and 40% from a friend or neighbor
  • When asked what their child would have done without this program, parents reported: 40% nothing, 20% playdates, 20% other community classes, 10% Snowline’s Summer Program, and 10% something at home
  • “My kids really really enjoyed this program. love to see them having fun! Hope we can have this program next summer again!”
  • “This program was so awesome. She would have only did 1 week of summer school and probably just slept in in the morning. So this was a positive and helpful activity. We really appreciate it… good social activity and away from the electronics. Also good learning and affirmation involved.”
  • “Thank you! My daughter enjoyed coming to summer class everyday and was very intrigued by the things she learned. She is very excited to hopefully have the chance to attend another camp like this in the future. During the typical school year, she does not receive adequate education or dedicated time for learning the arts, music, or science, and there seems to be little focus on STEM in general. This program was a gift for our kids and our community ❤️.”

All students received 3 classes every day: (students were grouped by similar ages)

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