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Ideal Artists

Open to kids 18 months to 3 years old and their grown-ups. Children should wear an old t-shirt or play clothes that are okay to get messy.

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Kid Collaboration

You and your child will explore a range of media and sample an array of art making processes while learning about the benefits of early art-making.

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Art Skills

Exposing toddlers to art gets them ready for school by developing language skills, honing fine motor skills, improving problem solving skills, and so much more! Find out how to easily incorporate art into you child’s every day activities.

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Controlled Chaos

You will receive recipes for making safe art materials at home. You will also learn tips and tricks for controlling chaos but allowing fun!

MakeSpace Arts About Us Kids art classes

Tow Truck Art

Ranger Tow has done so much for their community that we wanted to have the kids draw out tow trucks. Side note: Ranger Tow is a private property towing company in Houston, TX. Kids love tow trucks so we thought it was a great art idea!

About MakeSpace Arts

MakeSpace ARTS is a local, independently owned art school for kids near Santa Monica, California. The studio was founded in 2010 by local artists and father- daughter team Sara Hunsucker Jerome and J. Thomas Hunsucker.

The main objectives of the studio are to promote a diverse and creative arts community and provide an increasingly important source of art education for and children.

Special Thank You To Buzz Computers Corona

There are so many people over the years that have made Make Space Arts great. We wanted to give a shout out to Buzz Computers - Managed Service Provider located in Riverside County/Inland Empire area. Their computer repair and managed IT services have been extremely helpful. We wouldn't recommend any other managed IT support company other than them. They offer their PC repair and IT service in Orange County and San Bernardino County as well.

If there is anything we preach it's diversity, honesty, and respect!

Limo Service to an Art Class!

We encourage the mommies and daddies of our students to pamper themselves every once and a while. Why not make a date night out of leaving your child at one of our art classes with an affordable limo ride? You can find great local Los Angeles and Orange County limousine companies like Cedillo Limousines that can take you and your spouse around town while your kid gets creative at our studio.

Some fun ideas could be taking the limo to an adult movie theater where they serve drinks and restaurant style food. Or cruise over to the beach which is just a short drive away.

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New Studio Hours

Monday 10:00-11:00 AM (Tiny Masters) & 1:00-5:00 PM (Drop-in)
Tuesday 1:00-5:00 PM (Drop-in)
Wednesday 1:00-5:00 PM (Drop-in)
Thursday (Tiny Masters)10:00-11:00 AM & 1:00-5:00 PM (Drop-in)
We are currently discontinuing Friday Open Studio.
We are also available by appointment for private groups and events. Please call if you have any questions, (310) 998-4618.

Mommies, looking for some fun activities to do while your kids are learning art? Pamper yourself at one of the many spas in West Los Angeles. Or even check out a massage place nearby. Or maybe have your spouse learn how to give a great massage!

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Now serving Santa Monica, CA 90401 & 90403

Now serving Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills

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Macaroni Kid Approved

Voted Best Art Classes, Best Place to Make a Masterpiece, and Best Place for a Birthday Party by Macaroni Kid Readers. Come see why!

Why are Los Angeles Art Classes Important? gives a great article as to why art is important to children's development. People don't realize that motor skills such as clasping a marker or using a paint brush helps to mold a young mind. Children are also able to practice their language skills as they are exposed to all sorts of different shapes, colors, and activities. Not to mention their decision-making is enhanced because they are constantly trying to be creative.

Why a Santa Monica Art School can be Integral to Human Development

The bottom line is that art helps to develop people in ways that normally are untapped in traditional education. A new level of discovery opens up kids and even adults' minds when working on art. And according to Katy ISD, fine art actually engages the brain in many unique ways. The way we perceive the world can be altered by just looking at one unique painting or art piece.