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A collaboration between the Armory and Learning Works Charter School, artWORKS encourages teens from different backgrounds to express themselves through a combination media arts and fine arts. We creatively engage teens in improving academic performance, deepening cultural awareness, developing positive social skills, and teaching creative pursuits that matter in school and in the real world.

All artWORKS after-school classes are free for Middle School and High School Students, but registration is required (see form below).

Classes are held at artWORKS, 2914 E. Walnut, Pasadena (not at the Armory).

Questions? Contact Lilia Hernandez at [email protected] or (626) 792-5101 x111.


Recording Studio
Use industry-standard software to produce your own music, make beats, mix sound, and write lyrics. Limited to 8 students.

Mondays & Thursdays
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Jan. 8 – March 15 

Guitar Class
Want to learn guitar, or just looking for people to jam with? Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Bring your own guitar, or we'll provide one for you to use in-class. Limited to 6 students.

Beginning (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Intermediate (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Jan. 8 – March 12

Street art and graffiti art — come learn all about it and have fun creating your own work. Learn techniques to make original stencils, stickers, and mural panels using spray paint in a creative, safe, and legal environment. Learn how artists take it from the street to the world of art and media.

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Jan 9 – March 13

Screen Printing
Learn the basics of screen printing so you can create your own art on t-shirts, posters and other objects..

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Jan. 10 – March 14

Figure Drawing & Painting
Learn one of the oldest traditions in art: drawing the human form. High school seniors only with parental consent + $5 donation per meeting for live model.

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Jan. 10 – March 15