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Workshops
Peyote Stitch Ring Making WorkshopPeyote Stitch Ring Making Workshop (Ages 13 and up)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Manhattan Beach residents: $79/Non-Manhattan Beach residents: $87
Explore your creative talents in jewelry making and join our Peyote Stitch workshop. You'll learn how to make your very own ring using this ancient technique and start the foundation for other peyote stitch creations to come. In addition to your new accessory to your wardrobe, this beadwork technique can be a therapeutic exercise. All materials provided. Please bring glasses for detailed work.

Holiday Succulent PumpkinHoliday Succulent Pumpkin (Ages 16 and up)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Manhattan Beach residents: $89/Non-Manhattan Beach residents: $98
Create a one of a kind living centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Students will learn to arrange, care for and propagate a variety of succulents. This amazing succulent centerpiece can last up to 6 months! All materials and supplies to make a stunning succulent arrangement will be provided.

Holiday Succulent WreathHoliday Succulent Wreath (Ages 16 and up)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Manhattan Beach residents: $99/Non-Manhattan Beach residents: $109
Decorate your home with a unique, handmade wreath, filled with dramatic succulents. Because of their resistance to drought, succulents are the perfect living plant for your holiday wreath. Students will assemble a wreath with succulents, grape vines and other decorative elements while learning how to care for and propagate succulents. All materials and plants are included.

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Centerpiece Workshop (Ages 2 and up)
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Activity Number 28618)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Activity Number 28619)
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Activity Number 28620)
Frost, design, and decorate your very own Jumbo Holiday Gingerbread House and cookies! Fee includes all candies, lollipops, gum-drops, candy canes, Santa, sleighs, snow icing, and more! Holiday Art Project and Chef's Hat! Sponsored by Art to Grow On. Pre-registration is required. Download the Gingerbread House Centerpiece flyer (PDF).


Live at Manhattan Beach Art Center Advertising ElementThe Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) is excited to present LIVE, a free series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. LIVE is open to everyone ages 16 and up and occurs on the first and last Thursday of the month. The first Thursday of the month will feature Costume Figure Drawing (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) and Open Mic (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM) is every last Thursday of the month. Parking is available in the Manhattan Beach Art Center parking lot.

Costume Figure Drawing (First Thursday of the Month)
Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary. (A $12 donation for Costume Figure Drawing models is suggested)

Open Mic Series (Last Thursday of the Month)
No experience? No problem! LIVE Open Mic is open to everyone —– beginners and old timers alike —– to practice and hone their skills in front of a like-minded, easy-going audience. Whether you’re a poet, musician, comedian, performance artist, or just have something to say, this is where you’re encouraged to emerge. Although we respect free speech, we ask performers to refrain from advertising/promoting businesses, displaying nudity, hate speech and proselytizing.

For more information, please contact the Manhattan Beach Art Center (310) 802-5440.


ART As ExperienceArt as Experience Theme Picture

Art as Experience is a welcoming and inclusive family program that serves to expand visitors' experiences beyond looking and talking about art. The FREE hands-on art activities promote experimentation and exploration. Workshops are developed in correlation with exhibitions on display at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. The workshops are held on the first and third Saturday of the month between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Advanced registration is required.

Performing and Visual Art Classes
Take a sneak peek at what is coming up this year; everything from music and dance classes to ceramics, pastel, water color and even comic book drawing! Take a look at cultural arts classes for tots, youth, teens and adults, as well as older adults classes, sports programs and aquatics classes in the MANHAPPENINGS Activity Guide.

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Registration
To register for any of the classes listed above or to view all the classes and camps offered by the City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department, log on to the Registration Website and search via activity code or camp/class name by typing it into the search box located in the middle of the homepage.

For help with the registration process, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.