...what we do

    St. Elmo Village's children and adult workshops represent a unique educational concept in which the uninhibited, creative freedom of people is not directed or taught, but they are merely given the materials necessary to explore the world of color and form.

    People visit the Village weekly for creative workshops.


    Children are afforded the opportunity to develop their creativity throughout the week. The Saturday workshop was born when children who were observed throwing rocks at paintings were given paint brushes and encouraged to create paintings of their own.

    11:00am to 12:30pm. - Painting and Drawing - all ages

    12:30pm to 1:30pm - Childrens Reading & Writing Workshop - with LAUSD teachers, Miss Suzy and Miss Annie

    1:30pm to 3:00pm - Computer Graphics - Starting Feb. 3 to April 7. (children 10 years and older)


    Adult Art Workshops: Every Tuesday Afternoon

    Painting and Drawing - 12:00 noon to 2:00pm

    Ceramics, hand building - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Call for current workshop schedules. 323-931-3409

Outreach / In-School Instruction

    Throughout the year, members of the Village fulfill speaking engagements in area schools, visiting the children in their classrooms and informing and advising educators of the importance of creative arts to the school district curricula. Some of the other outreach programs include workshops at the OASIS Senior Center and other community organizations.

Tours / Field Trips

    St. Elmo Village is a frequent destination for school children from the Los Angeles Unified School District, groups of senior citizens, college students, Our Authors Club, as well as individual family groups and tourists from other countries.

    We have a suggested donation of $5.00 per person for groups of 10 or larger for a tour. A donation of $10.00 per person for a tour and an art workshop.

    Field Trips: The children venture forth from the Village to visit museums, historical sites, galleries and other sites of interest, thus expanding their horizons and knowledge beyond the boundaries of the immediate neighborhood. The Village children and staff also go on nature hikes with the Sierra Club to local reserves and national parks.

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