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Messy Mixed Media is a facilitated, parent-and-child art class for ages 2 through 5. We introduce different methods and materials each week in projects that encourage children to express themselves, to make independent choices and evaluations of their work, to develop fine motor skills in age-appropriate ways, and to approach their art-making with a sense of fun and appreciation.

Each session of Messy Mixed Media is different, but frequent activities include paper-mache; print-making; sculpting with recycled wood, cardboard, and clay; collaborative 3-D projects and installations; activities incorporating collage, paint, and drawing materials; cumulative works; and projects inspired by great artists. We often utilize recycled materials, and in doing so it’s our goal to give children a beginning sense of earth-friendly art practices and to have them begin to see the potential art in everyday objects.


To reserve your spot in Messy Mixed Media, choose a weekly class time from the schedule and enroll in person or online.

If you would like to enroll in both the Summer Art SHORT & Summer 7-week Art session, use this enrollment link to do so in one transaction at the package rate. To package your art class with a Summer PLAY music class, please enroll here.

Questions? Call: 323.988.1189


Summer ’19 SHORT Session (6/11-6/29): 3 weekly 45-minute classes: $70 per child (sibling rate, $45)ENROLL NOW
Summer ’19 Session (7/9-8/24): 7 weekly 45-minute classes: $170 per child (sibling rate, $108)ENROLL NOW

*10% discount on one child’s art class enrollment for families concurrently enrolled in PLAY music.
*10% discount on the Art SHORT for families also enrolled in 7-week Summer Art. (Discounts do not combine.)

For Messy Mixed Media Membership Benefits, please click here.

Enrollment is limited and spaces are reserved with payment. Please scroll down for our complete enrollment policies. Schedule is subject to change. Parents or caregivers attend and participate in all classes.

Enrollment Policies

  • Please note that your spot in class can only be secured upon our receipt of payment.
  • A $25.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made prior to the cancellation deadlines: Mon. 3/18/19 for the Spring Session; Mon. 6/3/19 for the Summer SHORT Session; Mon. 6/24/19 for the Summer 7-week Session. All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE as of the cancellation deadline.
  • PLAY reserves the right to cancel classes that are under-enrolled and refund fees paid.