Welcome to the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts
Art classes are offered at both our La Jolla home and at our San Diego Studio on 4441 Park Blvd.
in the middle of the thriving art district of University Heights- just
North of Balboa Park. Our experienced instructors are all exhibiting
artists themselves; they teach classes in painting, drawing, watercolor,
mixed media, sculpture, photography and print making. Several classes
can be taken for credit through UCSD Extension. Classes are offered
on a quarterly schedule and students can find out about the class schedule
either online at www.ljathenaeum.org or from our quarterly school brochure.
For information or to register call 858.454.5872.
Financial support is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for the Arts and Culture.
Since its inception in 1986 as part of the long-established
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, the School of the Arts has grown
to reflect the artistic spirit of the
San Diego art community. The School offers
students a classical education in the history, traditions, and principles
of the fine arts. Its faculty are accomplished and established artists
as well as outstanding educators dedicated to providing a stimulating
and encouraging classroom environment. By limiting class sizes,
the School provides the opportunity for individualized instruction,
allowing students to develop their own styles and artistic identities.
Appropriate for the full range of student abilities—beginner,
intermediate, and professional artist—the School's curriculum
includes courses that focus on helping students to develop technical
skills, creativity, critical thinking, respect for diverse aesthetic
and intellectual views, and the pursuit of excellence. The School of the Arts offers classes at two studio locations:
La Jolla (1008 Wall Street) and San Diego (4441 Park Boulevard). Courses
include drawing, painting, (oil, watercolor, acrylic, encaustic), sculpture,
ceramics, printmaking, letterpress, book arts, photography, mixed media,
assemblage, floral design, and computer graphics. Classes for adults and
children are taught in eight-week sessions during the fall, winter, and
spring. During the summer, classes are generally one- and two-week intensive
workshops as well as eight-week courses. The School also sponsors special
workshops conducted by nationally known artists and organizes tours to
regional art centers and museums. The School publishes a quarterly brochure
listing course schedules and descriptions, workshops, and tours as well
as events offered by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.For further information about the School of the Arts
and to receive a copy of our current brochure, please call 858.454.5872.
Athenaeum class, 2003