Photography Lab program

Registration for 2024 will open in December 2023.

We invite high school students to apply to the 2023 CAP Photography Lab program at CalArts. The CalArts CAP Photography Lab is a twelve- week program for high school students who are interested in learning about photography. This class is open to students of all skill levels. All equipment and materials will be provided. Classes are taught on campus by faculty from CalArts School of Art department alongside current CalArts students. The program ends with an exhibit of the students' work in May.

Transportation is available from designated pick up locations in the East and North San Fernando Valley. Locations TBA.

Dates: February 18, 2023 - May 27, 2023. 

When: Saturday, 1pm-5pm 

Class Location: Calarts campus - photo lab 

Register here ---> 2023 CAP Photography Lab program at CalArts

If you have questions, please email the Program Manager, Alma Catalan

Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP): Fall '23 - Spring '24

The Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP) is a free after-school animation program offered through a partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the Los Angeles Public Library. This class explores topics such as the principles of animation, animation history, comics, storyboarding, story development, character design, world building, stop motion, video creation, and much more!
SPMAP is open for students ages 11-17.  All supplies are provided and no previous experience is required. 

The SPMAP program consists of three separate 10-week long classes. The 2023-24 classes will be offered from October 2, 2023 - June 8, 2024 as follows:

Breaks in between sessions coincide with CalArts academic calendar. Each session will offer in-depth learning in one topic of animation determined by the teaching team at each partner site. Students will need to register for each session they plan to attend. Learn more by visiting the SPMAP website.


Class Sites & Times:

Wilmington Public Library: Saturdays 10AM-3PM
1300 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744

Pacoima Public Library: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-7PM 
13605 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

Watts Towers Arts Center Campus: Wednesdays 4-7PM & Saturdays 11AM-2PM 
1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002

William Reagh Photography Center/Teatro Frida Kahlo: Saturdays 11AM-4PM 
2332 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-7PM 
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

SPMAP Online: Mondays and Thursdays, 4-7PM (Online Zoom Class)


Please send any questions to Program Manager Tara Burns at


The 2023 summer program has ended. Please check back in March, 2024! 

In partnership with Dorsey High School, CalArts Community Arts Partnership Summer Arts (CAPSA) offers free creative labs for high school students in Los Angeles County. CAPSA is hosted at the Dorsey High School campus located at 3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Eligible students can choose from theater, dance, animation, film, visual art, music, and creative writing. Each creative lab is four weeks long and ends in a one day festival. Lunch and supplies provided! 

For more program details, click here:  

Please direct any questions to Program Manager Alma E. Catalán at