Photography Lab program

Apply by January 31, 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 '22 - Summer '23


Sign Up Here!


The Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP) is a FREE 30-week after-school 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 program is for students ages 11-17. This art and animation 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! All supplies are provided and no previous experience is required. Learn more and choose the classroom site nearest you by visiting our signup form and/or the SPMAP website.

Class Sites (more info available on the website and signup form):

Wilmington Public Library: Saturdays 10AM-3PM (In Person!)
1300 N Avalon Blvd, Wilmington, CA 90744

Pacoima Public Library: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-7PM (In Person!)
13605 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

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

William Reagh Photography Center/Teatro Frida Kahlo: Thursdays 4-7PM or Saturdays 11AM-2PM (In Person!)
2332 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-7PM (Hybrid Class - online through Dec., in person Jan-June)
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

Classes run from October 3 - June 3.

Please send any questions to Program Manager Annapurna Kumar at

CalArts X SCPL: September 2022

*These classes are now fully enrolled and only accepting applications for the waitlist.

Sign Up For The Waitlist Here!

This program is presented by a partnership between the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and the Santa Clarita Public Library (SCPL). 

We invite you to sign up for our CalArts x SCPL Fall Workshops in Zine-Making and Animation! Sign up for a four-week workshop in either Animation or Zine-making taught by CalArts alumni and students! Eligible participants must reside in the SCV Valley area and be a current student in grades 4-6. Past experience is not required. 

PLEASE APPLY BY AUGUST 12. Some students  may be placed on a waitlist. You will be notified of your enrollment status and emailed class details by August 26 at the latest.

All class meetings will take place in person at:
Valencia Public Library
23743 West Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
Classes are 100% free. Classroom art supplies will be available for every student.

Workshop 1: Zine-making
Some of the topics that will be covered in this workshop are image creation, creative writing, printing and copying techniques, zine binding techniques, and more. 
Sep 12 - Oct 3
Mondays 3:30-5:30
Room: Teen Section
Capacity: 15 students
Culmination Event: Friday October 7

Workshop 2: Animation
Some of the topics that will be covered in this workshop are stop motion animation, drawn animation, character design, puppet fabrication, editing, sound design, lighting, and more.
Sep 12 - Oct 3
Mondays 3:30-5:30
Room: Community Room
Capacity: 18 students
Culmination Event: Friday October 7

Please direct any questions to Program Manager Annapurna Kumar at or 661.554.0798.


These programs have concluded for Summer 2022. Please check back next year!

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 2022 will be conducted 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 (online only). Each creative lab is four weeks long and ends in a one day community festival. Lunch and supplies provided! 

For more program details, click here:  

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