Featured Events

NEW! Thursday, May 21, Paint Mixer – 6-8PM, Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room, in the Village

Come and enjoy  two hours of socializing and creativity (adults 21+ only please). Dress casual and come for the fun, but plan on taking home a masterpiece!

$30.00 per painter. Includes all group instruction, materials, 11×14 canvas, one wine or beer and snacks. Dress for painting and fun.

Reservations and info: Big Bear Lake Arts or make your reservation now at:  Advanced Reservations

 


 

NEW!  Spring Art Studio  Starts April 3!

This focused, 90 minute, low-cost class is on Friday afternoons through June 12. For students in grades 6-9, Spring Art Studio classes will alternate weekly with instruction and projects in either drawing, painting or mixed media. The class is led by instructor Dessiree Swain and will take place at the Mary Johnson Center classroom. All materials included in the cost of tuition.

Signup today at our SignUpGenius page.

NEW!  Hand Building with Clay ages 4 or 5 (with one parent)

With Instructor: Carol Sonntag

An introductory program for children ages 4 or 5 — the only requirement is that you have to pre-register your children before coming (no drop-in’s). Thematic activities include  handeling clay and developing skills like scoring, and adding, hand building decorative tiles/plaques, animals, people and places. Some lessons include discussion of popular artists and their work. Classes are $10.00 per student, per class.

When you sign up, you agree, without limitation, that Big Bear Lake Arts/Arts Council of Big Bear Valley can photograph and publish images of you and your child and his/her work for publicity of our programs and classes.

See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

NEW!  Hand Building with Clay grades 1-5

With Instructor: Carol Sonntag

An introductory program for student currently in grades 1-5 — the only requirement is that you have to pre-register your children before coming (no drop-in’s). Thematic activities include  handeling clay and developing skills like scoring, and adding, hand building decorative tiles/plaques, animals, people and places. Some lessons include discussion of popular artists and their work.   Also in this class, students learn to use clay modeling tools, material preparation and safe work practices and application of textures and different glazing techniques. Classes are $10.00 per student, per class.

When you sign up, you agree, without limitation, that Big Bear Lake Arts/Arts Council of Big Bear Valley can photograph and publish images of you and your child and his/her work for publicity of our programs and classes.

See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

Saturday Arts-Intro Classes

You can review class schedule and reserve places for your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Art-Intro Classes at the Mary Johnson Center. These free classes are held twice V__0D69monthly and are on a first come – first serve basis.

Classes are broken up by age groups, grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-12. Class Subject and instructors will vary from class to class, so there is always something new to try.

See the schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

Beginning Guitar Classes

You can review class schedule and reserve places for yourself or your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Beginning Guitar classes at the Mary Johnson Center. These low-cost classes, ($5.00 per student, per class) are held every Thursday arternoon and are on a first come – first serve basis.

Classes start in February and are geared for students 13 years or older. The class is taught by David Castagner.

See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page.

Acting Games and Improv for Kidz!

You can review class schedule and reserve places for yourself or your children for our ‘Art is for Everyone’, Acting Games and Improv for Kidz! classes at the Mary Johnson Center. This low cost class, ($5.00 per student, per class) is an introduction to all things on stage. Kidz will learn and grow through fun acting games gaining self-confidence and making new friends.

Classes are held on Thursdays, starting February 26th and will run weekly from 4:30-5:30 pm. The class is taught by Jennifer Gail.

Kidz ages 6 & up are welcome!

 See the Schedule at our SignUpGenius page

NEW!  2015 Musical Theater Day Camp – Broadway Week, July 20-24

Day Camp is conducted by David Castagner and Jennifer Gail of Class Act Kids

Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM daily with a performance on Friday at 3 PM for Family and Friends. Kids will enjoy a week of singing, dancing and acting while working toward a full musical performance at the end of the week!

Kids bring their own sack lunch and bottle water each day. All sets, props and costume pieces are provided to use for the performance.

Total tuition for the camp is $149.00 for each student attending.

Signup today at our SignUpGenius page or go to the Broadway Week page


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Founded in 1988, The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors with visual art and music. Throughout the year, The Council produces a variety of events and performances that provide a venue for talented artists and musicians. These include the Artwalk and Art on the Lake Festivals, Music at the Mansion, special exhibits, and programs at the Performing Arts Center. Through these events, fund-raising and support of music and art in the schools, The Arts Council works to keep the Valley’s cultural life alive and well. The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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“Big Bear Lake Arts” is the name we’ve given to an ensemble of programs, events and activities provided by or in partnership with The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley. The Council’s vision for the future includes creation of a Village Arts Campus, a cultural center where visual and performing artists from throughout the area can teach, create and share the arts for the enrichment of youth and the community.

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