Classes and programs at Art + Play Space in Del Mar

The Art + Play Space located in Del Mar Plaza now has art classes for toddlers and children up to 10 years old. Learn about our different class options and schedules below! Members get a 10% discount on all classes.

Toddler Art Classes

Our toddler art classes are designed to give little ones (ages 4 and under) the opportunity to express themselves creatively while practicing their fine motor and socializing skills. Join us every Friday at 10am and 10:30am for sensory activities such as finger painting, playing and making instruments, bubble painting and more! Attendance is limited to 10 people per session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a $5 fee per child for materials.  Toddler art classes begin 10-22.

After School Art Instruction

These beginner courses for children in grades K-2 and 3-5 are designed to develop and expand students observational abilities and rendering skills. Students will learn methods for describing objects in terms of line, shape, volume, perspective and compositional space. The objective is to build the fundamentals of line drawings to fully modeled still-life drawings. Classes take place once per week for four weeks. Maximum of 10 kids per class.

Introduction to Drawing for Grades K-2
Ages 5-7
$120 per child
Four Weeks (Every Monday)
10/25, 11/1, 11/8 + 11/15
3:30 – 4:30pm

Introduction to Drawing for Grades 3-5
Ages 8-10
$120 per child
Four Weeks (Every Thursday)
10/28, 11/4, 11/11 + 11/18
3:30-4:30pm

About the Instructor

San Diego-based artist McKenna Clifford Yahyai has been making art for as long as she can remember. Her natural inquiry into transforming and tinkering materials into new objects has always guided her practice. McKenna studied art and business at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She has worked for Art San Diego, LUX Art Institute and has been with The New Children’s Museum since 2017.