Welcome to Art Zone


Creative Freedom


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We offer a fun-filled and exciting arts-based environment where we strive to nurture children’s creativity, experimentation, and the joys of artistic discovery.  We provide a huge variety of materials & ideas, and give kids the space & time they need for their growing minds and busy hands.

Art Zone was founded in 2003 in Hermosa Beach to provide a nurturing place for children & families to PLAY and grow. Art Zone is touchable and tactile; creating a place of face to face community, a place young families are drawn to spend time together. In this context of community, with a focus on creative play & freedom, we can  build a practice of optimal child development. Our mission is closely tied to  work of Echo Parenting and Education and we strive to practice the empathetic approach of nonviolence in child-raising. Our staff are child development professionals and receive continuous training in the Echo Approach. We have found this approach delivers the best possible environment for children and their families.  We hope to play with you soon.

Creativity is everyone’s birthright. We believe that creative art making is a wonderfully fun way to approach learning and child development. Creative making inspires children to seek joy from the most meaningful place possible, inside themselves. Meaningful learning and development is optimal when children work and play from a mindset of enjoyment and emotional connection with caring adults. Our work and play at Art Zone is empathetic and organic (coming from within the child) , supported by mindful teachers, and this developmental process is powerful.

Art Zone Children’s Studio has a long history of partnership and guidance from Echo Parenting to promote the philosophy and practice of the Echo Approach.  We are excited to offer Free Parent Talks, Six Week Classes, and on-going Parent Support groups to further the understanding and practice of this ground-breaking approach to child-raising and healthy relationships. This approach is the foundation of our work at Art Zone.

September 15, 2014 – Loving Limits (Free) West La

September 16, 2014  Loving Limits (Free)  Hermosa Beach

September 22, 2014 – What Parents Need to Know: Technology & Attachment Relationship(Free) West LA

September 24, 2014 – What Parents Need to Know: Technology & Attachment Relationship (Free) Hermosa Beach

September 29, 2014 – Six Week Series ($300) West LA  http://www.echoparenting.org/parenting-class-in-west-l.html

September 30, 2014 – Six Week Series ($300) Hermosa Beach  http://www.echoparenting.org/parenting-classes-in-hermosa-beach.html

  More Free Parent Talks will be available in February 2015

Join Laura Krug for Parent Support Groups – On-going (cancelled on School Holidays)

Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 in Hermosa Beach ($25) or free with Preschool enrollment

Tuesday 12:00 to 1:00 in West LA ($25) for free with Preschool enrollment

Friday 12:00 to 1:00 in West LA ($25) or free with Preschool enrollment

or by appointment.  Please make appointments for support group, because we may not hold groups on certain days.

West LA appointments: Artzonewestla@gmail.com

Hermosa Beach appointments: info@artzone4kids.com



Art Zone Staff

West LA Staff July 2014