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 Staff

West LA Staff July 2014