The Arts 2018-19

Art Classes

TAUGHT BY:    Marisa Rodriguez is a homeschooled EIE Academy graduate who also attending  Pasadena City College to earn her Fine Arts degree.  Marissa and her mother Cynthia provide a very open and relaxing environment for learning the fine skills of art.  Each student works on their own special projects with Marissa and Cynthia providing helpful tips to the soothing influence of classical music.

Beginning Drawing

Taught by:

Marissa Rodriguez


12:30 – 1:30

Classes Start September 7, 2018



Sage Oak

CONTACT:  (626) 242-7410 Cynthia Rodriquez     or email:
COST:  $50.00 per month

In this class, students will learn  basic drawing and structure. Students will be taught different art techniques to create pencil sketches from both their imaginations, and from simple pictures. Each week, students will be taught how to use special tools such as different grades of pencils, colored pencil, cloth to blend, erasers, charcoal to create gradation from light to dark, perspective, and many more techniques used by artists today. The teacher will also cover the fundamentals of the color wheel and how it can be applied to the different mediums of art.  Students will also learn about famous artists such as: Monet, Van Gogh, Da Vinci and many more.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting


2:00 – 3:00

Classes Start September 7



Sage Oak

COST:  $55.00 per month

In this class, students will continue their drawing lessons with the teacher and slowly move into using watercolors and acrylic paint in the second semester. Students will learn how to mix primary colors to create custom paint for their acrylic art projects. Watercolor techniques will be taught using a high grade professional watercolor paper, suitable for framing. In addition, various tools will be used; training the student in a mixture of mediums, from colored pencil to charcoal, grades of pencils, cloth to blend, fine black pens for pen drawing, watercolor and acrylic paint (second semester). 10 students max.

Advanced Drawing and Painting


3:00 – 4:00

Classes Start September 7



Sage Oak

COST:  $55.00 per month

This class is for advanced drawing and painting students only. In this class students will work on individual art projects with the guided help of the teacher. Each student will bring in a picture of their choosing and will work with an 8X11 hard board high grade canvas to create their own acrylic rendering. One oil painting project on canvas in the second semester.  Prior experience is required for this class.  Each student will have time with the teacher to create a one on one experience for the student. Limited spots available.


Kids and Teens On-Camera Acting Class

Taught by:

Casting Director and Set Coach

Chris Gillmore

Watch the interview with Chris about her class.


1:00 – 2:00  Introductory Class

2:00 – 5:30  Regular Class

EIE Campus in Monrovia

 Classes are held on two Mondays

of the month.  Schedule to be announced later.


  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

COST:  $85.00 per month plus $40.00 material fee.  ($125.00 monthly total)

So…Whatever you’re thinking an acting class for kids and teens is, you will be happily surprised!  This acting class, taught by professional casting director and set coach of over 15,000 kids and teens, Chris Gilmore.  It is much more than just a class where students learn how to act professionally on camera for movies, television and commercials.

The added benefits of this incredible series of classes are:  It builds the student’s self esteem and self image.  It teaches discipline and focus as well as teaching students to use their creativity and imagination.  It empowers the students to be able to speak in front of a group with great confidence and improves memorization, improvisation and even helps develop a sense of humor.

From start to finish all students will learn the art of comedy, drama, two-party scene study, cold-reading, monologue technique, comedy improvisation as applied to on-camera film and television performances as well as commercial techniques.  Every month is a different acting theme.  This course is the Real Thing, and if acting professionally is the goal, students will receive all the skills necessary to pursue a professional acting career while having fun learning them.

THE ADDED BONUS:  At the end of every month, all parents will receive an on-line video of the students’ performances in class so you can watch their progress. (upon request)

CONTACT:  Chris Gilmore  (661) 600-7372

Basics of Film

Taught by Dan Shippey


11:30 – 12:30

COST:  $125.00 per Semester

Even Spielberg had to start somewhere. The Basics of Film class will teach you the basic terms, techniques and skills needed to tell stories on screen. Whether you think you might want to consider a career in film, shoot videos for YouTube or make your home movies far more interesting this class will introduce you to the world of movie making. Each student will need access to a video camera (phones, iPods and tablets are completely acceptable) and a video editing program (only a basic video editing app or program like iMovie is needed). Each student will be making 4 movies in the semester and will screen their movies for classroom critique. At the end of the semester we will have a movie night where we will screen our final projects for friends and family.

CONTACT:  Dan Shippey

PHONE:  714-421-8448




Scale Model Making

Taught by:

Robert Stuard

Video Introduction:

Video overview of Scale Model Making Class


9:00 – 12:00


COST:  $70.00 per month plus one time $50.00 material fee.

OK, we know that your are thinking that this is a class for making model cars, planes or boats from plastic kits.  Well, guess what, you are wrong!  This is a real modeling class that will teach the student how to create (conceptualize) from basic building blocks to fantastic creations of three dimensional items, much like an architect would build to present his ideas to a client.  Through the use of basic mathematics, a ruler, matt board, scale woods, plastics glue and other building materials you will create model buildings or other objects using the blue prints and woriking in 1/4″ scale.  The student will learn how t take a vision (concept) and convert it to a fantastic three dimensional object.  This will be a great class!!  Parents are encouraged to attend at not additional cost to observe and participate in the class.

Class Start Date:  September 7, 2018

Age:  Students must be 10 years old or older.

New students can enroll throughout the year.  First class session in September is a student – parent orientation.  This is a very important meeting that the parents should attend.

CONTACT:  Marty or Carolyn @ EIE (626) 821-0025