(213) 500-4665

We teach art & design.
Introductory Courses for Beginners

Try your first session free!

No prior art experience or training required. These courses are perfect for anyone looking to develop their artistic talent. No risk! Only pay if you  are satisfied and decide to continue. Accepting students 14 years and older.

Courses for Beginners

Oil Painting

An introductory course to the basics of oil painting. There are weekly class sessions over five weeks.

Fundamental Drawing

Learn the  basic skills in drawing & composition. Introductory course with weekly sessions over five weeks.

Basic Photoshop

A quick five week course teaching the basic methods of photo editing and design in Adobe Photoshop.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We offer courses for everyone.

Young Students

We accept middle school students who are 14 years and older for all classes at the academy.

Art Hobbyists

We welcome amateur artists and hobbyists to join our classes to develop their passion.

Working Professionals

We provide evening classes for working adults looking to develop their artistic skills.

Start your first art course today!

How the courses are structured

De.Core Academy specializes in providing students with a open classroom environment with highly-qualified instructors. This open environment fosters a safe culture for young artists to develop.

Why these courses are the best

  • 1
    An exciting and fast pace of learning
  • 2
    One on one feedback and practice
  • 3
    Tailored assignments and coursework 
  • 4
    A focus on developing individual portfolios

Our students say...

If you are looking for a sketch/design class to take, this is the place! The instructors are very knowledgeable and can really help you elevate your drawing skills. I started the class not knowing much about sketching, but I have improved significantly with the help of the sketching class and instructors. Highly recommended!



DeCore provides very responsible teachers that actually care about my works. If I have anything that I do not understand, they would patiently instruct me. They also helped me with my college application materials.



Course Prices



5 lessons

(try first lesson for free)

Duration per lesson: 180 min



10 lessons

(try first lesson for free)

Duration per lesson: 180 min

Location Address

41 S Chester Ave

Pasadena, CA 91106

phone number

(213) 500-4665

email Address

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