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Hippo Factory  is a school / community workspace.  A place to learn , exchange ideas and get inspiration from other artists. 

At Hippo Factory you can take an art class, join a community meet up or have access to a studio to paint and create personal projects. 

At  Hippo Factory  we create opportunities for all in our community. We believe an inclusive, vibrant community is what makes us all stronger. We believe that we are strengthened by providing education and services to those who can not afford it. We want to strengthen through art the voice of every individual. 

We set out to create a safe space where artist of all disciplines can get inspired , get away and create.



How do your classes work and how do I enroll?


A: Our classes meet weekly and are 3 hours unless otherwise noted.  Most of our classes meet continuously throughout the year, you can start anytime and have the option to pay by month or day.  

You can enroll by clicking the buy now buttons located on the class page online, calling us at 323 641-7781 or emailing: 

What ages do you offer classes for?


A: Our classes are for teens and adults. Hippo Academy is for 7 and up. 

I have only a little art-making experience, where do I start?


A: We love beginners. Let's learn and grow together. 

Do I need to bring my own art supplies?


A: Yes. On each class page there is a recommended materials list .  

What do I do if I have to cancel or miss a class?


A: We have a cancelation and make-up policy which you can find in on our GENERAL POLICY PAGE  In terms of scheduling a make-up please read our MAKE-UP POLICY.  Note - If your schedule does not allow you to come weekly you can pay per class in many of our classes.

Where do I park?


A: We have several convenient parking options . There is FREE parking in the Metro Parking lot on the east side of Crenshaw.  There is also TWO HOUR street parking on various streets around the studio. 

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