Excuse me for answering the question sent to Lisa. I live in your area
too. There is a very good ongoing class at Venice High School at night.
The teacher, Anthony, is very good and teaches both beginning and advanced
classes. It is very well equipped and very inexpensive. I have also
become a member of the Metal Arts Society of Southern California, which
sponsors numerous classes and workshops. Many of the members are also
Orchid members. Lots to chose from. Have fun.