Renowned LA artist Patssi Valdez presents goauche paintings, Ipad prints, and a window installation in her new show, Picture Windows. Valdez states, “This series of works is based on memories and impressions of the world around me. I use objects and environments to tell a story of imaginary and real events.“ An opening reception is May 10, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Toying with Sculpture Students will be introduced to innovative 2D and 3D works by Alexander Calder and experiment on turning visual abstraction to space by creating mobile, stabile, standing/floating line sculptures, as well as bringing design, colors, and shapes into paintings. After the morning workshop, we will eat lunch, visit the park, have free play and enjoy visits by guest artists.
CAMP WEEK IS FULL. Open Doors to Charles and Ray Eames : Students will explore and discover how to turn their ideas into functional art when we open doors to the fun world of modern designers Charles and Ray Eames, constructing miniature furniture and model homes, designing textile patterns, making a house of cards, and collaborating on the SPACE storefront window project. After the morning workshop, we will eat lunch, visit the park, have free play and be visited by guest artists.
Stay Cool: Modern Design gets ShadyUsing inspiration from architecture, sculpture, fashion, and the study of wildlife, children will do observational drawings, create animal figures to explore how animals beat the heat, and perform cool experiments with fabric, water, paper and cardboard, culminating in an outdoor installation in the spirit of artist Alexander Calder, Christo and Jean Claude, and Andy Goldsworthy.
EXPRESS YOURSELF/ME AND MY TRIBE With a focus on creating artworks expressing individual and group identity, students will use fiber arts, weaving and found object collage and assemblage to design their own personal crests, shields, and field bags. Through neighborhood sketch sessions, color hunts, and study of pattern in their environment, along with inspiration from avant-garde fiber art of Nick Cave, traditional quilts, Mayan textiles and Scout Troop patches, students will create a variety of 2 D and 3 D works. After the morning workshop, we will eat lunch, visit the park, have free play and enjoy visits by guest artists.