Tuesday Tours

We kicked off our first monthly Tuesday Tour with a trip to LACMA! We viewed the work of David Hockney, 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life and had a blast exploring the museum. Our artists toured the galleries, did some sketching, and found a few massive artworks that allowed for some full-body at exploration. Next month, join us as we head to the Hammer Museum on August 14th from 3-5pm. Details to follow!

 

Open Studio

Open Studio

Join us this Saturday, July 14th from 10am-1pm for open studio hours. Open studio hours are a time of unstructured, open-ended art-making for new and current students. We’ll have the supplies, you provide the inspiration! Open studio time is FREE for enrolled students and $15 for everyone else. Come for one hour or stay for all three- we can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

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The Grand Opening!

Well, the grand opening of Dancing Crayons Workshop lived up to its name- a grand time was had by all! Joined by several neighborhood families with kids ages 1-12, it was inspiring to see how each young artist interacted with the art materials and created artworks based on their personality and ability level.

Thanks to everyone who joined us, spread the word, and made some art! We are excited to launch our first week of classes next week and can’t wait to see what our students create.

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Happy artmaking everyone!

-Trina

 

Sculpture Station

At the sculpture station, we had a blast building small-scale sculptures with all sorts of materials: styrofoam, toilet paper rolls, beads, feathers, crazy papers, and craft sticks to name a few. For students needing a place to start, an idea jar provided open-ended prompts ranging from robots to birds and sea life. Artists created everything from Thor’s hammer to a delicate peacock and even a solar “oven”. For the big kids, glue guns upped the anty and made more complex forms possible.

The Easels

Easels with white paper and paint at the ready? Perpetually engaging and endlessly fun, there were no rules here, just put the brush/stamp/roller to the paper and see what happens! Students rose to the occasion and created some truly lovely artworks.

Spray, Squirt, Splat!

From the little kids to the big kids, Spray, Squirt, Splat was a hit! Armed with watercolor sprayers, tempera squirt bottles, and cotton balls soaked with paint for throwing or smushing, the kids, loved the expressive, whole-body experience of this station and really went for it. The colorful outcomes were amazing!

Do guardians have to stay?

Parents and guardians are not required to stay with their children during art class, though you are welcome to observe if you’d like. All we ask is that you let the kids make and explore on their own – this is their time to let their imaginations run wild! We always keep a pot of coffee at the ready for parents who want to take a little break of their own.

Trash Animals

References & Acknowledgements

Ehlert, L. (2016). Rrralph. New York: Little Simon.

Jobson, C. (2016, September 27). New Animalistic Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Spring Up Around the Globe. Retrieved December 11, 2017, from http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/09/bordalo-ii-trash-sculptures/