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Upcoming Arts Learning Lab @ Home Live Workshops - Summer 2020

Arts Learning Lab @ Home is a series of free online arts classes for kids and families schooling from home. These hands-on artmaking workshops are held live on Zoom and are posted as on-demand videos after each workshop. Led by a diverse group of professional artists in residence at 18th Street as well as members of our national and international artist community, ALL@Home strives to feature arts making workshops in a range of mediums, skills, and with the core belief that the arts help us imagine new futures, create empathy, and promote community resilience.

We have three upcoming workshops for Summer 2020 focused around place and identity with artists Sultan Sharrief, Audrey Chan, and David Horvitz. Explore your own personal story through art, reflect on your ideas about home, and think about language in new ways.

Please click here to see our Spanish site.
Para español visita Laboratorio de Arte y Aprendizaje en Casa.

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Wednesday, August 5th @ 11:30
Sultan Sharrief + Najla Sharrief
Mining Your Diamonds

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How would you tell your story? Where is it set? Who are the important characters? Discover your inner storytelling voice to show your true self with artist Sultan Sharrief and his sister, educator Najla Sharrief, as they lead you through a series of creative exercises to help build your story. 

Materials: paper, pencil, pen

Recommended Ages: All ages.

Community art workshop at Metro Regional Connector _Halfway There_ Celebration in Little Tokyo, 2018

Wednesday, August 12th @ 11:30
Audrey Chan
Symbol Stories

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Join Los Angeles based artist, Audrey Chan, and explore all of the fascinating things and people in your home and where they came from. How do objects help tell the story of your family? Each family will choose meaningful objects from their home to inspire a symbolic story drawing.

Materials: paper, colored pencils, crayons, pens, colored paper

Recommended Ages: All ages.

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Wednesday, August 19th @ 11:30
David Horvitz
Reading of “Touch the Sky with Your Eye”

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Experience a special reading by David Horvitz, artist and author, of Touch the Sky with Your Eye, a children's book of ABCs in English and French. As Horvitz reads, students will be prompted to help create a performative action for each letter, exploring the way we communicate across languages and geographies. https://www.jbe-books.com/products/touch-the-sky-with-your-eye-by-david-horvitz

JBE Books is pleased to offer a 20% discount for the book until September 1, 2020 with the code 18@HOME.

Materials: Just yourself!

Recommended Ages: All ages.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home - On-Demand Videos

The Spring 2020 ALL@Home series started April 15 as a response to COVID-19 shut downs and ran through the end of the school year in June. Arts Learning Lab @ Home is a series of live online arts classes for kids and families schooling from home. These hands-on artmaking workshops were led by professional artists in residence at 18th Street as well as members of our national and international artist community. The workshops were taught live in both English and Spanish. The workshops cover a range of fun, hands-on, and participatory ideas like meditation through drawing with artist Claudia Concha, storytelling with artist Yrneh Gabon, a rhythm workshop in your kitchen with professional drummer and 2020 Make Jazz Fellow Shirazette Tinnin, and a monster movement workshop with performance artists Beck + Col.

The videos below are available in both English and Spanish.

Please click here to see the Spanish language videos.
Para español visita Laboratorio de Arte y Aprendizaje en Casa.

MIND AT PLAY - THE COCOON
Claudia Concha

Join abstract painter Claudia Concha, 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence, in an exploration of meditation and imagination in this hands-on workshop. Concha will lead a discussion about the caterpillar and its cocoon, its colors, movement, and connection to our lives now.

Materials: 2 pieces of paper, pencils, colors, crayons, sharpies, or markers/ tea and teabags, coffee, salt, sponges, food coloring

Recommended Ages: All ages.

TOMORROW'S PEOPLE
Yrneh Gabon

Join Yrneh Gabon, 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence, in a special morning of storytelling from books collected from SAG online. Then discover the possibilities of materials from nature like dirt, rocks, water, leaves, grass, and your favorite fruit — learn to transform them into incredible artworks.

Materials: small objects from nature

Recommended Ages: Best for 5-9 years old.

LET'S THINK A FLAG, LET'S MAKE A FLAG
Marcos Ramirez ERRE

Imagine, discuss, and create your own flag to represent your life philosophy, values, interests, and passions with internationally-renowned artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE. Join in discussions about color and symbols and their connection to ideas, things, and feelings — then construct your own unique flag and share what is most important to you.

Materials: White and various colored paper, color pencils, color pens or sharpies, magazines for cutting, scissors, glue, tape.

Recommended Ages: All ages.

The Spring 2020 iteration of Arts Learning Lab @ Home was generously funded by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department. Many thanks to Antena Aire for their excellent interpretation work, and to Anthony Zavala for crafting the standards-based curricular companions for each workshop.

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