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Arts Learning Lab @ Home
Starting April 15 and running through the end of the school year
Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am via ZOOM
Free with RSVP – full schedule below

Starting April 15 and running through the end of the school year, Arts Learning Lab @ Home is a series of live online arts classes for kids and families schooling from home. These hands-on artmaking workshops (which will be posted as on-demand videos after each workshop) are led by professional artists in residence at 18th Street as well as members of our national and international artist community. The workshops will be taught in both English and Spanish for those teachers that are bilingual, and will be live translated 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

After each workshop has passed, the full video will be available on demand below!

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 15 @ 11 AM
Claudia Concha
Mind at Play – The Cocoon
English with Spanish interpretation

This event has passed. Please see below for the full video recording and you can do the workshop at home! Send us your finished work at rsvp@18thstreet.org or via Instagram #artslearninglab!

Spanish video is available here.

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. Then participants will visualize themselves in a cocoon and participate in guided automatic painting and drawing exercises. 

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

Optional: magazines, colored papers, glue and safe scissors, watercolors or any type of paint.

Recommended Ages: All ages (5 and under will benefit from adult supervision and help). Families encouraged to work together.

Please have ready all the materials you are planning to use before the workshop starts.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home | Mind at Play: The Cocoon

Friday, April 17 @ 11 AM
Claudia Concha
Mind at Play – The Butterfly
Spanish with English interpretation

This event has passed. Please see below for the full video recording and you can do the workshop at home! Send us your finished work at rsvp@18thstreet.org or via Instagram #artslearninglab!

Spanish video is available here.

Join 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 butterfly, its colors, movement, and connection to our lives now. Then participants will visualize themselves as a butterfly and participate in guided automatic painting and drawing exercises. 

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

Optional: magazines, colored papers, glue and safe scissors, watercolors or any type of paint.

Recommended Ages: All ages (5 and under will benefit from adult supervision and help). Families encouraged to work together.

Please have ready all the materials you are planning to use before the workshop starts.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home | Mind at Play: The Butterfly with Claudia Concha

Wednesday, April 22 @ 11AM
Yrneh Gabon
Tomorrow’s People
English with Spanish interpretation

This event has passed. Please see below for the full video recording and you can do the workshop at home! Send us your finished work at rsvp@18thstreet.org or via Instagram #artslearninglab!

Spanish video is available here.

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, but others welcome to join. Families encouraged to work together.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home | Yrneh Gabon: Tomorrow's People

Friday, April 24 @ 11 AM
Yrneh Gabon
Ready or Not Young Voices
English with Spanish interpretation

This event has passed.

Join Yrneh Gabon, 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence,  in conversation about art and activism in a fast-changing global world, where day to day youths make an argument for social change as they see it. How can we use art to bring about social change and what ideas you have? How are you affected and coping? What advice do you have for others who are struggling? What are changes you would want to see and where to start? Each participant will contribute a word or phrase that expresses how they are feeling, we will talk about it for a few minutes, and we will build a poetic illustration of words that we can read together.

Materials: Paper and pencil/pen

Recommended Ages: Best for 10-14 years old, but others welcome to join.

Wednesday, April 29, 12 pm- Friday, May 1, 12 pm
Curator conversation: Friday, May 1, 1pm
Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer
Games, an online film festival for kids and families
English with Spanish interpretation

This event has passed. Please see below for the full video recording.

Spanish video is available here.

18th Street Art Center presents Games, an online screening of videos that loop on the hour. Artists Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer bring together a selection of artworks from Los Angeles and Latin America that consider the theme of play. Today, we are stuck at home, bored and passing time, waiting for life to start up again. The videos in this screening explore the possibility of play in daily life, imagining the world as a space of limitless potential. Expect bouncing balls, fussy puppies and a tropical paradise.   

Artists include: Yvonne Buchanan, Ivo Loyola, Julie Orser, Roger Muñoz Rivas, Rodri & Lenny, Morgan Waltz and much much more!

Accompanying the screening will be a live stream conversation with the curators on Friday, May 1, 1pm.

Caption: Rodri y Lenny, Roll over Beethoven, 2018. Video still. 

Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8 @ 11AM
Shirazette Tinnin
A Better Use for a Spoon Workshop!
English with Spanish interpretation

This event has passed. Please see below for the full video recording.

Spanish video is available here.

Join experimental jazz musician and professional percussionist Shirazette Tinnin in her New York City kitchen and discover the joys of drumming on things you can find around your home. Tinnin will demonstrate how to construct and play a homemade drum set made from everyday materials and then help you make up your own at home, teaching you several new rhythms along the way. 

Materials: Oatmeal Container (half-full), Grits Container (half-full), 2 long spoons (or short), 3 sturdy glasses (filled with different amounts of water)

Recommended Ages: All ages (5 and under will benefit from adult supervision and help). Families encouraged to participate together.

Wednesday, May 13 and Friday, May 15 @ 11AM
Beck + Col
Intro to Monster Movement
English with Spanish interpretation

May 13 (Wed) Register here.

May 15 (Fri) Register here.

Stomp, sing, yodel, and wave as you discover a world of movement and sounds with performance duo Beck +Col.  Join them as they lead participants in an all-ages workshop activating guests bodies and voices- to develop a series of collaborative performances.

Materials: Yourself!

Recommended Ages: All ages. Families encouraged to participate together.

 

Photo by Elizabeth Preger

Monster Movement

*BREAK WEEK!*
We are taking the week of May 18 to get ready for the next group of programs – keep making art and spend some time creating! Please feel free to watch any classes you might have missed!

Wednesday, May 27 and Friday, May 29 @ 11AM
Slanguage (Mario Ybarra, Jr. and Karla Diaz)
Pandemic Printing

Wed. May 27 @ 11am – English with Spanish interpretation
Register here.

Fri. May 29 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation
Register here.

Discover how to make prints at home with the materials you have lying around the house with Los Angeles artists Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz. Making ink from coffee, chocolate milk and other homemade dyes — then use your “Chanclas” (sandals/ old shoes), and other materials from around the house to make amazing patterns and prints.

Materials: Colored liquids (coffee, juice, tea…), old sandals or shoes or foam or sponges, paper, cardboard.

Recommended Ages: All ages. Families encouraged to participate together. Children younger than 5 will benefit from an adult’s help.

Wednesday, June 3 and Friday, June 5 @ 11AM
Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Puppet Friends

Wed. June 3 @ 11am – English with Spanish interpretation
Register here.

Fri. June 5 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation
Register here.

During this time of social distancing we can’t see our friends and playmates, so it is time to make some new ones. Marcus will lead a virtual craft workshop teaching you how to make puppets using everyday household items and objects, so that you can have a new friend to talk to, play with and keep you company.

Materials: Scissors, tape, markers, crayons, toilet paper tube, paper towel tube, fabric scraps, newspapers, magazines, buttons, construction paper, envelopes, paper, mop string, sponges, egg cartons, and anything else you want to add to your puppet.

Recommended Ages: All ages. Families encouraged to participate together. Children younger than 5 will benefit from an adult’s help.

Wednesday, June 10 and Friday, June 12 @ 11AM
Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Let’s think a flag, let’s make a flag

Wed. June 10 @ 11am – English with Spanish interpretation
Register here.

Fri. June 12 @ 11am – Spanish with English interpretation
Register here.

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: Best for ages 9-14, but all are welcome. Families encouraged to participate together.

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