Friday, January 23, 2015

Valen-Dine Hearts!

These are not your usual Valentine hearts - Valen-Dine hearts!

Local artist Lee-Jean Lin demonstrated a unique technique using film and markers to create a colorful mono print plate inspired by the work of living, American artist, Jim Dine.  The design was then transferred to paper using water.  The results varied depending on the amount of water used.  Some were almost exact copies of the original design while others were watery swirls of color.  I had no idea markers could be used in such a creative way!

You can see more of Jim Dine's work on the Pinterest board HERE.

Brunch was beautifully presented on Thursday by St. Lawrence Ascension and Riviera Hall and on Friday by the Beryl docents.

Did you see the beautiful handmade Peruvian belts by Viviana de la Border?  Here's her email if you would like to make a purchase -

Tulita's hearts will be on display at The Good Stuff in the Riviera.  Comment below to let us know where we can see your school's Valen-Dine hearts.  Feel free to post photos on the Facebook page too - we always love to see your work!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thank you LEAF!

A huge thank you to Lennox's education foundation LEAF for generously donating $2,000 to South Bay Hands on Art to support the Lennox Reaching Out program.

Friday, November 21, 2014

In Summary: A Night Out for the Arts, 2014

Hello Hands on Art docents and supporters,

This could be a very long post.  All of you who attended last Friday's fundraiser will already know 'A Night Out for the Arts' was an amazing event.  If you didn't get to attend I have included some photos below, but first there is a whole team of amazing people that need to be thanked...

Thank you to all the Hands on Art board members.

Thank you to Redondo Beach Arts Group and all the donating artists.

Thank you to Restaurant Christine.

Thank you to Barbara Ramsey-Duke.

Thank you to St Jame's Catholic school for hosting.

Thank you to all the schools that painted platters.

Thank you to all the school chairs that worked hard to sell their quota of tickets.

Thank you to everyone who brought a ticket to attend the event.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for the opportunity drawings.

Thank you to everyone who bid on the silent actions.

And thank you to all the Hands on Art docents who couldn't be there on the night but give up their time and energy every month to bring art to the kids...

'Art makes everything AWESOME!'

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fundraiser Tickets - Last Day Tuesday

Have you got your tickets?
This Tuesday, November 11 is the last day to purchase from the South Bay Hands on Art website.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fields of Lavender

For our November workshop Jake Tedesco is back with Fields of Lavender.  Inspired by the Impressionist movement docents learned about color and perspective to create a landscape painting.

Brunch was beautifully presented on Thursday by Washington and Friday by the Birney docents and so good that most of it went before I could take any photos.

We had two vendors for this workshop.  Thursday was Lisa Doyle of Origami Owl and Friday was Yavanna Baird of Artistree Jewels.  Both vendors offer items perfect for holiday gifts.

We had a sneak-peak at some wonderful donated artwork that will be available at the fundraiser on November 14.  Tickets for this event will be available until this Tuesday November 11, so if you still need tickets go and get them online HERE!

Have fun with your fields of lavender - we are looking forward to seeing them around the school campuses and showing up in our Facebook feed.

Below is a look at Friday's workshop in pictures...