Monday, March 21, 2016

Giants of the Earth: California Sequoias Presented by Lee-Jean Lin

This month Lee-Jean Lin introduced us to John Muir, a very important conservationist born in April 1838, who is considered the 'father' of our National Parks.  During a new industrial age John Muir was an outspoken champion for the natural world.

During this workshop Lee-Jean explained point-of-view and perspective which can be clearly seen to have an important role in the composition of the finished artwork.  The Sequoias were then brought to life with watercolor and acrylic paint.

Brunch was creatively presented among a forest of Sequoias by Madison, St James and RUHS.

The vendor was Karen Miller Johnson who displayed her nature inspired artwork.


South Bay Hands on Art Fundraiser: Uncork Your Creativity

The 2015-2016 South Bay Hands on Art fundraiser took place on Saturday February 27.  Thank you to the program chairs, Erika and Gina and all the SBHOA committee who all worked tirelessly to make this a fun evening.  And also a huge thank you to the very generous donations from local artists who helped to make the event a success.

Each year we have one main chance to fundraise for Hands on Art.  All the monies raised goes towards keeping project costs down which is essential for schools that receive minimal PTA funding.  It also supports 'Reaching Out' which takes art into schools in the Compton and Inglewood areas where they have no PTA support at all.  Without Hands on Art these schools would have no scheduled art lessons on the syllabus. 

Gina, Erika and all the SBHOA committee would like to thank everyone who supports and donates to this program.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pop Art Pets Presented by Stephanie Kohler

The cafeteria was alive with vibrant color as Stephanie walked us through the process to create our colorful pets using foam plates and vivid printing inks.

Not only was it a fun project with great results I love how the Andy Warhol inspired project linked us back to our previous project as Warhol and Basquiat were good friends.  Big shout out to the Design Team for putting together a well thought out schedule.

Thank you to Stephanie for a great project.  I never knew Andy Warhol was a pet lover!

Thank you to Jefferson and Lincoln for the Pop Art inspired brunch and Saskia Garel for sharing her creativity with us all.