PROGRAMS & CLASSES
Over the years, the EVAC has invited local artists to share their knowledge through a series of free or low cost art classes. Since COVID, we have been offering a variety of free online workshops.
Past classes offered include: wood-sculpture, ceramics, drawing, bookmaking, sewing, the art of masapán, quilting, and more.
The EVAC also partners with local schools to run classes from time to time. Local partners include Dorris Place Elementary, Elysian Heights Elementary, and Central High School in Elysian Valley.
These classes are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and by a grant from the California Arts Commission.
The EVAC has invited local artists to share their knowledge through a series of free art classes, offered to neighborhood youth aged 7-18.
The classes are hosted by businesses in the area, and past offerings have included:
wood-sculpture and ceramics classes taught in a contractor’s shop
drawing and bookmaking classes hosted by a gymnastics club
sewing classes held in a room of a continuation high school
Pictured above: Students hard a t work during a free class held at Klub Gymnastics.
Art classes open to all ages have been hosted by the EVAC in partnership with local artists, similar to youth classes.
The Art of Masapán
Students learned how to make Traditional Decorative Bread Dough Art, a folk art originated in Ecuador. Class Instructor, Milton Antonio Juardo Alvarado “MAJA”, guided students through the process of making basic shapes, using color dyes and creating pieces for "Dia de Los Muetros."
Students learned the basics of quilting, including how to make a "Disappearing Four-Patch" quilt block with Instructor Christine Rodriguez.
Students learned basic sewing techniques and create a personalized tote bag with the guidance of Instructor Christine Rodriguez.
Pictured above: Students show off their quilting masterpieces from the all ages Quilting Class.
Sounds of Elysian Valley is an ongoing partnership with local schools. Students from the EV neighborhood are paired up with film-makers, photographers and radio hosts to create photos and videos documenting their neighborhood and school.
As part of the program, students also interview and photograph business owners and craftspeople in the area. Students learn photographic techniques and techniques for processing and edit their images.
Check their latest short film festival "Life in 2020" by the 3rd-5th graders from Elysian Heights Arts Magnet.
Pictured above: Students from the 2018 Sounds of EV class learn the photo documentation process.
Interested in hosting an Art Class? Have an idea for a workshop? Send us an email at email@example.com, we'd love to partner with you on future events and classes.
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