Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is proud to showcase artwork from students around the county. The current exhibit features works from students who participated in the LBC’s second annual One City Arts Camp. The three-week camp, which was held at Lawrence Cook Middle School in July, included 50 children between the ages of 7 and 17. The program was co-led by teachers and artists Melissa Jones and Aida Herrera-Keehn.
The purpose of One City Arts Camp is to provide a rich, hands-on art experience to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in such a program. Each day participants warmed up their curiosity and creativity muscles spending time in their sketchbooks. This was followed by a lesson for each day, which included such topics as contour drawing, observational drawing, and mixing color. During studio time, participants would apply what they had learned as they explored watercolor and acrylic paints.
The artists completed several works which they were able to take home. Each child also created a piece on a board, which took them over a week to complete. Each artist had the opportunity to sell his or her piece at the culminating reception and art show held here at LBC. Images of the event and some of the work are included on this panel.
The exhibit includes examples of contour drawings, self-portraits in acrylic on paper, and large self-portraits created in watercolor and pen on paper.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is proud of the work these young artists created during the three-week camp. We are pleased to provide intense hands-on experiences to children through year-round programming. During the summer, the Center offers New Song Music Camp, Theater Camp, Mariachi Camp, and One City Arts Camp. During the school year, the Center offers a variety of programs including Artists in the Schools, Music for Schools, Master Classes, and School Shows for students.
We hope you will enjoy the work created by this group of fabulous youth artists.