Design Thinking for Education 

Thanks to @youthinteractivesb and @vadasbhs for creating this opportunity to explore the intersection of art, design, and education SBMA today from visitors who are also artists in residence at @sbcast During the session we did 3 action based design process exercises as well as lecture and discussion about design thinking in education. There are many…

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Eye Speak, Youth Interactive and Funk Zone Art Walk March 31st

​​ Shop to support youth made jewelry, bags, postcards, drawing and painting. It’s a preview of the galley teams end of semester show, 👁🗣 (Eye-speak). I’ve been mentoring this semester to highlight each artists unique use of visual language for self expression. Visual language includes the shared experiences techniques involving the manipulation of line, shape,…

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Art Without Limits and The Art of Going Viral

I’m excited to announce that I was elected to be on the Board of Directors at Art Without Limits. The mission of AWoL is: Art With­out Lim­its cre­ates inten­sive one-on-one men­tor­ships for aspir­ing Santa Bar­bara County artists by pair­ing them with pro­fes­sional artists and busi­ness experts to help them suc­ceed in their cho­sen art form. We encourage…

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How To Make a Music Video Animation

I created my first animated video using (mostly) mobile apps and social media. It started with inspiration from a song and evolved organically from there. I used my iPhone and my iPad – with some final edits on the computer in Adobe Premiere. Finding the inspiration to create Art inspires art – leading to a…

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Starting a Youth Led Art Gallery

I’ve been busy the last month working on a new project from Youth Interactive(YI) – the first youth led Art Gallery space in Santa Barbara to educate & enhance support for the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, artists & artisans. YI is a Creative Entrepreneurship Academy based in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, California. Their Mission is to…

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‘WATER’ show at Art From Scrap this Friday

The WATER show opens this Friday at Art From Scrap! They have water-themed art from local high schools and Youth Interactive; Join us 6-8PM on October 10th. (Facebook event link) I’m involved through the Youth Interactive center – we had 4 pieces to contribute to the show (see YI artists post). The details about WATER. WATER, a multi-media…

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Youth Videography and Production Crew

I’m working in collaboration with Youth Interactive and Arts for Humanity! by providing a 10 week class on Art and Technology for the SB Good News team. The Good News is a youth-run media production company dedicated to promoting the collaborative, diverse, and positive community efforts in Santa Barbara This week, class 2 of 10,…

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Lovecraft #quote

October is just around the corner. This months calendar is hand painted – from the Hospice of Santa Barbara Clutch Fundraiser. Images below are from the final clutch – that will be auctioned off soon. 🙂 “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear…

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A Spring Flowers Painting Class with Arts for Humanity!

Last week I participated as a visiting artist for an art class with Karsen Lee Gould of Arts for Humanity! and Santa Barbara Housing Authority Youth Program. I showed the children how to paint spring flowers. It was a fun experience and I hope to be involved with more classes in the future. Arts for…

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