Design Thinking for EducationĀ 

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…

Read More

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

ā€‹ā€‹ Shop to support youth made jewelry, bags, postcards, drawing and painting. It’s a preview of the galley teams end of semester show, šŸ‘šŸ—£ (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,…

Read More

Quotes: The Long Shore: A Psychological Experience of the Wilderness

Wheelwright, J. (1991). The Long Shore: A Psychological Experience of the Wilderness. San Francisco: Random House, Inc. And so we proceeded in the delicate business of finding out how we valued each other. The key to this was that the context of the ranch gave us a naturalness … I felt that the ranch was…

Read More

Art Without Limits and The Art of Going Viral

I’m excitedĀ to announce that I was elected to be on the Board of Directors at Art Without Limits. The mission of AWoL is:Ā Art WithĀ­out LimĀ­its creĀ­ates intenĀ­sive one-on-one menĀ­torĀ­ships for aspirĀ­ing Santa BarĀ­bara County artists by pairĀ­ing them with proĀ­fesĀ­sional artists and busiĀ­ness experts to help them sucĀ­ceed in their choĀ­sen art form. We encourage…

Read More

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 ā€“ with some final edits on the computer in Adobe Premiere. Finding the inspiration to create Art inspires art – leading to a…

Read More

Starting a Youth Led Art Gallery

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

Read More

‘WATER’ show at Art From Scrap this Friday

The WATER show opens this Friday atĀ Art From Scrap! TheyĀ 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). TheĀ details about WATER. WATER, a multi-media…

Read More

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,…

Read More

#funkzone mural #2

  My second flower mural in the Funk Zone with the Graffiti Project. Read more on the creative collaboration network’s website: Ā http://creativecollaborationnetwork.net/

Read More

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. šŸ™‚ ā€œThe oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear…

Read More