For forty six years, Barnsdall Arts has been committed to providing outstanding, affordable arts education programs at schools, parks, libraries, museums, hospitals, social service agencies and community festivals. We conduct an impressive array of core programs and exhibitions distinguished by excellence, imagination and rigor Barnsdall Arts collaborates with educational, civic and cultural institutions to incorporate the arts into our community.
We teach children, families, and seniors that art matters in our lives; it enriches and expands our worlds.
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We served 190,000 people with programs and exhibitions last year. Thank you to all of our supporters.
BARNSDALL ARTS SUNDAYS
Barnsdall Arts thanks the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council for their generous grant of $2,500 to supplement our funding from the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation for this program.
YOMO LOS ANGELES 2019
Invited back for the second YOMO Los Angeles STEAM Festival at the LA Convention Center. Our eight "Design and Make Your Own Bird" workshops integrating art and science were a hit and sold out immediately. Over 15,000 students from all over LA County attended: last year 6,000. We had over 320 elementary and middle school school students who were engaged and focused on their creations. Quan Trang, teaching artist.Learn More
We collaborated again with Beautifyearth to bring another dramatic mural to the Mayberry Elementary school campus. Gensler Architecture generously funded the project. SEL was the artist again assisted by our Program Director Quan Trang and students. Sergio Cuculiza and Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer facilitated the project. A large volunteer crew came from Gensler to help on "Paint Day" to complete the mural on conservation and our environment..
USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM FALL FESTIVAL: Sarimanok Puppets from the Philippines
Look at the crowd around our workshop tables ...all day!!
Cayton Museum: New Partner
Barnsdall Arts taught an effective, intensive all-day Project Silver Lining program to launch Cayton Museum's YOUTHINK project at a weekend retreat at Camp Waldorf. YOUTHINK empowers and supports activist teens to engage in social actions that build community. Saturday was devoted to team building and collaboration, Abby Wills taught an inspired three hour yoga/mindfulness session in the morning. Sarah Hage taught a creative three hour animal spirit totem pole art workshop in the afternoon.
BREWERY ART WALK FALL 2019
750 people came through our studio to view an exhibition of work from several of our current residencies: Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, Good Shepherd, Highland Park Continuation High School and Rockdale Elementary.
USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM
USC PACIFIC ASIA LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2019 FEB 3 10:00-4:00PM
BARNSDALL ARTS RETURNS WITH CONDUCT 2 WORKSHOPS
CHINESE DRAGON PUPPETS AND YEAR OF THE BOAR MASKS-QUAN TRANG , MARYLENE CAMACHO
Textile Printmaking in conjunction with Ceremonies and Celebration Exhibition
Quan Trang, teaching artist
LOS ANGELES ARTS COMMISSION GRANT FOR PROJECT SILVER LINING
We are grateful for receiving a generous grant to fund Project Silver Lining for 2019-2020
PROJECT SILVER LINING
Project Silver Lining is an innovative multi-disciplinary program combining mindfulness/yoga, film analysis, and the visual arts. The goals of the program are to enable students to access their own voices, broaden their perspectives, and inspire them to envision their future through self-reflection. Concepts of trust and respect, personal development, and social justice are at the core of this school-based program. "In the past year and a half working with this organization, they have shown exemplary curricular programs that have demonstrated effective practices in the areas of art, mural -making, and mindfulness. This year my school launched Project Silver lining with much success. Highland Park students were highly engaged in Project Silver Lining where they learned how to create their own films. design their own art piece and practiced mindfulness techniques. All of these skills the students are presently using across our curriculum.". Irene Narvaez, Principal Highland Park Continuation High School
In 2018-19 we completed two residencies at Highland Park HS, one at Mayberry El, two at Rockdale El.
In 2019-20 we are scheduled to begin 3 residencies at Atwater Ele, 2 at Rockdale Ele, and 3 at Highland Park Continuation High School .
Art created at Rockdale by 6th grade classes for their meditation deck.
BookMarks at LA County Libraries for children, teens and adults.
In 2019 our art workshops continue to flourish in libraries from Diamond Bar to Castaic and Compton to Topanga and Pico Rivera. We added a new collaboration with Youth Peacemakers Workshops with Abby Wills which focuses on yoga/mindfulness and art.
NURSERY SCHOOL ART PROGRAM RETURNS TO WESTSIDE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
We are building visual art skills as we nurture their imagination and creative expression.
Westside Jewish Community Center Tu B’Shevat Festival Honoring the Trees
and the dragons that protect them with a Dragon puppet workshop. A cultural mash-up!
BOOKMARKS - LOS ANGELES COUNTY LIBRARY PROGRAM: 2018
Raksha Masks from Sri Lanka at Pico Rivera Library
Our County Library workshop program has grown explosively. This June alone we conducted 41 workshops in libraries that span the county from Agoura and Castaic to Walnut and Covina to Florence, Pico Rivera and Topanga. In the next few months we will also conduct a special series of workshops: South Whittier Library “Myth, Art and Storytelling“ 5 classes East Rancho San Dominguez Library “Introduction to Painting for Teens”- 6 classes
DISCOVER LOS ANGELES
Barnsdall Arts Sunday was featured in Discover Los Angeles list of The Best Places For Kids To Get Creative In Los Angeles. This free family art workshop happens every Sunday at 10am at Barnsdall Art Park!
KAISER-SUNSET MAIN CONCOURSE EXHIBITION - International Child Art Collection featuring "FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN"
"Thailand: Through The Eyes of Children" presents the work of Barnsdall Arts throughout the city with children and families.
Our successful after-school program continues to serve Cheviot Hills, Highland Park, and Evergreen Recreation Centers
Art workshops in partnership with Jewish Family Services continue at Park La Brea.
EYE ON LA: BARNSDALL ARTS
One of 15 best things to do in LA! See the tv video profiling our Barnsdall Arts Sundays program. We are included with the California Science Center, Ford Amphitheater, Getty, Hollywood Bowl La Brea Tar Pits, and Skirball!