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Kids Art Smart for the Arts Academy at Bauer Speck, Trinity Lutheran School and San Gabriel, San Benito and Santa Margarita Elementary Schools

December 7, 2017 - December 10, 2017

An exhibition of works of art created by students from the Arts Academy at Bauer Speck, Trinity Lutheran School and San Gabriel, San Benito and Santa Margarita Elementary Schools during their Fall 2017 classes at Studios on the Park through our Kids Art Smart program.

To date, this life-changing program has served more than 8,000 children from elementary schools in nothern San Luis Obispo County. Many of these students are low-income and at-risk and receive no formal arts education. The result is a lost opportunity to develop creative thinking and personal expression. Exhibits honor participating students in a professional gallery setting and allow families and the public to see the incredible creations of these talented youngsters! 

If you are interested in ensuring that local children can experience the joy of art in Spring 2018, please email katie@studiosonthepark.org or call 805.238.9800.

Exhibition Special Events
Opening Reception
Thursday, December 7: 4 pm

Photos of the Fall 2017 program are available here.

Fall 2017 Art Projects
Kindergarten - Watercolor & Wax Resist
Professional artist Betty Wick taught children watercolor and wax resist techinques as they painted fantasy undersea creatures.

First Grade - Sumi-e Resist Painting
Professional arts educator and mosaic artist Anna Meyrick taught students traditional sumi-e painting with an experimental twist. The addition of a wax resist technique with ink and watercolor washes resulted in marvelous paintings.

Second Grade - Liquid Watercolors
Professional watercolorist Judy Lyon taught color mixing and design as children studied the parts of insects and paint unique and colorful bug forms on watercolor paper.

Third Grade - Collage Self-Portraits
Professional artist Joe Thomas guided students as they created self-portrait masks with watermedia and collage.

Fourth Grade - Wire and Nylon Sculpture
Professional Artist Laure Carlisle taught children how to create a sculpture using a wooden base, wire, a nylon stocking, and metallic acrylic paint. Each sculpture turned out unique, just like us, and each and every sculpture has a personality.

Fifth Grade - Relief Block Printmaking
Professional printmaker Robert Simola taught students to design, cut, and print their own original art.