Mary-Frances Cusick will be teaching the youth of Florence Library how to marble t-shirts. Mary-Frances is an accomplished fiber arts and textile designer. She will help the kids create their marble pattern before transferring it to their t-shirts. Additional tables will be set up for block printing after the t-shrits dry. The workshop is free and open to ages 6 and over.
Florence Library is located at 1610 E Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001.
This is the third and final creative workshops organized by GriffinMade for the Florence-Firestone community.
Below are some images from the mock-up station Mary-Frances created for the workshop. Come join us for marbling a tee!
The kids of Florence Library learned how to screen print a 4 color poster on April 20th with GriffinMade. They embellished their poster after printing to make it their own unique piece of art. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants. It was a great day!
The third and final workshop will be held on May 18th from 12pm-4pm at the library.
A series of three artist-led workshops will be held at Florence Library in the Florence-Firestone area of Los Angeles County. Each workshop brings a local artist into the community to teach their art to local youth. The workshops are free, open to ages 18 and under and all supplies will be provided. The first workshop will be this Saturday from 12-4. The youth will learn about mixing warm and cool acrylic colors while painting on upcycled canvas.
The three workshops are sponsored by Los Angeles County Public Library. They are meant to connect artists and communities around Los Angeles while also providing a creative outlet to local youth.
The March 23rd painting workshop will be taught by Tamarind Rossetti. Tamarind is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. Her practice works with languages of memory. Shows include the Neurosciences Institute, SD; Pacific Design Center, LA; Gallery PT, Japan; VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands. MFA Candidate in Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, BA in Art Practice/English Literature, UC Berkeley.
Here are some photos of the screen printed posters promoting the event:
The County of Los Angeles Public Library is funding three Artist-Led Creative Workshops to be held in March, April and May. The workshops will be held at the Florence Public Library in the community of Florence-Firestone in South LA. They are free, all supplies provided and open to youth 18 and under. The intention of the workshops is to be bring art and artists to community youth while giving them an opportunity to create for a day. The first workshop will be on March 23rd and taught by Tamarind Rossetti.
GriffinMade has been awarded a Creative Capacity Fund grant by the Center for Cultural Innovation! The grant will goes towards a collaboration with consultant Ashraf Ahmad to promote the upcoming Artist-Led Workshops at the Florence Avenue Public Library. The first three Artist-Led workshops are part of a pilot program to bring resources to youth in under-served neighborhoods around Los Angeles. With CCI’s help, we will attempt to reach out to a greater audience of organizations and artists so we can continue to bring art to neighborhoods in the city. Thank you CCI!
GriffinMade has been asked to design and implement a paint scheme for two courtyards at Augustus F. Hawkins In-Patient Psychiatric Facility in Los Angeles County. While the paint design will add both color and life to the courtyards, the primary emphasis will be placed on the patient’s engagement in the process. The goals are to help build social skills, build self-esteem, improve focus and motivation and learn positive coping skills to deal with anger and stress by utilizing art as a form of creative expression
GriffinMade has been asked to design and fabricate 20 banners that will hang from exterior light poles along Atlantic Avenue in East Rancho Dominguez. The banners will line Atlantic Avenue and are part of a street beautification plan that includes planting new magnolia trees, widening the median and installing a new welcome sign at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Compton Boulevard. The banners are scheduled to install in February/March 2013 and are an extension of the artwork designed for the new library along Atlantic Avenue.
GriffinMade was commissioned to create a book about the public art project. Working with Julia Luke, we’re created a book that visually explains the process from the initial site visit to the grand opening of this very special community’s new library. The book will be a free download, available to the County public library and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Completion scheduled for Winter 2013.