Patrick's Tree is a tree and landscape improvement project at Lacy Park in San Marino. On November 1st, a fundraiser was held at the park in concert with Southern California Children's Museum. The day included a mini race,Smokey The Bear, food trucks, succulent planting, paper marbling and a petting zoo including a porcupine, a hedgehog and a snake from the Wildlife Learning Center. The day was a big success with $40,000 raised towards the $100,000 goal. All photography by Marija Thomas.
On September 20th, we held the last of four artist-led workshops at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Artesia Branch. Each workshop was led by a Los Angeles-based artist or designer and supported by the Friends Of The Library in Artesia. Participants learned about the ancient art of block printing and could create custom patterns on water color paper and muslin. Thank you Artesia for a great summer workshop series!
The administrators at Locke High School wanted to end the school year by showing a time lapse of the painting project.
On November 23rd the Compton branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored a screen print workshop that was free and open to all ages. Residents learned about the history of screen printing, using water-based inks and printing on a 4 color press. They printed the state of California and Compton Library then added their own artwork to customize their t-shirts. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and Jose for the great turn-out!
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!