The Learning To See
giving voice to historically underrepresented populations
in Ventura County
Thank you to the California Arts Council for funding this project.
Ventura County Government Center
Exhibit on Display
October 14, – November 14, 2022
Join us for an illuminating Gallery Walk
Thursday, November 3, 2022
11:30 – 12:30
Free to the public. No RSVP necessary.
With funding from the California Arts Council, this exhibit features collaborative artworks by members of the Immigrant, LGBTQ and Black communities of Ventura County. The participants from each community created individual artworks on 8×10 inch canvas boards using a variety of media. The resulting pieces of art are displayed on their respective backdrops, conceived and designed in collaboration with the participants of each group, local artists and members of the Focus on the Masters team.
This exhibit is a testament to the value of individual and community expression. We asked, “What would you want to express as a member of an historically underrepresented community?”
One of the immigrant participants was taken aback and stated that no one had ever asked her that question. Her reaction underscores the need for these types of community projects where lesser seen points of view are illuminated.
Our standard 8-week in-the-classroom residency is $600 (including instructor and supplies).
You can “Adopt A Classroom” for $600.00. Click HERE to donate.
Four week and single lessons are also available. Our lessons are cross-curricular and support the California content standards. Many of them can be tailored and grouped to work with a particular unit of study, i.e. zoology, social studies, history, language arts, sciences, etc. They are adaptable to a wide range of grade levels from elementary through secondary grades and beyond, including community groups and programs. Programs are supported in a variety of ways, including school and PTA funds, grants, or personal donations from an individual or group of parents/grandparents.
Our program is taught by professional artists who have extensive educational experience. We feel that this criterion helps to guide the student with a deeper understanding of the art making process.
For more information, or to arrange a residency in your neighborhood, call 805.653.2501 or email [email protected].
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