Ocean View School District Summer School

Each lesson is inspired by the life and work of a Focus on the Masters Documented Artist


 Learning To See students get to experience a variety of materials and approaches to artwork.  Sculpture is especially valuable in our world dominated by flat digital screens. It increases spacial awareness, hand-eye coordination and hands-on problem solving skills with physics.

Len Poteshman

Creating the wire action figures transfers two-dimensional line drawing experience into three-dimensions as the wire sketches out the form.


The clay animals take a different approach with pressing, pushing, poking, and pinching to breath life into a lump of clay.

Inspired by the inspiration artists, each student infuses their figures with expression, action and character.

Susan R. Kaufman

Student Artwork

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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].


Your donations support the programs that are at the heart of the FOTM’s mission…

to document and archive extraordinary artists and their work through photographic portraits, audio and video interviews and biographical research that encompass each artist’s experiences, artistic reflections and development; and 2) to present this work to a broad public through extensive education outreach to all ages – including at-risk youth through our Learning to See Youth Outreach program, Art & The Creative Spirit Enrichment Program for Seniors, a public monthly Artist Spotlight Series, exhibitions, publications, website and an extensive resource library.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Reed Foundation
Hilton Foundation
California Humanities
City of Ventura
Ventura County
Museum of Ventura County
Image Source
Ventura Picture Framing
BofA Performing Arts Center
Custom Printing
California Arts Council
The Breeze