a Carpinteria Arts Center outreach program

Archives 2015

GOING GLOBAL WITH BELLAS ARTES

January:

Annual year end review and planning meeting: Calendar, Curriculum, MOU, Insurance & Staff. 2015 Theme: Going Global with Bellas Artes.
Study of art from around the world. Compare & contrast artistic elements discovered with those of Mexican, LatinAmerican & North American arts and crafts.

February:

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
Feb 20 @ Chapel
Feb 27 @ Dahlia
Indigenous Art of North America: Collage project with photos, acrylic medium, tempera, oil pastel and glitter.
Los pueblos Indígenas de las Américas: Crear un collage utilizando multimedia.

March/April:

Spring Break Painting Workshops – 10 am to 12:30
March 30 & 31, Monday & Tuesday – @ Chapel
April 1 & 2, Wednesday & Thursday – @ Dahlia
Japanese Arts & Crafts: Painting on canvas with the Women’s Club Student Art Contest in mind. Take a close look at Japanese composition
and the influence of Japanese art and culture on artists around the world. Inspiración de la cultura y el arte japonés.

Viva Event – April 26, Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 @ Chapel Court
Las Cafeteras – Music performance courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures Viva Program with social time and a traditional meal prepared by the Chapel residents. All residents from both Chapel and Dahlia are invited to this event.

May:

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
May 22 @ Chapel
May 29 @ Dahlia
Aboriginal Dream Paintings: Dots & Patterns.
Painting on assorted surfaces – clay, sand, wood, palm, paper, etc.
Inspiración de las pinturas de sueño aborígenes.

Carpinteria Women’s Club Annual Student Art Contest & Exhibition (May 14-25)

June:

School’s Out – Day Trippers! Field Trip – details to be announced…
June 15 – Chapel Court
June 16 – Dahlia Court

July:

Summer Family Camps – 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Monday thru Friday –
with details for a one day field trip to be announced –
July 13 to 17 @ Chapel Court
July 20 to 24 @ Dahlia
Animals Around the World: Painting, Ceramics, Assemblege, Printmaking, Movement, Performance (costume design – skirts, shorts & t-shirts ) and Music.
Projecto de Animales de todo el mundo usando arcilla.

 

August:

Carpinteria Arts Center Programs Exhibition
featuring “art by the sea” and “bellas artes”
Monday, August 10th through Sunday, August 16th
@ the Arts Center Gallery

Movie Nights – dates, times and details to be announced

September:

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
Sept 18 @ Chapel Court
Sept 25 @ Dahlia Court
Africa, Italy & South America: Ancestors, Animals & Day of the Dead: A two month project. Construct sculptures using of clay, palm, &/or wood. Monoprints as secondary project.
Inspiración de cultura Africano y Italianos en pintando en lienzo y palmas. Dia de los Muertos; usando acrilla.

 

October: 

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
Oct 16 @ Dahlia Court
Oct 23 @ Chapel Court
Oct 30 @ Casa de las Flores
Africa, Italy & South America: Ancestors, Animals & Day of the Dead: Second workshop. Paint & embellish sculptures & constructions, Day of the Dead scenes, monoprints and unfinished canvas paintings.
Día de los Muertos; usando arcilla. Inspiración de cultura Africano y Italianos en pintando en lienzo y palmas.

 

November:

November 1 – Dia De Los Muertos @ the Arts Center – Bellas Artes altar… Homage to Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
Nov 6 @ Casa de las Flores
Nov 13 @ Chapel
Nov 20 @ Dahlia
India & the Middle East: Painting on Canvas.
Inspiración de India y Oriente. Medio pintando en lienzo, y arcilla.

 

December:

Afterschool Workshops – 3 to 5:30 pm – Fridays
Dec 4 @ Chapel
Dec 11 @ Casa de las Flores
Dec 11 @ Dahlia
Small things – Winter crafts – ornaments, jewelry & cards
Crear cartas navideñas. Crear llaveros, y ornamentos de aluminio.

Dec 12 – Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration

Bellas Artes Calendar 2014

Education + Inspiration = Creativity!

February:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm –
Feb 7 @ Chapel
Feb 14 @ Dahlia

Collage Project: Betty Songer introduce traditional Danish Paper Heart Basket Weaving. Mexican and Latin American Art using Heart Images will be presented.

Materials – matt board, assorted papers (construction, watercolor, tissue, decorative), ribbons, glue/paste, sissors, stapler, acrylic paint (metalic, regular, glittered, assorted colors), brushes, water containers, palettes, paper towels, markers, pencils/pens, and envelopes.

March:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm –
March 7 @ Chapel
March 14 @ Dahlia

Mixed Media Painting Project: Oil pastel with acrylic thin & thick.
Introduction to Indigenous Tarascan and Huichol Cultures and Images as inspiration.

Materials: 6 x 9” canvases, oil pastels, acrylic paint, brushes, water containers, palettes, paper towels, and artist info cards.

March/April:

Spring Break 2-day Workshops – 10 am to 12 noon
March 31(Monday) & April 1 (Tuesday) @ Chapel
April 2 (Wednesday) & April 3 (Thursday) @ Dahlia

“Homage to…” Painting Project: Artist Images as Inspiration: Individual Artists such as Botero, Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Siquieros or Orozco. Or Folk Artists by culture such as Huichol, Tarascan or Aztec. Or by tradition such as “Mexican Duality Paintings”. Pick a work by particular artist, learn from it, be inspired by it in some “recognizable” way and move beyond that to make your own unique creation. These paintings will be submitted to the Carpinteria Women’s Club Art Contest.

Materials: 12 x 16” canvases, acrylic paint, oil pastels, brushes, water containers, palettes, paper towels, and artist info cards.

May:

Friday After School Workshps – 3 to 5 pm –
May 9 @ Chapel
May 16 @ Dahlia
Nahua Guerrero Story Bowls – ceramic and wooden

Community Mural Project: Looking at the Nahua culture and their “story bowls” usually done on clay or wood, we will create a “story mural” on a flat surface divided into multiple sections – one for each individual participant – and then put the pieces back together.

Materials foam core, acrylic paint, acrylic paint, brushes, water containers, palettes, paper towels.

June:

Annual Bellas Artes Exhibition at the Curious Cup Bookstore – June 1 thru June 31.

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm –
June 6 @ Chapel
June 20 @ Dahlia

Bellas Artes Exhibition at Carpinteria Public Library’s Homework Center – June 1 to 30.

Water Color Project: Anne Fraser will present her water color technique referencing Rufino Tamayo’s life and work as inspiration.

Materials: Watercolor papers, watercolor paints, brushes, water containers, paper towels and artist info cards.

July:

Summer Camps – 10 am to 12 noon
July 7 – 11 (Monday thru Friday) @ Chapel
July 21 – 25 (Monday thru Friday) @ Dahlia

Fantastic and Surreal: Working together to build a Fantastic World!

Real and Surreal. Looking at Surreal and Fantastic folk and fine artists around the world: Mexican folk and the work of Gaudi, Dali, Chagall, Varo & more.

Materials:
Assemblage Project: Foam core, drift wood, found objects, clay pieces, glue, paint, and more paint! A group project.
Painting on Canvas Project: 9×12 canvases
Field Trip: Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Destination to be announced. Will include travel and lunch.

September:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm –
September 5 @ Chapel
September 12 @ Dahlia

Printmaking “in reverse” Project: Draw it, Trace it, Draw it in reverse, and Print it! – The Monoprint Process. Looking at what monoprint artists worldwide have done and remembering Anne Fraser’s watercolor techniques from June.

Materials: Printing Press, plates, inks, rollers, paper and more.

October:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm
October 10 @ Chapel
October 17 @ Dahlia

Day of the Dead Painting on Palm Project: Masks: Mexican Duality Paintings: The Nahua Indians of Guerrero, Mexico have transferred their skills of intricate painting on pottery to painting on paper made from the bark of trees. We will be… Painting on Palm!

Materials: Palm pieces, acrylic paints, glue, and feathers.

November:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm
November 7 @ Chapel
November 14 @ Dahlia
Painting a Meaningful Gift Project: Universal and Regional Iconic Images: Circles. Birds. Trees. Flowers. Corn. Religious Symbols. Another look at Nahua, Huichol and Tarascan images plus of course the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Black Madonna.

Mixed Media on 6×12 canvas.

December:

Friday After School Workshops – 3 to 5 pm
December 5 @ Chapel
December 19 @ Dahlia
“The Beauty of Paper!” Project: Cards, Collages, Woven Baskets, Flowers, and Wrappings.
Materials: Papers, sissors, glue sticks, sparkles, pens and more….

December 12 – Virgin de Guadalupe Celebration

Viva Events:
Will be added when information on dates and performers becomes available.

Bellas Artes Calendar 2013

PROGRAM WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS

FEBRUARY

February 10th-Sunday @ Chapel Ct.-2:00-4:00pm-Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara and Carpinteria Bellas Artes present Mariachi Sol de Mexico; reception to follow!
Mariachi Sol de Mexico en Chapel Ct.; musica y recepcion.
February 15th-Friday-12:00pm-Chapel Ct. trip to Casa Dolores
February 18th-Monday-12:00pm-Dahlia Ct. trip to Casa Dolores
Pick your favorite art piece and draw on matboard.
Excursion a Casa Dolores, elabora su obra de arte favorito.

MARCH

March 25th/26th-Mon./Tues. @ Chapel Ct.- 10:00am to 12:00pm
March 27th/28th-Weds./Thurs. @ Dahlia Ct.-10:00am to 12:00pm
Painting on canvas for Carpinteria Women’s Club Contest!
Pintura sobre lienzo para concurso de arte de Women’s Club.

APRIL

April 19th-Friday @ Chapel Ct. -3:00 to 5:00pm
April 26th-Friday @ Dahlia Ct.-3:00-5:00pm
Paper Mache formations of El Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life)
Formaciones del papel mache de Arbol de la Vida.

MAY

May 17th-Friday @ Chapel Ct -3:00 to 5:00pm
May 31st-Friday @ Dahlia Ct.-3:00 to 5:00pm
Painting of El Arbol de la Vida and Figurines
Pintura de El Arbol de la Vida y Figuras

JUNE

June 21st-Friday @ Chapel Ct. – 10:00am to 12:00pm
June 28th-Friday @ Dahlia Ct- 10:00am to 12:00pm
Introduction to Brazilian music and instruments.
Presentacion a la musica Brasilena y sus instrumentos.

JULY/AUGUST

July 22nd to 26th @ Chapel Ct. – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
July 29th to Aug 2nd @ Dahlia Ct. – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Pyramids of Mesoamerica and Indigenous Costumes, Music and Dance.
Piramides y vestuarios indigenas de Mesoamerica, Musica y Danza.
Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Costume Design.
Pintura, Esculturas y Diseno de Vestuarios.

SEPTEMBER

September 13th-Friday @ Chapel Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
September 20th-Friday @ Dahlia Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
Preparation of Dia de los Muertos Arts & Crafts.
Preparacion de Dia de los Muertos Artesania.
September 22nd-Sunday @ Chapel Ct. – 1:00 pm
Viva el Arte Event – Performance by Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan.
Traditional Comida prepared by Chapel Ct. residents.

OCTOBER

October 18th-Friday @ Chapel Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
October 25th-Friday @ Dahlia Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
More Dia de los Muertos Arts & Crafts.
Mas artesania de Dia de los Muertos.
October 20th-Sunday @ Dahlia Ct. – 1:00 pm
Viva el Arte Event – Performance by Los Vega Son Jarocho.
Traditional Comida prepared by Dahlia Ct. residents.
October 27th- Sunday @ SB Museum of Art – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Display of Bellas Artes Dia de los Muertos artwork.

NOVEMBER

November 15th – Friday @ Chapel Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
November 22nd-Friday @ Dahlia Ct. – 3:00 to 5:00pm
Introduction to Mariachi music and instruments.
Presentacion a la musica mariachi y sus instumentos.

DECEMBER

December 13th-Friday @ Chapel Ct.- 3:00 to 5:00pm
December 13th-Friday @ Dahlia Ct.- 3:00 to 5:00pm 

Wrap It Up…

Holiday Parade Dec 14 – Indigenous costumes and sculptures as floats and Santa Claus
Desfile Navideno 14 de dic.-Trajes indigenas y carrosas con esculturas. 

JANUARY 2014

January 10th-Friday Field Trip – Chapel & Dahlia residents!

NOTE: Upcoming special events and workshops will be added on throughout the year.

NOTA: Se annunciara otros events especiales y talleres durante el ano. 

Bellas Artes Calendar 2012

January 

Prepare 2011 Year-end Report, 2012 Proposal & MOU, Update Website

February

Feb 3rd – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm

Feb 10th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm

Love Collage using paints, beads, fabric, etc.

¡Amor, amor, amor! Composición (Collage) artística utilizando pintura, cuentas, tela, etc.

March

March 9th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm

March 16th – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm

Cesar Chávez Study—Agricultural theme exploration—Landscape Painting on canvas

Exploración y estudio tocante Cesar Chávez y la agricultura. Pintura en lienzo de paisajes.

Spring Break Workshop

March 27th and 28th – Tues & Wed – for Chapel Court 

10 to 12:30 with lunch provided

March 27th Study of Oaxaca Art- In preparation for museum visit

Estudio del arte de Oaxaca, en preparación para la visita al museo

March 28th-Ventura County Museum of History and Art Visit

Spring Break Workshop

March 29th & 30th Thurs & Fri for Dahlia Court 

10 to 12:30 with lunch provided

March 29th Study of Oaxaca Art- In preparation for museum visit

Estudio del arte de Oaxaca, en preparación para la visita al museo

March 30th-Ventura County Museum of History and Art Visit

Visita al Museo de Historia y Arte del Condado de Ventura

Special Event: March 22nd @ Dahlia Court Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, 6:30-8:30 pm

Marzo 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Visita del Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano a Dahlia Court

April

April 13th – Friday- Workshop @Chapel Court 3-5 pm

April 20th- Friday- Workshop @Dahlia Court 3-5 pm

Self-Portrait Watercolors

Auto-retratos en acuarelas

May

May 4th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm

May 11th – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm

Jewelry making. Collaboration with property managers to organize Mother’s Day Celebration

Creación de joyería. Colaboración con las manejadoras de las propiedades para organizar la celebración del Día de las Madres.

May ? – Women’s Club Art Contest

June

June 12th to 15th – School’s Out Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon 

12th & 13th@ Chapel Court; 14th & 15th @ Dahlia Court

Nature Walk & Art Project Collage (Rodolfo Morales)

Caminata explorando la naturaleza, y creación basada en el arte de Rodolfo Morales, Artista Oaxaqueño

July 

July 9th thru 13th – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Chapel Court

July 16th thru 20th – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Dahlia Court

July 23rd thru 27th – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Camper Park

Paper Mache Art- Piñata Making, Masks, Personal History Object

Wearable Art – Design and Paint T-Shirts

Ranch Visit

Dancing with Miryam and Costume Making

Creaciones de papel Mache- Piñatas, mascaras, objeto personal con significativo especial en tu familia

Diseño y pintura de playeras

Visita al Rancho

Bailando con Miryam y Creación de vestuario

September 

21st @ Chapel Court; 28th @ Dahlia Court

Clay Calavera Making for Día de los Muertos Altar

Calaveras de barro para el altar de Día de los Muertos

October 

October 12 – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court- 3 to 5:30 

October 19 – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5:30

Tissue flowers for altar for Dia de los Muertos- Setting of Altar

Flores de papel para el altar de Día de los Muertos. Instalación del altar.

November 

November 9th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5:30

November 16th- Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5:30

Autumn Still life Project

Virgen de Guadalupe

Pintura de otoño

December

December 17th and 18th – Holiday Workshops @ Chapel Court – 10 to 12:30 w/ Lunch 

December 19th and 20th – Holiday Workshops @ Dahlia Court – 10 to 12:30 w/ Lunch

Homemade holiday gifts and wrapping

Creación y envoltura de regalos para las festividades

Bellas Artes Calendar 2011

January

Prepare 2010 Year-end Report, 2011 Proposal & MOU, Update Website

February

Feb 11th – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm
Feb 18th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm
Clay – Make it. Paint it. Collage – Heart it.
Movie Project – Start it. Special presentation by Duffy Hecht
Teen Culture of Higher Education Project – Start it. Intro by Sandra Elizarraraz
A Little Paper Work – Bellas Artes 2010 Program critique and suggestions

March

March 4th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm
March 11th – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm
Clay – Make it. Paint it. Flower fabric painting flag/bamboo construction project .
Movie Project – Work it.

Special Event

March 13th – Sunday – 12:30 to 2 pm – @ Chapel Court 
Mariachis de Nati Cano
co-sponsored by Viva Santa Barbara and Bellas Artes –
for all Chapel Court and Dahlia Court families
mercado fiesta arranged Betty Campero and Paola Balzadua

Spring Break Workshop

March 29th and 30th – Tues & Wed – for Chapel Court 
10 to 12:30 with lunch provided @ Jeanette & Gus Munoz’ Home
Clay – Paint it. Crazy Basket project. Painting/Collage Project – canvas/boards.
Movie Project – Interview footage.

Spring Break Workshop

March 31st & April 1st – Thurs & Fri – for Dahlia Court 
10 to 12:30 with lunch provided @ Jeanette & Gus Munoz’ Home
Clay – Paint it. Crazy Basket project. Painting/Collage Project – canvas/boards.
Movie Project – Interview footage.

April

April 16th, Saturday RAZA College Day @ UCSB – for Teen Culture
of Higher Education Project details to be announced….

May

May 6th – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5 pm
May 13th – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5 pm
“la familia” project – clay – paint – collage…. Movie Project – continue on….

May 18th – Chicano Studies Dept. UCSB trip for Teen Culture
of Higher Education Project Group

May ? – Women’s Club Art Contest

June

June 13th to 16th – School’s Out Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon
June 13 @ Dahlia: June 14 & 15 @ Chapel Court: June 16 @ Camper Park

July

July 18th thru 22nd – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Chapel Court
July 25th thru 26th – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Dahlia Court
July 27th thru 29th – Summer Workshop – 10 am to 12 noon – Camper Park
Mexican American Artists, Musicians and Performers
Research project – Pick your favorite – Create an art piece, song or dance honoring that
person or group – Write a little biography – to be consolidated in our second annual
bellas artes summer book – “Favoritos/Favorites” 
Movie Project continues…..
Wearable Art – Design and Paint T-Shirts
Teen Culture visits schools…..

August /September

August 26 – Workshop @ Chapel Court- 3 to 5:30
September 2 – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5:30
Movie Project….. completed? prepares to premiere?
Teen Culture meets with parents and UCSB’s Power Through Knowledge
Foundation to plan school year goals…. exact dates to be announced,

October

October 14 – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court- 3 to 5:30 
October 21 – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5:30

November

November 11 – Friday – Workshop @ Chapel Court – 3 to 5:30
November 18 – Friday – Workshop @ Dahlia Court – 3 to 5:30

December

December 19th and 20th – Holiday Workshops @ Chapel Court – 10 to 12:30 w/ Lunch
December 21st and 22nd – Holiday Workshops @ Dahlia Court – 10 to 12:30 w/ Lunch

NOTE: Viva Events and other special events will be added as information and dates become available.

Bellas Artes Calendar 2010 

January – Write year end report, proposal for 2010 and update website.
Special Event: Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano, Sunday Jan 31st, 12 to 1:30 pm in cooperation with UCSB Arts & Lectures Viva! @ Camper Park. Traditional meal prepared by Camper Park residents. Dahlia and Chapel Court residents invited to attend.

February – Heart Art: Paint – a Bag of Hearts. Make Cards.
AfterSchool Workshops 3 to 5 pm: Feb 5, Friday @ Dahlia: Feb 12, Friday @ Camper Park
Research use of “heart” image in Mexican, South American & North American Art.

March – Collage Paintings – Make a collage on canvas, matte board, palm bark with paper, fabric, buttons, beads, oil pastels, paint, glue, et al.
AfterSchool Workshops 3 to 5 pm: March 5, Friday @ Dahlia: March 12, Friday @ Camper Park
Study collage work of Rodolfo Morales.

Spring Break – Make fabric rabbits – & – Paint rabbits on clay plates.
2-day Workshops – March 29 & 30, Mon & Tues @ Dahlia:
March 31& April 1, Wed & Thurs @ Camper Park.

Study traditional Mexican fabric folding craft. Research & study rabbits as depicted on Patzcuaro pottery, drawn/painted by artists such as Francisco Toledo and made in pre-conquest times and presently on display in museums created by Tamayo and Rivera.

April 11 – Sunday, Danza @ Dahlia Special in cooperation with UCSB Arts & Lectures Viva! @ Dahlia. Traditional meal prepared by Dahlia residents. Camper Park & Chapel Court residents invited.

April & May – T-shirt painting projects – for moms or dads. Bracelet making project for moms.
AfterSchool Workshops 3 to 5 pm: April 30, Friday @ Dahlia: May 7, Friday @ Camper Park

June 17 & 18, Thurs & Fri – Collage at the beach – take photos – study tradition of “Flowers and Sand” art installations in Oaxaca (Mexico) & work by Andy Goldsworthy (American).

Summer: 4 day Workshops @ Dahlia & Camper Park
July 19-23 @ Dalhia 10 am to 12:30 with lunch provided 12:30 to 1:30
July 26-30 @ CamperPark/ChapelCourt 10 am to 12:30 with lunch provided 12:30 to 1:30

Book Project: Each student participant will be given a “page”. They will choose the subject, layout, illutrations (drawings, paintings, photos or prints), text, etc. Ideas for subject include: Traditional recipes with illustrations of food, kitchen, chef, etc. Traditional clothing or hairstyles or customs. Ancestors. Places. Celebrations. et al. Book will be assembled & printed. Each participant will receive a book.
Pillar Project: All pages created for the Book Project will be mounted on community pillar in the style of Rodolfo Morales.
Dance Project: Elena Rios and her group will rekindle the joy of Danza Azteca. Ayacaxlis, shields and head-dresses made in 2009 will be used again.

September 10th, Friday, AfterSchool Workshop 3 to 5 @ Chapel Court
September 17th, Friday, AfterSchool Workshop 3 to 5 @ Dahlia Court

Oct 2 (Sat) and Oct 3 (Sun) Bellas Artes will have a booth at the CVAC Avocado Bizarre
Selling student art work & little clay Guadalupes and offering Printmaking Demonstration & Workshop (people can pay $10 to make 2 prints)
We’ll need people to volunteer to sit/teach at the booth.

Oct 8th, Friday, AfterSchool Workshop 3 to 5 @ Chapel Court
Oct 15th, Friday, AfterSchool Workshop 3 to 5 @ Dahlia Court

Oct 17th, Sunday, 12 noon to 2 pm, Pistolera (Viva Hosting Event) @ Dahlia Court.
Pistolera (Pistolera by night, they are Moona Luna by day and have a bilingual children’s album just out!)
http://www.pistolera.net/

November 24th (Wed), 10 to 12:30 Holiday Workshop @ Dahlia Court
November 26th (Friday), 10 to 12:30 Holiday Workshop @ Chapel Court

December 12th – Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration. Bellas Artes will work with Betty Campero and Olivia Moctezuma.

December 20 & 21, Holiday Workshops – 10 to 12:30 @ Chapel Court
December 22 & 23, Holiday Workshops – 10 to 12:30 @ Dahlia Court

Bellas Artes Calendar 2009 
ANO AZTECA MEXICA CON BELLAS ARTES

featuring special guest artist Elena Rios

After School Workshops 3:30 to 5:30 @ Camper Park, Dahlia Ct. & Ladera Apts.
Spring & Summer Day Workshops @ Camper Park, Dahlia Ct. & Ladera Apts.
Special Events and Summer Intensive Details listed by date.
Fall & Winter Details to be confirmed when school schedules are available.

Cualli in huallauhtoque
(KWAH-lee een-wahl-au-TOH-keh)

Bienvenidos
Welcome

January Special Trip – January 9th – 11 am to 3 pm – for both Dahlia and Camper Park Bellas Artes students. Travel by Trolley to hear local Mexican American Arturo Tello speak of his life and work as an artist and proprietor of Palm Loft Gallery: Walk to Carpinteria State Park Beach for lunch: Introduction to the work of Andy Goldsworthy: Following Andy’s lead students gathered materials from the sea shore, created and photographed their own environmental artworks.

January Special Event – January 25th – Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano – Bellas Artes in cooperation with UCSB Arts and Lectures hosts Nati Cano and his musicians @ Dahlia Court for lunch @ noon, followed by socializing and music. All Dahlia and Camper Park residents are invited. Betty Campero is organizing the luncheon – a BBQ.

February After School Workshops 
ARTES: Hand Built Clay Sculptures – Guadalupe & Tonantzin Figures
AZTECAS: Nahuatl (NAH-waht l) – also known as Aztec or Mexican.  It is the most widely spoken indigenous language of North America.  It was spoken by the Aztec centuries ago and continues to be spoken by millions in Mexico and Central America today.
February 6th, Friday @ Dahlia
February 11th, Wed @ Ladera Apartments 
February 13th, Friday @ Camper Park

February Special Event – Sunday, Feb 22 – PAINT! Refurbish Armando Mural @ Kim’s Market Bridge – Alternate date to be announced in case of rain.

March After School Workshops 
ARTES: Paint – Sculptures, Individual Canvases/Boards/Papers and Community Mural
(Note: At Camper Park we will also be repainting the Plazita walls) 
AZTECAS: Tenochtitlan (teh-noech-TEE-tlahn) – the capital city of the Aztec civilization.  Founded in 1325 and built on what is now present day Mexico City.
Make ayacaxtli – sonaja – rattles.
March 6th, Friday @ Dahlia
March 11th, Wed @ Ladera Apartments
March 13th, Friday @ Camper Park

March Special Trip – March 10 – Tuesday – 7:30 pm – to Arlington Theatre for Alvin Ailey performance – Tickets donated by UCSB Arts & Lectures for 20 Bellas Artes participants.

March Special Event – March 26 – Thursday – 6 pm – Celso Duarte – Bellas Artes in
cooperation with UCSB Arts & Lectures hosts Celso Duarte @ Ladera Apartments for
an evening meal, socializing and music. All residents of Ladera are invited.

Spring Break Workshops – March 29th through April 3rd –
1 day, 3 hour workshop with lunch @ each location – Camper Park, Dahlia & Ladera
ARTES: Begin making ayoyotes (traditional leg bands made of seed pods & leather). Pillars & Prints – Begin our collaged pillars inspired by the Pillars of Rodolfo Morales and Los Niños Héroes monument.
AZTECAS: Tonatiuh (toh-NAH-tee-oo) – sol – sun

April Special Event – April 19 – Sunday – noon – Mariachi Divas – Bellas Artes in cooperation with UCSB Arts & Lectures hosts Mariachi Divas @ Camper Park
for lunch at noon, socializing and music. All residents of Camper Park, Dahlia
and Ladera are invited.

May After School Workshops
ARTES: Making drum sticks. Printmaking – Collage on pillars.
AZTECAS: Huehuetl (WEH-wet) -Tambor vertical upright drum
May 8th, Friday @ Dahlia
May 13th, Wed @ Ladera Apartments
May 15th, Friday @ Camper Park

Summer Family Camp Program – 5:30 to 8:30 pm with dinner @ 5:30 –
June 23, 24, 25 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) @ Ladera Apartments
June 30, July 1 & 2 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) @ Camper Park
July 7, 8, 9 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) @ Dahlia, 
ARTES/AZTECAS: Elotl (E-loht) – Maiz – corn
Xochitl (SHOH-cheetl) – flor -flower
KOPILLI – ponacho – headdress: Design & make kopilli.

August Summer Family Workshops – 5:30 to 8:30 pm with dinner @ 5:30
ARTES: Pastel on Prints. Collage on pillars.
AZTECAS: Quetzalcoatl (keh-tsahl-KOH-waht) – serpiente preciosisima –
most precious serpent
August 5th, Wednesday @ Ladera
August 6th, Thursday @ Camper Park
August 7th, Friday @ Dahlia 

September After School Workshops (exact dates to be announced when school calendars are confirmed.)
AZTECAS: Chimalli (Chee-MA-lee) – escudo – shield
ARTES: Clay Sculptures – Guadalupe, Tonantzin and duality figures
Friday @ Dahlia
Wed @ Ladera Apartments
Friday @ Camper Park

October After School Workshops 
AZTECAS: Miquiztli (Mee-KEE-shtlee) – muerte – death
ARTES: Paint – Sculptures,Individual Canvases/Boards/Papers
Friday @ Dahlia
Wed @ Ladera Apartments
Friday @ Camper Park

November After School Workshops
AZTECAS: Tonantzin (Toe-NAHN-tzeen) – La madre tierra – mother earth
ARTES: Costumes, etc.
Friday @ Dahlia
Wed @ Ladera Apartments
Friday @ Camper Park

December – Celebrations – DATES 11, 12 & 13 (times & details to be announced)
@ Dahlia, @ Ladera Apartments and @ Camper Park
ARTES/AZTECAS: Tlazohcamati, Ometeotl (tlah-soh-ka-MAH-tee, oh-meh-TEHot)
Gracias, Creador – thank you, creator
Friday @ Dahlia
Wed @ Ladera Apartments
Friday @ Camper Park

bellas artes Calendar 2008
Program Workshops, Summer Camps, Trips & Special Events

All materials and tickets are provided. All ages are welcome!
Workshops: 3-5pm
En la Manana 10-12

February 1 Dahlia Court
Afterschool Workshop
Arte del Corazon:  painting on plastic, monotypes, use of heart theme in Latin American culture 
February 6 Ladera Apts
Afterschool Workshop
Arte del Corazon:  painting on plastic, monotypes, use of heart theme in Latin American culture
February 8 Camper Park
Afterschool Workshop
Arte del Corazon:  painting on plastic, monotypes, use of heart theme in Latin American culture
March 7 Dahlia Court
Afterschool Workshop
La Loteria,  paint and collage
Mexican traditions, graphic arts, image origins
March 12 Ladera Apts
Afterschool Workshop
La Loteria,  paint and collage
Mexican traditions, graphic arts, image origins
March 14 Camper Park
Afterschool Workshop
La Loteria,  paint and collage
Mexican traditions, graphic arts, image origins
March 31
& April 1
Dahlia Court
En la Manana Painting Workshop, Primavera
acrylic paintings on canvas, board and tin disks
Survey of Mexican artists, select one as inspiration
April 2 & 3 Camper Park
En la Manana Painting Workshop, Primavera
acrylic paintings on canvas, board and tin disks
Survey of Mexican artists, select one as inspiration
April 16 & 17 Ladera Apts
Afterschool Painting Workshop, Primavera
acrylic paintings on canvas, board and tin disks
Survey of Mexican artists, select one as inspiration
April 20  Special Event:  Camper Park
Louie Romero y su grupo Mazacote, Salsa
University of California Santa Barbara, Marjorie Luke Theatre outreach
May 7 Special Event:
Lila Downs, University of California Santa Barbara
Field trip by bus, evening musical performance
Dahlia Court: 20 participants
Camper Park: 20 participants
May Carpinteria Valley Womens Club Annual Student Art Competition
In gathering, show and reception dates to be announced
Participating:  Dahlia Court and Camper Park
May 16 Dahlia Court
Afterschool Workshop
Manos Santos, Hands as universal symbolism
clay building, collage
May 21  Ladera Apts
Afterschool Workshop
Manos Santos, Hands as universal symbolism
clay building, collage
May 23 Camper Park
Afterschool Workshop
Manos Santos, Hands as universal symbolism
clay building, collage
June 23-27  5 days
Dahlia Court, Livia Zirkel director
Special Summer Program, Verano de Tortuga y Tulum
Study art and architecture of Tulum Ruins and
mythology and biology of the turtles of that area
Architectural construction, sculpture workshop, painting and printmaking
Guest artist: Juan Rios (John Avalas) Mexican folk dance instruction
time:  10am-1pm, with lunch provided 
June 23-27 5 days
Camper Park, Kathleen Lord director
Special Summer Program, Verano de Tortuga y Tulum
Study art and architecture of Tulum Ruins and
mythology and biology of the turtles of that area
Architectural construction, sculpture workshop, painting and printmaking
Guest artist: Juan Rios (John Avalas) Mexican folk dance instruction
time:  10am-1pm, with lunch provided
June 30-July 3 4 days
Ladera Apts, Livia Zirkel and Kathleen Lord
Special Summer Program, Verano de Tortuga y Tulum
Study art and architecture of Tulum Ruins and
mythology and biology of the turtles of that area
Architectural construction, sculpture workshop, painting and printmaking
Guest artist: Juan Rios (John Avalas) Mexican folk dance instruction
time:  10am-1pm, with lunch provided.
Aug 20  Ladera Apts
En la Manana: Las Ruinas
Ancient sculptural reliefs: rubbings and paintings
Aztec calendar and carved patterns from ruins transfered to paper
Aug 21 Dahlia Court
En la Manana: Las Ruinas
Ancient sculptural reliefs: rubbings and paintings
Aztec calendar and carved patterns from ruins transfered to paper
Aug 22 Camper Park
En la Manana: Las Ruinas
Ancient sculptural reliefs: rubbings and paintings
Aztec calendar and carved patterns from ruins transfered to paper
Sept 5  Dahlia Court
Las Mayas, Mural project re-creating Mayan mural with watercolors
Mayan culture, mythology, animal symbolism and language
Sept 10  Ladera Apts
Las Mayas, Mural project re-creating Mayan mural with watercolors
Mayan culture, mythology, animal symbolism and language
Sept 12  Camper Park
Las Mayas, Mural project re-creating Mayan mural with watercolors
Mayan culture, mythology, animal symbolism and language
Oct 3  Dahlia Court
Ofrendas, Construction tableaus using various materials in the style of Mexican folk art for Dia de los Muertos, also mask-making
Oct 8 Ladera Apts
Ofrendas, Construction tableaus using various materials in the style of Mexican folk art for Dia de los Muertos, also mask-making
Oct 10 Camper Park
Ofrendas, Construction tableaus using various materials in the style of Mexican folk art for Dia de los Muertos, also mask-making
Nov 7  Dahlia Court
Retablos, traditional painted offerings, working in 3 dimensions with paint on tin using collage/ assemblage techniques
Nov 12  Ladera Apts
Retablos, traditional painted offerings, working in 3 dimensions with paint on tin using collage/ assemblage techniques
Nov 14  Camper Park
Retablos, traditional painted offerings, working in 3 dimensions with paint on tin using collage/ assemblage techniques
Dec 15 & 16 2 days
Dahlia Court
Special Holiday Workshop: Hecho a Mano por la Navidad
handmade art projects and gifts using folk techniques
Dec 17 & 18 2 days
Camper Park
Special Holiday Workshop: Hecho a Mano por la Navidad
handmade art projects and gifts using folk techniques
10am – 1pm, with lunch provided
Dec 19  all day
Ladera Apts
Special Holiday Workshop: Hecho a Mano por la Navidad
handmade art projects and gifts using folk techniques
10am-3pm, with lunch provided
NOTE:
Not on Calendar
Dates to be announced
Mural between Kim’s Market and Camper Park – restoration project – 2 or 3 workshops.
Extra Special Events thru UCSB Arts & Lectures – 1 or 2
Extra Trips –  (1) Teens to Guadalupe for mural tour via train (2) Younger children to  event in SB via train and (3) unimagined excursions

bellas artes Calendar 2007 

KEY:
After School Workshops – Fridays – 3 to 5 = ASW
En La Manana Workshops – Fridays – 10 to noon = ELM
Special Workshops/Events = SWE

January – no workshops – write yearend report & 2007 schedule
February 24 (Sat) SWE Viejitos Project –
Dance costume making @ Camper Park for
GrandMa Jeanice’s May Show – mask painting
March 2 ASW & ELM @ Camper Park “Fabric Figures”
Tamayoesque fabric painting & sculpting
with Sandie Doles, guest artist 
March 9 ASW & ELM @ Dahlia “Fabric Figures”
Tamayoesque fabric painting & sculpting
with Sandie Doles, guest artist 
March 10 (Sat) SWE Viejitos Viejitos Project @ Camper Park
– serape painting
April 3 (Tues) SWE Trip to SB Art Museum Tamayo Exhibition
Camper Park & Dahlia younger students & parents –
travel by public bus, picnic @ Courthouse, &play @ kidsworld
April 4 (Wed) SWE Trip to SB Art Museum Tamayo Exhibition & Lunch
Camper Park & Dahlia teen students & parents –
travel by public bus with lunch @ State & A
April 21 (Sat) SWE Viejitos Project @ Camper Park– hat decorating
May 4 ASW & ELM @ Dahlia – Tamayoesque acrylic paintings on canvas
May 11 ASW & ELM @ Camper Park – Tamayoesque paintings on canvas
May 19 (Sat) SWE @ Camper Park – Grand Ma’s Dance Show –
Viejitos Dance by Camper Park kids in their self-made costumes!
May 22 SWE for Dahlia & Camper Park –
submit entries to Women’s Club Student Art Contest
May 29 SWE for Dahlia & Camper Park –
Women’s Club Student Art Contest Awards Reception @ Women’s Club
June SWE Art & Identity Workshop – with parents & staff –
Creating a Community Program – date & time to be announced 
July 16 thru 20 (Mon-Fri: 12 to 4 with lunch served at noon)
Julio bellas Artes
SWE @ Camper Park & @ Dahlia
Theme: Atl, Einstein & Tehuantepec Women
Study Dr. Atl, his life, art & work as a vulcanologist;
Dr. Einstein, his life, theories & experiences as an
immigrant; and the fabled Women of Tehuantepec.
Work in gauche, watercolor and collage.
Guest landscape artist, Whitney Abbott.
Build, fire and erupt clay volcanoes.
Dance with guest artist, Juan Avalos.
Aug 17 SWE @ Dahlia – Gesture Drawing
Sept 7 ASW @ Dahlia –
“Harmonics” with guest artist Ted Rhodes –
receive your own harmonica & learn to play it!
Plus – Paint the Blues and Draw the Wind – art project.
Sept 14 ASW @ Camper Park –
“Harmonics” with guest artist Ted Rhodes –
receive your own harmonica & learn to play it!
Plus – Paint the Blues and Draw the Wind – art project.
Oct 5 ASW @ Dahlia – Day of the Dead collage project
incorporating work of Posada, Rivera & other Mexican
Artists
Oct 12 ASW @ Camper Park – Day of the Dead collage project
incorporating work of Posada, Rivera & other Mexican
Artists
Nov 16 ASW @ Dahlia – Honoring Indigenous People –
Study the life and work of George Littlechild –
collage & tempera painting project
Nov 29 (Thurs) – SWE – 5:30 to 7:30 pm – @ Dahlia
Host a meet the artist dinner with Nati Cano & his Mariachis.
Dahlia Mothers preparing the meal. Dahlia & Camper Park
residents invited. Invent sponsored thru collaboration with UCSB
Performing Arts Manager Cathy Oliverson & bellas Artes Director 
Nov 30 ASW @ Camper Park – Honoring Indigenous People –
Study the life and work of George Littlechild –
collage & tempera painting project
Dec 7 ASW @ Dahlia – “hecho a mano por navidad”
Dec 17, 18, 19 SWE 10 to 1 (lunch at noon) @ Camper Park – “hecho a mano por navidad” – all ages invited.
Jan 3 & 4 (2008) SWE 11 to 1 @ Dahlia – “hecho a mano”
for Three Kings Day – learn about this Mexican tradition and make gifts – all ages invited.

ballet folklorico de mexico
de amalia hernandez

bellas artes has 40 tickets to this show @ the Lobero in Santa Barbara
Tuesday – November 7, 2006
Bus will pick up participants from Dahlia Court @ 6:45 pm
and from Carpinteria Camper Park @ 7:00 pm
The performance is from 8 to 10 pm.
We will return to Carpinteria at approximately 10:30 pm.
All participants must have permission slips signed in advance.

 january
Volunteer directors write 2005 report, plan 2006 details, confirm guest artists, field trip reservations, and order supplies.
No workshops are held.
 february

17 @ dahlia
24 @ camper park
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
3 to 5 pm. Fridays
Animals in the style of Rufino Tamayo:
Painting project – acrylic on canvas.

Rufino Tamayo 1941
Two Dogs
 february

17 @ dahlia
24 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays
Family in the style of Rufino Tamayo:
Individual painting project – acrylic on 5×8″ boxes.
Begin group project – 4×5 foot Tamayo “Family” reproduction.
 march

24 @ dahlia
31 @ camper park
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
3 to 5 pm. Fridays
Animals inspired by contemporary pottery from TzinTzuaTzan, Patzcuaro & Capula in the Tarasco Indian tradition: Make clay animals & paint color studies on black boards. Make mother sculptures.
Introduction to Lila Downs & her music in preparation for April 18th.
 march

24 @ dahlia
31 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays
Make clay figures, family members, animals and plants for inclusion in our February boxes. Continue work on 4×5 foot Tamayo reporduction.
 march

27 – monday
special bus trip
to Santa Monica

ASHES and SNOW, The Nomadic Museum
Santa Monica Pier
Departure Time: 8:15 am.
Our reservation is for a 10 am tour of the exhibit. We will do lunch after the exhibit and return to Carpinteria (time to be announced). We have tickets for 20 camper park students, 20 dahlia students & 10 volunteer parents/instructors.“Gregory Colbert explores extraordinary interactions between humans & animals.” The exhibit is a bridge that crosses geographical & cultural boundaries connecting modern man with the totemic animals that touch our spirit…”March 27, 2006 – Monday – 8:30 amthe power of photography? New technologies.
nomadic museum? How does it compare to the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City?
The photo above is of a permanent exhibit created for the national Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City in 1964. This display honors the power of the totemic animal. Colbert’s Ashes & Snow Exhibit reminds us again of that power, and how it thouches our human spirit.
 april

18 – tuesday
special bus trip
to UCSB
LILA DOWNS 
8pm. Tuesday
UCSB Campbell Hall
Departure Time: 7 pm
We have 40 tickets for bellas Artes
students (20 Camper Park, 20 Dahlia). 
Lila Downs, Mexican-American singer of original & mesoamerican music.
 april

21 @ dahlia
28 @ camper park
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
3 to 5 pm. Fridays

Paint Huichol inspired animals on/in white boxes. Paint the fired animals (& mother sculptures) made in March.
 april

21 @ dahlia
28 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays
Paint our clay miniatures and install in our boxes. Gather items for “Mira Mexico” Exhibit & research their origins & significance. Work on illustrations & text for our Indigenous Fashion Show for May 4th and food for May 5th. 
 may

4 – thursday
@ Arts Center
2:00 to 6:00 pm
bellas ARTES SPONSORS
“MIRA MEXICO”
“the art of translation”

at the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council’s
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
We will learn how to set up “an exhibit” to display our work & all things Mexican that we can gather. Written descriptions of work will be in English & Spanish. Parent docents will speak in Spanish. Students will translate.
 june

2 @ dahlia
9 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays

Painting Project – Look at work of Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo & Maria Izquierdo. Conjure up our own special forms & images. Paint them in acrylic on canvas. Choose a female painter’s work as new community project to enlarge & reproduce in 4×5 foot format.
 july
PSHH, EEP & CVAC work on MOU re. bellas artes.
3 details from works by Jose Luis Cuevas
agosto bellas artes
our special 3 week summer program
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  Week One: Aug 1, 2 & 3
Week Two: Aug 8, 9 & 10
Week Three: Aug 15, 16 & 17
workshop 10 to 12
with lunch served at noon
The Mask & The Dance

We will focus on nature related masks, dances and costumes: The Tigre, The Fish, and The Deer.

Week One: Aug 1, 2 & 3
Mask Making 
– various materials & techniques – each participant working on 3 separate masks.
Dance Making – special guest instructors.
Week Two: Aug 8, 9 & 10
Animal Constructions and Insturment Making Workshops
Week Three: Aug 15, 16 & 17
Paint & Decorate Masks
Make Costumes
School Ready with the Power of Art – 
How illustration & color can enhance school projects: Art Bags with watercolors, pencils, rulers, papers presented to each participant with guidelines for possible uses.
 september

8 @ dahlia
15 @ camper park
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
3 to 5 pm. Fridays
Fantastic Animals. Subject matter inspired by Cuevas, Posada, Toledo & Tamayo. Explore printmaking techniques: Make mono-prints on small press. Etchings with rolling pins. Rubbings. 
 september

8 @ dahlia
15 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays
Collaberate on Ofrenda Design & begin making elements for it… small paintings &/or figures, etc.
 october

13 @ dahlia
20 @ camper park
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
3 to 5 pm. Fridays

Bones on Black: Fabric Painting Project
Happy Skulls: Calavara Project
Homage to Posada: Collage Project
 october

13 @ dahlia
20 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays

Ofrenda… continue…
 october/november
dia de los muertos @ Arts Center Site with CVAC
DATES & ACTIVITIES TO BE DETERMINED
 november

dates to be
determined 
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays

 december

1 & 2 @ dahlia
8 & 9 @ camper park
SPECIAL 2 DAY WORKSHOP
3 to 5 pm. Fridays & 10 to Noon Saturdays
Hecho a Mano por Navidad
Making surprise gifts for loved ones.
Wrappings & Cards
 december

1 @ dahlia
8 @ camper park
EN LA MANANA WORKSHOPS
9:30 to 11 am. Fridays