SUMMER CAMP 2014

SUMMER CAMP 2014!

 JUNE 9 – AUGUST 22, 2014

Summer Camp season is approaching, quickly! Luckily, we’ve got you covered for 11 (very fun-filled, creative) weeks! Sculpture: Soapstone, Film Week, Toy Shop: Sock Monkeys!, Audubon Watercolors, Photography, Fashion Week, Figure Drawing, Printmaking, Stop Motion Animation, Installation Art and Architecture are the subjects we’ll be covering this summer. Please click here for more information!

**Please note: Film Week and Photography Week will be held within the Fern Dell in Griffith Park. All other weeks will be at our studio in Highland Park.

(Wave Artwork by Raymond Pettibon)

Insanely Awesome Matryoshka Dolls

As we prepare for our Spring Camp, and seek a few ounces of internet inspiration, we’ve been sifting through hundreds of examples of Matryoshka Dolls.  Somewhere along the way, we ran across Irene Hwang, and our collective hearts skipped a beat. Her pop culture infused dolls are loaded with lovely details that deliver the goods to even the most ardent film, music, and art fans.  We are so keen on the dolls, we couldn’t help sharing a few:

Where the Wild Things Are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bjork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wes Anderson Collection

 

 

If life is a poker game, then The Art Grist is all in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8a1wSCcmqw&feature=plcp

For the past four years,we have been putting together a swell little art camp in the midst of Griffith Park, all the while whispering about the possibility of some day finding a permanent home for truly great art making. That day has come. Our vision for The Art Grist is ambitious, looking to combine classes for children and adults, with a supportive community for artists, and a forward thinking gallery. But to us, these things are meant to be together, mixing and blending like a charcoal drawing.

If this is your first encounter with The Art Grist, please take a look at our gallery to see what we have accomplished to this point. We are educators who live for art, and artists who see no shame in being great educators. Our emphasis has always been on relevent content and quality execution, and we believe that has been shown through the work of our campers. With a roof over our heads and expanded vision, we expect to take each of these elements to the next level.

We have scrimped and saved up for this moment, and we are putting our entire savings into the project. We’re all in – money, time and heart. Now we are reaching out to supporters to make sure that not only can we open our doors, but keep them open. The Art Grist is asking those who believe in our mission to donate, through our Indiegogo campaign. The Indiegogo link to the right will take you to our campaign video and information. Each dollar raised will be the foundation for groundbreaking education, unique events and support for emergent artists. You’re support will make all this happen, and for this we are extremely grateful.

See you at The Grist,

Heather and Kristin