NEW! After School Art Classes For Kids, Beginning Jan. 12, 2010

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  • 8/14/2019 NEW! After School Art Classes For Kids, Beginning Jan. 12, 2010


    For Immediate Release Contact: Becki Gervin, 408.961.5814Dec. 15, 2009

    NEW! After School Art Classes For Kids, Beginning Jan. 12, 2010

    Five-class series explores art techniques using recyclable materials

    SARATOGA, Calif. As part of Montalvos recently announced expanded education programming, sign-upsare now available for the first After School Artseries, Casting About With Paper and Plastic with artistCorinne Okada Takara. Students, ages 7 through 11, will explore the sculptural fiber art techniquesincorporating recycled materials to create a variety of projects.

    Classes are held on Tuesdays at Montalvos Barn Art Studio from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Class dates are: Jan. 12,19, 26, Feb. 2, and 9. Parents can sign their children up through Montalvos Box Office.

    During this series, children will playfully incorporate recycled materials such as plastic sushi grass, local ethnicfood wrappers and produce netting, making colorful handmade papers for a variety of 3D and 2D projects.Participants will use wire and recycled packaging as supports for their paper creations of insects, flowers and

    cast wall hangings. Each student will also learn to make vibrant prints using collograph printmaking techniquesTakara will share the inspiration of her Japanese-Hawaiian plantation roots and will encourage the students toexplore their own visual vocabularies through the discards of their daily lives.

    About the instructorCorinne Okada Takara is a Bay Area artist and arts educator. Her mixed media work has shown locally andinternationally. Most recently Takara participated in an Arts In Embassies exhibit in Brussels and was honoredwith an artist residency at the de Young Museum.

    After School Artis a new program for Montalvo and Casting About With Paper and Plastic is the first in a seriesof classes being offered to children throughout the school year. The next After School Art, Aqua Extravaganzawith Ken Hay, begins on Feb. 23, 2010. For more information on all of the classes being offered visit

    Enrollment Information$150; Members $135 available through the Montalvo Box Office, open Monday Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.408.961.5858. Visitwww.montalvoarts.orgfor more information.
  • 8/14/2019 NEW! After School Art Classes For Kids, Beginning Jan. 12, 2010



    About Montalvo Arts CenterMontalvo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that fosters community engagement through the creation andpresentation of multidisciplinary art. By uniting the broadest possible audiences with a global community of artists,Montalvo expands the role of arts and culture as an essential community resource. Montalvos programming includes: anannual theme-based arts program; music and performance; education and public programs; new media and visual arts;and the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency. Located in the Saratoga foothills in the midst of Silicon Valley, MontalvoArts Center occupies a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres, which Senator James Phelan left to the people ofCalifornia for the encouragement of promising students in the areas of art, music, literature and architecture. In January2005, the organization changed its name from "Villa Montalvo" to "Montalvo Arts Center" to better communicate its

    mission to increasing local, national and international audiences. Montalvo celebrates its centennial in 2012. For moreinformation about Montalvo Arts Center, call 408.961.5800 or



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