lluminate your initials or write a page like the Medieval masters using gold foil, paint, and not-so-precious gems at Barnsdall Art Park this Sunday. Illuminated manuscripts tell beautiful stories in pictures and words. Tell your own story using patterns, borders, and visual puns. WHAT: Barnsdall Arts Sundays WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10AM – 12PM WHERE: JAC […]
Soft, warm, and bright…who doesn’t like felt? What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than creating a heartfelt gift for her, with her at Barnsdall Art Park. Yarn, chenille vines, and yarn were also involved in these wall hangings inspired by Dutch motifs. Kids and adults alike put their hearts and souls into this project. […]
What do you do when someone gives you 85 empty cognac bottles and a big bottle of white glue? If you are an art teacher, you don’t ask questions; you say “Thank You!” Then you get busy washing, scraping, scheming. The assignment: Pomegranate Vases for Armenian Remembrance Day. In case you didn’t know (and I […]
El Nino has been a bust so far in LA, but, wouldn’t you know, the day schedule for making marionettes on Barnsdall Arts Sunday, it rained like the dickens. “For sure, this was going to be a washout: no one drives anywhere they don’t have to when it rains in Los Angeles” I thought to […]
Our last adventure at Barnsdall Arts Sunday took us to the mysterious and beautiful world of Balinese shadow puppets or wayang kulit. The puppets are crafted from buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. The dalang, or puppet master, is the genius behind the entire performance. He sits behind a backlit white cloth screen and […]
Everybody likes bling around the holidays so this Sunday, there will be glitter and there will be gold foil. And you get to portray yourself decked out like a king or queen. Almost every Sunday of the year, Barnsdall Arts hosts a free drop-in art class for children and families at Barnsdall Art Park in […]
The Mariachi Snowmen are back wishing you a wonderful Feliz Navidad! or any other holiday favorite you might request. They sport their red velvet sombreros and soulful expressions to uplift anyone’s mood. The group is Acrylic on Canvas board (8×10″). The individual players are painted on 4x4x2″ canvases and wrap around the edges.