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AwA Workshop – Hero/Heroine Bobbleheads

Frida Kahlo bobblehead by Maikue Vang

Monday, February 15

1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

$5 for 53204 neighborhood residents
$10 for non-residents

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Some may say that when you have a bobblehead made of you, then you have truly arrived. The bobblehead honor isn’t exclusive to professional athletes, superheroes or celebrities. Heroes and heroines who dedicated their lives to make the world a better place are also commonly enshrined in these playful miniatures. These are, Read more →


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Summer Art Camp open for registration

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June 14 – August 5

Ages 6–12 | 1–5 PM

Eight weeks of fun, creative art programming. Sign up for one or all eight weeks of Summer Art Camp!

Every summer, WPCA provides an extensive and exciting art camp, filled with creative challenges, art lessons that can be applied to other aspects of life, and artwork that are fit to exhibit (literally). Artwork from the first 6 weeks of Summer Art Camp will be exhibited in our annual youth arts exhibition, opening on July 22.

Each week, we focus on a different theme or medium led by our arts education coordinator and lead instructor Maikue Vang. There are field trips and walks around the neighborhood for some weeks, and visiting artists for others!

2016 Summer Art Camp

Programs

Week 1 | June 14–17 | Art in the Garden
Week 2 | June 2124 | Home Sweet Home
Week 3 | June 28 – July 1 | Environmental Art
Week 4 | July 5–8 | Storytelling in Our Community
Week 5 | July 12–15 | Folk Art
Week 6 | July 19–22 | Latin Dance (with Krislyn World)
Week 7 | July 26–29 | Screen Print & Tie-dye
Week 8 | August 2–5 | Super Heroes/Heroines
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Cost
$80/week – WPCA Family Members ($60 annual membership)
$125/week – Non-Members
$40/week – Partial scholarship/53204 neighborhood resident rate


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Afternoons with Art (AwA) – Story Quilt inspired by Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach”

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Monday, February 1

1–5 pm | ages 6–12
$5 for 53204 neighborhood residents
$10 for non-residents

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Join us for this AwA workshop based on artist Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach story quilts.

Story quilts illustrate memories we shared with our family and moments of significance. We will be creating our own story quilts using fabric, paper and oil pastel, and learn how to compose a narrative from Faith Ringgold’s work and from her book Tar Beach. Read more →


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Exhibition Announcement: IN//OUT

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February 5 – March 19, 2016

Opening reception:
Friday, February 5, 5–9 pm

We are honored to present IN//OUT, a group exhibition exploring both the advantage and burden of information overload in today’s world. The exhibition features work by emerging artists Lilia Banrevy, Peter Klett, Kate Klingbeil, James Pederson, Miguel Ramirez, Lucas Ruminski and Sandra Schmidt, and curated by Sean Heiser. Read more →


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“Baby Wings” world premiere at WPCA

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February 12 – February 27, 2016
*Special preview Thursday, February 11

In this darkly comic play, former college roommates Emily and Kristi reunite to celebrate the birth of Emily’s new baby, a baby unlike anything Kristi has ever seen.

SandMark Productions and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts proudly presents Baby Wings, a world premiere play by local award-winning playwright Mark Wyss. The production runs February 11 – February 27, 2016 at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts’ Blue Box Theater. Read more →


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Featured Member Exhibition: Arcadia Katzenberger

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January 22 – April 2, 2016

We are honored to announce the opening of our second Featured Member Exhibition of the 2015–16 season, featuring artist and art educator Arcadia Katzenberger.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 22, form 5–9 pm (winter Gallery Night).

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Poetry and drawing workshop honoring MLK

"Martin Luther King Jr." by artist Aaron Gilmore.
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Portraits & Speeches
AwA Workshop celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

Friday, January 22
1–5 pm | Ages 6–12 | FREE

“Martin Luther King Jr.” by artist Aaron Gilmore.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we are having a one day workshop that combines the art of spoken words and drawing inspired by his “I Have a Dream” speech.

The workshop will be led by poet Victoria Porter (of MVP Speaks) and teen mentors from Arts @ Large. Family of the students are welcome to join us in the last hour where we’ll perform what we created in the workshop.
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Art Talk with Adam Stoner, Tia Richardson and Rosy Ricks

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“The Supernal Bath” by Tia Richardson

Art and Spirituality

with artists Adam Stoner, Tia Richardson and Rosy Ricks.

Wednesday, January 13, 6–8 pm

Join us in welcoming the new year with an art talk focused on spirituality in art. The panel features artists Rosy Ricks, Tia Richardson and Adam Stoner (2015-16 WPCA Featured Member artist).

The talk will focus on the depiction of religion and spirituality; traditional influences and new expressions in art today. Adam, Tia and Rosy have used their artwork to express their religious belief and spirituality, and have often used imagery to examine their faith. Another thing they have in common is the use of art in leading community groups in healing and self reflection. We will also discuss the role of art in community.

“Oratorio; Confiteor” by Adam Stoner


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WORK IT OUT Wednesdays Spring 2016!

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Weekly | Free | For ages 6–15


Part of After School Art Classes

Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 pm


Join us every Wednesday for body movement, rhythm and dance! We are excited to have the magnificent dancer and choreographer Krislyn World as our WORK IT OUT Wednesdays instructor. She brings her passion and talent to the classroom and gets students engaged and MOVING! (Read more about Krislyn below).


Schedule | Program

  • January 6, 13, 20, 27 | African & Latin Dance
    February 3, 10, 17, 24 

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December’s Afternoons With Art (AwA)

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For the month of December, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts will be hosting two 3-day AwA workshops.

December 21–23 & 28–30
Open to all children ages 6–12.

During week one, we will focus on channeling the holiday spirit of caring and creating warmth for ourselves and other with three diverse projects designed to teach children the meaning of giving through art.

Week two, we will make Mexican traditional corn husk art with artist Yesica Coria. Join us for this fun three day workshop for beginner to advanced learners.

Sign up for both workshops, all six days (strongly recommended) or select individual sessions of your interest.  Read more →



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