Artists Ink’s Winter Programming begins Tuesday, January 17, 2023, and concludes on March 10, 2023. During these eight weeks, Artists ink will run its two flagship programs Monday through Thursday.
Teatro Xochitl Ollin (TXO) will continue its programming on Mondays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, with TXO mentors Caro & Rudy. Our TXO Students will focus on Podcasting and voice work during the Winter programming session. Our new program Cepanoa Arts returns after its Fall trial run in 2022. Cepanoa Arts will take place on Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. During the first four-week cycle, we will have Mr. Mario teaching songwriting on Tuesday, and Mr. Garcia will be teaching the fundamentals of painting on Thursday. We will have an open studio every Wednesday with our Cepanoa Program Coordinator Miss Athena
A youth storytellers’ group. Exploring theater, animation, radio, podcasting, photography, and film. Students in TXO learn a variety of art-related skills to help tell their stories, build confidence, and find their voice.
TXO has returned, and through the guidance of our TXO mentor Caro, our TXO students will embark on a new project where they will create a monthly podcast focused on topics that matter to them. You may ask what kind of topics does youth ages 7-16 what to discuss? Well believe it or not, it isn’t much different to the topics we as adults talk about
The monthly podcast will focus on a variety of topics ranging from community, family, friendships, school, and the random fun topic that pops up during the recording of their podcast.
Cepanoa will offer three days of Art programming every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, at our Artists Ink Creative Studio in Oldtown Salinas. Tuesdays will focus on Music and Performing Arts, Wednesdays will be an open studio, and Thursdays will focus on Visual Arts. Every four to six weeks we will rotate our guest artists offering a new art form every new period.
Bringing young artists together to share and explore their stories and ideas while learning new art forms with their peers and other artists.
with MARIO CORTEZ
with J.J. GARCIA
An in-school and after-school program designed to help address the needs of both teachers and students, by offering a variety of art programs during the course of the school year. YOLI in-school programming will run for approximately eight weeks during Fall and Spring semesters, and four weeks over summer break. YOLI In-school is for students who are in 4th grade. YOLI After School will run for 8 to 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Teaching a variety of different art forms and it’s available to students in 3rd grade to 6th grade.
During YOLI In-school students will develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, cultural, and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods. Through the use of stop motion animation, students will tell the stories of the people, native and non-native, who occupied the presidios, missions, ranchos, and pueblos. Through these stories, Students will gain an understanding of the importance of keeping their history alive through storytelling. At the end of the program, Artists Ink will provide one 5-7 minute stop motion video that showcases student artwork from each school participating
YOLI After School is a 12-week after-school program offering a variety of art classes to students in 2nd-6th grade taught at 12 different elementary schools within the Alisal Union School District. YOLI After school runs five days a week with Wednesdays’ focusing on a unique art program called Art Exploration, curated by the Artists Ink staff, and taught by our in-house teaching artists.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday our teaching artists are given the opportunity to teach a variety of different art forms ranging from drawing to music, film to performing arts, comic art, and more.
These are in-house and collaborative projects Artists Inks has worked on since the incarnation of the nonprofit in 2013. Some of the collaborators are Baktun12, Hartnell Community College, Western Stage, National Steinbeck Center, Youth Speaks, and Counter Pulse and more
East Side Cenicienta Sneak Peek Reading
Mi Salinas: Viewing Community Through A New Lens
Artists Ink Presents: A Tale of an Unknown Future
Artists Ink Presents: La Posada Magica
LUCIR: Chamcos Animated Project
A Tale of an Unknown Future
Dia De Los Muertos ZINE
Artists Ink Presents: La Tierra Madre
Art Unmasked: Virtual Open Mic
TXO – Botanica De Memorias: A Variety Show
Realisal: Stories of East Salinas
The Salinas Movement Project Vol 1: The Play
Como La Tierra
Tree in The Valley/ Un Árbol En El Valle
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