Create LA, a new non profit that provides artist-led after school classes for Eastside youth at no charge, is hosting an exhibition of recent art work by its student members at the Keystone Gallery in Glassell Park beginning today, January 24.
Partnering with Keystone Art Space, staff educators collaborate with artists-in-residence as well as visiting artists to provide students with an opportunity to find previously untapped creative outlets in a wide range of visual arts. Today’s opening day reception runs from 5 pm – 8 pm. What sets Create LA apart from other after-school arts program? A school supporter explains:
By meeting at Keystone Gallery, sandwiched into a busy, primarily industrial stretch of San Fernando Boulevard, students have the opportunity to visit the studios of working artists and see a wide range of art-making techniques and styles, from painting and sculpture to industrial design and architecture. For example, students can learn to print with a vintage letterpress in one session and, in another, how a laser cutter works. They then use these new tools to fashion their creations, making, among other things, prints, 3-D sculptures and puppets.