a program of Stockton's PODESTO TEEN IMPACT CENTER

operated by
Family Resource & Referral

a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

Drawing Out Your Character,
One Scribble at a Time

This program is supported by a Muller-Nivens grant.
Classes will be held at the Teen Impact Center
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Experiments in this skill-building series ranged from watercolor mixing to the anatomy of an ear, all focused on figure and portrait drawing. Artists used photos of their own or models provided to practice techniques with ink and paint.

Mostly First Saturdays Art Club
July - Dec 2014

This series of free art workshops offered participants a a fun series of experiments with different media, including watercolor, soak-stain with acrylics, charcoal, graphite, pen & ink, and collage.

ART FOR ALL -- 2013-2014

Thanks to our partner, Sunflower Presents, and a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission, JLI Art Club was able to offer a year-long series of meetings inside local senior residences.
This senior outreach program offered opportunities for anyone interested in art to meet with seniors who shared that interest at our host residences to experiment with watercolor.

Second Saturdays Art Club
PERSONAL BEST -- 2012-2013

This series of free art workshops offered participants a variety of opportunities to move their art to a higher level.

At each meeting club members considered how to approach the requirements of a current art contest call for entries. JLI Lead Artists provided information, techniques, challenges and inspiration to recharge participants' creative energies.

Club members pursued some ideas to conclusion and many were entered in the contests we reviewed.

First Saturdays Art Club -- 2011-2012

This series of free art workshops, offered in collaboration with the Haggin Museum, was sponsored by the Stockton Arts Commission.

Meetings alternated between the Museum, where the Club studied the works of master painters, and JLI studios where member artists experimented with the same techniques they'd seen at the Museum.

Drawing Out Stockton -- 2010-2011

This series of free life drawing workshops sponsored by the Stockton Arts Commission continued throughout the year and were open to everyone.

Events included a night at the Ports' Homerun Hill, a Downtown Art Walk, a Victory Park free concert, Wat Dharmararam temple, Dell 'Osso Pumpkin Maze, Weberstown, JLI Studios, Sherwood Mall, the Haggin Museum, Stockton Skate Park, Asparagus Festival, Mickie Grove Zoo, and the San Joaquin Fair.

Drawing Out Community -- 2009-2010

This series of free life drawing workshops was sponsored by United Way. Participants learned to draw faces, sitting figures, standing figures, people in motion, and finally, with the help of Stockton Animal Shelter Friends, animals.


Drawing Out Community Digest