The Art Miles Mural Project and Endangered Planet Foundation of Laguna Beach are partners in the Environmental Mural Mile and have extended their “community outreach” efforts to team up with the Crescent City Art Project located in New Orleans, to help transform the drab and mundane FEMA trailer schoolroom environments that still exist, realize the power of “healing through art.”
In a letter addressed to the foundation, Starbucks announced an award of $255,000 to create murals that will be provided to New Orleans schools, mosaic benches and a photo exhibit. The majority of the grant is for materials.
The Crescent City Arts Project will create more than 1,000 canvas panels with Starbucks employees who will participate in the mural painting during their Starbucks Convention and Service Day training in New Orleans on Oct. 29. Images of the murals will be photographed and utilized for the Pyramid in 2008 as part of the Art Miles Mural Project Environmental Mural Mile.
College offers game art workshop
The artistic public is invited to attend a special Concept Design Workshop led by top instructors from the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27-28 on the campus of Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $230, and includes food and beverages both days. For enrollment and additional information, call (818) 669-4657.
The intensive, two-day workshop will encompass a variety of topics from fundamentals of figure drawing, creature design, prop design, to designing color and lighting environments. This is an opportunity for aspiring artists to explore the intricacies of the gaming and animation industries, and for beginners and professionals alike to network, share their techniques and hone their creative skills to the next level.