Our Programs

LOCA's programs touch the lives of many in the community by providing opportunities to explore and develop individual creativity and to interact with and learn from local artists. The following programs and the benefits they provide are possible thanks to generous grants and support from our community and our sponsors.

 

LOCA in the Community

We partner with community organizations to provide creative programs that otherwise would not be available.

Art Education at Glennwood House of Laguna Beach

Overview
Art instruction and hands-on art classes led by LOCA artists and volunteers for residents of Glenwood House, a residential facility for young adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Supported by – Community Assistance Fund, Laguna Community Foundation and Laguna Craft Guild

Director
Carla Meberg

Art Therapy Workshops at CSP - Children's Crisis Residential Program/Laguna Beach Youth Shelter

Overview
LOCA provides weekly art classes for at risk children and teens at the youth shelter.

Supported by – Community Assistance Fund, Ebell Club Philanthropy and Laguna Craft Guild

Director
KC Mechling

Kids' Art and Book Club at the Laguna Beach Library

Overview
LOCA provides a monthly art workshop for ages 6-9 focused on different themes in books recommended by the head librarian.

Supported by – Community Assistance Fund

Director
Sherry Bullard

 

We work with the Laguna Beach public school system to provide diverse art opportunities to enhance the existing curriculum.

Art in Schools

Overview
LOCA brings teaching artists to all four schools in Laguna Beach to present fundamental art and design techniques.

Supported by – Festival of Arts Foundation

Director
Sherry Bullard

Even Start and Kinder Buddy

Overview
The LOCA teaching team provides a weekly art activity to encourage creativity in pre-school and kindergarten children that attend the Even Start and Kinder Buddy programs at the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club.

Supported by – Festival of Arts Foundation

Director
Pat Whiteside-Phillips

TLC at Bluebird Park

Overview
LOCA provides regularly scheduled diverse after-school art education workshops in collaboration with the TLC Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Supported by – AAUW, Community Assistance Fund

LOCA Coordinator
Sherry Bullard

 

We are active participants in many Arts organizations in our community.

Intergenerational Literacy Enhancement Program

Overview
ILEP pairs senior mentors with second grade students. With the support of the mentors and LOCA artists, the students create hand written and illustrated books.

Supported by – AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation, Assistance League Laguna Beach, The Neighborhood Congregational Church, Laguna Beach Woman’s Club

Special You Reading Club

Director
Elsa Brizzi

Imagination Celebration

Overview
LOCA provides artists to lead workshops and hands-on art activities at the Laguna Art Museum’s Imagination Celebration as a part of the Arts Orange County annual program.

LOCA Coordinator
Mike Tauber

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. LOCA Annual Fall Membership Meeting

    September 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Fun with Your iPhone

    October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Fun with Your iPhone

    October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LOCA Classes and Workshops

In addition to our community programs, LOCA offers wide-ranging educational opportunities including classes, workshops, seminars, critiques and demonstrations.

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