This year for the 4th of July, LVA had a booth at Louisville Waterfront Park, where we made new friends of all ages from all over! When art wasn't being made, everyone enjoyed live music, fair food and community.
LVA instructor Liz has been working with students at Home of the Innocents on several projects, including a mural to be unveiled soon and these dreamcatchers. A fellow institution that has worked for more than 100 years to benefit Louisville, HOTI shares LVA's mission to give children and young adults "the opportunity to access services that may be hard to find elsewhere."
LVA Painting Lab students sing: "I'm an animal / you're an animal, too."
Painting Lab students (ages 7-12) use a variety of surfaces, including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting, and students have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques.
LVA brought a nature art half-day summer camp out to partners Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! Students explored the wonders of their gardens through a creative lens — imagine creating art in a castle or along woodland trails. Artists tapped into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the Great Outdoors. The natural world offered an opportunity for students to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art!
Painting Lab focuses on the young artist who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint! LVA summer camp students are painting, mixing and creating! Teacher Janet started them off with a Marvin Finn-inspired folk art project.