Category Archives: In The Studio

Monday Funday

In The Studio

What better way to cruise into a new week than working on projects in the studio.  Yesterday was Monday– a studio day, when the EC artists are working on personal visual and performing arts projects.

Studio 1:

Studio 2:

Studio 2 is pretty big, making room for Jose Miguel Castaneda to work on his literary-turned-theatrical project with his leading lady Maria Chavez and Jim... while EC artists Sue Thao, Oscar Onsurez, and Ivan Hernandez work on music projects with Lulu

Studio 2 is pretty big, making room for Jose Miguel Castaneda to work on his literary-turned-theatrical project with his leading lady Maria Chavez and Jim… while EC artists Sue Thao, Oscar Onsurez, and Ivan Hernandez work on music projects with Lulu

 

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In The Studio: Yesenia At Work

From our continuing series of “EC Artists At Work” videos… EC artist Yesenia Vargas at work in the studio (filmed April 2016)

(video filmed and edited by EC Clay/Ceramic Arts Teacher Kristine Hansen… thank you Kristine!)

Yadira’s Dance Project

In The Studio:  Yadira Prado

EC artist Yadira Prado has been with the Enrichment Center for over ten years.  She loves music she can dance to, and has been working on this dance project performed to Shakira’s song Ojos Asi for several months.  With the help of her backup dancers, EC artists Marlen Hernandez and Jose Salgado, and the EC’s Music History/Performance Teacher Lulu Gamez, Yadira put the dance on video.

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In The Studio: Anna At Work

Dear friends… This is the 2nd post of this video. I had to delete the first post, because I realized that I had uploaded the wrong video to YouTube.  (What?!!) There were no titles and no sound!  After some panic, a couple of stressed out tears, some research, and backtracking, I think I got it right. I apologize for the confusion.  –Shannon

Filmed Feb 17, 2016:  EC artist Anna Reyna at work in the studio…

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In (And Out Of) The Studio

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Break Time!

Every artist needs to get out of the studio from time to time.  To get out into the fresh air, stretch the legs, take a moment to reflect, or just have a snack.

The EC artists are no exception.  We are in the studio 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 12 months of the year … getting out of the studio a few times a month is a well-deserved break.

Outing days are limited to destinations within walking distance, so being downtown is great, as there are lots of interesting destinations.

One of our monthly outings is called Sweet Treat Tuesday. We venture out in search of a vendor selling sweet treats… on a Tuesday.  We have a few other outings, too.  Wired Wednesday– one Wednesday a month we go for a walk to get coffee (or cocoa or whatever).  The Downtown Lowdown outing is new for 2016. We’ll be visiting cool businesses, learning about what they do, meeting the people who work there, and reporting back in a bi-monthly blog.

Be A Good Customer… And A Smart One, Too

The EC artists are good customers and smart consumers.  We know that if 12 to 15 of us suddenly descend upon a business, it can be overwhelming… so we’re patient.  We stand in line and wait our turn.  We are friendly and polite.  We’re pretty easy to please, but if someone is not sure what they want, we will let other customers go ahead of us.

We like going to places where we can get good food, good service, and a good price.  We like going places where we feel comfortable– where the people are cool, relaxed, and Continue reading

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In The Studio: New Projects

Business As Usual

January 2016 may be a new beginning, but it’s business as usual for the EC artists.  Our first post for 2016 is the first in a monthly series called IN THE STUDIO.  Today’s post is a slideshow of snapshots of EC artists working on new projects.

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Robert Garcia is working on a poster for Disney Infinity 3.0. And this is just the sketch!

From snakes to sharks to birds of prey, Oscar Onsurez is drawn to powerful animals.  He’s starting  2016 with a new eagle portrait.  He doesn’t need a reference photo. He just needs to take off his hat!

Luiz Gomez is starting a new canvas from one of his fantastic sketches. (He’s always sketching!)  He’s got his music, Continue reading

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