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.
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…
Koi Saechao has been an artist with the Enrichment Center for 8 years. When teachers ask her what color she wants to begin her palette, Koi always begins with “green”. Each additional color she asks for is also “green”. This might seem like a limitation– a one color palette, but it is not. Everything can be green with some color adjustment.
When Koi is beginning a new canvas, the visual arts teachers mix various shades of green in acrylic. Koi gets a brush, a cup of water, an apron, and she paints. She does not look at her canvas while she works, instead chatting with and making observations of the people around her.
Koi’s explorations in green paint are being featured on the 3rd floor landing of the Multicultural Arts Center.
In the case below, the clay/ceramics’ class is displaying “Birds & Nests”.