2015 Workshops, Classes and Camps


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Scholarships may be available for the tuition-based programs listed below and installment arrangements are considered upon request. Contact Tacie for more information.


CURRENT PROGRAMS 


LoCo Arts After School

Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 5:30pm

School bus transportation provided from EEMS

Starts September 1, 2015

Scholarships are available.

Description: Arts and culture based after school care for elementary-aged children taught by a lead instructor, Virginia Tech co-teaching interns and guest artist instructors. A nutritious snack is provided each day.

Registration: Request paper form or register online.

Tuition: $24 per week – see monthly schedule below. September payment is due with registration. For subsequent months, payment is due on the following dates. We accept check, cash, money order, or PayPal.

Monthly Payment schedule

September 1, 2015 = $120

October 5, 2015 = $96

November 2, 2015 = $96

November 30, 2015 = $72

Contact Tacie for more information - tacie@loco-arts.org


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RECENTLY COMPLETED


The Summit Place Collaboration

One of our 2015 Community Arts projects - four murals and 19 framed works by local artists were installed in this supportive living facility in Rich Creek, Giles County, VA.

Summit Place Open House August 19, 2015, from 11am-1pm. 


River Arts Sculpture

 The Fall 2014 Creative Collaboration group was recently awarded the opportunity to construct the full scale, eight-foot tall found object sculpture in three connecting parts, using man-made materials excavated from the New River, in addition to other repurposed objects and elements. Read about this project in the Roanoke Times!


Eco-Arts & Assemblage workshop


Creative Collaboration @ the KJ Community Center in Pearisburg, VA.

The working group consisted of six, twelve-fourteen year olds and three creative professional adults. For eight weeks, this cohort used the philosophical inquiry method to question some of our biggest societal challenges while examining ways in which one might use the arts to effect positive change in the world. Along with a digital story project, these conversations were also the basis for the visual, eco-arts portion of the program. In this work, the group designed and created a model for a large scale collaborative piece of 3D artwork, titled Rebirth. The sculpture takes the form of a white tree in early, spring-green bud, and a young dancing butterfly. This piece of work symbolizes the group’s hypothetical ‘new society’, based on the concepts of cooperation, democracy, creativity, equality, peace, diversity and fair trade of goods. The work was submitted to the Giles Arts Council’s Art in Public Places committee for permanent installation somewhere in the county. If selected the group will construct the full scale, eight-foot tall found object sculpture in three connecting parts, using man-made materials excavated from the New River, in addition to other repurposed objects and elements.