Arts Education Summer Semester Reopening!

Arts Education Summer Semester Reopening!

The City of Tracy, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is excited to open their doors once more! The Arts Education Program welcomes back instructors and students of all ages to in-person programming at the Grand this summer. Summer Semester will begin on Tuesday, July 6 and continue through September 2, 2021.

“We have classes planned in all five disciplines: dance, drama, music, literary arts and visual arts. Classes will include some of our student’s favorites such as Tahitian dance, musical theatre camps, drawing classes, and a Paint Night event. We will also have a new literary arts camp involving puppets” says Valerie Pavlakis, Cultural Arts Program Coordinator at the Grand.

Modifications for all classes will be made using current local and state safety guidelines, and will be updated as needed.

Registration for Arts Education Program classes can be made online at www.tracyartsandrec.com or in person at Patron Services at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office, during normal business hours.

While the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts remains closed to the public due to COVID, the on-going Spring/Summer semester of Distance Learning continues through June 30, 2021.

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Free Online Paint Night

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents a free Paint Night through Facebook live!  Join the Arts Education Program featuring visual arts instructor Amanda Trask for a 1-hour painting you can do from the comfort of your own home! Participants can follow along in the video below to create their one-of-a-kind painting!

This Paint Night is family friendly and appropriate for school-age students as well as adults.

You will want the following supplies to complete this painting:

  • canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper (we used a 14″ x 11″ canvas)
  • one small paint brush
  • one large paint brush
  • one paper plate for mixing colors
  • one plastic cup for water
  • paper towels used to make the leaf texturing on the painting
  • 6 colors of paint:
    • White
    • Black
    • Yellow
    • Red/Orange
    • Dark Green
    • Blue

Or you can opt to use any supplies you have available at home!

Please click on the video below to begin painting!

Free Online Art Classes

Grand Art Live Flyer 2020

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Arts Education Program presents free online art classes through Facebook Live!  Join visual arts instructor and artist Amanda Trask for a virtual art class.  Each week starting April 8th, Amanda taught a different topic centered-around drawing.  Students at home can follow along using basic art supplies such as paper, pencil and colored pencil.

Check out the videos below to try one of these drawing classes!

Classes are family friendly and appropriate for school age students as well as adults.

The Arts Education Program is pleased to announce the addition of these Facebook Live art classes during this uncertain time. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is currently closed to the public until further notice in response to the current health concerns related to COVID-19.

April 8, 2020     Week 1: Fantasy Drawing: Unicorns & Dragons

 

April 15, 2020     Week 2: Anime/Manga Style Drawing

 

April 22, 2020     Week 3: Figure Drawing: Faces 

 

 April 29, 2020       Week 4: Figure Drawing: Hands & Feet  

 

May 6, 2020       Week 5: Having Fun with Patterns!

 

May 13, 2020       Week 6: Cartoon Drawing: Animals 

 

 Thanks for drawing with us!

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Vince Walsh

Vince Walsh was born and raised in Oakland, California and resided in Tracy, California for over 30 years. Vince has been painting for over 35 years, mostly outdoors and in the studio. His style of painting is a blend of realism and impressionism with a preference to paint still life and landscapes in oil and acrylic. His goal is to express a realistic and painterly approach that allows the viewer to participate in the painting.

Vince was fortunate to have studied with Van Waldron, who encouraged him to develop his own style. He also studied with Delores DePharr and E John Robinson. Vince is a member of “The Valley Sun Catchers”, “Friday Painters” and “Da Group” a group of Plein Air Painters. He is also a member and past president of the Tracy art League. Vince has been offering introduction and intermediate painting classes with the Arts Education Program at the Grand since it opened in 2007.

Maria Valdovinos

Maria started dancing folklorico when she was 11 years old. At the age of 19 she decided it was time to start her own group. She started it with only 7 students and slowly it started growing. Currently she has over 50 students, and 3 student teachers with 6 different classes offered in Stockton and in Tracy. She is also a teacher for one of the largest Folklorico Dance Workshop known as Danzantes Unidos Festival that happens for one weekend, once a year; this year they had over 1500 students’ patriciate in the workshops.  Aside from teaching Mexican Folklorico classes, she also works a full time job as the Registrar and soccer coach for a Charter School in Stockton CA. During her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, get involved with her church, play soccer, and travel.

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