LOCA grant from Festival of Arts Foundation benefits all ages with free and affordable programs

LOCA Arts Education announced that it received a major grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation. The grant allows LOCA to continue its free and affordable programs throughout Laguna Beach in fall 2018 and spring 2019.

“We thank the Festival of Arts Foundation for enabling us to continue educating our entire community,” said LOCA President Carla Meberg.

LOCA grant Bullard

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Sherry Bullard, LOCA Arts in Schools Coordinator

LOCA serves hundreds annually in all age groups, including those aged 50 and up at the Susi Q Center, as well as preschool and kindergarten children at the Boys & Girls Club. Students at Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses benefit from LOCA’s Arts in Schools combined learning program. Projects, designed to complement academic curriculum, include printmaking from fish drawings, eco-dyed fabrics using plant materials, oil pastels, tissue paper collage and more.

LOCA grant printing press

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Student learns to use the LOCA printing press

Botanicals was the theme of a LOCA silk painting workshop series, taught by Olivia Batchelder at Laguna Beach High School. The banners were exhibited downtown at Forest and Ocean Gallery.

“We are so grateful to Forest and Ocean for hosting the display,” stated LOCA’s Sherry Bullard. “Our students were thrilled to see their work is this beautiful gallery setting.”

To learn more, visit www.LOCAarts.org or call (949) 363-4700.