Community Arts in LA
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the aesthetic, historical, political and socio-cultural aspects of community based art. Students learn about the myriad of community arts throughout Los Angeles. Class lectures, discussions, reading, and writing assignments focus on the theoretical exploration and practical application of artist led art practices affecting positive change. Alternating site visits (held every other week) include museum education departments such as LACMA, MOCA, SMMoA, The Getty, and arts/cultural organizations, such as Side Street Projects, Armory Art Center, Machine Projects, Watts House Project, The Heart Project, Echo Park Film Center, A Window Between Worlds, and First Street Gallery Art Center. Site visits may change with each semester.
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