Congratulations Nan!

On Wednesday, May 24th Nan Young received the Most Powerful & Influential Women's Award during the 4th Annual Southern California Diversity & Leadership Conference hosted by the National Diversity Council. She was one of 4 women recognized for "creating a diverse and inclusive environment in order to foster innovation and leadership excellence" (Dennis Kennedy, Founder & Chair, National Diversity Council). During the conference she spoke on the Leadership panel addressing how to inspire, influence and achieve results. We are so proud to call Nan Young our fearless leader!

left - Dennis Kennedy, right - Nan Young

left - Dennis Kennedy, right - Nan Young

 

 

Amazing collaborative art by Managers of TaxAudit.com

"During November 2016's Manager Meetings, each of our managers was asked to channel their inner artist and paint part of an image on a small piece of canvas. What the managers didn't know when beginning this project was that the pieces they were painting were only a small section of a larger image ─ and that those little pieces would be put together to form a big, beautiful picture.  

What did the managers gain from completing this task? Aside from becoming TAC's star artists, the following are some of the discoveries the team enjoyed by participating in this exercise:  

•Being challenged to use a skill that may not have felt comfortable and gaining confidence in using that skill 

•Taking the time to discover possible hidden talents 

•Learning that paying attention to the details and taking your time can result in accomplishing great things 

•Building trust in fellow teammates to complete their part of the project 

•Being reminded that each piece of a puzzle is essential to a whole – even when you don't know what the "whole" looks like 

•Seeing that the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts 

•Being reminded that trying something new is always challenging, risky, and maybe even terrifying, but, ultimately, it can be very rewarding 

•Discovering that we are all capable of more than we realize 

This experience made me think of a famous quote from General George Patton,  “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what you need done and let them surprise you with their results." Our managers are amazing leaders. We applaud them for their dedication to this project. They are capable of achieving great things, and we look forward to seeing what they will do next! " - TaxAudit.com

Posted on May 23, 2017 .

Flashback Friday - Ignite a Spark! One Spark Academy Spring Fundraiser

Our friends at One Spark Academy held their Annual Ignite a Spark! Spring Fundraiser at our studio in April. It was a lovely evening of painting, a silent auction and a wonderful food and drink buffet. The money raised will help provide an engaging, healthy and connected learning environment for students and educators to thrive at One Spark Academy.

Consider Art Trek for your next fundraiser!

Downtown Value School Open House

Our director, Nan Young attended Downtown Value School Open House this morning. The event was a wonderful celebration of students accomplishments throughout the year! 

Summer Art Camp! June 19th - July 28th

We are very excited to have another great Summer of Art Camp coming up!

We have a fun-filled summer full of imaginative art projects, exciting games, creative snacks and a gigantic studio full of artwork to spark your imagination. Pick and choose your days! Sign your child up for a morning, afternoon or a full day of camp. 

See you all there!

Thank you St. Aloysius!

We had wonderful field trip with students from St.Aloysius School last Friday! Grades 2nd-8th joined us (144 students!) at our studio to create works of art to bring home to show all their friends and family.  Their day consisted of creating Great Works inspired by artist Gabriella Denton, decorating clay critters with googly eyes, designing a mini zentangle and to wrap up a great day; some students hung out and had their lunch outside on the lawn and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

Thank you St. Aloysius for bringing such a wonderful group of kids!

We can't wait to have you back for another fun and exciting day!

Foster Family Day @ Children's Bureau Los Angeles

Art Trek's director, Nan Young was a guest presenter this past Saturday in Los Angeles at the Children's Bureau for their Foster Family Day & Annual Appreciation Luncheon. A great day where resource parents are recognized for all the amazing work they do for our youth.

"The Children's Bureau recognizes art as a practice in metaphor and mindfulness."  
                                                       - Jean Sweeney, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Children's Bureau

Merlin Snider & Band | CD Release Concert & Celebration

Enjoy the melodies of Merlin Snider & Band while savoring delicious drinks and appetizers during this exciting studio concert & CD release celebration!

"My music is acoustic to the core, bending and blending American roots genres of folk, blues, jazz, rock and gospel—all the soulful stuff that has seeped under my skin over the years.  On the latest album several splendid players added their touch on mandolin, fiddle, upright and electric bass, drums, banjo, penny whistle, cornet, piano, and percussion. "
                                                                                                                               - Merlin Snider

Works of art by Art Trek staff and local artists available for purchase before and after the show. *Beer and wine will be available for purchase.


March Events at Art Trek

We have our monthly community $5 Friday: Just My Luck! on March 17th.  This fun $5 Friday will be a night of creativity inspired by St. Patrick's Day (be sure to wear green!). Create gorgeous mosaic tiles this month at our Cabernet, Canvas & Color Workshop on March 23rd!  We are hosting a workshop on March 28th from 3:00-5:00pm for Brownies that want to earn their potter badge! Click the flyer below to register today.