#FlashbackFriday to 2012: Art Trek & World Link meet the Dalai Lama

#FlashbackFriday to 2012. A wonderful collaboration with World Link, Inc. when the 14th Dalai Lama visited the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in San Diego, CA. Students and citizens of United States and Mexico created a peace book and peace banners to that were gifted to the Dalai Lama.

video by Vanessa Smith.

#FlashbackFriday! October $5 Friday & Merlot & Mosaics

It's #FlashbackFriday!!

Time to flashback to last month with photos and highlights from our studio events, $5 Friday and Merlot & Mosaics Workshop. Our $5 Friday: Community Art Night was a spooky good time with the theme, I put a Spell on You!, attendees joined us from all over the Conejo Valley to create art inspired by witchcraft and wizardry!  The next week at our Cabernet, Canvas & Color Workshop attendees created mosaic tiles! They spent the time designing cats, hearts, leaves, snowflakes, and more.

Join us this month on Friday, November 17th for our Annual $5 Friday: Thanksgiving-back Celebration - all proceeds will go to FOOD SHARE of Ventura County and our Cabernet, Canvas & Color Workshop for the month will be a Winter in Watercolor! on Thursday, November 30th - attendees will paint whimsical watercolor cards for the holiday season.

$5 Friday: I put a Spell on You!

Merlot & Mosaics

October Events @ Art Trek

We have a fun and exciting month at Art Trek! First on our calendar is our monthly $5 Friday on October 20th - I Put a Spell on You! A creative community art night inspired by witchcraft and wizardry.

Then on Tuesday, October 24th we have a great event with the California Diversity Council - 2017 Diversity Best Practices Meeting from 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be guest speakers and roundtable discussions to highlight the importances of diversity best practices in the workplace. Please join us for the wonderful event. Click the banner below to learn more and register today!

In the same week on Thursday, October 26th, join us for an evening of creativity, color and fun at our Merlot & Mosaics Workshop from 6:30-9:00pm. In this workshop you will create mosaic works of art to decorate your home or garden. 

We have a great Art Day Camp coming up on Friday, November 10th from 8:00am-5:30pm. Our morning sessions are directed in painting, sculpting, construction, sewing, collage, and much more. Our afternoon sessions have lighter instructions and more time for creative exploration! Our professional staff and instructors are always available as your children express, experiment and explore in what will become their studio space. *Child must be 7 or older.


Flashback Friday: $5 Friday - STEAMPUNK!

We had a blast at this past month's $5 Friday: STEAMPUNK! Citizens from all over the Conejo Valley and beyond ventured out to our studio in Newbury Park to create special works of art with friends and family inspired by a Neo-Victorian Dystopia!

Check out photos below from this great evening and visit our $5 Friday photo gallery for more! 

Flashback Friday: Workshop w/Conejo Recreation & Park District

Flashback to the beginning of the week: Staff members from the Borchard Community Center joined together at our studio this past Monday night for an evening of creativity and fun! The group started with a warm-up where they drew each others portraits blindly while they used a continuous line. A fun and slightly challenging lesson to get everyone going!  And for the main project attendees looked through various imagery and at different art pieces in our studio for inspiration!

Spotlight On: Objects of Inspiration Workshop

Last Thursday we hosted our monthly Cabernet, Canvas & Color Series of Workshops! Our theme for August was Objects of Inspiration! Artists observed our studio space and became inspired by certain objects that they found. Each artist created a unique masterpiece out of different trinkets, sculptures, and accessories.

Join us for our next Cabernet, Canvas & Color Workshop on Thursday, September 21st!

We love you Ingrid!


Beloved Ingrid Cleffi has retired from being Recreational Therapy Supervisor at Casa Pacifica. Art Trek and Casa Pacifica has worked closely for over 10 years. At Casa Pacifica, Ingrid developed the concept of recreating your life through joyous activity and community connection! Our relationship with Casa Pacifica continues, but Ingrid will move on to run and direct Adaptive Sports and Recreation. A great non-profit camp program for physically, emotionally and mentally challenged youth and adults.

We wish her all the best!!

Summer Art Camp: Week 6

Monday, July 24th - Spirit Animals & Mixed-Media Collage

Tuesday, July 25th - Botanical Garden & Personal Kingdoms

Wednesday, July 26th - Robots Galore & Reimagined Rocks

Thursday, July 27th - Stencil Art & Coat of Arms

Friday, July 28th - Tessellation's Gone Wild & Tie-Dyed Shirts

Summer Art Camp: Week 5

July 17th - Monster Stack & Who Spilled the Beans?!

July 18th - Fantasy Creatures & Southwest Sizzle

July 19th - Paper Dolls and Dudes & Story Tellers

July 20th - Felt Portraits & African Masks

July 21st - Painting on Wood & Monster Mash

Posted on July 21, 2017 .