#FlashbackFriday to Flora & Fauna - Caterpillars @ Wood Ranch

Kindergarteners at Wood Ranch Elementary designed and colored Flora & Fauna Caterpillars yesterday during their Art Trek lesson with instructor, Rose. 

#FlashbackFriday to Art Trek 4 Teacher Training on Wednesday

A wildly successful and exciting Art Trek 4 Teachers training this past Wednesday, sponsored by Speciality Family Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Workshop led by Gerri Wendel.

Amazing Hockney Hills and Trio of Trees Lessons were completed.

The Reveal! Mural at Many Mansions: Shadow Hills Apartments

The day has arrived - the reveal!

Many Mansions commissioned Art Trek to design and paint a mural at one of their newly remodeled properties in Thousand Oaks, CA. After a lot of hard work and dedication spanning the month of November, John Galan, artist and teacher, along with his assistant and fellow artist Alyna Carter, the mural was complete. Spanning the entire side of an apartment building, the scene is unforgettable. The mural represents the residence of Shadow Hills - a tight knit and bold community of many different backgrounds who over the years have become close friends, even family. Colorful homes decorate the mountainside, as cobblestone streets pave the boardwalk and delicately painted boats sit in the water on the docks. This scenery represents home and community.


Last Friday! $5 High School Hangout Presents Cookies & Cocoa

We all had a blast at our first Teen Night of the year! $5 High School Hangout presents Cookies & Cocoa last Friday, December 1st. Teens spent the evening creating holiday cards for friends and family, making ornaments out of clay, singing karaoke and decorating holiday cookies!

Mark your calendars! Our next $5 High School Hangout is on Friday, February 2nd from 7-10pm

Posted on December 5, 2017 .

#FlashbackFriday to 2012: Art Trek & World Link meet the 14th 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!