Art Vista 2013: Los Alamitos Elementary School

Every year, my kids school, Los Alamitos Elementary School, has an annual show of the art the kids create all year round. I get to be ‘visiting artist’ and set up a little table with my sketches and sketchbooks. My favorite part is sketching all that’s going on at the show.

Here are a bunch of quick little sketches of kids at the piano.
art_vista3I watched Hiroko Sasaki, a visiting artist, create pages and pages of beautiful calligraphy on rice paper with India ink.art_vista5And then there’s all the hands-on crafts for kids. My two favorite ones from this year were ‘Spin Art’ (always a favorite with the kids) and ‘Making Oaxacan Animals’.

art_vista1On last sketch, of the show. Floor to ceiling displays of the kids’ art. I love the self portraits best of all.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Art Vista 2013: Los Alamitos Elementary School

  1. Steph says:

    Fantastic! They must love seeing your sketches!


  2. Lee Kline says:

    Beautiful that you make yourself available. You being an artist is not exotic to YOUR kids, but other children probably think so. When our kids were growing up I assumed that everyone thought their dads and moms were the interesting people. Made more money, worked as doctors, attorneys, etc. But no, our kids have told us that their friends thought our live was the exotic one. I am certain it is that way with your own children.


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