Go Make Something Kids!

The experimental Go Make Something program was birthed in 2021 as a multifaceted cathartic and productive approach to working through the difficulties of the Convergence – the intersection of four global crises: Economic, Social, Environmental, and Health. This new iteration of the Go Make Something program will focus on teaching the youth of Long Beach resiliency through the arts. It will consist of a six-week course of artist-led workshops in Photography, Spoken Word, Painting, and the Business of Art culminating in a student art exhibition on June 18, 2022.

The End-of-Program exhibition is an opportunity for your child to present their work in a professional art exhibition funded by the Arts Council for Long Beach. The exhibition offers youth an introduction to the vibrant arts community of Long Beach. 

Go Make Something Kids! is proud to partner with Washington Middle School to provide this enriching program for their students. Washington is located in District 1 of Long Beach, Ca. The school is led by Principal Dr. Roshann Williams.

GO MAKE SOMETHING KIDS - Workshops

Play Nice Practice Program (Creative Business) w/Ryan Hoyle

Six week interactive course on skills and technologies related to creative entrepreneurship.
Testing ideas with successful entrepreneurs and creating individual business plans.

Importance of event production, screen printing, grant writing,
marketing/social media.

The Suplex: Slam Poetry w/Jose Angel Castro

 You have a lot to say. Come learn how to say it through the power of slam poetry!

Join Mr. C for a 6-session
intensive on the fundamentals of writing and performance in order to creatively, deliberately, and passionately express yourself in your own words.

Experimental Photography w/Rejeana Black

Oftentimes, we only associate photography with flat two-dimensional pictures.

The purpose of this workshop
is to introduce students to methods that experiment with the processes of photography in a creative art form.Methods will include cyanotype, collage art,
and sculptural photography.

Painting Curated by Brandie Davison

Explore the depths of your imagination while working with paint.

This will be a six week interactive creative course
taught by artists and muralists. All levels welcomed.

Featured Instructors: Jason Keam, Brandy Turner, and Monica Laudiano

Photography Concepts w/Weldon Spurling

There are photographs all around us shaping how we thing, who we are, there are also a world of photographs
inside you, come learn to express who you are through photographs, show the word who you are.

End of GMS Kids! Program Exhibition 

Programming for Go Make Something, Kids! will consist of six 6-week workshops where students will explore different facets of artistic endeavor through a variety of media and perspectives. Each student will create and present original works at the culminating exhibition. Final works by students will be juried, selected, and printed in the first Go Make Something, Kids! publication.

Go Make Something Cohort Fellows

Ryan Hoyle

 

Rejeana Black

Jose Angel Castro

Brandie Davison

Weldon Spurling

Brigette Brown

Brelind Whitehurst

Civic Uprising

Go Make Something Kids! was born out of the original Go Make Something program which emerged out of the convergence of crises that occurred from 2020-2021. Go Make Something was a series of IG Live Events and Workshops centered around coping with difficult times through mindful creativity. Go Make Something Kids! was brought about to foster resiliency in our youth through artistic expression.

The Public Art below pays homage to the original program and the artists whose work documented a historical tide of events.

During the stay at home orders and after the murder of Black lives including that of George Floyd's as a result of white supremacy and police brutality, artists took to the streets to translate what was collectively felt, not only in Long Beach but globally. This is a virtual collection of the few store-front murals the Arts Council and Downtown Long Beach Alliance had the ability to gather and save from all over the City of Long Beach.

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Location: Amigos Auto Parts

Artist: Jose M. Loza

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Location: Amigos Auto Parts

Artist: Angel Muratalla

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Location: Romeo Chocolates

Artist: Bodeck Hernandez

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Artist: Mi'randa Villanueva

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Location: Verde Salon

Artist: McBride Arts

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Location: Kress Market

Artist: Alepsis Hernandez

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Location: ReCircle Home

Artist: Funtime Dan

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Location: Kleur

Artist: Jamuna Priti

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Location: Kress Market

Artist: Juan Nambo, Maria Fryer, & Erica Elena Esquivel

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Artist: Hugo Lomeli

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Location: Churrino Gourmet Deserts

Artist: LaJon Miller

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Artist: Unknown

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Location: Common Grounds

Artist: Geezus

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Location: Confidential Coffee

Artist: Juan Nambo, Maria Fryer, & Erica Elena Esquivel

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Artist: Ricky Hernandez

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Location: Confidential Coffee

Artist: Nat Iosbaker

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Artist: Hugo Lomeli

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Location: V Burger

Artist: Jamuna Priti

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Location: Lupes De La Mar

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Location: V Burger

Artist: Tracey Negrete

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Location: Confidential Coffee

Artist: Juan Nambo, Maria, & Erica Elena Esquivel

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Location: Fingerprints Music

Artist: Rivvl Collective

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Location: Fingerprints Music

Artist: Angie & Eduardo Uno

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Location: Amigos Auto Parts

Artist: Dustypepsi

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Location: Ellie's

Artist: Rivvl Collective

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Location: Amigos Auto Parts

Artist: Hugo Lomeli

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Location: BO-beau kitchen + roof top

Artist: Brandie Davison

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Location: Amigos Auto Parts

Artist: Ikons

If your storefront mural work is featured, contact us ASAP to further update the information in these public art listings and to discuss future projects. If you created a storefront mural artwork, and it is missing in this collection use this form to add it as a listing on our website.
Please contact us if you would like us to remove your artwork from this collection or if you would like to retrieve your artwork.

Contact us for this project at publicart@artslb.org

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California Arts Council - ACLB