Mission Statement

Let There Be Arts strives to develop and support programs that introduce and encourage the artistic talents, appreciation and physical expression of our students and community.

The Vision

Let There Be Arts is a grassroots organization in Lincoln County, Oregon, dedicated to promoting arts education in the schools and community. It began in the year 2000 when local business, civic and community leaders joined concerned parents, teachers and school administrators to address the drastic cuts made to arts, music and drama programs in their schools. A successful fundraiser was launched and Let There Be Arts was born. We believe that all disciplines benefit from the critical and creative thinking that the arts provide. Let There Be Arts serves to expand and enrich the lives of students in the classroom and beyond.

Executive Board

Executive Director: Kaline Klaas

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Officers:
Chair: Suzanne Allen
Secretary: Nura Clegg
Treasurer: Lisa M. Westerman

Trustees:
Dave Malcolm
Rebecca Mitchell
Jennifer Napoleon*
Julie Shafer
Brandi Ward*
Desiree Zupan
*shared seat

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Glass Tile Mural
Hanging Proudly on the
Jennifer Sears Glass Studio
4810 SW Hwy 101 Lincoln City, OR

Next time you’re driving through south Lincoln City on Hwy. 101, try and spot the beautiful new glass tile mural on the side wall of the Jennifer Sears Glass Studio. Once you see it, you’re going to want to stop and take a closer look, especially when you find out that it was made by kids, ages 10-16, during a summer arts workshop. The project was a collaboration between Let There Be Arts and the Lincoln City Public Arts Committee. Under the able direction of mural artist, Krista Eddy, and Let There Be Arts director, Kaline Klaas, these young artists laid thousands of glass tiles to create a design depicting large salmon swimming in our own Pacific Ocean. Next, they learned to mix thin set and spread it evenly to attach the tile to the cement board. Then it was time for the deliciously messy business of grouting it all. The border to the mural included not only glass tile, but dozens of glass baubles that were cut from the hot glass at the studio, then tempered for use in the mural. Overalll, it was a tedious, painstaking, creative, and very exhilerating experience for everyone involved!

The mural was dedicated on Friday, October 25, and will hang proudly for years to come. It is the fourth public arts project created by Let There Be Arts kids. The three other projects include cedar salmon hanging on the retaining wall at Regatta Park, painted silk banners depicting beach and kite activities hanging high at the Lincoln City Community Center, and the underwater mural painted on two walls under the Driftwood Public Library and City Hall building.

SPRING INTO ART

Spring Break Workshops – The Magic of Art

For children in grades K-3

Held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 Hwy 101 South, Lincoln City

March 24-28, 2014  9:00-11:00 a.m.

Cost: $15 per day, Sign up for a day or the entire week

These workshops will focus on all kinds of magic themes and mediums for young art enthusiasts during Lincoln City Cultural Center’s FESTIVAL OF ILLUSIONS.

While the older kids are busy upstairs, the younger ones will be working in the art studio downstairs, deeply involved in the MAGIC OF ART.

Teachers are planning to bring back popular favorites such as the optical illusions, salad spinner and pool ball painting and hidden pictures, as well as some exciting, mysterious new projects. Space is limited, so register soon!

 

 

Click here for printable registration form

OR

Eventbrite - Let There Be Arts Spring Break Workshops 2014

Donate to Let There Be Arts

It’s as easy as clicking the link below!

Artist in Residency Programs

 

Oceanlake and Taft Elementary Schools are both buzzing with activity as plans are underway for fall Artist in Residency Programs in each school. They are made possible by a grant to Let There Be Arts from Trust Management Services, LLC.

TAFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

In the first project, the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students at Taft Elementary will work with Portland artist, Sarah Ferguson, to create a three panel mural out of painted tyvek paper mounted on plywood. The mural will depict Ocean images drawn from grade level Ocean Literacy studies: Open Ocean, Near Shore Environments, and Watershed. Each class will meet with the artist four times to brainstorm the design, paint paper, cut images (fish, birds, kelp, tide pools, and forests), mount on mural boards and celebrate the final product. Artist Sarah Ferguson works with the Young Audiences in Portland and has worked in dozens of schools, making murals with children, throughout the metropolitan area. This is her first venture to Lincoln City.

OCEANLAKE ELEMENTARY

In December, the 1st and 2nd graders at Oceanlake will work with Dragon Theater Puppets, a Portland company directed by Jason Ropp. Blending literacy and art, students will build puppets, audition for parts, and then act out a classic children’s story. During the program students will learn the basics of acting and stage performance, including public speaking, puppetry techniques, vocal warm ups and simple theater games. As a finale, they put on a show, performing for their friends, other classes, parents and teachers. Dragon Theater Puppets is based in Portland and worked in schools and libraries throughout the state, including Driftwood Public Library.

 

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

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Introduction

It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that Let There Be Arts (LTBA) announces our partnership with Heidi Erickson in her efforts to raise the necessary funds to complete the Regatta Grounds Park Devil’s Lake Creature as she now envisions it. LTBA is a non-profit organization on the Central Oregon Coast whose mission is to develop and support programs that introduce and encourage the artistic talents, creativity, appreciation and physical expression of our students and community. The opportunity to work with Heidi on this dynamic and exciting project is a perfect match for us and opens the door for countless art programs in the future.

History

Since 2000, LTBA has fostered and promoted all aspects of art in the classroom and beyond. We are committed to building strong relationships and maintaining partnerships within our coastal community. We work closely with the Lincoln County School District to provide arts education programs during the school day, after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. We have completed large, colorful murals in three district schools, a project that included the entire student body. Over the past three years we received grants from the Lincoln City Public Arts Committee to complete four art projects with students, one of which proudly hangs at the Regatta Grounds.  We have already begun a dialogue with Heidi on the myriad of ways this project can become an educational gold mine. Without fail, when students have these hands-on learning opportunities with ‘real-life’ artists, everyone wins: students, artists, parents, teachers and communities.

What Can You Do?

By donating to this project, you will not only assure the completion of this powerful Devil’s Lake Creature, you will also contribute to the continuing educational experiences in art for hundreds of children for years to come.

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

THE PROGRAMS

Requests for arts programs in the schools and community grows each year. This is due in part to the diminishing support of the arts at state and local levels. It is also because of LTBA’s reputation for providing excellent, quality programs by certified and/or professional artists and arts educators. Programs fall into two categories: Arts Education in the schools and Arts and Cultural events in the community.

ARTS IN SCHOOLS

Including After-School Programs, Artists in Residency, Concerts, Taft 7-12 Music Program, Art Based Fieldtrips, Mural Projects and Creative Dramatics

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Since 2000, Let There Be Arts has partnered with Lincoln County School District to provide arts classes, support art clubs, provide materials or special guests artists for after school programs. The program began at Taft Elementary when that school got a small grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to provide after school arts for one year. The principal asked LTBA to implement and oversee the program. Local and regional artists and educators were hired to teach a variety classes, including music, movement, visual arts and drama. It was a huge success and parents asked for more. We never looked back. LTBA continues to provide after school arts program every year and has expanded community partnerships to include the 21stCentury After- School programs and the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY
This dynamic program brings local, regional and national artists directly into the schools to work with the students. LTBA has not only developed and scheduled residencies independently, but has also formed partnerships with organizations such as National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the Ford Family Foundation’s rural Artist in Residency program to bring professional, working artists and teachers directly into the classrooms. Without fail, when students have these hands-on learning opportunities with ‘real-life’ artists, everyone wins: students, artists, parents, teachers and communities.

CONCERTS IN THE SCHOOLS
Without this program, many children in Lincoln County would never attend a Chamber Music or Jazz concert, hear a harpsichord, classical guitar or lute, or listen to an operatic soprano hit her high notes and then demonstrate to them the specifics of her training. These are just a few of the opportunities Let There Be Arts has provided through its concerts in the schools program. By partnering with organizations, such as Neskowin Chamber Music, the Newport Symphony, Lincoln County Community Concert Association, or the Portland Youth Symphony Organization, LTBA is able to capitalize on their musical calendars to schedule those musicians directly into schools. As a result, some of the notable musicians who have played for students are The Allora Baroque Ensemble, The Oregon Renaissance Band, The Ethos String Quartet, Don Latarski and Marilyn Keller, Bottom Line Duo, Russian pianist, Pavel Egorov, Brazilian pianist, Alexandre Dossin, lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and The Newport Symphony Orchestra.

TAFT 7-12 MUSIC PROGRAM
The Americana Project was introduced at Taft High School in 2005 to demonstrate the cultural and historical significance of American roots music and cultural expression. The project began with three distinct components: a music class to teach students to play guitar, write songs, record and perform. The class has evolved and expanded under the current music teacher to include electric guitar, rock, and contemporary music. An integrated curriculum is used to make educational ties between the history, creative writing, music, social studies, art and video production classes.

ART BASED FIELDTRIPS AND ASSEMBLIES
In this rural coastal community, students have limited opportunities to see art shows or museum exhibits, or to attend plays, concerts or dance performances. To help alleviate this situation, teachers and administrators are able to submit funding requests to LTBA for admission to a specific event or to bring a show to perform at a school assembly. Through this program, Lincoln City students have visited the Portland Art Museum and a variety of local and regional art galleries, seen productions at Oregon Children’s Theater and Northwest Children’s Theater in Portland, and a variety of theater and dance productions at the Performing Arts Center in Newport and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Assemblies have included performances by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, Artists in the Schools, the Jefferson Dancers and more.

MURAL PROJECTS
Since 2009, LTBA has completed mural projects in three Lincoln County School District Schools: Taft Elementary, Oceanlake Elementary, and Newport Intermediate & Isaac Newton Middle School. We have also collaborated with Lincoln City Public Arts Committee to complete a mural under the Driftwood Public Library featuring student artwork and student painters. In all mural projects, arts education is an integral part of the process. Working with classroom teachers, we collaborate on themes, artists and styles. Then a team of artists, teachers, parents and community volunteers are assembled to plan the scope and sequence of the project. Eventually, students at all grade levels are engaged in the studies relevant to the mural. All murals are designed using only student artwork. Once the mural is designed, students in work with the artists paint it. To date, the entire student bodies in each school mural project have participated in the project. Likewise, the artwork for public murals is also designed and painted by students under the guidance of mural artists and arts educators.

CREATIVE DRAMATICS
Students at Oceanlake and Taft Elementary schools have been able to participate in rotating drama classes during or after school since 2003. Drama in education is based on the natural abilities of students to express themselves in dramatic play. It employs the child’s natural processes of perceiving, responding, imagining and improvising. Drama is active and fun while teaching concentration, relaxation, trust, control of body movement and characterization. The goals of involving children in drama are to increase a child’s ability to communicate ideas and feelings effectively, to build self-confidence, self-awareness and self-motivation, to develop creative as well as intellectual curiosity and eagerness for lifelong involvement with the arts, to encourage each child’s unique talents, to teach children to respect different talents (audience skills) and to introduce children to the power of movement and body language as a communication tool.

ARTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

Including Children’s Summer Arts Workshops, Children’s Saturday Arts, Public Arts in the Community, Annual Fundraising Gala

CHILDREN’S SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOPS
Let There Be Arts, in partnership with the Lincoln County School District and Lincoln City Cultural Center, has sponsored annual Children’s Summer Arts Workshops since 2004. The workshops have taken place at one of the school campuses or at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and are open to all children entering grades 1-10. Coastal visitors are welcome. The workshops vary each summer and have included a variety of mediums such as painting, tile making and mosaics, silk screening, computer arts, jewelry making, Japanese art and culture, mask making, drawing Japanese comics, calligraphy, recycled art, theater, mural painting and more. Talented local and regional artists and teachers conduct the workshops. For information on our 2012 Summer Arts Workshops, click here!

CHILDREN’S SATURDAY ARTS
Let There Be Arts partners with Lincoln County School District and Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay to offer a variety of Saturday Arts classes and activities. The program has been held at both Oceanlake and Taft Elementary Schools for a series of Saturday morning sessions in a variety of mediums. Saturday Arts programs have also been held at Kids Zone in Depoe Bay in conjunction with the annual Wooden Boat Festival. Students attending produce artwork focusing on the boat and ocean theme and their work is then displayed at the Festival.

PUBLIC ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY
LTBA has collaborated with the Lincoln City Public Arts Committee and Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology to produce public art works done by students. At Regatta Grounds, painted wooden salmon painted by area 3rd graders are hanging on the retaining wall above the parking lot facing Devils Lake. At the Lincoln City Community Center, two silk banners featuring local beaches and the kite festivals were created by local and visiting children and now hang above the lobby. In August, 2011, an undersea mural featuring artwork done by students in grades 4-8 was painted, by kids, on the south facing wall in the covered parking area under the Driftwood Public Library.
A rotation of artwork produced by students throughout Lincoln City is continually displayed at the local coffee houses. Student work has also been displayed at bookstores, The Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City City Hall, and at the annual fundraising gala.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA
This event has become one of the most popular, must attend parties of the year. Hailed as the main fundraiser for Let There Be Arts, the gala was held at the fabulous Freed Gallery in the spring time for ten years. In 2011, the event moved to the fall and Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology welcomed us during our transition. Starting in 2012 the October event will be at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. No matter where the gala takes place, it will always feature fabulous dishes prepared by local restaurants, a variety of delicious wines, fine artwork for sale, and the opportunity to purchase art, gifts and services donated by local and regional businesses and individuals. It’s an occasion to dress up, enjoy excellent food and wine, good company and many activities and opportunities to support Let There Be Arts. Watch for it every fall!

Donate to Let There Be Arts

It’s as easy as clicking the link below!


  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

SPRING INTO ART

Spring Break Workshops – The Magic of Art

For children in grades K-3

 

Held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 Hwy 101 South, Lincoln City

March 24-28, 2014  9:00-11:00 a.m.

Cost: $15 per day, Sign up for a day or the entire week

These workshops will focus on all kinds of magic themes and mediums for young art enthusiasts during Lincoln City Cultural Center’s FESTIVAL OF ILLUSIONS.

While the older kids are busy upstairs, the younger ones will be working in the art studio downstairs, deeply involved in the MAGIC OF ART.

Teachers are planning to bring back popular favorites such as the optical illusions, salad spinner and pool ball painting and hidden pictures, as well as some exciting, mysterious new projects. Space is limited, so register soon!

 

Click here for printable registration form

OR

Eventbrite - Let There Be Arts Spring Break Workshops 2014

Donate to Let There Be Arts

It’s as easy as clicking the link below!

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

The Concerts

Concerts for Taft and Oceanlake students will feature Tatiana Kolchanova on violin and Marc De Rennes on bass in a “Duet Duel” of playful and exciting sounds. This will be Tatiana’s third visit to Lincoln City elementary schools and Marc’s first. The concerts for Taft Elementary will be in the Community Room of Taft High School from 9:15 to10:00 and from 10:15 to 11:00; the concerts for Oceanlake will be in the Gym from 1:00 to 1:45 and from 2:00 to 2:45.

The Musicians

Tatiana Kolchanova was born in Norilsk, Russia and began studies on piano at age 5 and violin at age 6. She entered the Music School at age 7, and at age twelve, she entered the Special Music School in Harkov (Ukraine). In 1984, she graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory College. During that time she played many concerts as a soloist, with chamber music ensembles and orchestras. In 1989, she graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and continued post-graduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory, finishing in 1993.

She was Laureate of the USSR Radio’s Competition as soloist and worked as a violinist for the USSR Radio and Television Orchestra, touring extensively throughout Russia, Europe, USA, Brazil, Lebanon, Turkey, and Japan. From 1996-2006 Tatiana worked as First Violin for the Glinka State String Quartet. She participated in all Glinka Quartet concert tours throughout Russia, Europe and the Middle East. Ten CDs were recorded during that period. Ms. Kolchanova taught violin at the Moscow Conservatory’s Academic Music College starting in 1995, and Central Music School in 1998. She was an assistant for professor Shebalin (Borodin string quartet viola player for 45 years) and coach for student string quartets at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2000.

Several of her students have won International Violin and Quartet competitions. She was an adjudicator for the International Violin Competition in Athens, Greece. In 2001- 2004 she taught the chamber ensemble for the New Names Charity Fund’s scholars. Since 2007 Tatiana has resided in Portland, Oregon (USA) with her husband Edward Parente, who is also a violinist. She continues to perform, record and teach. She is the assistant for the concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony, a regular sub for the Oregon Symphony and a member of the MTDuo as well as performing and recording solo, trios and quartet. She has been a member of the OMTA since 2009, and, currently, teaches violin and piano at Classique Music Academy in Vancouver WA and violin at Rose City Music Academy in Portland and coaches chamber orchestras, piano trios, violin ensembles and string quartets. Tatiana juried the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Vancouver WA in 2010 and was an adjudicator for the VSO Youth Artist Competition in 2010 and 2011.

Marc De Rennes was born in Brittany, France. He has studied music since his childhood. His first instrument was the harp, and then he started playing the bass a few years later. He is classically trained and studied for many years in a conservatory in France . He taught music to children in the conservatory in France and at the Portland French School for several years. He enjoyed teaching music to the children and sharing his love for the music. He is currently playing the bass with the Portland Columbia Symphony and other Orchestras such as the Portland Chamber Orchestra as a substitute when needed.

He is very creative and has written a story with his instrument “talking” and making different sounds…like a bird…like the wind…like a train. His music is entertaining and very, very cool!!

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

SUMMER ARTS • ATTEND ONE OR BOTH WEEKS!

WEEK 1 July 23-27, 2012 Sat/Sun, July 28 & 29
WEEK 2 July 30-Aug 3, 2012 FAMILIES WELCOME

Summer Arts for children entering grades 1-4

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon each day
Students will undertake a variety of versatile projects using multiple mediums and each week will be different. They will
have the opportunity to work with several wonderful artists and teachers in activities such as: cut and painted paper
shapes in the style of Matissee, exploration of the color wheel: primary/secondary, lights/darks, warm/cool, creating
ocean scenes using watercolor washes, drawing, painting, making bright, fanciful animal sculptures, working with
literature, poetry, music, dance, drama, movement and more. Creativity is at the heart of all LTBA workshops and not
only will kids be immersed in art and learn new skills, they’ll also have lots of fun! Register here!

Summer Arts for young artists entering grades 5 and up

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Older students will be working with more complex art skills in a variety of mediums under the direction of several artists
and teachers. Workshop sizes are limited so all ability levels are welcome and instruction is individualized based on age and/or skill and experience. Some of the projects include origami, ink stippling, screen printing with vinyl adhesive, the art, history and application of henna, wax resist etching, drawing/sketching, painting, abstract landscapes and more. LTBA summer workshops are instructive, yet fun and informal, so they provide opportunities to get acquainted with fellow art students. It’s a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Register here!

Sketchbook Weekend Sat/Sun July 28 and 29, 2012 Families Welcome

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon for children entering grades 3-6
1:00-3:00 p.m. for young artists entering grades 7 and up

Beginners and Beyond are all welcome to join in this workshop. Students will make their own sketchbooks and learn how to see and draw shapes and form, light and shadow, positive and negative space. Concepts will be taught and practiced through quick sketching, still life, life drawing and outdoor sketching. Accompanying adults are welcome to take this workshop along with their children. There’s something here for everyone. Register here!

Workshop Cost

$60 per week
$90 for both weeks
$40 Sketchbook weekend – Family rates available
Financial Aid Available – see registration form for more information.
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ABOUT LET THERE BE ARTS

LTBA is a grassroots organization founded on the belief that all disciplines benefit from the creative and critical thinking that arts education provide. It is our mission to develop and support programs that introduce and encourage the artistic talents, appreciation and physical expression of our students and community. LTBA is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

  • Public Art in Lincoln City, Oregon

    PUBLIC ART

    This mural under the Driftwood Public Library is one of several Public Art projects that students have created through a partnership between LTBA and the Lincoln City Public Art Committee. Children are proud to be able to have their work visible to the public.

  • Art Club at Taft Elementary

    ART CLUB

    Every Wednesday after school at Taft Elementary, art teacher, Valerie Baker, works with 20 to 30 committed art students who have signed up for Art Club. During the twelve week session, they work with a wide variety mediums and projects. Some examples are clay (pictured above) painting with acrylics, tempera, and watercolor, collage, mosaic tile construction, sculpture building with wire, gauze and paste, oil and chalk pastels, printmaking, and more. Art Club has been active at Taft Elementary since 2004.

  • Let There Be Arts Projects at Starbucks

    STUDENT ART AT STARBUCKS

    Displayed at the Lincoln City Starbucks.

  • School-Murals

    MURALS IN THE SCHOOLS

    A middle school student submitted this watercolor of Yaquina Bay Bridge to be considered as part of the mural design at Newport Intermediate and Isaac Newton Middle School. The images on all the murals come are done by students, enlarged through an overhead projector and drawn on the walls for students to paint.

  • Let There Be Arts Community Murals

    MURALS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Students are shown here painting in the stairwell of the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the LTBA summer art program of 2011. Thirty local and visiting children, ages 5 to 15, worked with mural artist, Krista Eddy, to design and paint a mural tiled “A Secret Garden of Arts. It took them one week complete the project. The mural is a gift to the Lincoln City Cultural Center from the children and Let There Be Arts. It is located in the outside stairwell on the southwest corner of the building. Stop by and take a look sometime.

  • Summer-Arts

    SUMMER ARTS

    Coastal Visitors and local children dance in class lead by teacher, Nicole O’Brien during LTBA 9th annual Children’s Summer Arts program. “I feel like a big, bouncy bug” one boy declares as he is lead through the dance exercises. This is just one of several workshops students took part in. Others included painting, watercolor, collage, poetry, mask making and mural design.

KIDS SING OUT

CHILDREN’S CHOIR CONCERT PERFORMANCE

Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center
The sounds of spring have been percolating for eight weeks in the Let There Be Arts new Choir Performance Workshop, Kids Sing Out. Under the expert direction of Valerie Kendall, fourteen eager students in grades four through six have been learning to sing with accompanying sign language in preparation for their concert performance in June. Valerie is a life-long performer and soloist. She received a B.S. in Theater Arts from Portland State University and has performed numerous leading roles in the Portland Area. She began choral conducting as Musical Director for her husband John’s large scale productions at the Keller Auditorium and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Valerie’s greatest joy comes from facilitating a deep and abiding love for vocal performance encompassing all age levels across a breadth of musical styles. In partnership with the Lincoln City Cultural Center, the performance will take place on Saturday, June 9th, at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is free and families are welcome. Come hear the beautiful music of our children.

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