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Student images set to appear at El Roble

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ARTpix-color-LogoClaremont, Calif. (February 12, 2015) – ARTpix is the Claremont Museum of Art’s newest after school arts education program for El Roble Intermediate School students designed to foster creative self-expression through photography. The program launched on Tuesday, February 3rd.

Seventh and eighth-grade students receive hands-on training with digital cameras provided by El Roble for this field trip-based, 8-week, “how-to” class. ARTpix students are spending 50-60% of their time outside of the classroom using locations around the Village of Claremont as the creative backdrop for student photography instruction and experimentation. Students are also using the computer lab to print and enhance their photographs.

ARTpix will culminate in a public Art Wall exhibition of student photographs in mid-April 2015. The Art Wall is the 8 ft. by 24 ft. billboard-like structure adjacent to the east side of The Packing House in the West Village. (The current Art Wall exhibition features student cartoons from last year’s ARToon arts education program at El Roble.)

The ARTpix instructor is El Roble art teacher, Wendy Kubiak. Co-creators of the ARTpix program are Ms. Kubiak and CMA board member for arts education programs, Lori Evans Lama.

ARTpix is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) in partnership with El Roble Intermediate School and funded by generous donations from a CMA member major donor; Gould Asset Management LLC; Claremont Trader Joe’s; Claremont Chamber of Commerce “Best B.E.T.” Grant Program; and online contributions from individuals nationwide.

See more photos of ARTpix in action at:


aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition

August 7 – August 20, 2009

To view aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition participant’s artworks and artist statements click here.

aRtPM_webaRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition showcases the art of student artists who attend the TAC (TRACKS Activity Center), a student activity center located at the El Roble Intermediate School campus in Claremont, CA. The TAC is a City-sponsored after-school program aimed at 7th and 8th grade Claremont students.

The collaboration was originally proposed by the Museum to City of Claremont director of Human Services, Mercy Santoro, as a middle-school outreach effort. The Museum’s executive director, William Moreno, commented, “This kind of program fits within the Museum’s long-term strategic vision – that is, to be a significant cultural resource for the entire region. We’re excited about partnering with the City of Claremont and the TAC students.”


TAC students tour the James Hueter: A Retrospective exhibition with CMA Executive Director, Bill Moreno, as part of the aRtPM: Student Graffiti Art Exhibition.

The exhibition includes original graffiti art panels that will be painted early in August by a group of TAC artists addressing the theme of “Our Reality.” The results of their inspiration and creativity will then be installed in the Museum’s main gallery for viewing on Friday, August 7th.

“We’re very proud of our students and the great job the TAC does creating an engaging, relevant after-school program for the students to enjoy. This partnership between the City and the Museum is providing the type of real life, hands-on experience that is so valuable and so often difficult to obtain. We hope this is the first of many collaborations with the Museum,” said director of Human Services, Mercy Santoro.


TAC student prepares graffiti art panel for aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition

Students will tour the Museum’s most recent exhibition, James Hueter: A Retrospective; learn about the current street art trends; plan their designs; and write explanatory artist statements related to the theme “Our Reality.”

“Our objective for this project was to familiarize students with the Museum; encourage ongoing interaction; provide a venue for the exhibition of artistic expression; and teach them how to work within the professional museum process,” said Museum arts education director, Lori Evans Lama. “Working with Krista Dieringer, Bill Pallotto and their students from the TRACKS Activity Center (TAC) has enriched the project. We’re excited about this exhibition.”

claremontLogoaRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition is made possible by a grant from the City of Claremont, Community Based Organization Fund; the Human Services Department and TRACKS Activity Center (TAC), City of Claremont.

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