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Tater Tots: A Week of Art Making, Cooking and Playing
ArtBites Pop Up Kitchen
Los Angeles, CA
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Tater Tots: A Week of Art Making, Cooking and Playing
Campers will learn about the elements of art through the works of various artists using a multisensory approach that combines storytelling, playing, cooking, art-making and engaging conversation with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites and educator extraordinaire, Eidelriz Senga.

Each day, children will discover a different artist and their art forms. They will experiment with diverse materials and techniques and cook foods inspired by the art. Each class includes lively discussion, hands-on cooking and art making, and culminates in a group feast.

Ages 3 to 5. Registration is required as space is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. NO DROP OFF.

Monday:  Color with Frida
Kids will learn about the groundbreaking artist, Frida Kahlo, her use of color and love of Mexican food before making full body portraits and quesadillas with tortillas from scratch.

Tuesday:  Line and Movement with Pollock
After discovering Jackson Pollock, kids will learn about line and movement and participate in a group action painting before baking Pollock's very own award-winning apple pie.  

Wednesday:  Form and Balance with Calder
Kids will learn all about shapes and primary colors and will paint and assemble a variety of shapes for their very own stabile inspired by Alexander Calder. After the art activity, they will make pretzels from scratch inspired by Calder's Circus.

Thursday:  Shapes and Pattern with Matisse
Learn about Henri Matisses love of shapes and patterns, make a giant collage and prepare perfectly round stuffed tomatoes with fresh herbs of various shapes and shades of green.

Friday:  Tater Tots Take LACMA
Read The Museum, visit the art and artists discussed throughout the week, and participate in a group scavenger hunt at LACMA. This will be a very special day and a wonderful ending to a stimulating week! (The group will meet at 11:00am in front of the Urban Lights and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Museum parking is not included.)

about Maite Gomez-Rejon and ArtBites:
Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Getty Villa and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on NPR's Splendid Table. Her blog, Cooking Art History, appears in The Huffington Post.

about Eidelriz Senga:
Eidelriz has a BA in Art History from the University of Southern California. After beginning her career in performing arts management at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and John Anson Ford Theater in Los Angeles, she turned her focus to museum education. Since 2005, she has taught and developed interpretive programming at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Getty Villa, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also provided on-camera educational content for the TV and film industry, including WBs Supernatural, WBs Wonder Woman, and PBSs Travelscope. When not performing her most important role as the mother of a two and four year old, she is an art teacher at Sunnyside House School in Sierra Madre.


ArtBites Pop Up Kitchen (View)
S Crescent Heights Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 35
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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