K-12 Grant Applications Now AvailableSchools who participated in the 2016 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival may now apply for their grants! Applications are due by midnight on November 11, 2016. Grant information and application.
Posted Sep 30, 2016, 9:33 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
Chalk tips and planning worksheets now available!Want to learn more about chalk art or refresh your skills before the festival? Check out our new Chalk Tips page! There, you'll find our handout from our Pre-Festival Workshop, a variety of drawings to try, and planning worksheets for the festival.
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:17 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
2016 Chalk Art Workshop | August 20The Luna Park Arts Foundation is hosting their annual FREE chalk art workshop on Sunday, August 20 from 2-5 PM at Watson Park in San Jose.Learn about:preparing your artworklaying out your artwork on the groundtools and materialspastel techniquescolor mixingThis is a hands-on workshop led by veteran Luna Park Chalk Art Festival participants. You will get to practice and play with the techniques. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels.Register for this FREE workshop!Special thanks to Friends of Watson Park for hosting this workshop.
Posted Aug 9, 2016, 12:32 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
Printmaking at Washington Open Elementary School (2015-16 Grant Recipient)By Jen Johnson, Art Instructor
The $1000 grant from the Luna Park Arts Foundation allowed artists at Washington Open Elementary School to be introduced to a new art process: printmaking. The funds paid for supplies, tools, and drying racks so that students could begin to explore this exciting art process. In 2015-16, more than 300 students successfully completed a variety of art projects with the support of this grant. In the coming years, printmaking will continue to be part of the art curriculum, and our art program will continue to benefit from the printmaking tools and drying racks purchased with grant funds. We are very grateful that our students were able to become print-makers thanks to this generous ...
Posted Aug 12, 2016, 5:41 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
2015-16 Grant RecipientsWashington Open Elementary ($1,000) supplies for block printing and scratch boardsHorace Mann Elementary ($800) art supplies for parentled arts programsHammer Montessori ($800) hiring arts activity leaders and supplies for hands on activitiesNew School Community Day School ($400) reusable supplies for sand sculptingSt. Leo the Great ($300) supplies for block printingHerman Intermediate & Oak Grove District ($700) mural project and display boards for district art show.
Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:56 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
2014-15 Grant RecipientsAbraham Lincoln High School – $2,000 for art suppliesHorace Mann Elementary School – $1,000 for parent-led art programs in the general classroomHermann Intermediate School – $750 for guest artist presentations and mural programWagner/Louden Community School – $500 for art supplies for their alternative education programSan Jose Unified Home Study Program – $250 for art field trips for home study students
Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:57 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
VivaCalle SJ 2016On Sunday, September 18, 2016 (the day after the 9th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival), the outreach team participated in VivaCalleSJ, the city's Open Streets festival. At the Japantown activity hub, we created a masking tape mural on our outreach chalkboards. The tape pattern spelled out VivaCalleSJ and event participants were invited to create by drawing or coloring sections of the mural. At the end of the event, the tape was pulled up, revealing the final project created by the community!Check out the full gallery!
Posted Sep 30, 2016, 10:06 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
2016 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap9th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival-was held on-Saturday, September 17, 201610AM to 5PMBackesto Park – San José, CaliforniaRecap Video - coming soonGallerySee the main gallerySee every chalk spaceFeatured ArtistsDominic ArroyoLacey BryantNorah BruhnMomo ChaCarolina ChavezKyra KazantzisWaz KeatingoJoe MandrickChristina MedinaJohnny NiblockWayne and Cheryl RenshawMarlon YanesEntertainmentDoug and the Carnival of Souls RevueRoveMovimiento Cósmico Coffee Zombie CollectiveO’Craven Sweet HayaHBackground music by KKUPPaul J. Gonzalez, MCFood Trucks & Food VendorsSonia’s Sweets & EatsMona’s FruitsTwisted ChillOaxacan Kitchen MobileThanks CoffeeCapelo’s Hill Country BBQNumbersOver 300 artist participantsOver 213 chalk ...
Posted Sep 20, 2016, 2:16 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
2016 Pre-Festival Chalk Art WorkshopOn Saturday, August 20, 2016, over 45 participants - beginners and experienced artists alike - joined us for our FREE annual Pre-Festival Workshop at Watson Park in San Jose. The workshop began with a demonstration by Clif Gold, Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw, covering the basic techniques, supplies and process for taking a project from paper to pavement. Following the demonstrations, participants selected an apple to draw, based on their skill/interest level. Then, participants practiced transferring their drawing on the ground using the grid method, and "painted" their apple. If you missed the workshop or are interested in learning more about chalk art, visit our Chalk Tips page.View the photo gallery.
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:10 AM by Hello LunaParkArts