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Art Education Everywhere

Ken Alexander took is design drawing class outside to work on trees. He's not the only art instructor to take learning outside the traditional classroom.  From gallery and museum visits to on-site art creation we all enjoy getting out and interacting with the real world.



Photo classes field trip to Dorthea Lange exhibit

Even though it was the Friday before finals week, LMC photo II and Documentary photo students were willing to trek to the Oakland Museum of California for the Dorthea Lange exhibit. Most LMC art classes have "outside the classroom" learning experiences providing students with educational and memorable experiences.

Being the modern students they are they made numerous cell phone photos to use as notes for our later class discussions.


The museum had set up an interesting interactive cropping exercise to help explain the interesting decisions Lange made in cropping her images. The exercise provided cropping tools and some of her images for visitors to try their hand at cropping.


The large display prints made by the museum from original negatives were stunning in content, sharpness and tonality.

LMC and the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art

LMC students, staff and instructors made the journey to Davis CA for the 2017 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Along with many schools from California LMC set up an exhibit in an unused storefront space. Along with showing their work (click to see some) they attend demonstrations and lectures and saw a variety of work from two and four year schools




Books by photography students

The final project for LMC Photo II students is to create a book on a unified concept. These small posters are mock-ups — hung from string with extra-cute tiny clothespins on level 3 of the college complex— of the larger posters that might appear in bookstores promoting their self-published books.









The art of social justice

Rebecca Talley challenged her  Color Theory class to use the universal language of art to create posters for social justice.  Students used  their individual voices to speak to social change. You can see more of these works in the temporary installation just outside the Art department entrance on the first level of the college complex.







Lucy Snow :: California Clay

Los Medanos College sculpture and ceramics instructor Lucy Snow has been selected to show her work in the prestigious California Clay Competition. The exhibit at The Artery in Davis California runs April 28 – May 26, 2007.

Inside Out: Self portraits based on contemporary graffiti and stencil art

LMC art instructor Judi Pettite took advantage of blank plywood construction walls at the college to exhibit her painting students work. Each piece is a stencil based self portrait on 24 x 24 inch plywood, screwed on to the temporary walls. The work, though inspired by Banksy Shepard and Swoon, reflects each students personal story.