Inside Out Community Arts (IOCA), an Extended Learning program of P.S. ARTS, is now working with Loma Alta Park in Altadena, serving youth ages 12 – 18. The program is currently featured on the Loma Alta InstagramLive @ourspotlomaalta. IOCA focuses on empowering underserved middle school youth with the tools, confidence, and inspiration to make a positive difference in their lives and their communities through the arts. Below is an update from Francisco Uribe, Inside Out Community Arts Program Assistant, on what’s been going with Loma Alta.
Recently at Loma Alta, the Teaching Artists Goreti, Tyee, and Aubrey showed how to bring a character’s physicality to life, using only your voice and props that are around the house. In an articulation exercise, Tyee showed how to beatbox. He started off by saying the phrase, “Baby Ketchup and Buttercup,” and then he made everyone else repeat the phrase but without pronouncing any of the vowels. To demonstrate the structure of a story, the Teaching Artists brought to life the story of Goldilocks, where Monique from Loma Alta played the part of Goldilocks, and surprising us all, Tyee played the part of the porridge.
Thank you for the update, Francisco! Stay tuned for more news about IOCA and Loma Alta as programming continues.