LA///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING AARON ROSE, MONEY MARK, JESSE SPEARS, ED TEMPLETON, JESSE LEYVA, MIKE MILLS, AND KEITH SCHARWATH
Celebrating the global release of the new “Beautiful Losers” documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led “Make Something!” workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Mike Mills, KAWS, Ed Templeton, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, the NYC program has wrapped up and we’re deep in the cut with inspiring sessions in LA at the MONTALBAN THEATER (where the black & white Geoff McFetridge designed wallpaper has become a de facto coloring book) including Zine Making with Aaron Rose, Film Score with Money Mark, Pom Poms with Jesse Spears, Skate Graphics with Ed Templeton, Sneaker Design with Jesse Leyva, Drawing with Mike Mills, and Movie Posters with Keith Scharwath. More sessions will continue through the fall with highlights including Design with Paul Mittleman, and Tattooing with Mister Cartoon. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP:MAKE SOMETHING! WORKSHOPS IN LA AT THE MONTALBAN THEATER:MAKE A ZINE WITH AARON ROSE—AUGUST 22:Mr Rose is finally able to write off his numerous gossip mag subscriptions as “business expenses”FILM SCORE WITH MONEY MARK—AUGUST 23:Musical genius gets busy on the homemade equipmentPOM POMS WITH JESSE SPEARS—AUGUST 25:Originally Mister Cartoon signed up to teach the Pom Poms workshop, but his workmanship couldn’t stand up to Ms Spears “pomming” expertiseSKATE GRAPHICS WITH ED TEMPLETON—AUGUST 28:What 1,000,000 unpopped ollies looks likeTired of heartless mass-produced silkscreens, Professor Templeton now paints every signature deck by hand…actually, his underaged sweatshop workers do.SNEAKER DESIGN WITH JESSE LEYVA—AUGUST 29:After a full dose of sneaker instruction Professor Leyva loads up the short bus……for a field trip to LA sneaker hotspot Undefeated where owner Eddie Cruz drops knowledge……and tomorrow’s scenesters take notes.DRAWING WITH MIKE MILLS—AUGUST 31:MOVIE POSTERS WITH KEITH SCHARWATH—SEPTEMBER 5:
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