Artists Offer Soulful Workshop


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Kristi Smith demonstrates a mandala.

Painting for the Soul, a new one-day workshop series in Laguna Beach presented by mandala artist Kristi Smith and intuitive painter Arna Vodenos, is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The day-long workshop gives the participant the opportunity to journey to their soul, using color as a vibrational tool for healing and clarity. The cost is $125.00 plus a $25.00 material fee. This workshop series will be offered twice a month on a Saturday and a Sunday.

The workshop is located on 2225 Laguna Canyon Road Unit B-3. RSVP to  Kristi at 949 295-6404 or Arna at  310 614-5352 to book a space.

Visit their website at for more information.


Photo by Brad Coleman

Artist Lectures About His Flock

Laguna Art Museum will host a lecture and walk-through with Laguna Beach artist and professor Brad Coleman at 1 p.m., March 20.

His conceptual drawings, 12 40 x 40 inch sheep drawings in addition to pastoral still lifes, are featured in a current exhibition.

This event is free for museum members and free for non-members with paid admission. No reservations are necessary.

On the ‘LAM’ to Ojai and Santa Barbara

The Laguna Art Museum’s Contemporary Collectors’ Council is organizing a two-day art trip to Ojai and Santa Barbara on April 9 and 10. Accompanied by Laguna Art Museum’s curator of exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson, the group will spend a weekend immersed in each city’s cultural scene, including a museum tour and visits to private collections and artists’ studios.

The group will go by Amtrak train that is met by a chartered bus in Ventura for transportation to Ojai and Santa Barbara.

The cost is $290 to $390 per person, which includes transportation, lunches and events. Dinner and lodging are not included. For more information and a registration form call Johanna Felder, 949-497-4525.  The trip is open to all Laguna Art Museum members. To join the museum go to, or call 99-494-8971, ext. 203.

LOCA Hosts Sea Lion Workshop

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is now taking reservations for an “Art and Sea Lions” class from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. This beginner-level activity features a docent-led tour of the center, and a view of live sea lions undergoing rehabilitation.

Following the tour, instructor Liz McGhee will lead participants in creating a sea lion paperweight.

Advance registration is required, and costs $20 for adults or $15 for ages six and up, which includes materials, coffee, and free on-site parking. To register, contact LOCA at [email protected] or 949-363-4700, or visit


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