Marina Del Rey School Utility Box Workshop
Melissa partnered with after school care program Prime Time's art director to lead a workshop to paint a utility box in Del Rey community. Students learned how to properly paint outdoors being creative, safe, and have fun.
Marina Del Rey School Utility Box
Community artist, Melissa " Yher ", lead a workshop with afterschool care program Prime Time.
Students at work
All the students who signed up happened to be girls, although the workshop was open to everyone. We ended up leading an all girl student team to paint the utility box.
Work in Progress
Students learned to properly setup, lay the base of the design, apply different techniques for different panels, and all while having fun.
Fun Creative Learning
Utility Box Project with Del Rey Community
Melissa is a local to Del Rey Community and partnered with the Del Rey neighborhood council to paint a box herself and distribute a couple other boxes to contributing artists with professional background in the arts and murals. Melissa invited artists who have shared and volunteered their time and materials to these boxes and to workshops within the neighborhood.
Artist Melissa Lopez, Yher Arte utility box that she painted for her community of Del Rey
Yher Arte Utility Box
Artist Melissa Lopez, Yher Arte, painted a Japanese Buddhist Temple inspired utility box for her community of Del Rey.
Miranda Villanueva Utility Box
Artist "Nana" Utility Box for the community of Del Rey - @blissful_nana
Miranda working on her box
Artist "Nana" painting her box for the community of Del Rey.
Artist Miranda Villanueva
Diego Rivera inspired utility box by artist Michelle - @Mrbbaby
Frida Kahlo utility box by artist Michelle - @Mrbbaby
Face painting for Communities in Los Angeles
Melissa "Yher" spends a lot of her time face painting for communities in Los Angeles for different events and festivals. One of her favorite and most known events is the annual Olvera Muertos Art walk loacted in Olvera Street.