THE COLEMAN DAVIS
Coleman Davis was a student at Valley Art Workshop, under director Miles Lewis. He was a kind and imaginative young man, empowered and burdened by great sensitivity. We lost him in February of 2021.
The arts are a lifeline for so many people. With this in mind, Coleman's parents and 11:11 A Creative Collective have come together to create a series of workshops tailored for young artists. The purpose of these weekend art camps is to introduce youth to the deep beauty of art history, the discipline of drawing and painting and the professional opportunities available in the visual arts.
The eight hours of instruction are focused on "world-building". Students invent, render, and present characters, environments, and their connecting stories. This collection of techniques is central to almost every field of design and is often neglected in traditional secondary education.
Our intention is that students leave the Coleman Davis Art Camp with a greater sense of confidence, direction, self-esteem, and artistic skill.
Art Camp is open to a maximum of 15 students. It is completely free of cost thanks to the generosity of the Davis family, in loving memory of Coleman.
- This camp is for students between the ages of 12 - 22 years old.
- BIPOC and low income students will be given priority.
- If accepted, students are required to attend a virtual orientation
- Applications are due by July 1, 2022
Virtual Orientation: July 9th
Camp Dates: July 16-17, 2022
Location: Valley Art Workshop headquarters located in Woodland Hills, CA
Teacher: Miles Lewis
- A snack and art materials will be provided.
Students are welcome to bring their own materials (sketchbooks, pencils, pens, etc.).
While this is not a long-term educational scholarship, students will be given resources and information for how to continue in their creative pursuits: independently, in local workshops, through online programs or in person with 11:11 A Creative Collective, or Valley Art Workshop classes.
"I learned that many times we overlook the character or subjects movement so I learned how to be looser. Also, how to create and imagine my own story. Putting it in my own words."
Miles Lewis is a master teacher, having taught hundreds of students of all ages, skill levels, and in a wide variety of techniques, for over a decade. In that time, he's graduated dozens of high school students to art programs around the country.
In addition to teaching, Miles is a studio painter, illustrator, portraitist, and public artist. Miles' murals with 11:11 Projects can be viewed at Art+Earth.