Ceramics Department travels to UC Davis

By David Bilbao The Ceramics Department attended and represented East Los Angeles College at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.   The conference took place at University of California, Davis. The students, Lisandro Limon, Michiko Murakami, Romina Cruz, Jacob Vasquez, Peggie Tai, Claudia Solorazano and Jen Tsung all showcased their work for the first time. Chris Turk, ELAC ceramics instructor, said that attending the conference gave his students…

May 2, 2012

Instructor encourages children to learn art, culture

By Bryan Pedroza Second and third graders from Open Magnet Charter School visited the East Los Angeles College Art Department on Monday for an outreach ceramics event. ELAC art instructor Chris Turk hosted this event.  He has been hosting outreach art programs for young children for 10 years, mostly with local schools. Turk infused his art activity with a history lesson.  The students learned about the different cultures that have immigrated…

March 28, 2012

Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

December 7, 2011