OUTSIDE:INSIDE PRODUCTIONS

Special thanks to Patrick Evans for editing, PAC Advisory Board member Raegan Kelly for guidance, and PAC Advisory Board member and alumnus Wendy Staggs for the hummingbird drawing.

 

PAC Teaching Artists and Guest Artists came together to create educational videos on art and mindfulness. Our goal is for these videos to play on the Division of Rehabilitative Programs - Television (DRP-TV) in all 35 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Institutions! 

 

We want to share them with all of you and hope this series offers you moments of calm, creativity, and connection. 

Episode 1 - Meditation, Mindfulness, & Relaxation with JP​

JP is a yoga and meditation instructor from Los Angeles and has been teaching with Prison Arts Collective (PAC) since 2017. Her main focus is on healing underserved and trauma-impacted communities. JP has certifications in yoga, meditation, yoga for trauma and Tai Chi Qong. 

Episode 2 - Introduction to Bookmaking with Rachel, Otis Laboratory Press

Rachel is a book binder, letterpress printer, and teaching artist from Los Angeles, California. Rachel currently works as a lab technician at Otis Laboratory Press and teaches art at museums, schools, and other community organizations.

Episode 3 - Yoga: Exercises for Small Spaces with JP

JP is a yoga and meditation instructor from Los Angeles and has been teaching with Prison Arts Collective (PAC) since 2017. Her main focus is on healing underserved and trauma-impacted communities. JP has certifications in yoga, meditation, yoga for trauma and Tai Chi Qong. 

Episode 4 - Drawing: Sphere Study and Abstract Rubbing with Stan

Stan is a Lead Teaching Artist and founding member of Prison Arts Collective. While experiencing incarceration, the pivotal point of rehabilitation was when he found a paint brush and set of pencils. Stan’s art practice focuses on overcoming anger and dealing with trauma.

Episode 5 - Drawing Realistic with Josh

Josh is an artist based out of the Inland Empire and has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. To Josh, art is more than a hobby, art is a way of life and a tool used to heal the broken. Josh specializes in realistic drawings using gothic and horror inspired imagery.

Episode 6 - Paper Weaving Collage with Rachel

Rachel is a book binder, letterpress printer, and teaching artist from Los Angeles, California. Rachel teaches printmaking, bookbinding and collage art at museums, schools, and other community organizations.

Episode 7 - How to Draw with Grayscale with Stan

Stan is a Lead Teaching Artist and founding member of Prison Arts Collective. While experiencing incarceration, the pivotal point of rehabilitation was when he found a paint brush and set of pencils. Stan’s art practice focuses on overcoming anger and dealing with trauma.

Episode 8 - Somatic Movement Practices with Jess

Jess is a dance artist and educator. Her movement research began in childhood with competitive gymnastics and continues today with dancemaking from various, shifting perspectives and states of body~mind. Her dances are expressions of her engagement in paradox, contemplative and somatic practices, Integral theory, and reverence for those within whose lineages she moves.

Episode 9 - Drawing a Mandala with Diane

Diane is a ceramic artist, graphic designer and garden designer currently based in Los Angeles. When Diane isn’t creating ceramics, she is busy helping people plan and install drought tolerant and water-wise gardens.

About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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