Monday, October 31, 2011

Preview the Building Hope Latin American Art Auction Catalog

Please enjoy the preview of the art work available at our event on November 18, 2011. Get Tickets now online: http://occtac-latin-art-auction.eventbrite.com/ We look forward to seeing you on November 18th at The Bowers! For More Information, please call Teresa at 714 547 5468.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get Paid 2 Learn! OCCTAC Accepts 19 Students Into WIA Program



















OCCTAC has a great program targeted for youth ages 17 to 21 who have dropped out of school, are out of school and/or are looking for employment. This program provides youth with the opportunity to acquire skills to successfully transition into the workforce, further their education, and reach their true work potential. Among other services, our program is designed to provide youth with hands-on PAID work experience and training in the arts, education, clerical, computer programs and technology. That's right guys, you will get paid to participate in our program! Thus, if you happen to know of youth who might benefit from such program please feel free to give them our contact information.
WHO CAN APPLY? - YOUTH AGES 17-21
SANTA ANA RESIDENTS - CITIZENS OR LEGAL RESIDENTS
OUT OF SCHOOL 
AND HAVING THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE US

Please contact Dolores Lopez at (714) 547 5468



























Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrating the Success of our Violin Students

The Suzuki Violin Students at OCCTAC have been busy. Saturday, Oct. 1st, Irvine Global Village Festival Students from both SASS and TEC played their violins and serenaded children attending the Festival. The TEC Suzuki Booth became the Children’s music lounge, wedged between face painting and Japanese paper folding. We even got an interview with the Irvine City Community News reporter and the children played for the cameras. Hoping they will appear sometime later this year on the cultural page . The reporter studied violin as a youth and knew who Dr. Suzuki was. How lucky can you get. Monday, Oct. 10, Benise concert at the Grove, Spanish guitar and Latin Violinist as seen on PBS Ms. Cynthia and 16 SASS students and parent chaperones are invited to attend the Benise concert and stay for a ‘meet and greet’ after the concert. The complimentary tickets where made possible by the kind effort of Omar Lopez , the violinist featured at the concert. Omar is a young Latin violinist and composer who grew up in the LA area and continued his career relocating in Texas. He drew his inspiration to become a professional musician when he attended a Benise concert as a high school student. He is looking forward to meeting our students for photos and autographs. We hope to add a little of his star power to our website for inspiration. Saturday, Nov. 12, 3:00pm, OC Suzuki Festival, Salvation Army Church, 10200 Pioneer Road, Tustin This year 4 of our students have chosen to participate in the Orange County Suzuki Festival: Nathalie Rivas, Adrian Castaneda, Dominique Juarez and Michelle Juarez. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public And Watch out for our Musical Holiday Greetings! More info coming soon!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

OCCTAC Community Art Workshop with Surfrider Foundation - Learn About Protecting The Oceans Through the Arts

Dear Friends!

We want to take the time to thank everyone who volunteered for our wonderful Ocean themed community art workshop at the Festival of Children.
Hundreds of kids got to decorate their reusable shopping bags and learned why it is important to keep plastics out of the ocean! We also created our dream islands and dream surfboards. 
Gracias to Darrell Ferguson - who missed part of the action at Trestles during the Hurley Pro (Kelly Slater won it!) and Lindy Neubauer from Surfrider's Newport Beach Chapter for their support, the wonderful bags and their friendship!
Gracias to our visual arts director and surfer girl Kathryn Forrest who also sacrificed a morning in the waves. And a Big THANK YOU to our student volunteers, Judith, Moises, Jenny and Victoria and friends whose names we unfortunately did not capture.
We look forward to creating more wonderful events with Surfrider Foundation





All Photos by Marion Renk-Rosenthal and Liss Aldana for OCCTAC.