Monday, December 21, 2009

Figure Drawing at the Haggin Musuem with Emilio Soltero, start Jan. 21

Beginning in January, 2010, Emilio Soltero will be conducting figure drawing workshops at the Haggin Museum. All are welcome, professional and beginners. Space is limited and you will need to contact the museum to reserve a spot. There will be a few drop-in spaces, however.

Meeting every Third
Thursday of the month at
The Haggin Museum

Beginning Thursday, January 21, 2010
$5.00 for Members
(N0n members pay $5.00 admission
to museum and $5.00 for per workshop)
Workshop directed by Emilio Soltero

Models will be partially clothed in
swimwear. Open to professionals
and beginners. You will need to bring
your own supplies.

Community members, high school,
college, and university students
welcome. Workshops are progressive
but we welcome drop-in visits. To sign up
contact Lisa Cooperman
Curator of Education
(209) 940-6315

For more information
contact Emilio Soltero

We are still looking for models.

Haggin Musuem
1201 N. Pershing Ave, Victory Park,
Stockton, CA 95203

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Ellie" Eleanor Frazetta has passed, Saturday, July 18, 2009

"My dear friend and mentor, Ellie Frazetta has died from cancer. Ellie was strong and fought hard over many months.

I am fortunate to have known her for many years. She shared her story and life, and my life practically unfolded through the many phone conversations, and those very few in person talks.

My prayers for her spirit and for her immediate family.

Her strength and words of wisdom and inspiration will continue to guide me throughout my life."

Emilio Soltero, PhD 7/25/09

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chalk Festival in Santa Ynez 2009

The 2009 Annual Chalk Festival is coming. Parents and community are welcome Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Students will create the colorful work on Tuesday, May 12.

14th Annual Chalk Festival, at SYVUHS, coordinated and facilitated by Dr. Emilio Soltero.

Look for the Giant Chumash historical mural. Thank you to all of the local folks; Chumash Tribe; business owners; and parents in promoting this great exposition of student work. We really do appreciate this.


What: 14th Annual Master’s in Chalk Festival, coincides with Open House at the high school.

When: Chalk Festival takes place May 13 (completed images) 6-8:30pm, and Chalk images created May 12 (media is invited on this day, 8am-9pm).

Approx. 60 large chalk images created by talented students. This is the 14th annual Chalk Festival. Organized by Dr. Soltero. Students will begin the project by first drawing their image onto an 8.5x11 sheet, followed by a larger piece (approx 2x3 feet), and finally the actual chalk image.

Much of the work is professional in quality.

For more information:

Dr. Soltero,

Art teacher, 2D Arts

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yikas Art Journal: Eric Shanower, Sergio Aragones, Alex toth and Alex Nino

The new art journal is focusing on excellent art by students from SYVU high, and featuring the professional talents of Sergio Aragones, Alex Toth, Alex Nino, Eric Shanower, and Greg Horn. Limited copies are available from the Book Loft in Solvang, CA. Ask for Kathy Mullins.

The journal recently rolled off the press.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yikas Art journal is out this Friday in Solvang CA

Yikas featuring fantastic work by Eric Shanover, Sergio Aragones, and many others.

"Yikas," an art journal containing the work of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School students and professionals, has just rolled off the presses. Conceived and shepherded into print by SYVUHS art teacher Emilio Soltero, the new book will be introduced to the public Friday, March 13, 6-8 p.m. at a launch party hosted by The Book Loft in Solvang. Contributors to the journal will be on hand to sign their work. There will be refreshments and entertainment. "Artists, art students, teachers and community folks are invited," says Mr. Soltero. The event is free and open to the public. The Book Loft is located at 1680 Mission Drive. For more information contact The Book Loft at 805 688-6010