Who we are
The state of California from North to South is filled with working artists giving the California life style a rich fabric intertwined with natural beauty, culture resilience, and politics. When presented with the opportunity to learn through the arts individuals develop socially, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and physically. Asé Arts provides art classes, workshops and community events that brings people together to learn about the art making process with the intention of provoking thought, conversation, awareness and action around current issues.
The word Asé pronounced (Ah Shay) is derived from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Used in a literal sense it is a word of affirmation and/or agreement so be it’, ‘may it be so’ or ‘so shall it be’ and on a deeper spiritual level it is a word that has the ability to make whatever one says manifest. Joining the two together Asé Arts gives power to your imagination to envision and utilize art to manifest a new reality to bring about change within our minds, our hearts, our everyday lives and our community.
Studies have shown that learning through the arts builds an innate sense of value and accomplishment fostering an individual sense of identity. Arts education is an integral part of a student’s complete education and what I feel is lacking in the K-12 system’s current curriculm . Through classes at Asé Arts we strive to help individuals find a their voice through art. We reflect on the movements and pay homage to the Artists that came before use, work on skill building, self expression and bring meaning to your art.