Quick Culture – Custom Built Art Appreciation Encouragement
QUICK CULTURE was created by Ellen Greenberg (production and costume designer, instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and guest lecturer in UCLA, author of an art book, Inside Chocolate) and Charlotte Robinson (art and costume historian, traveler) to share the passion for art by making visits to an art museum a fun, enjoyable and "attitude-free" experience. Charlotte and Ellen graduated from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s docent program in 2003 and have given tours to hundreds of art lovers.
As docents at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art they gave tours to children who were visiting the art museum on school field trips. Although initially designed for children, these specially crafted tours provoked a question: “Why not offer this art appreciation experience to all ages?"
With that on mind they’ve established Quick Culture, an art appreciation tour company that provides small, private and scheduled group tours given by museum-trained Art Guides. Quick Culture is the first company in Los Angeles to offer these unique, personalized private and group tours for all ages that provide an entertaining approach to understanding art.
We all know how an art museum visit may seem boring to a child. It doesn’t have to be, though. Quick Culture’s tours turn the typically overwhelming museum experience into an entertaining artistic journey; engage children in interactive conversations about how to look at and what to look for directly from a variety of artworks. On these tours you’ll never come across the audio-guide or will be lectured on the dry facts. They work in small groups that personalize each child’s experience. The Guides are museum trained to spark intimate thought-provoking dialogue with children, by engaging in one-on-one conversation or by the use of props. Handling different sizes of paintbrushes, examining a mold used to make sculpture and manipulating a color wheel may be among the many tools. Kids tours are taking a place @ LACMA. Make your child a Next Gen member of LACMA and they can bring along one adult for free.
To adults Quick Culture offers much wider selection of sophisticated entertainment. You might broaden your appreciation of art by engaging in a dialogue with a Quick Culture guide who will decode the mystery behind what art is from a variety of venues. One way to do this is to go on a one-hour tour of the galleries at LACMA; tours can be focused on a range of genres - - from romance to religion, representational to abstract, or European to Asian. You choose! Add cocktails or dinner at LACMA’s upscale restaurant, Pentimento, where you can people-watch and, if you go on a Friday night or Sunday, enjoy one of their free concerts. Or make a night of it with one of their film screenings. You can even have afternoon tea!
ART and the “Art of Conversation” is a 3-hour event for adults who want to take a tour of diverse mediums and subjects of artworks at LACMA and polish their social skills. The evening begins with a one-hour tour at LACMA that will focus on thought-provoking art given by Quick Culture Art Guides. After the tour, during a multi-course dinner at the museum restaurant Pentimento you’ll be presented with a program by Lisa Gache of Beverly Hills Manners™ that explores the intricacies of today’s modern manners. Topics will range from the “art” of introductions, listening skills, discussion topics, PDA etiquette, and dining etiquette. The goal is to give you pointers on how to excel at conversation in a number of different social situations.
If you’re a fashionista or movie fan, they keep an eye out for costume tours in the Los Angeles area and will offer them when possible. Some of past tours in that regards were taking place at the Academy of Motion Picture Gallery and at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum & Galleries. Check back periodically to see what tours are on offer.
Walking tours of the many art districts of Los Angeles where the participants can meet the gallery owners and artists would be high on the popularity charts. In addition, the walking tours can be interspersed with a dining experience, shopping, artist demos, architectural details of buildings, tea tasting, or wine tasting, etc. A typical tour is two or three hours. Most tours are available Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM till 5 PM. Prices vary according to time, venue and size of the group. Scheduled tours of thet kind are: visit to the artist’s studio (takes you inside the studio of a diverse group of artists. Focusing on sculpture, we will introduce you to the artists personally and see some of their finished works, as well as works in progress, experiencing how sculptures of different materials and varied processes are made), gallery rows in Beverly Hills, Culver City, Chung King Road, Mid-Wilshire and Downtown.
All other informations necessary to book a tour you’ll find here : http://www.quickculture.com/index.htm