New live series: “Intersections”

Broadcasting on Instagram Live @ruckusroots Wednesdays at 10AM PST Starting July 1, 2020

Our latest online program, Intersections, allows viewers to peek inside the lives and work of the people within the intersectional environmentalism movement via virtual studio tours. If you are an activist, artist, urban gardener, community organizer or other professional in the movement, we are inviting YOU to be a guest speaker. You’ll get a chance to show your work, your process and discuss questions like: What influences your practice? How does your art/work impact your community? What are the challenges you meet in your field? And more! Please email us at if you are interested in being a speaker. Otherwise, use the button below to stay in the loop about speaker schedule and access. Our work has always been found at the intersection of creativity, sustainability and social justice; our programs are designed to give vulnerable populations free, artistic opportunities focused on improving their communities and amplifying their creative voices. BIPOC folks encouraged to apply.

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PASt Online Classes 

Fridays with Friends was an online artist residency program featuring a new local artist each week, with a new theme and artistic how-to class each week. Featured artists included Jamia Weir, Robin Banks and Julio Muñoz. Activities included making plarn (plastic yarn), nature mandalas and collage self portraits. Classes took place via Zoom every Friday at noon PDT from April 3 – May 2, 2020.

Food for Thought was an online version of our collaboration with FEAST for All in South Central LA, was for school-aged youth and explores healthy eating and creating art from food packaging. Participants learned collaging techniques as well as how to incorporate the elements of design into mixed media compositions. It took place with teaching artist Allegra at 3pm PST on Wednesdays through April 29, 2020. We transitioned this program from in-person to online programming in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and look forward to continuing it in any form this fall!