This project was a collaborative partnership between OnRamp, LA Freewaves, and Visual Communications, committed to building an effective training program and a diverse network of information and creativity among Los Angeles arts communities. Open Studio/L.A. ventured first collaborative year in 1999 with an ambitious six month long program including:

-Free and mobile workshops at many local art venues throughout LA. Intro to the Internet, Intro to Web Design and Web Design for Visual Artists/Performers/Writers/Videomakers. (open to the public, free)

-10 week intensive workshops for selected participants, featuring: planning and design, resources, examples, hands-on classes, advanced media workshops.

-10 weeks of additional lab time with technical support for participants.

-28 participants are provided a free Web Site on the Visual Communications server, along with an email account for one full year.

-10 week series of lectures by local artists and activists is held to foster community dialog and inspiration for creative online projects. (open to the public, free)


A.K.A. New Town


Jovenes Inc.

Towne Street Theater

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Self Help Graphics


Jeanine Cornillot

Julie Easton

Cheryl Hamada

George Kaye

Robert Mauthe

Katie McCaskey

Kimberli Meyer

Armando Minchaca

David Rosenthal

Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca

Hillary Mushkin

Juan Devis & Wendy Clarke

Christian Amigo