The first senior student of the Bolivian Art Academy is Lucy Velasco worked with 100 children that have never been exposed to art in the village of Aucapata. The children learned the basic techniques of watercolor, oil and acrylic painting. They have also started to use materials abundant in their community such as clay and natural pigments for sculpture and ceramics. At the end of her 2 month internship Lucy organized an exhibition of the work of the children in the community of Aucapata. All the art materials were then donated to the children so they can continue to develop their interest in art.
An exhibition of the best work of the children of Aucapata was inaugurated in early December at the Art Gallery of the Bolivian Academy of Art in La Paz.