Two Students from West California Academy of Art and Design Won 1st Place Award in the 21st LA Web Children’s Drawing Contest
36 students from West California Academy of Art and Design won awards in the 2018 LA Web Children’s Drawing Contest. Wenyue Cui, 8 years old, and Alisa Chang, 10 years old, won the 1st Place of Little Doggie Group and Little Panther Group respectively.
Two students from West California Academy of Art and Design won 2nd Place: Cadence Chan--Little Cat Group and Nick Li--Little Panther Group. One student won 3rd Place: Aaron Liu-Little Doggie Group.
31 students won Excellence Award including Little Cat Group: Kaylie Lin, Henry Cheng, Grace Li, Aislyn Liu, Victoria Wang, Porsche Shieh; Little Doggie Group: Karly Lai, Helen Xu, Felicia He, Alex Ho, Isabella Sun, Cindy Choi, Angel Ao, Christopher Chan, Claire Yang, William Wu, Julian Zhao, Braden Guo, Abbriana Guan; Little Panda Group: Genesis Guo, Alissa Phuong, Alex Tang, Chloe Liang, Eric Chang, Elsa Jiang, Melanie Zhang, Jenna Vuong, Venita Ye; Little Panther Group: Nikki Yamamoto, Ashley Zhou, Jadey Chen.
The L.A. Web Children’s Drawing Contest, the largest and most prestigious event of its kind for kids ages 3 to 16 years old in California, has been held for 21 years and attracts thousands of children to participate each year. This year’s theme is “World of Love”.
For every age category, the top three (first-place, second-place and third-place) winners receive a trophy, a certificate, a mounting frame and special gifts. Excellence Award winners receive a trophy and a certificate. All other contestants who are not selected for an award also receive a certificate of recognition.
“We encourage our students to participate in this art contest every year,” Lei Wang, the principal of West California Academy of Art and Design said, “this is a very good opportunity for children to express unlimited imagination through the broad subject so that we could understand the beautiful and colorful world of children of different ages.”
The winning artworks will be framed and exhibited at L.A. Web Culture Center and the Museums.
West California Academy of Art and Design Student Won Space Foundation International Art Contest
Richard Cui, 6 years old, a student from West California Academy of Art and Design (WCAAD), won Third Place in the Age 5-6 Category at he 9th Space Foundation International Student Art Contest. He was selected as one of 25 talented winners from among nearly 4,000 global entries for this annual art contest.
This year’s contest theme is: Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?
Space Foundation is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for all sectors of the global space industry through space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation vision is to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community.
The foundation held this art contest based on the belief that creativity, essentially a form of problem-solving, is the key for the survival of the next generation. Creativity involves adaptability and flexibility of thought. These are the same types of skills that numerous reports on education (e.g., the Carnegie Report, 1986) have suggested are critical for students.
Art gives children the opportunity and confidence to take risks, challenge assumptions, and see things in a new way. More and more arts education grants are being funneled into the integration of arts with other disciplines in early childhood.
West California Academy of Art and Design Successfully Held Rancho Cucamonga Branch Open House
WASC Accredited West California Academy of Art and Design Rancho Cucamonga Branch successfully held an Open House on January 13, 2019.
The Open House activities included official school presentations and seminars on children’s art training program; free trial classes including creative drawing, handcraft, and sketching, etc.; a talk on education in the art and design and trending advancements in the fields for concerned parents and students; talk to art instructors; art workshops, class demonstrations and award-winning artwork exhibitions and gallery show.
“The goal for the open house is to familiarize potential parents and students with the Academy’s diverse programs that are general and specialized, answering questions for students who are curious on how to proceed and have a fruitful experience in the Academy at any level.” Lei Wang, the President of the Academy, said.
“With almost thirty years in development, our art training program is leading in preparing children and youth to seek and transform, both as artists, and as creative individuals.” Ms. Wang said that the Academy’s well-rounded curriculum integrates advanced international concepts, current trends in art and design, and unique teaching methods, placing emphasis on creativity. “We focus on developing students’ problem-solving skills and critical approaches through inspirational projects.”
Through the Academy’s fundamental core in art and design, students not only improve their aesthetics, temperament and creativity, but also their capability of turning creative ideas into finished works. “Whether students simply have an interest in art, or would like to learn more about art careers, our unique art curriculum provides a breadth of knowledge necessary for facing a shifting future and setting them up for a life of growth and success.” Ms. Wang said.
Ms. Wang said she was touched by the warm welcome from Rancho Cucamonga community and parents. “Many students and parents told me that they had been waiting for us to open a branch in Rancho Cucamonga for long time.” Ms. Wang said.
Based in San Gabriel, California, West California Academy of Art and Design is widely recognized as one of the most professional children’s and youth art education institutions across the Southern California. Catering to community needs, the Academy opened its Yorba Linda Branch, San Dimas Branch, Rancho Cucamonga Branch and Ontario Branch.
The Ontario Branch Open House is coming soon and the Academy will keep the community and parents posted with the related info.
WCAAD Headquarters：420 S Pine St, San Gabriel, CA 91776；Yorba Linda Branch：16960 Bastanchury Rd. #E, Yorba Linda, CA 92886；Rancho Cucamonga Branch：11996 Jack Benny Dr,#108，Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739；, Ontario Branch：4421 Ontario Mills Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764；San Dimas Branch：303 S. San Dimas Avenue, San Dimas, CA91773；Tel: （O）626-292-1783; （C）626-235-2135；Web: www.MyArtEducation.com
WASC Accredited West California Academy of Art and Design Rancho Cucamonga Branch Open House on Sunday 3:00-5:00pm, January 13, 2019!
Catering to the community needs, West California Academy of Art and Design opened its Rancho Cucamonga Branch in January 2019. The address of the Rancho Cucamonga Branch is 11996 Jack Benny Dr., #108，Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739，Tel：（O）626-292-1783，626-560-6658， (C)626-235-2135；Web: www.MyArtEducation.com
For the Rancho Cucamonga Branch grand opening promotion, students signing up before January 27, 2019 enjoy the waiver of registration fee ($30); signing up for a 12-session package, student gets 1 gift session; 5% discount of tuition for the 24-session package with extra 2 gift sessions; and 10% discount of tuition for the 48-session package with extra 4 gift sessions. (The special price package listed above is for Rancho Cucamonga Branch grand opening promotion only, one time only and non-refundable).
Established in 1996, West California Academy of Art and Design（WCAAD） strives to offer only the highest level of art education for the community. Since July 6th, 2017, West California Academy of Art and Design has officially become the Supplementary Education Center/Program Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Based in San Gabriel, California, West California Academy of Art and Design is widely recognized as one of the most professional children’s and youth art education institutions across the Southern California. The academy's students produce exceptional art for their age and it has achieved a reputation as “the children’s art school with most art contest winners.” For almost 30 years, West California Academy of Art and Design has been transforming students into confident, creative artists and designers who have gone on to have successful careers in their chosen field.
Rancho Cucamonga is a city situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. It is located 37 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. The city's proximity to major transportation hubs, airports, and highways has attracted the business of several large corporations, including Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Big Lots, Mercury Insurance Group, Southern California Edison, and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals.
The city had a population of 177,452 in 2017. The city's favorable location and host of public amenities have earned it numerous distinctions. Notably, Money Magazine ranked Rancho Cucamonga 42nd on its "Best Places to Live" list in 2006. In addition, Insider Magazine established one Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood as the 13th richest neighborhood in Southern California. The four public high schools (Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Los Osos, and Rancho Cucamonga) earned the Silver distinction in a 2015 ranking of the nation's high schools by U.S. News & World Report. In 2017 the California Department of Education announced that all four high schools were being named California Gold Ribbon Schools.
Interstate 15 (I-15) and the relatively new Route 210 (SR-210) freeway extension run through Rancho Cucamonga as well as the historic U.S. Route 66 (as Foothill Boulevard). SR-210 runs nearly straight east–west through the northern part of the city, roughly bisecting the residential communities of Alta Loma and Etiwanda, providing connection (in addition to I-10 and SR-60) from the San Gabriel Valley and points west to the San Bernardino area.