WCAAD offers 10-week intensified art training program from mid-June to mid-August. Five category groups available: Children Beginner Art Courses (3-5 yrs.), Children Creative Drawing Courses (6-8 yrs.), Transitional Courses (9-11 yrs.), Jr Advance (12-13+yrs.) and PORTFOLIO PREP (14-18+ yrs.). Various art practice and experience include outdoor sketching, art museum visits, art appreciation opportunities, art education movies, documentaries, and guests.
Congratulations to our seniors in admittance to college. We are waiting for other colleges and more results coming soon….
This artwork was created by WCAAD 14-year-old student Qier Wang. She wrote in her description: “I am always grateful for my supporters. In the painting, up the left corner is my mom's hand with her purple nail polish. There are also my family members' and my art teacher's hands. They are all pulling off the gauze, and the gauze is me. I have clear water all over me means my passion for swimming and how I was almost nothing before my parents started to build me little by little. I also have colors on me means how important art is for me, and the colorful memories that family gave me. I am soft, graceful, intangible, ethereal, pulled, fixed, made, and sanded by the people who helped and supported me.”
Qier Wang recently won the national awards in the 2022-23 Scholastic Art and Writing Award. She was awarded the following: 1 Golden Key Award, 2 Silver Awards and 2 Honorable Mention Awards.
On March16 Assemblymember Mike Fong recognized Lei Wang as the #AD49 "2023 Woman of Impact" Honoree for Arts and Culture. Lei is the Founder/Principal of the West California Academy of Art and Design located in San Gabriel.
Assemblymember Mike Fong presenting the Award to Lei Wang
WCAAD student Nicori Liu, a resident of Irvine, earned acceptance to her dream school----Otis College of Art and Design in 2018 with a scholarship of $14,000/year, majoring in Game and Entertainment Design.
Her father wrote a comment about our Academy on Yelp.
“West California Academy of Art and Design I think is a real dream training school of art for children. It has several very high level professional teachers, also it takes very good care of my child. Its principal is very responsible educator. My child has been studying there and improved a lot, from nearly know nothing about drawing, now knowing something about drawing, and finally my child got letter of admission and scholarship from one of her dream art school. It is amazing!”
WCAAD student Hillary Yi, 8 years old. Mom loved the artwork and had the drawing printed on her birthday cake!
WCAAD students won the California State Treasurer and Walnut Valley Water District awards in the 2022-23 Rosemead Fitness Day and Health Fair Children’s Drawing Contest.
9 students won the California State Treasurer Award：
Carlie Wong，14 years old, Water-in-Motion
WCAAD Students Won 2022 County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, 1st District Award and Rosemead Mayor Award
WCAAD students won the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, 1st District and Rosemead Mayor awards in the 2022-23 Rosemead Fitness Day and Health Fair Children’s Drawing Contest with themes of “Healthy Living,” “Protect the Environment” and “Water-in-Motion.”
6 students won the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, 1st District Award：
Angela Chin，12 years old, Water-in-Motion
WCAAD students won Senate and Congressional awards in the 2022-23 Rosemead Fitness Day and Health Fair Children’s Drawing Contest with themes of “Healthy Living,” “Protect the Environment” and “Water-in-Motion.”
8 students won the 27th Congressional Award.