The Arts-Tech Poster Contest Award Ceremony was held at Hilton Hotel San Gabriel on the evening of April 14, 2019. 4 students from West California Academy of Art and Design （WCAAD）won the contest.
Jason Liu 《Art and Technology》, Age 14，1st Place with $300 Scholarship
Irene Xue, 《Future 2066》, Age 11, 2nd Place with $200 Scholarship
Jason Lin, 《Behind the Scenes of Physics》, Age 14, 3rd Place with $100 Scholarship
Charlie Li《Art & Technology》, Age 14, 3rd Place with $100 Scholarship
To promote the fusion of arts and science/technology, the Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC) and Cultural Foundation of Zhendai He USA (CFZDH) jointly launched this poster contest. Entries must integrate innovative technologies for sustainability and cultural and arts elements related to the Forbidden City or Mogao Caves.
Total of 5 winners were selected by judges and WCAAD students swept 4 of them.
“Creativity is the key for the survival of the next generation and art training programs act as a catalyst for children’s creativity,” Lei Wang, the Principal of West California Academy of Art and Design, said, “training in the arts is training for everything important, building up the stepping-stone for our youth to reach their full potential.”
She made a decision of selecting Otis--Animation.
Rebecca Chu is a dedicated student who has been at the West California Academy of Art and Design for over 10 years. Her journey began here at a young age, creating work that demonstrates refinement of skills and creativity.
The Academy has witnessed her growth and development throughout the year. Her development in the Academy has been crucial, in visualization and execution of form in her portfolio.
Her talent and instructor guidance helped her distinguish her in 2015 by creating a portfolio for art high school --The Los Angeles County School for the Arts High School (LACSHA). LACSHA is a public and tuition-free school, operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. It is a highly competitive school which specializes in the training of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and film.
After her acceptance, she continued at West California Academy of Art and Design. This time Rebecca aimed for the Entertainment Design/ Animation track. Rebecca worked very hard and even took the time to TA for the Academy in the summer. Through her diverse portfolio work, her project were quality and refinement. She always displayed discipline and experimentation, and commitment.
“I definitely learned to work as a group and learn not just from teachers but also classmates. My future goal is to work in an animation studio and bring life into art.” Rebecca said.
Her use of color, style and a gestural mark has taken her to new avenues of growth and exploration of materials. In life drawing class, she has taken great leaps in trying different techniques and investigating line quality and mark making, while at the same time producing accurate figural studies. Students rely on her as an example. They know that the work that is turned in will set the bar for the classroom.
Her evolution is evident in her paintings, life drawing and digital skills. She is committed to make an impression professionally. She has showcased her work, volunteered in her school events, and won various competitions.
At the age of 16, Rebecca won Rigolleto Student Art Contest with a scholarship of $1,000. She was invited to the opening night performance of Rigoletto on May 12, 2018 and the Cast Supper that follows the show at the Opera House.
Rebecca Chu has been a stellar student and we expect great things for her bright future.
WASC Accredited West California Academy of Art and Design 2019 Summer Intensive Art Training Program Enrollment Now Open
West California Academy of Art and Design 2019 Summer Intensified Art Training Program & 2019 Summer Portfolio Preparation Class is now open for enrollment. Students signing up before May 1, 2019 enjoy an early-bird discount.
The summer intensified art program runs June 10th---August 16th, 2019, 10 Weeks, Monday—Friday 8:00am--6:00pm. The syllabus of the intensive training program follows the Academy’s standard core curriculum, while students can take advantage of a summer tuition discount up to 50% off（portfolio class not included）.
Courses take place at the Academy’s 5 locations: San Gabriel Headquarters, Yorba Linda Branch, San Dimas Branch, Rancho Cucamonga Branch, Ontario Branch.
The priority of this summer program is to give students a general fundamental understanding of art and design with their own choice of 1 week or a full 10 weeks of summer fun. In another words, students can choose a combination of any weeks catering to their specific needs. West California Academy of Art and Design strives to give students the environment and knowledge that develops their skills in a fun and positive experience. Summer camps include a wide range of creativity, skills, rigor, indoor and outdoor activities, and a range of materials and experiences that include art appreciation, history and theory included at any level. Since each camp includes a range of ages and skill-levels, campers are divided into smaller groups within camp, enabling counselors to work with their group at their creative skill level.
Camps include: oil/acrylic paintings print making, crafts, watercolor, recycled sculptures, collage, mixed media projects, digital making, sketching T-shirt, tie-dye, mosaics, color theory, and many many more amazing projects. Camps also include lots breaks and outdoor activities, games, group and individual activities.
4 options available:
The Portfolio Intensive (12-18+yrs.): Create quality projects for high school, college, transfer and supplemental entry. Portfolio Preparation Class Offering: Photoshop, Portfolio Prep Building w/ Activities/College/ Careers, Product Design, Entertainment Design/Animation, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, Life Drawing.
West California Academy of Art and Design has a long history of preparing students for college and has a reputation for 100% admittance rate to top universities.
The Senior Age Group(12-18+yrs.) targets fundamental skills building and hobbyist with various experiences in art methods, offering courses including Illustration, Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting, Transportation Design, Plein Air, Assemblage, Interior
Design, Op Art, Mural, Impressionism, Visual Language, Anatomy, Industrial Deign，
The Junior Age Group (8-11 yrs.) focuses on creativity and hands-on experience with art appreciation and mixed media, offering courses including Sketching, Ink Drawing, Watercolor, Charcoal Drawing, Perspective, Animation, Architecture Rendering, Color Theory, Photoshop, Digital Painting, Fashion Illustration, etc.
Children’s (4-7 yrs.) focuses on basics, craft, material and drawing, offering courses including clay art, T-shirt Design, Abstract Art, Printmaking, Surrealism, Pointillism, Collage, Line Drawing, Robot Factory, Felt Friends, Magic Creatures, My Knight Shield, Space Adventure, My First Birdhouse, Glitter Art, Puffy Art, Drip Art, etc.
All of the instructors have professional backgrounds and most are year round instructors in the Academy.
Summer courses and workshops are designed to give children, teens and youth an equal measure of traditional art skills and spontaneous creative experiences. Courses introduce the elements and principles of art (line, tone, perspective, color, composition) while encouraging personal expression and exploration and growth. Teen courses provide in-depth exploration of art materials and techniques, while further examining creative ideas through class discussions and experimentation and portfolio development. The goal is to build a foundation, self-confidence and have fun.
West California Academy of Art and Design is the Supplementary Education Center/Program fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Take advantage of summer intensive courses. Space is limited so be sure to register ASAP.
Call for summer schedule details:
(O) 626-292-1783， (C) 626-235-2135; Web: www.MyArtEducation.com