Congratulations to WCAAD student Angela Zheng, 12 years old, for winning the 1st Place award at the 2023 EDI Media Children’s Drawing Contest themed “Investing in the Future.”
Besides, Angela won the 1st Place award at the AYC Stop Hate Digital Art Contest 2023 and the prize is $150 Amazon gift card. She also won the 1st Place award at the 2023 KJC International, Inc. Juried High School Stop Hate Art Contest, and the Prize is $100 scholarship.
We encourage our students to participate in art contests. The message our educators here give students is that just as you strive for excellence in art, you must try your best in everything you do. Creativity has the power to transform, improve, and revolutionize. Being creative and being able to learn are lifelong skills and can be used in everyday situations. The creative skills children have learned also apply to other subjects, increase self confidence and build a strong foundation for higher studies and future careers.
The annual EDI Media Children’s Drawing Contest announced the winners. 35 students from West California Academy of Art and Design won the awards. Angela Zheng won the 1st Place, Zinuo Li and Lucas Leung won the 2nd Place.
The drawing contest has been held annually for 24 years. This year’s theme is “Investing in the Future.” Children from the age groups of 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15 years old in Southern California are invited to participate and encouraged to draw in their originality, creativity and love for sports. The criteria of judging include creativity, color, the techniques of the drawing, and how related the content is to the themes of the contest.
Congratulations to Chloe Wen on her acceptance in the Illustration program for CCA!
I am pleased to be announce that Vivian Lu will be attending the University of Washington for the Fall of 2023 for continuing education.
Congratulations to our two students both named Laura Zhang for earning acceptance to top universities in 2023
August 12 is the World Elephant Day. World Elephant Day was created in 2011 by two Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims and Thailand’s Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and first celebrated on August 12, 2012. The initiative was greatly supported by film star and Star Trek legend William Shatner who narrated the documentary Return to the Forest, a fascinating 30-minute film about the reintroduction of captive Asian elephants to the wild.
The motivation for the first World Elephant Day was to draw attention to the plight of these majestic creatures to populations and cultures all over the world. Due to their pleasant and intelligent nature, the world’s largest land animals are loved worldwide. But, unfortunately, these magnificent creatures face multiple threats to their survival.
Our 123 students joined the San Gabriel Police Department in celebrating National Night Out on August 1 and helped raise funds for K-9 Bentley and K-9 Edy by holding an on-site charity sale of the students’Police/K-9s themed artworks. Nine pieces of artworks were sold within three hours.
Our students produced exceptional artworks paying tribute to the police and K-9s, each of which is a unique art masterpiece. Buying the artworks is not only an expression of respect and love for the loyal K-9s, but also a recognition and encouragement for the children's artistic talent and kind hearts.
The art charity sale continues online, with over a hundred student artworks available for public selection.
Hope all participate enthusiastically! Thank you!
For artwork info, please contact WCAAD via 626-558-7777, web: www.myarteducation.com。
West California Academy of Art and Design
Students of West California Academy of Art and Design (WCAAD) joined the San Gabriel Police Department in celebrating National Night Out on August 1 and helped raise $5,130 for K-9 Bentley and K-9 Edy by holding an on-site charity sale of the students’Police/K-9s themed artworks.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods
safer, more caring places to live. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.