The student group artwork themed “Thank You for Protecting Us” was collected by the LA County Sheriff Department Temple Station in November 2017.
Students participating in the group artworks themed “Hobbit” and “Happy Chinese New Year” collected by the San Gabriel Library in 2013.
Students participating in the group artwork themed “Hello Beijing” collected by the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 2006.
Draw and Cosplay! The sibling students Lawrence Zhao, 10 years old, and Lucas Zhao, 7 years old, wearing hand-made costumes and posing in imitation of the paintings' scenes.
The art cosplay can provide a way to heighten children's aesthetic senses while helping them have further understanding of the art creation. Creative and performing arts coexist as cursers for exploration of children’s education which often feeds into other attributes of developmental and transformative experiences and inspirations.
Outdoor sketching is designed to give students an opportunity and dynamic educational experience, activities and resources, and to encourage discussion. The pictures record the WCAAD outdoor sketching sessions at the Los Angeles Zoo, the Descanso Garden in La Canada, Arcadia Park and Temple City Park.
The outdoor activity is a great way to take what our students have been learning in life drawing and apply to the anatomical relationships with animals and other observations.
Every year since 2017 we have invited admission officers from Art Center College of Design to give presentations for our students and parents, discussing details about the application process, talking about what expectations Art Center is looking for in an applicant, and reviewing the students’ portfolio works.
Students make their own art T-shirts!
Every student selects a favorite artwork produced by himself/herself and we have it printed on his/her T-shirt, making it a unique outfit for each child. All students are fashion designers, and the youngest designer is only 3 years old. Limited edition in the whole world! Wear it every day!
We have worked to establish programs for students so they could perform approved community service, providing voluntary art program for children and families, e.g. bookmark designing, coloring contest, face-painting, pin-making, environmental art creation.
Students showed their talent in art on KXLA Chanel 44.9 “I Show Baby” in August 2015.
They joined efforts to make a five-meter-long artwork themed environmental protection. Some of them laid on the canvas, making tree trunks with their bodies, making branches with their arms, and pressing leaves with their palms; some painted birds, butterflies and flowers, etc.
It’s proven that children regularly exposed to museums provided a strong foundation for intellectual growth and development. We offer field trips for students of all ages to various art museums to see the value of creative and historical work and broad understanding of the past.
Bringing students to museums opens them up to different ideas and perspectives that are relevant in their lives, and building critical and creative thinking skills, which are integral to their future success. Exposure to museums creates lifelong museum visitors of the future.
Two artworks themed Ocean Environment Protection produced by our students Xiaoye Wang and Richard Jiang were collected by the Rosemead Mayor’s Office and Rosemead Center respectively in April 2015.
From left to Right: Rosemead council members Steven Ly and Sandra Armenta, Xiaoye Wang, council member Bill Alarcon, Richard Jiang, Rosemead Mayor Margaret Clark, council member Polly Low, WCAAD Principal Lei Wang, City of Hope Art Contest Coordinator Meiling Su.
100-Student Group Artworks themed “My Dream of Peace” were collected by 2015 Art Exhibition for Nobel Peace Laureates Summit organized by the United Nations International Paint Pals and Friendship Force International.
We offered Pre-Engineering and Engineering FUNdamentals w/LEGO sessions for the summer students in 2014. The children explored endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Using tens of thousands of LEGO, they built projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects.
Live drawing contest: an opportunity for children to show their art talent! Our Academy has hosted or co-hosted multiple live drawing competitions for the children from southern California during the past years.
Our students won the 1st Place Award, the Best Performance Award and the Best Costume Award at the 2015 EDI Southern California Children’s Poem Recital Competition. The poem is “Chinese Ballad.”
In the 2013 summer our students were invited to the “Study in the United States” essays competition hosted by the China Press. They performed the poem recital at the opening ceremony.