WCAAD student Jonas Ma earned acceptance to Columbia University in 2022.
He wrote a comment about our school on Yelp.
“Been a student since the summer of my freshman year in high school, and I just graduated in my senior year, Omar pushes me to the better artist I am today. Mrs. Wang's hospitality is extremely heartwarming and the place feels like a second home even though I have to drive one and half hour to get their every time because I live in Irvine.
There are variety of classes to choose. Entertainment design, architecture, fashion design, illustration, fine art, UI design, book cover design, graphic design, font design, and most importantly life drawing class. And Omar treats you like you are a professional artist, not some random kid who likes art. He pushes us to work hard and think outside the box. And most importantly, he will critique your work outside of class all the time. He said "send me work when you are outside of class!" So basically you are having class 24X7 for the entire year if you are working on art constantly. No matter how late it is, he will reply. The group chat the students have is a great community. Students help each other, give advices, help critique. Very comfortable community. And we have big class critique every now and then to not only help students get critique from multiple perspectives, but also train students to know how to speak up and express their thoughts. Omar has transformed me from a shy introvert to an artist who really likes to speak out and critique and express my opinion.” ----Jonas Ma