Alisa Chang，13 years old; Eric Chang, 11 years old. The siblings started learning art at West California Academy of Art and Design in 2014.
Both are talented top winners for various drawing contests!
“I pay close attention to the selection of schools. ” the siblings’ mom says, “Children are a piece of white paper. A good teacher teaches children not only knowledge, but also good learning habits. Being creative and being able to learn are lifelong skills and can be used in everyday situations. A good teacher and school are very important for children’s education and future.”
Indeed, a good art training program not only teaches children drawing skills, but also puts emphasize on protecting and inspiring children’s imagination and creativity. “This school has greatly improved my children’s drawing and imagination skills.” Mom says.
During the eight years of studying at the Academy, Alisa and Eric have won multiple art contests, giving them more confidence to excel in their student life.
To the siblings, the Academy is more than just a school teaching art. “Art for them isn’t just a drag-and-drop class. It’s now something that they enjoy, something that they look forward to every week.” Mom says
Art training program is one of the best ways to protect and promote children’s creativity, which is essentially a form of problem-solving. Children have the opportunity and confidence to take risks, challenge assumptions, and see things in a new way.
(Alisa, 2018 Paint the Future Drawing Contest 1st Place & 2018 Edison Student Art Contest 1st Place，10 years old)
(Eric, 2015-16 National PTA Drawing Contest School 2nd Place，5 years old)
Good art instructors are actually helping students use artistic passion and power to get through their academic, and transforming students into confident, creative adults who will go on to have successful careers in their chosen fields.
It has been a great experience for their teacher to see the young artists’ growth and achievements.
Alisa and Eric have continued to learn art and created productive and proactive art during the period of school closure due to the COVID-19 epidemic.