Congratulation to Jack Wang as he is choosing a bright future in the east coast at SVA –The Schools of Visual Arts In New York!
WCAAD student ZhengTian “Jack” Wang is a student that has been perseverant, despite draw backs and weaknesses. You will never see him give up, as he is passionate when facing obstacles and challenges.
Jack came to us about a year ago seeking mentorship with portfolio preparation.
Jack strengths in Art are strongest in coming-up with creative ideas and solutions. He is great with renders and sketching.
This is most evident in life drawing where he leads the class. I have witnessed classmates seeking advice from Jack as he inspires others.
He takes risk and experiments with various materials. He can look at things from other people’s perspectives, caring about the people around him as he is collected and calm under stress and is easy-going among peers.
Jack has dedicated his time with our Academy spending 15-18 hours a week with various art and design classes. This influence has persisted as he contributes to his community by providing advice and graphic designs for other outside groups (high school, and other public art groups and opportunities.)
His interest in illustration and the history of cultural tattoo art is a motivating factor, as he merges these practices for a unique style. In high school for example, he created different logo alternatives and designed blazers for the studio at AHS. At Maranatha high school, he created graphic designs and leads his class in critiques and conversation on Art and Humanities. Other activities include courses at Art Center College of Design.
He has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity’s in10th and11th grade, spending 2 hours per week assisting with storage. Outside art activities, Jack is an avid sports enthusiast joining the Fencing club, swimming and kickboxing from 9th through 11th grade. In his junior year he helped organize a Graffiti project with three other college students in downtown L.A. at the Nanoseed club. He spent fundraising for the charity1 hour a week working as well as working for 9 O’clock Studio as an art director.
Personally, Jack has really emerged himself in this passion he has for Art. He has grown immensely with dedicated and passionate about being part of a great program like SVA. He is very excited about this new venture and, he really wants to make an impact in the current art industry. He is excited to continue in his education and is a model for others to follow. He works well with others, and it has been a true pleasure getting to know him and I consider him a friend.
I strongly feel Jack Wang will be a great artist representing SVA as he represented us as WCAAD.
(By Omar Gallegos, WCAAD Vice Principal/Director of Education)