Congratulations to Jonathan Chu on his admittance to Art Center in the Entertainment Design concept major 2023 with a scholarship of $88,000/4 years!
Jonathan Chu began his journey at our school at age 6, experiencing various classes and competing in contests.
His development and rapid acclimation in the arts has been due to the nurturing of instructors he has experienced. His support from his family in the arts, commitment, and attendance have been key factors for achieving success. Following in his siblings footsteps, as his sister also went through our program with triumphant results. As she just graduated Otis College of Art and Design this month.
I can remember Jonathan having a natural ability and quality of production despite being 11 years old when I first worked with him. He was able to keep up in upper division courses. He Joined life drawing at about that age, learning from that kind of rigor. Even then, Jonathan was a force to be reckoned with, creating, and presenting work that is already competing with his older peers.
Throughout the years, he has been consistent with a clear growth in his skills, creativity, and self-expression, and we expect great endeavors and to thrive for a successful college life!
These last six years he has gone through formal art training, at West California Academy of Art and Design. Recently, he has achieved success in demonstrating skills and concentration for Entertainment Design. His goal is to become a Game Designer and Illustrator. He enjoys Fine Art as well not limiting his capabilities. Jonathan demonstrated great talent that was evident early on, refining his talents continuously as the he will enter a new phase at college and professional levels.
I see his work ethic, humility and always open to growth. He loves what he does, and I can truly say he has the drive and longevity to represent any program with upmost integrity as he demonstrated leadership, fortitude and commitment for his studies and long-lasting relationships with peers.
Jonathan Chu, participated in the second Visual Arts Department Show of 2022 hosted by LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts) Visual Department at Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles. Titled “THE YANG,” the show is on view from February 26th - March 6th, 2022.
Jonathan has participated in 2020 la census where we drew on sidewalks to promote the census and worked on a centerpiece (clay sculpture) for a donor luncheon at his high school Lachsa. He has had his work displayed in Self Help Graphics, and other galleries for school (Mutmuz Gallery in Chinatown), among other downtown galleries. Jonathan has taken his talents to assist in designing spreads on InDesign for his yearbook. as well as participated as a school guide for Lachsa’s auditions. Lastly, he has helped with friend’s father (Alejandro Lopez) in installing his gallery and moved easels and canvases after the event. He loves helping others and is very informative with sharing his knowledge and tools and experiences for the betterment of his community and peers. I am sincerely proud of Jonathan Chu; he will achieve greatness indeed.
(By Omar Gallegos, Vice Principal and Director of Education of West California Academy of Art and Design)