Student Opportunities – 02/07


CONGRESSMAN BECERRA’S STUDENT ART COMPETITION– DEADLINE: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. Congressman Xavier Becerra invites you to participate in the annual 34th Congressional District Student Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. To participate, you will need to submit an original art piece that will be judged by a committee comprised of local artists and community leaders. All artists will have their artwork exhibited at a local ceremony where the winner will be selected, and participants will receive a special congressional recognition. The winning artist will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year and attend a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. More info at


LACMA TEEN NIGHT (FREE) – Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 7:30 pm. Take part in After Dark, LACMA’s teen-only bash, and enjoy a night of art and dancing under the stars. Explore the art of light and color in the exhibition Diana Thater: Sympathetic Imagination. Outside the galleries, participate in artist Caitlin Lainoff’s projection workshop and create a valentine for a loved one or friend. Dance to DJs from arTES High School (Arts Theater Entertainment School), make new friends in the mashed potato bar line, and enter to win our photo contest! More info at


CAPSA – CAP SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM (FREE) –  Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00pm. Study with faculty of the world-renowned California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)! CAPSA is a tuition-free program for currently enrolled students in grades 10, 11, 12, or seniors graduating in Spring 2016 (ages 15-18 only). Classes: Acting, Animation, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. Program Dates: Monday – Thursday June 27 – July 14, 2016 10am – 5pmAPPLY NOW!

CSSSA – CALIF STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS  –  Deadline: February 29, 2016. We love csssa! This is a wonderful state subsidized art program run by the CA State University and held at Cal Arts in Valencia. Students get the ultimate experience of living in the dorms of a major art school. They have good scholarships. This is the best value in summer art programs. The program runs from JULY 9 – AUGUST 5, 2016. Applications take some time, so get started soon. More info

CALARTS – FROM A TO ZINE (FREE)  –  Deadline: first-come, first-serve basis.REGISTER HERE! This 10-week writing and digital photography program is for high school students interested in creating zines, newspapers or books that relate to their experiences and their communities. Topics and layout design will be decided upon collectively and through a series of writing and photography exercises, students will incorporate the exploration of local community issues into their artwork. CalArts Photography and Writing professors teach the program, with the assistance of CalArts Student Instructors.

Class Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 7pm | Dates (Spring 2016 only): February 10 – April 27, 2016 (No class on March 23 & 30) | Location: Self Help Graphics & Art (1300 East First Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033) REGISTER HERE!


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