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National Portfolio Day Helps Students Get their Work Reviewed by Top Colleges

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National Portfolio Day offers students the opportunity to have their work reviewed by some of the best art schools in the US. Students bring their portfolios and sketchbooks and wait in line to see the representatives of the colleges. They will get feedback and suggestions on how to tailor the portfolio for that particular college.…

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Upcoming College Fairs for Visual Arts Colleges and HBCUs

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It’s that time of year! College fairs are gearing up to be in full swing. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is pleased to announce its 2017 Los Angeles Performing & Visual Arts College Fair. This program is an important resource for fine arts students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the…

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Check Out Workshop for Parents of Student Athletes

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Parents of 9th-12th grade athletes are invited to attend a workshop for student-athletes hosted by HALO (Helping and Assisting in the Lives of Others) on Thursday, September 7, 2017. This is a must-attend event for parents of students who have been playing sports seriously throughout their high school career and plan to continue to play at the college level.…

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Otis College Offers Portfolio Prep for High School Students

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Otis College of Art and Design offers ten-week courses for high school students on Saturdays and Sundays.  The fall 2017 courses include: Observational Drawing Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm with Jeanie Frias Sundays, 1:00pm-4:00pm with Scott Zaragoza Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm with Julianna Ostrovsky (OFFSITE: Located at the Vita Art Center in Ventura) Advanced Drawing/Intro to the Figure (Jeanie Frias on Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm) Life Drawing and Painting (Ken Jones on Sundays, 9:30am-12:30pm) Introduction to Digital Media: 2D Animation for…

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Your Student Could Win $250k Breakthrough Junior Challenge Scholarship

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Here’s a pretty cool scholarship for the student that’s into math and science. The Breakthrough Junior Challenge video will award a $250,000 scholarship to the student with the best video (under 3 minutes) that takes a complex math or science concept and makes it easier to understand. Videos will be judged on: Engagement Illumination Creativity Difficulty That’s not all, the…

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CalArts Offer Free Art Classes to High School Students

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Join the CalArts Community Arts Partnership for free art classes after school and on Saturdays. The FREE classes are held at a variety of locations in the greater Los Angeles area & Santa Clarita. Subjects include creative writing, film, visual arts and animation and begin in October. For program information and to register, click here.

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Free Visual, Media and Performing Arts Classes for the Fall

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If you have a student that has a creative streak, you’ll want ot sign them up for weekend classes at Inner-City Arts in Downtown Los Angeles. On August 26, 2017, they will hold an open house and registration. Get there early because many classes fill up quickly. First come, first served. Limited Space. Tuition is…

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HBCU Homecoming College Tour Scholarship

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Do you have a student who’s interested in attending an HBCU? Choosing a college can be daunting and visiting the campus is a great way to see if it will be a good fit, but maybe you don’t have to jet set all over the country. Stepping in the Right Direction offers tours to a…

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Homework Club Registration is Open at West Angeles Church

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Will your student need a little extra help with homework in the evenings? If so, West Angeles’ Homework Club is a great low-cost solution. Students in grades 6- 12 can come get help in a variety of subjects including Trigonometry, Biology, Spanish and more.  The Homework Club is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30.…

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Best Sites for Student Discounts

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College is expensive enough, why not take advantage of the student discounts offered? These are easy to gift to your student.  Since I’ll be starting grad school in the fall, I’ve wasted no time in taking my .edu email for a test drive. You’ll need one in most cases to be verified for eligibility to receive…

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