Ryman Arts provides college level studio art classes to high school students, free of charge. They offer classes on Saturdays at Cal State Fullerton and Sundays at Otis College of Art and Design. Herbert Ryman was a Disney animator, and there are special links to Disney animation and some great college prep through this program. If your student loves to draw from observation, or plans to go into animation, this program comes highly recommended.
The deadline for students to apply for their Fall 2017 semester is coming up on May 19.
Applications require 2 graphite drawings, a short essay and a teacher recommendation. On Saturday, May 6 they will be offering a free Application Day event to help students navigate the application process.
This event takes place on the Cal State Fullerton campus and will allow potential applicants (current 8th – 11th graders) to both learn more about the program, and have a chance to complete one of their application drawings. Participants will have a drawing workshop, all materials provided, and if they like can submit their drawing as part of their application to Ryman Arts.
Applicants don’t have to attend Application Day event, they can also just apply via mail, or online (though drawings must still be mailed in, as they review physical drawings, not photos). However, the Application Day event is very helpful to applicants, if they are able to attend. It’s also a chance for parents to learn more about Ryman Arts.