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This 30-week media arts program, held twice a week, is for middle school students (ages 10 to 14) at five locations across the city. The class covers drawing, painting, animation and media arts. Students learn drawing and painting techniques, and how to draw from a model, animate, put together an art portfolio and create artwork on computers. The program culminates in a public exhibition and screening of the artwork produced by the students. This program is part of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program, a partnership between the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Filmmaking equipment and supplies will be provided.

Watts Towers Arts Center at 1727 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, 90002    

Dates: Oct 5 - Dec 19, Jan 20 - June 9 (except March 23, 26)

Times: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am - 2:00pm

Level: Middle and High School

Lead Instructor: CalArts School of Critical Studies Faculty Member Betty Lee

All youth students particaping at the WTACC are expected to work 10 hours per school year (October-June) in the GARDEN STUDIO GALLERY where they will be exposed to gardening, harvesting and general care for plants and animals . Special days will be designtaed for these activities. Dates are to be announced.

Gloves and Water will be provided. Please dress preferably with long pants and clothes that closed-toe shoes