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AVPA Art Celebrates 20 Years This Fall

The AVPA Visual Art Department is thrilled to begin its 20th year!  We are fortunate to have a busy and creative season ahead.  Congratulations to all the newest AVPA artists who have accepted the challenge of embarking on one of the most creative journeys throughout high school. A very special thank you to our founding sponsor, Sony Pictures Entertainment, for making AVPA possible for our 20th year celebration.



AVPA art alumna, Amy Wong, has returned to CCHS to share her incredible talent and teach Photoshop techniques to AVPA artists of all grade levels.  The original work will be displayed soon. 

amyandcamilacroppedM.A. Peers will be back for her fifth year to begin her fall semester teaching Watercolor I from West Los Angeles College to our newest art students.  M.A. exhibits her work at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Since 2010, Center Theatre Group in coordination with Front and Center has provided unique artist-in-residency programs created by CTG set designer and artist, Janne Larsen.   Each year, Janne has worked alongside AVPA artists to connect visual art with theatre.  This year's residency is an 11 week in-depth program focusing on local playwright, Anthony Aguilar and script called "Emma & The Suzies".  This project will be our 6th collaboration with Janne and our 7th program with CTG. 

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "After School At The Museum" program will take place for 8 weeks on Fridays.  25 AVPA artists will be visiting LACMA touring galleries to explore the arts of many cultures including the Latin American, European, African, Asian and many other parts of the collections.  During hands-on workshops students will create art works of their own including self-portrait drawings, clay figures, and painting.

AVPA Art students received free scholarships from OTIS College of Art and Design for Portfolio Preparation for classes including Observational Drawing, Advanced Drawing/Introduction to the Figure, and Life Drawing and Painting.harper resized


Above: Amy Wong teaching Photoshop Techniques to new AVPA artist, Camila.

Ryman Arts has accepted 12 new and returning AVPA artists for the Fall semester hosted by OTIS College of Art and Design.  AVPA Art has more students accepted into this program than any other high school each year.  There are a total of 16 CCHS art students attending this prestigious program open to Southern California high school students. 


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art have accepted 4 new AVPA art students as part of their highly competitive internship program this school year.  Each student is selected by application and interview only.

Right: Harper learning to “paint” portraits using Photoshop.

Below: Samantha shows off her work.

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