Through exercises and in-class writing projects, students will learn to recognize and use their individual voices and see how this practice leads to deep, original and moving writing of all kinds.
Class offers instruction in creating simple and economical meals. Led by Dan McCleary and visiting guests.
The basics of drawing including still life, figure and drawing from the imagination.
A workshop devoted to the history of film including screenings and hands-on film-making.
Students discuss current worldwide events with an emphasis on the United States.
College & Career Coaching
Our college and career coaching program is an individualized, holistic system designed to support each Art Division student in meeting professional, educational and personal goals. Our college and career coach meets personally with each student to determine what they would like to accomplish.
Artist and Art Historian Dr. Fabian Cereijido conducts weekly lectures on art history. The course helps students develop critical thinking, observation skills, and enthusiasm about history and art. The class also includes visits to museums and galleries.
A figure drawing workshop with minimal instruction . Class is open to staff, students and visiting artists .
Students are taught the basics of acrylic painting with an emphasis on individual vision.
Taught by artist Javier Carrillo, the workshop introduces students to the basic techniques of printmaking and explores the wide range of printmaking methods including rubber block, wood block and etchings.
We believe it is important for our students to get involved in their community .
We Learn. We Do. We Teach.
In 2014 and 2015 Art Division students and staff were invited to teach week-long drawing and printmaking workshops at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida. Through this experience, we realized that our students are perfect candidates to teach a skill they learned at Art Division. With art being the first subject being cut from the public school system, we realized that there are many children in our neighborhood that are not given the opportunity to learn art.
Since 2014, we've partnered with Para Los Niños Gratts Primary Center where our students provide art classes to 140 first graders . Under the supervision of our Art History teacher Fabian Cereijido, our students serve as art teachers using a method inspired by Reggio-Emilia.
We provide printmaking workshops to different communities. Most recently, we had the pleasure of working with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art creating a Day of the Dead installation, teaching and workshops and through Incredible Children's Art Network (ICAN) conducting printmaking classes.
For the past four years, Art Division has partnered with the Skylight Theatre in fundraising and preparing over 300 sack lunches that are distributed to the hungry in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles.
We have developed an individualized program so that each of our students has access to:
Our students have access to off campus licensed therapists at no charge when needed . We also offer workshops throughout the year on stress management and mindfulness .
Our students have access to a certified college counselor to
La cocina (the kitchen) is a small kitchen that our students have access to . Through the support of The United Way we are able to provide healthy snacks and meals for our students giving them the ability to concentrate during our programing.
Once a week students learn to prepare a healthy and economical meal. The class is led by Dan McCleary.