artworxLA launches Design and Media Arts Academy at Central Continuation High School
(Left to Right): Shelby Williams-Gonzalez, Executive Director of artworxLA; Denise Gaberman, director of the Academy of Design and Media Arts; Lamar Outlaw, student at DMAA; Natasha Khan, artworxLA teacher; LA City Council Member Curren D. Price, CD 9, at the Design and Media Arts Academy launch at Central Continuation High School in South LA earlier this month. The Academy is a partnership between LAUSD and artworxLA, an organization that uses arts education as a means to engage young people in order to increase the graduation rate and create pathways for students to creative careers. (Photo credit: Paul Ulukpo) The Academy of Design and Media Arts offers students 8 hours of artistic immersion, where they acquire transferable skills in film production, graphic design, visual arts and animation. In addition to workshops focused on digital content, students will learn 21st century skills through interactive lectures with professional artists and professionals from the creative industry.
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