Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tell The Teenagers

Please tell the creative teenagers in your life that there is a sssecret sesssion awaiting them in sssouthern California this sssummer.  It is known as CSSSA or The California State Summer School for the Arts.  Students from all over California, the USA, and the world come together for a month of intensive focus in the following disciplines: Animation, Creative Writing, Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.  This experience will change their life.  It really will!  The application deadline is coming up in February so if you know any high school students that might be psyched on this opportunity please point them to www.csssa.org so they can start getting their application materials together.  This will be my 9th summer working at CSSSA and I absolutely love being a part of it because the students come away from the experience with an exploding energy for their craft and a newfound confidence in their own voice and an impressive portfolio.  It is not a summer camp.  The students have to work hard and can even earn college credits.  I direct the Animation Dept. at CSSSA and would be happy to answer any questions for you and yours.  Please help the teenagers in your life find out about this rare opportunity.  It is largely state funded and who knows how much longer it will survive the treacherous California State Budget!  There are tremendous scholarships available for California residents so please encourage the CA students you know to apply even if they don’t know if their families could afford to send them.  Here are some photos from the animation dept. last year that might give a sense of what it’s like… Goodtimes!
Thanks for helping get the word out!