YoloArts invites high school artists in Yolo County to apply for the 27th session of the California State Summer School for the Arts. The school offers a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age.
Each summer, only 500 students are selected from a statewide competitive admissions process. Through the years, Yolo County has been well represented by high school art scholars.
“In my time at the California Summer School for the Arts, I felt like I was in an entirely different world, the world of art,” said Arden Gabor, a UC Davis student and 2010 Woodland High School graduate. “They created a community that encourages you, the individual, to create without fear of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but with the feeling that your art is something special just because it was made by you.
“CSSSA gave me a lot of confidence in my art, and helped me learn more about my personal style and what that said about me.”
This summer’s session will run from July 13 through Aug. 9 at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Students completing the four-week program are named California Arts Scholars. Financial aid is offered for applicants and nearly 40 percent of students attending have had tuition fees paid all or in part by the CSSSA Foundation.
Applications are due Feb. 28 and may be found online at www.csssa.org.
For more information, contact Alison Flory, YoloArts’ art education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.