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AM Art Survey

As you are aware, AM classes are available to Samohi students. Currently, there is not an AM Art class available. The Art classes available at Samohi are Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Video/Film Production, Photography, and Digital Design.

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Virtual Portfolio Day is May 31

California College of the Arts (CCA) is hosting the first ever Undergraduate NPDA Virtual Portfolio Day! This virtual event is a great way to receive live digital feedback on your art and and design portfolios from a large array of accredited art schools. This event will help prepare you for meeting schools in person in your senior year at NPD.

The Virtual National Portfolio Day will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6am to 5pm EST. Participation is FREE! All you need to do is go to the Undergraduate NPDA Virtual Portfolio Day page and click the “registration” button. Be sure to “register as an individual” and then you’re in!

Registration Now Open for Otis Summer of Art

Otis Summer of Art 2019This intensive, 4-week, pre-college program is for students 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. Please email or call 310.665.6864 with questions. More info >
Deadline to Apply: Friday, June 21, 2019

New AP Art Students Announced

Congratulations to the following students, who passed the AP 19-20 portfolio screening:
Cindy Ankhniibayar
Lana Badan
Blaise Baker
Sandra Bernacchi
Justin Best
Shira Blatt
Eve Brock
Emilie Corlin
Luis Cosio
Seth Davidoff
Nick Ghaffarian
Shoshana Grechspan
Ridley Heltai
Caitlin Howard
Cameron Keith
Jack Kendall
Icy Liang
Brooke Lin
Ariadna Martinez
Chantal McNairy
Stephanie Meza
Sabrina Miller
Joel Monarrez
Karima Oumanchar
Olivia Overfield
Emily Plukas
Jonathan Porché
Ella Rose
Nadiya Sayson
Kaelen Song
Alexa Ty
Breanna Vallejos
Dalia Wadsworth
Bella Weng
Madeline Whitney
Ester Zunino
Click here to see some of the qualifying portfolios >

RISD Online Portfolio Reviews

RISD has teamed up with AICAD to offer online reviews. upload 5 of your works to get feedback that can help you finalize your portfolio. For more info, contact RISD Admissions. / Contact or call 401-454-6300.

National Portfolio Day 2019

San Diego NPD - 11/9/19
Los Angeles NPD - 11/10/19

Support Your Art Student
SAMO4ART is a nonprofit group looking for a few parents of current Samohi art students to continue its legacy of supporting Visual Arts at SAMO.
  • Help manage SAMO4ART
  • Help support exhibits and Opening Receptions in the Historic Roberts Art Gallery
  • Help manage donations
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laurie Ann Gutierrez at

Donate to SMAPA Visual Arts

Please consider making a tax deductible donation which will allow us to provide much needed supplies so our students may continue to create amazing works of art! If you want your donation to go to a specific Art Teacher or program, please state this in the check memo line or in the message box via PayPal.

Please makes checks payable to: "SMAPA Visual Arts"
c/o Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Attn: Art Dept, Martin Ledford

SMAPA Visual Arts and SAMO4ART operate through the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID 95-2563339.

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