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NOVEMBER Period(s) School
Thursday, November 21 3, 5 California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts)

Ryman Arts Application Day 11/17 at Otis College

Ryman Arts is hosting Application Day on Sunday, November 17th at Otis College of Art and Design for current 9th - 12th grade students. Application Day is a great day for students to get to know the Ryman Arts program and learn how to apply for our spring 2020 semester. The day is centered around an observational drawing workshop taught by one of our faculty members and a short presentation on our program.

Families and educators are welcome to attend to learn more about what Ryman Arts is really like. This workshop is free and suitable for all skill levels, all supplies and materials are provided. Students can choose between two sessions, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Space is limited and students must sign-up by emailing or calling with their name, session time, grade and high school name to Ana Garcia at (213-629-2787). Learn More >

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE for the Bodhisattva show:
February 6, 2020, 4-6pm

Deadline to Apply for AP Art is February 21, 2020

The deadline for to apply for AP Art 2020-21 is Friday, February 21, at 3:30p.m. in Art 103.
See the AP Portfolio checklist and examples of past portfolios >
Friday, February 21 Portfolios Due by 3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 24 - Thursday, February 28 Department + current students will evaluate portfolios

Monday, March 2 Accepted student list will be outside of Art 103

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.

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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