CSSSA College Connection Visits New York University

Marshall Ayers Acting, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Student Resources

 Meet Chelsea Barker Chelsea’s career in theatre started in 7th grade when she volunteered to be a stage manager. In high school, she also “played boys” because that’s what you do when you go to an all girls Catholic School. She even played a lobster in Alice In Wonderland and “yes, there were no actual lobsters written for the original …

Brandon Wen:
Seeking Global Inspiration
In Fashion Design

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Design, Design, Visual Arts

Fashion design is Brandon Wen’s passion and pursuing his education and career is taking him around the world. Remember the name Brandon Wen. Any day now, you will be seeing him and his fashion designs on the cover of Vogue and on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. A recent graduate from the well regarded fashion program at Cornell University, …

Artist Lily Simonson Explores Deep Sea

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Drawing & Painting, Tips, Visual Arts

  Lily Simonson’s large-scale paintings and drawings of obscure organisms and newly-explored environments immerse viewers in uncanny scenes that are at once naturalistic and otherworldly. She frequently embeds in scientific expeditions to explore and paint her subjects in situ. Simonson spent three months SCUBA diving and camping in Antarctica as the 2014-15 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Awardee. She has also served as the resident artist …

How to Launch Your Creative Project Now

Marshall Ayers Acting, Career Advice, Film, Getting Started, How To, Performing Arts, Tips

Actor and director Charlie Kennedy shares his tips for turning your dream creative project into a reality. One of my favorite college professors said: “why make something easy, when it can be fun?” That’s a pretty good description of the spirit in which any creative project is done. Now that I’m out of college, I know first hand that getting …

LA <3 YoungArts

Marshall Ayers Events, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

Young Artists from LA to Participate in Regional Program Offered by National YoungArts Foundation. Los Angeles area teen artists will be feeling the love post Valentine’s Day, February 16-21 when YoungArts comes to town. Over 100 talented students from throughout LA who have been designated National YoungArts Foundation 2016 YoungArts winners will have the opportunity to experience an intensive, week-long …

10 Summer Arts Programs You Should Know

Samantha Jacobs Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

High school artists, it may be early in the new year, but it’s not too early to start thinking about summer arts programs. Most summer arts program application deadlines pop up in February or March and many require audition or portfolio submissions. So it’s time to get going! If you’re passionate about art, want to gain new skills and meet …