artworxLA launch Design and Media Arts Academy at Central Continuation High School
(L to R): artworxLA executive director Shelby Williams-Gonzalez; Design and Media Arts Academy manager Denise Gaberman; DMAA student Lamar Outlaw; artworxLA teaching artist Natasha Khan; L.A. City Councilmember Curren D. Price, CD 9, at the launch of the Design and Media Arts Academy at Central Continuation High School in South L.A.earlier this month. The Academy is a partnership between LAUSD and artworxLA, an organization that utilizes arts education as a means of engaging youth in order to increase the graduation rate and create pathways for students into creative careers. (Photo credit: Paul Ulukpo) The Design and Media Arts Academy provides students with 8-hours of artistic immersion, where they are learning transferable skills in film production, graphic design, visual arts, and animation. In addition to workshops that focus on digital content, students will learn 21st-Century skills through interactive speaking engagements with professional artists and creative industry professionals.