Led by local artist Felix Quintana, this program introduces students to contemporary artists working in and around Southeast Los Angeles and the contemporary issues that their work addresses. Participants will meet with a series of guest speakers and make art inspired by topics ranging from urban design and community-based art, to food justice and family traditions. Students will create a collaborative zine that is reflective of the speakers’ topics and the new art making techniques learned throughout the course. A zine launch will be held one week after the final day of class on Thursday, December 16th from 5:30-6:30pm. 
 
Questions? Email: sgmuseumandartgallery@gmail.com or call 323-563-5478. 
 
Eligibility:
  • No previous arts experience is required!!
  • Open to high school students youth (15-18)
  • Priority will be given to South Gate residents.
  • Youth from surrounding Southeast LA cities (Lynwood, Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Maywood, Huntington Park, Vernon, Florence/Firestone, Walnut Park, Paramount, Downey) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Must commit to attending all 17 sessions of the program. 
 
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 26th 11:59PM PST
 
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Commission for South Gate Youth and 5211 Southern Ave LLC.
 

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Phone

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* 5. Address

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* 6. City

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* 7. Zip

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* 8. Date of birth

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* 9. Social Media Handle (optional)

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* 10. Parent/Guardian Name

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* 11. Parent/Guardian Phone

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* 12. Parent/Guardian Email

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* 13. Parent/Guardian Primary Language

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* 14. What inspires you? (250 words max)

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* 15. Why is art (any form of arts i.e. visual, dance, theater, music, writing) important to you? (250 words max)

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* 16. How do you think art empowers or contributes to your community? (250 words max)

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* 17. Why do you want to be a part of the SELA Youth Art Academy? What are you hoping to learn from this program? (250 words max)

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* 18. Is there anything else that you would like to share?

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* 19. How did you hear about the SELA Youth Art Academy?

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* 20. I consent to the use of photographs/video taken during this course for publicity, promotional, and/or educational purposes (including publications, presentation or broadcast via newspaper, internet or other media sources) by the City of South Gate.  I waive all claims for compensation for use or damages.

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* 21. If selected to participate in the SELA Youth Art Academy, I understand that I will be required to attend all sessions of the program, held Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the South Gate Art Gallery from Oct. 11th-Dec. 6th and a final zine launch party on Thursday, Dec. 16th 5:30pm-6:30pm.

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