Art Camp for the Teens

Los Angeles Art League is an art school that offers an array of art classes to each of its students. This year the school created an art camp with a 10 day package where students in their teens can learn photography, ceramics, digital arts, painting, fashion, and jewelry making. The students will learn the different settings of photography and utilize digital camera to learn about lighting and shutter speed. In ceramics class, the students will learn how to throw clay, use pinching and folding techniques to make vessels, learn how to sew and embroider, learn how to do figure drawings, and also jewelry making. The two week middle school art camp is perfect for students who want to learn about the various classes offered in art.

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Register Now for Intensive Art Camp and Be Portfolio Ready

Los Angeles Art League has a specialized department in its school run by the school’s very own founders designed to ensure that art school applicants will know the basics of art ingrained as part of their portfolio and create a portfolio that they can carry on with them to art universities and well into their career. Most art colleges require a portfolio consisting of anywhere from 10–20 examples of your best and most recent work reflecting mastery of technique and creative ideas with various mediums with additional academic transcripts. With the highly competitive admissions pool, the application process for students is a stressful period- the tuition fee being its own obstacle.

The founders of Los Angeles Art League envisioned a school that would foster the growth of the upcoming young artists and nurture their growth from assembling a portfolio to ensuring artists find their niche as working professionals. Thus, the school created this specialized camp to guarantee the students receive their ticket as art college undergrads. The teachers create a package that is unique to each student. Upon enrollment in the camp, the students will receive a consultation from our very own teachers who will help design a mood board with color themes, fabric, illustrations, and symbols that would represent the student’s concentration. Extending beyond a basic consultation, that of Los Angeles Art League delves into the vision of the students as artists. With the wellbeing of the student in mind, it is no surprise that the Los Angeles Art League teachers even work to ensure that scholarship is met for the student. The school even incorporated supplementary academics as part of the curricula to make sure its students will focus on portfolio assemblage. With the students’ needs in mind, Director J. Song will recommend classes in which the students can develop their appropriate skillset for their portfolio.

The following is some excerpts from portfolio of a Los Angeles Art League student who received admission into ESMOD International Paris School of Fashion Design for 2019:



Portfolio Contents- Checkered Pants and Flannel Rock Star

Portfolio Contents- Checkered Pants and Flannel Rock Star

This is a student painting in portfolio of textiles inspired that utilize various color schemes to create a color pattern.

This is a student painting in portfolio of textiles inspired that utilize various color schemes to create a color pattern.

Here are more excerpts from student portfolios who have gained admission into ArtCenter, Syracruse University, Ringling College of Art and Design, Otis College of Art and Design, and Pratt College of Art and Design to name a few.

Enroll in our intensive arts camp today or just contact us if more information regarding the program is needed!


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Introducing Los Angeles Kid's Art Camp

Los Angeles Kids Art League showing their finished work

Los Angeles Kids Art League showing their finished work

screenprinting the Los Angeles League logo

screenprinting the Los Angeles League logo

Los Angeles Art League has its own kids department in the corner studio where students will do art from 9 am-12 pm. Under the guidance of our very own teachers, the students learn how to sew, paint, do color theory, draw, embroider, do screen printing, and craftwork. The students follow curricula set by the teachers where they learn these skillset and also learn to express their creativity. Although the students here are from kindergarten to elementary school, they still are expected to learn the same standards as that of the rest of the school.

On the first day of camp, the students learn how to design their own canvas tote bags where they use markers. They then are encouraged to share their drawings to the rest of the class. To wrap up the first day of camp, students learn how to screenprint the Los Angeles Art League logo onto their totes. Now, they can carry their artwork with them anywhere!

Danbi working the sewing machine

Danbi working the sewing machine

creating designs

creating designs

Finished embroidered pouches

Finished embroidered pouches


On the second day of art camp, the students through the supervision of the teachers, learn how to sew with the sewing machine canvas drawstring pouches and embroider designs onto them. They then create their own T shirt designs with paper and fabric. The teachers instruct the students the precision of needlework and expressing artistic creativity onto these designs. By embroidering these designs, the students learn the importance of consistency and patience in completing their finished product.

On the third day of art camp, the students learn papercraft, assembling dioramas with storytelling, and creating origami lanterns. The story is Korean fable of the disobedient frog. The students learn to fold the frogs with origami paper and place them into mason jars with makeshift forestry. They then write their own messages into the jars to offer their parents.

The students also create their own maps and are encouraged to illustrate their own paths.

Wrapping up the lesson, students are shown color theory and how to mix the different elements of colors and design their origami paper for the lantern.

With canvas tote designs, sewing, craftwork all marked on their list, students are now on to learning how to make clay vessels!

The future looks bright with Los Angeles Kids Art League.

Enrollment is still ongoing for the summer session. Enroll today! Or, enroll for our winter arts camp.

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Sculpting the Artist Statement

When making the ceramic- get the clay and start molding… the center is the most important. Once you have a grasp of the center, then everything falls into place.”ceramics instructor at Los Angeles Art League carefully instructs her students as she throws the clay on the wheel while forming the shape of the dish using her thumb and index fingers.

Each of the classes taught at the Los Angeles Art League follows a syllabus laid out by the founders of the art academy that challenges the students to practice their artwork introspectively before continuing their portfolio. In the studio art class, instructor and also founder of academy David Shin, leads his class by example with the essential drawing processes where the techniques of drawing the shapes, lines, coloring, textures, perspectives are provided in an accessible format. She then encourages her students to utilize their artwork to portray their own message. In addition to therapeutic effects these classes hold with their reflective components, students are equipped with what they need for their next step in either enhancing their artwork or furthering their educational endeavors. The result is inspirational artwork- and an 100% acceptance rate into the art universities these students applied for.


So, what is an artist statement?

The artist statement is a briefly written description (2-3 paragraph form) to provide an introduction to you as an artist. It is encouraged to include in your artist statement, your intent behind your artwork, describe your concentration, and explain the medium used that contributes to the theme.

Why is it important?

Think of the artist statement as a cover letter to your resume. It is your way of explaining to your viewers who you are as an artist and what your portfolio consists of.

When writing an artist statement as an applicant to an art university, what questions should be answered?

·      What are your artistic endeavors?

·      What issues and concerns inform your art-making practice and how does your artwork address these concerns?

·      Why are you applying to the program?

As a slight deviation from solely academic institutions, the admissions committee at art universities tend to look for more authenticated personal expressions by the student as expressed in their portfolio. It may at first seem daunting to have to verbalize what your portfolio entails in a 300 word format and have that be reviewed by the admissions committee. However, the artist statement can be easily broken down into a format tangible for our students to write their essay. At the academy, we strive to ensure that our students are aided in each step in achieving their goals-whether that is helping improve drawing techniques or even writing the artist statement. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule a consultation, or even if you have any questions at all-email us!


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