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Ms McManus is an artist and an educator. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Teaching Credentials from University of California, Irvine,  and a Master of Fine Arts  from California State University Long Beach where she was honored on The Dean's List. She has exhibited her paintings widely in the Los Angeles area. She holds National Board Certification in Early and Young Adult Art, and has been an arts educator for over 22 years. In 2013 she was awarded the Otis College of Art and Design Teacher of the Year Award.  

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Next Gen Exhibiton, Art due on March 20, 2015
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 3/8/15
Next Gen, the first of our Spring Exhibitions, will feature 9-11th grade students. There is no theme, size or material restrictions, so make something great! Entries are due on March 20. Please prepare your work and deliver to V322. See your ... Continue

MOCA Teen Night Art Exhibition Due 3/13, and Teen Night Info
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 3/8/15
Teen Night Exhibition invites you to submit artwork via email to be included in the exhibition. SUBMISSIONS DUE  by FRIDAY 3/13/15. 

MOCA teen night is Sat April 11, from 7-10pm at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. Free to... Continue

MOCA Internship Application Due May 20
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/21/15

Calif College of the Arts Summer Program- Scholarships Apps due March 16
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/19/15
Great residential program in Oakland, CA.  Continue

Congrssional Art Contests Dates and Rules
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/19/15
“The Congressional Arts Competition – An Artistic Discovery”Winners artwork is hung in Washington DC for a year in the Capitol. Students are flown to DC with a chaperpone and honored in congress. All expenses paid plus other cool... Continue

Free Online Design Class at OTIS starts March 9
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/12/15
Starts March 9, 2015

Art and Design Fundamentals will address basic art and design skills in drawing and composition, as well as principles of two-dimensional and human figure drawing. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice thr... Continue

It's time to Register for PRE-COLLEGE and college prep & college, summer courses
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/12/15
Pre college programs are an excellent way to prepare for college, and besides helping you with your skills, they will help you compete for scholarships. This is a great way to get to know a college and to see if the course you take is a good fit f... Continue

Art Scholarship World Studio Foundation
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 2/12/15
Worldstudio Foundation, in conjunction with AIGA, the professional association for design, provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the U... Continue

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Open Studio Every Thursday 3:20- 4:20

Come in to Open Studio and create. Open Studio is time to finish and make up missing projects, or to create artwork of your choice. 

Also time for photographing work, and filling out college and scholarship applications, uploading images to competitions, and getting advice for all aspects of your artistic life. This is the teacher's "Office Hour"

Lila and Maxine

Little Tigers

Maxine the Tiger

Maxine the Tiger