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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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Due May 4 Cal Arts Summer Arts @ Grand Arts
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
Study with CalArts Faculty this summer in the 2015 CAPSA Program!

Program Dates

   Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-5pm
   Monday, June 22 - Thursday, July 9, 2015
   Culmination Festival: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10am-6pm

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Take a free Community College Class this summer
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
See the Gear Up staff in the COllege Center to register Continue

LACMA Teen Internships Apps go online on April 30
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
Here is the link to the site that will have the application for the 2015-16 program year http://www.lacma.org/schools-communities Here’s a short video with details regarding the program:http://www.lacma.org/teens

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BREESE Internship APplications due April 30
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
This is a friendly reminder of two opportunities with you from the BRESEE Youth Center in Los Angeles. Both are due April 30th, 2015 and are open to ALL high school students. The application, info, and address is on the attached fly... Continue

Free Summer Workshops at Self Help Graphics
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 18 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves high school students with a critical need for summer programming whil... Continue

LACMA Teen Night "After Dark" Sat, May 16
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 4/15/15
EVENT IS FREE, but reservations required. Sign up at link posted below.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Hey, teens! After closing to the public for the day, LACMA is opening up its galleries for you and your friends ... Continue

Nxt Gen Exhibition, Reception April 23, 2015
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 3/8/15
Next Gen, the first of our Spring Exhibitions, will feature 9-11th grade students. Opening reception is Thursday, April 23 from 3:30- 5:00pm.  Continue

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

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

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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