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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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Going for Gold-- Winter Exhibition Info-- Artwork Due Dec 5
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 11/14/14
“Going for Gold” will be our next art show aimed at inspiring the creation of works of art that are excellent enough conceptually and technically to be considered for both regional and national Scholastic Gold Award distinction.  ... Continue

Ryman Application Application Due Dec 5
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 11/8/14
You will need to complete two graphite drawings from observation.  Continue

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards-- Deadline for submission 12/12
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 11/8/14
Last year we won the second most SCHOLASTIC ART awards in CA! How will we get to the most awards? ONLY if YOU enter!!!

The entries are due by Dec 12, but start with making your account. PLEASE note, you must also upload your art to your account... Continue

Art Center Sat High-- Scholarship Applications Due Jan 8
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 11/8/14
Please apply for the scholarship prior to Winter Break. You need to drop your application off at Art Center and we will not be able to help you during vacation. Art Center gives full tuition scholarships and we currently have many kids taking clas... Continue

CSSSA: Calif State Summer School for the Arts, Due Feb 28
Posted by: Ms. Julie McManus Published: 11/8/14
Spend 4 weeks at CAL ARTS this summer going to art school This is the lowest price and one of the best pre-college programs available. It is a wonderful experience and is a HUGE BOOST to getting into college with scholarships. There are scholarshi... 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