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Eleven Lennox students receive full scholarships for LACMA summer art programs

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Anahi Velasco, Public Information Officer
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Eleven Lennox students to receive full scholarships for LACMA summer art programs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) awarded full scholarships valued at $1,685 for summer art programs to 11 Lennox Middle School students Wednesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.

The LACMA awards scholarships to promising students who do not have the financial means to attend an art class. These scholarships are available for students ages 6–17.    

“We are extremely thankful for this opportunity,” said Rafael Ramos, teacher at Lennox Middle School. “It was a great surprise to all of us when we heard 11 of our students are going to be part of this amazing experience. They definitely deserve this opportunity and much more! They are talented kids. I can’t wait to see what they create and learn as a result of the program.”

The LACMA offers a five-week Kids Art Class for students ages 10-13 to explore printmaking, typography and patterns with innovative techniques using conventional and unconventional materials. Six students from Lennox Middle School will be able to attend the courses at no cost and learn from Gloria Westcott, an artist, educator, curator and producer who has been based in Los Angeles for over twenty years.

The second course, Sketching for Teens, will provide students the opportunity to develop their drawing skills. They will receive a sketchbook and portable media such as graphite pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels. Five Lennox Middle School Students will work with Jenny Ziomek, a painter, illustrator and writer, to develop their personal styles.

Lennox Middle School and LACMA representatives presented scholarship awards to students in front of family and friends Wednesday night.

"It was with great pleasure to present the 11 full scholarships to the young artist from Lennox Middle School in behalf of LACMA," said Pattie Esquivel, Senior Education Coordinator. "They are a talented young group and I hope their experience here at LACMA pushes them to continue working on their artwork."

The Kids Art Class program will begin June 2 and the Sketching for Teens class will begin July 20.

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