Ryman Arts offers FREE advanced studio art program that is designed to help you achieve your dreams by strengthening your art skills, and preparing you for college, and for a career in the arts.
At Ryman Arts you will:
- Learn foundation drawing and painting skills in rigorous classes to develop your talent.
- Work with professional teaching artists in small classes with other serious art students.
- Build your portfolio for college applications and exhibit your work publicly.
- Explore the arts through guest artists and museum field trips.
- Engage in college and career planning workshops.
Locations: Online, and with physical locations at Otis College of Art & Design, in Los Angeles and other locations to be determined.
Class times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: All classes are free of charge. If selected, you will receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of instruction, art supplies, and field trips. Public transportation reimbursement and passes are available.
Eligibility: Anyone who will be enrolled in high school (grades 9 – 12) for the semester they are applying for is eligible.
Acceptance: The Ryman Arts application process is competitive, with an acceptance rate around 50%. Applications are reviewed based on evidence of skill and motivation. Ryman Arts strives to create a diverse class of students from schools throughout Southern California.
The Fall 2020 Application Period is Closed
Spring 2021 Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2020
To apply to Ryman Arts, you must:
- Fill out an application form by clicking on the link below.
- Submit two pencil drawings with the prompts below. Graphite pencil drawings on paper only. Do not submit color pencil drawings, digital art, or paintings. Paper size should be between 8” x 11” and 18” x 24”.
First Drawing: Draw from observation. You can draw what you see in real life. Examples of subjects include a landscape, portrait, or objects from daily life. Do not draw from a photograph or a screen. Do not submit cartoons or other artwork done from imagination.
Second Drawing: Drawing of your choice. It may be from your imagination or from observation, and should represent your work as an artist. Do not copy from another artist’s work.
- Answer the following questions individually or in essay form:
- Why are you applying to Ryman Arts?
- How would you benefit from the experience?
- Describe your future goals as an artist.
- Describe your previous art education challenges or obstacles you had to overcome in pursuing your work as an artist.
- Include anything else you would like us to know about you.
- Ask for a teacher recommendation. If you do not have any contact with a teacher now, you may ask another adult (not a family member).
Submit your application form online. Drawings must be uploaded using the link provided after you submit your online application.