Academy of Art University (AAU) Pre-College Summer Program
Various Oakland high schools, 2011
In an incredible collaboration effort, OFFTA is proud to announce that ten students will be attending the Academy of Art University’s Pre-College Summer Program. Through the ProArts Youth Fellows program, ten outstanding art students were selected from several high schools in Oakland to participate in a six-week intensive art program at the Academy of Art University–completely free. The Academy of Art University provided ten full scholarships, a generous OFFTA supporter donated $3,000 for art supplies, and through BART, Tectrans has agreed to fund all BART transportation costs.
The students selected are the most promising of the ProArts Youth Fellows program, which gives students after school art lessons throughout Oakland, and is one of OFFTA’s 2010-2011 grant recipients. Through this program, they will attend specialized art classes and be able to hone their artistic abilities. OFFTA, ProArts, and the Academy of Art University are extremely excited to be able to help these students bring more art into the world!
As the only OFFTA-initiated program of our organization, we hope that you will help us follow these students’ incredible accomplishments over the next six weeks and beyond! Check back at this page for further updates.