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Get to know the extraordinary young artists of Venice Arts! Each year, graduating seniors from the Advanced Studies Track of our Art Mentoring Program make senior portraits reflecting on their time here and its impact on their lives, as they developed their creative storytelling abilities, technical skills, and visions for their futures. Watch the videos and multimedia pieces below, or click through any profile picture or bio to discover more of the people involved at Venice Arts.

I’m Really Thankful for Having This Family: Rickie Comes Out of His Shell from Behind the Lens

Take a ride with Rickie as he tells the story of his first class at Venice Arts and how four years with our programs have helped him not onl ...

I Love the Whole Program: A Portrait of Shirley

Advanced Studies’ student Shirley discusses the focus that Venice Arts has given her, and her newfound ability to see the situation differen ...

My Home Away from Home: Alex

“I wanna be the person that says I’ve been doing photography for years and years and I’m still excited about it.” Advanced Studies’ st ...

And They Said That I Got It: U.S. Presidential Scholar Angela Develops More than Photos at Venice Arts

Advanced Studies photo student Angela is joined by her mother, discussing the transformative education she received at Venice Arts, her love ...

A Force for Change for Me in the Future: How Leo Stumbled Upon His Passion

“I love filmmaking because it allows you to create stories and share them with the world when at first they were just in your head and all y ...

The First Photograph I Remember Being Excited About: Timmie Develops Her Love for Film

“There’s so many ways you can go about taking a picture that no two people can take the same one.” Timmie shares stories from her first c ...

One Day I Just Got a Call: Arthur’s Journey from Venice Arts to YoungArts

“It’s definitely affected my future, as I’ve gained a lot more confidence in my work that I honestly didn’t have before I won.” Arthur discu ...

Portraying the Things That Aren’t Often Seen: Jocelyn on the Power of Creativity and Media

“Media is so powerful I think that it can really do something to change the way people look at things.” Before heading off to NYU, advan ...

I Was Able to Find Myself: Julie Graduates from Venice Arts to CalArts

“I want to see things more differently than I am comfortable with.” CalArts-bound Julie talks about the inspiration she gets from her class ...

To Think and Speak about My Work: A Portrait of Genevieve

Longtime student, Genevieve, looks back at her time at Venice Art before heading off to college. One is a series of student-produced portrai ...

Stay Golden, Ponyboy: A Portrait of Shane

“To be a creative person I think you just need to … put your thoughts into action.” Advanced Studies’ student Shane M. talks about his six ...

 
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