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Updated 11.05.2017
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Art & Design DRAW-A-THON
November 18 (Saturday) from 10am-7pm

We’re back! The fall Draw-a-thon fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you at our 8th draw-a-thon event. We’re looking for volunteers, sponsors and donors. Please see George Alonso or Vilma Alvarez if you can volunteer for the event (whole day, morning or afternoon shift). If you can sponsor a model, please use our donation tab and text in comment section “model sponsor.” Registration click here.

The A&D Draw-A-Thon and Fundraiser is a fun artistic way for us to raise money and practice our craft. Grab your sketchbook, paints, brushes, pens; whatever your medium and join us.

This event is unique among draw-a-thons because it introduces the tradition of live model drawing to high school art students. The nine-hour drawing and painting event will provide an opportunity for art students and professional artists to work side by side from a group of live models. Poses will vary from short sessions of five minutes, twenty minutes and one hour poses. Extended poses of three and six hours will also be available.There will be a dedicated room for costume (heroic/cosplay) figure drawing and a separate room for nude/traditional figure drawing. Students under 18 years of age will be required to submit a consent form signed by a parent prior to the event or they must be accompanied by a parent to the event to be granted access to the nude modeling section. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The costume modeling section will be available to all ages.


On behalf of the Art & Design Alumni Association, we are sorry to inform you of the passing of one of our alumni. Michael Cheverino, beloved HS of Art & Design teacher and alumnus of the Class of 1971.

Not only was Michael Cheverino a dedicated and caring teacher, he was also very involved with Art & Design’s Alumni Association. He was the organization’s Vice President from early 1992 through October 2008, when he became its President. He graciously offered his classroom for our meetings until we were able to secure a room of our own. Michael also encouraged his students to participate in our alumni events — often as hosts. It was a great way to inspire them to follow in our footsteps. I’ve known Michael, and worked with him, for a more than two decades. He was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed. READ MORE



Having a reunion? Please message alumni association and we’ll help get the word out.


open-for-businessThe alumni association is featuring a new blog section titled “The Marketplace.” This blog section will feature the goods, products and services for paid members. Market your events, specials and updates to the art and design community. Let us, help you get the word out.

Alumni In The News

Mike Sargent
Film Critic at Large

In case you missed it, Mike appeared on “Mornings with Maria” November 3 discussing the new THOR: RAGNAROCK, BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS and Disney’s STAR WARS demands. See the video

Help Support the Next Generation of Artists, Designers, Photographers and Architects… Become an A&DAA Member.

Max+Ginsburg+2013.smIf you are an A&D alumni or supporter of the arts, you know what it takes to succeed in the artistic fields. With money even tighter these days, it is not only difficult for students to get the supplies they need, but it has become increasingly difficult for them to further their education as well. The Art and Design Alumni Association is committed to supporting every A&D student by providing the best resources to help them succeed in the future. We need your help to support the students and school. You can help by: Donations – Your donations fund professional development workshops for A&D students and much needed art supplies for A&D classrooms. Scholarships – You can choose an existing A&DAA scholarship to donate too or start a new scholarship fund. Mentors and Speakers – Art and Design students need YOU! Nothing is more inspirational to a student than a mentor with experience in the arts. As former Art and Design students, we have all shared similar experiences and struggles as we tried to break into the field. The Art and Design Alumni Association would like to provide the current A&D students with invaluable opportunities such as internships, workshops, and lectures. Join us in our efforts to inspire, support, and encourage the next generation of artists. Click here to help. This page will bring you to our donation page. Thank You for your support.

Click here for Artist Artwork Submission form. Artist can choose to donate their artwork and all proceeds will go to the school or choose our 50/50 option. Artist will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% goes to the school.