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Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Will be Honored with the 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award

Aug. 14, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA - The annual Sklar Creative Visionary Award will be presented to Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki, creator of some of the most beloved animated films in recognition of his commitment to artistic excellence throughout his extensive body of work. Seen as one of the most influential creators of cinematic animation worldwide, Miyazaki has contributed masterfully to the art of storytelling and is an inspiration to animators, directors, and writers everywhere. Read full press release here [PDF]


Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to Receive the Marty and Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award

Oct. 10, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA – The inaugural Marty & Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award will be presented to Kevin Feige, Producer and President of Marvel Studios in recognition of his creative vision and role in Marvel’s critical and box-office success. This first-ever award honors Feige’s impactful contribution of bringing layered stories, visually compelling effects, and relatable heroes together to create unique film experiences for audiences. Read full press release here [PDF]


First Annual Hani El-Masri Student Artist Award Announced at Ryman Arts Graduation

June 26, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The first annual Hani El-Masri Student Artist Award was announced at Ryman Arts Graduation on June 21, 2017. The first winner of this scholarship, XiaoXuan (Ivy) Bi, received the award from Bob Weis, President of Walt Disney Imagineering and Julie Svendsen, Disney Imagineer and close friend of the late Mr. El-Masri. Read full press release here [PDF]

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Quick Facts about Ryman Arts

  • Ryman Arts offers intensive out-of-school studio art instruction, college and career counseling, art supplies, and support services – all at no cost to over 600 students annually.
  • Classes are taught by professional artists.
  • Classes are 3½ hours long, meet on weekends, and require 6-8 hours of weekly homework.
  • Classes are held on the campuses of Otis College of Art & Design and California State University, Fullerton. (Students choose which site to attend; the same classes are offered at each site.)
  • Acceptance to Ryman Arts is highly competitive and based solely on merit.
  • With small class sizes, we are able to provide personal attention and work with each student’s unique circumstance so as to provide the same high quality service to every student.