Resources: Anti-Racism, Social Justice, Mental Health

Here are some organizations with resources to support our community, and especially our youth as we fight against systemic injustice in this country.

We will continue to update this list.


Black Lives Matter


Mask Pattern Created by Ryman Arts Board Member

Make your own mask using Monica Leigh Rodriquez’s Pattern

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

During these challenging times, many from the fashion industries are shifting gears to help provide aid and support to communities in need. Ryman Arts Board Member Monica Leigh Rodriquez, Creative Director and Founder of Monica Leigh Atelier, saw a need for surgical grade and home-use masks, so she designed a high-quality mask pattern that can be produced in large quantity for the public.



To foster community through art even as we stay home, we are doing a fun challenge that is open for all to participate. Share your drawings for a chance to be our artist of the week and win a prize!

Follow us on Instagram @rymanarts and sign up for our emails here for another way to stay updated on the Challenge and other Ryman Arts news. 

July 2020


Creative, Educational, and General Resources in Response to COVID-19

In support of our Ryman Arts community, we have compiled a list of resources that provide creative, educational, financial, and general support during this time of need.

We will continue to update this list as we find more resources to share with you.


A Message to Our Friends: COVID-19

Dear Ryman Arts Friends,

We are all taking steps to deal with the impact of the COVID -19 virus. To that end, I am writing to let you know that Ryman Arts has cancelled the remainder of our classes for this spring semester. Our classes had their final sessions this past weekend at both our California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and Otis College of Art & Design sites. With student health as our highest priority, the decision was based on public health directives from CSUF and Otis College.


Curatorial Panel Engages Alumni at Second Creative Hour

By Veronica Mora (Ryman ’14), Alumni Fellow

The second Creative Hour with Ryman Arts, an exclusive event series for Ryman Arts alumni, took place on December 12, 2019, at Edward Cella Art + Architecture (ECAA). This event series was developed to foster discussion and community among Ryman Arts alumni in the creative industry, with this Creative Hour focusing on alumni involved in the curatorial field.


Ryman Arts Artists Create Artwork Inspired by Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

In anticipation of the 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award Celebration honoring world-renowned, Academy Award-winning animation creator and director, Hayao Miyazaki, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, 25 Ryman Arts student and alumni artists participated in a three-day workshop inspired by the artwork of Miyazaki’s iconic films.


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

(Los Angeles) Aug. 14, 2019 - 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.



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