Profiles

Animation Faculty / Jon Gomez

Jon Gomez works across disciplines as a visual artist, animator, filmmaker, and photographer. Jon is best known for his multi-media ephemeral drawings that investigate the human form through unearthly and often grotesque images. He has featured work in several exhibitions along the west cost, and has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of multi-media…

Animation Faculty / Jon Gomez

Jon Gomez works across disciplines as a visual artist, animator, filmmaker, and photographer. Jon is best known for his multi-media ephemeral drawings that investigate the human form through unearthly and often grotesque images. He has featured work in several exhibitions along the west cost, and has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of multi-media projects including Clive Barker’s “Fear Project.” Gomez was instrumental in organizing a gallery show of Ray Bradbury’s short stories and novels in Los Angeles, including Fahrenheit 451 and the Martian Chronicles. Gomez has lectured for the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, Riverside Community College, and is a full-time faculty member at California Institute of the Arts within the esteemed Character Animation department.

Alumni / Zac Efron

“As a high school student, I had the opportunity to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts. It is an intensive 4 week program for talented and motivated students in filmmaking, animation, theatre, writing, music, dance, and visual arts.” Watch actors Zac Efron, Isabelle Fuhrman and Hill Harper tell us about their experience with CSSSA!

Alumni / Zac Efron

“As a high school student, I had the opportunity to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts. It is an intensive 4 week program for talented and motivated students in filmmaking, animation, theatre, writing, music, dance, and visual arts.” Watch actors Zac Efron, Isabelle Fuhrman and Hill Harper tell us about their experience with CSSSA!

Alumni / Mary Claire Dusanic

Film & Video student Mary Claire Dusanic took time out of her busy schedule to talk about what a great experience CSSSA is! Video courtesy of foreveryournerds

Alumni / Mary Claire Dusanic

Film & Video student Mary Claire Dusanic took time out of her busy schedule to talk about what a great experience CSSSA is!

Video courtesy of foreveryournerds

6 Word Novels / CSSSA Collaborative Project

My collaborative project for the best summer program ever, California State Summer School for the Arts. It's a series of six word novels that together creates one large novel. Enjoy! Video courtesy of Neverenegader

6 Word Novels / CSSSA Collaborative Project

My collaborative project for the best summer program ever, California State Summer School for the Arts. It’s a series of six word novels that together creates one large novel. Enjoy!

Video courtesy of Neverenegader

2012 Music / Toxic

The California State Summer School for the Arts Music Department performs their acapella rendition of Toxic by Britney Spears. Video courtesy of Andrew Wallender

2012 Music / Toxic

The California State Summer School for the Arts Music Department performs their acapella rendition of Toxic by Britney Spears.

Video courtesy of Andrew Wallender

Alumni / Katherine Zofrea

This summer I was given the amazing opportunity to spend 4 weeks at an intensive acting training program called California State Summer School of the Arts which is put on by California Institute of the Arts. This is a compilation of the video footage I got from those 4 weeks. I met some amazing people I am proud to call my friends and we had a lot of fun together.…

Alumni / Katherine Zofrea

This summer I was given the amazing opportunity to spend 4 weeks at an intensive acting training program called California State Summer School of the Arts which is put on by California Institute of the Arts. This is a compilation of the video footage I got from those 4 weeks. I met some amazing people I am proud to call my friends and we had a lot of fun together. I will miss them dearly.

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