Archive for April 29, 2015

Event this Sunday at ESMoA (El Segundo Museum of Art)

DVD Students and Families: There is a once-in-a-lifetime event happening at ESMoA (El Segundo Museum of Art) this Sunday, May 3 from 2:00-4:00pm (see flyer below). Cornelia Funke, best selling children’s and Young Adult author (Inkheart, Thief Lord,  Dragon Rider and more), and named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, will be back here discussing her collaboration with Mirada Studios, the production company called Purveyors of Storytelling co-founded by director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy) and responsible for 2014’s most watched music video (Katy Perry’s Dark Horse).  She will be joined by Head of Transmedia at Mirada, Andy Merkin, and the two will discuss their creative career trajectories and incredible collaboration.

The folks at ESMoA would love to see you, your students, and colleagues at this event, which would be especially interesting to Young Adult Artists, college students, or anyone of any age who is looking to make creativity their job. They would love to get a strong and interested crowd for this event, so please spread the word!


Cool Weekend Opportunities, Summer Basketball Camp


Bring your kids or students for a morning of fun with a maker studio, coding camp, & other awesome STEM-related activities. Teachers & mentors will be all hands on deck to help. Then participate in a pitch contest!

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd, 9:30am-1pm

WHERE: 13031 W. Jefferson Blvd, #200, LA, CA

REGISTRATION: To register, visit the event page on Eventbrite.



Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-Noon

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) LAX Dunes

267 Waterview Street (Waterview/Trask intersection), Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Please RSVP by April 28 to YuChih Liou at

Great opportunity for service hours! 🙂



Coach Rudd’s Basketball Club

Info Meeting: May 4th at 4:30

Location:  DVD campus room # 408

The camp will include two tournaments (June 13-14 and June 18-19), and each will cost $35.

Week 33 Update

Greetings, Designers!  Below is your Week 33 update – it’s testing week! Check out the testing dates below and contact Megan Martin ( with any testing related questions.

Also, we wanted to congratulate our 11th grade students and Mr. Bales on a successful Art Show in Downtown LA last night!  The event was beautifully put together and the work was amazing.  We are so proud of you!  (We will share photos soon.)

Have a wonderful weekend!

week 33 families

11th Grade Art Show in DLTA – Thursday 4/23 @ 6 pm

Designers – we are excited to announce that our juniors will be presenting their work off-site at MakerCity LA (in Downtown LA) this Thursday evening, 4/23, from 6-8 pm.  Parents, you can earn another “parent event” on your parent involvement sheet, and students are highly encouraged to join and support their peers!

Specific questions? Contact Art & Design 3 teacher, Denny Bales at and/or check out the flyer and description below!

Please join us as we celebrate their hard work and beautiful final products at this event!  We look forward to seeing you there.


Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as “a blessing, or as the breath, or the essence of life.”  For many people “Baraka” is the definitive film in this style. Breathtaking shots from around the world show the beauty and destruction of nature and humans creating a guided meditation on humanity. The goal of the project was to reach past language, nationality, religion, and politics and speak to the inner viewer and to create an original acrylic painting based off of screenshots from the film.


Week 32 Update

Hello Designers!  Check out your week 32 update below.  There are also a few additional announcements:

College Knowledge Night Survey

Thank you to everyone who attended College Knowledge Night, thank you to all of the presenters and an even bigger thank you to Brittany and KGB, who organized the entire night.  If you attended, please fill out this survey so we can make next year’s event even more tailored to your desires:

Volunteer Opportunity – Tomorrow (Saturday)

Enrollment is looking for a few students to volunteer this Saturday, 4/18, at Registration Day in the Forum at Science.  There will be a morning shift and an afternoon shift (8:30-11:30am and 11:30-2pm) to help with crowd control and directing people.  Students would be working the lineup outside.  If you would like to show up for either shift, just come on by.

Week 32 families

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