Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.28.2023)

For students interested in art:

Angels Gate Cultural Center is hosting their Fall 2023 Open Art Studios Day, December 2nd, 12-4pm.

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Open Studios Day is a free, all-ages event that provides a glimpse into the process, art, and lives of local artists who create at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC). Over 50 local artists will open their studio doors to the public for a peek into their art practice and an opportunity to purchase their work. The event includes many avenues to engage with art and support local artists, and coincides with an Artist Talk and Gallery Walkthrough of RED EARTH GAZE in the AGCC gallery.

Free events will take place throughout the day, including a Family Art Workshop for all ages, live demonstrations from AGCC’s roster of Community Classes, and a mural unveiling of AGCC’s Teen Mural Club latest large-scale public art piece on site. Visitors will be able to purchase creations by local artists in a Holiday Art Sale in Building H.


For students interested in a career in the film industry:

The  NewFilmmakers Los Angeles’ Student Mentorship Program has an upcoming session on Sunday, December 10th, and they still have 6 spots available for students. 

Below is a general overview of the program:

  • Each student is only allowed to participate once and they must be a current LA County-based high school student. Participants will be paired with a production mentor during their time on set and will learn about directing, cinematography, lighting, producing, sound mixing and more. Students will also have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers on set and also receive IMDB credit for their participation.
  • The program is held on Sundays, once a month, from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. 
  • Location: TBD
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided to the students.

What you need to do:

  • Students must  send their application via this link.
  • Parents/guardians must sign the release forms and send them to
  • Please make sure to inform the student to regularly check their email and respond to the invitation as soon as possible to reserve a spot. 

Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. NewFilmmakers will send a confirmation email to the student once they have been admitted to the program, so please remind them to check their inbox/spam folder regularly.


Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at