Central California Art Association & Mistlin Gallery’s Art Scholar Program for 2019, is ready for our 28th year. These classes are offered to junior high and high school students who will benefit as part of the community outreach programs at CCAA. This program is funded through grants, donations and individual contributions. This year, the classes will be lead by Chelsea America and our team of teaching artists. 

Download the application hereART SCHOLAR PROGRAM for 2019

Teachers, counselors, and referring agencies:
Please recommend students who are “at risk” and in danger of falling between the cracks, economically disadvantaged or in need of direction to help them make a difference in their lives. The students that you recommend are expected to make a commitment to attend all sessions and to participate fully in the program. We ask that you discuss with prospective applicants the level of commitment required in this program. Because of limited space we want to ensure that all those accepted will take full advantage of the opportunity. In addition to participating in all 10 sessions, students will be expected to present and prepare an exhibition of their work, which will be accompanied by a formal reception. There will be ten classes plus an exhibit and reception. Students will be supplied with materials for the 10 week coursework. In addition, fully participating students will be given art portfolios and materials for continuing with their art practice on their own. 

“Prolong  Expression,” is a video in which students speak about their experiences in the Art Scholar Program,  produced by film maker, John Fandl and team from the Building Imagination Center:

Deadline to submit recommendations:  December 18th, 2018 (preferably sooner)

Class Sessions, Thursdays, 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm:    

January 17, 24, 2019

February 7, 21, 28, 2019        

March 7, 14, 21, 2019

April 4, 11, 2019

Exhibit and Reception April 25, 2019

Please submit the Recommendation Application and Student Application to:

Attention: Chelsea America, CCAA Art Scholar Program, 1015 J Street, Modesto, CA 95354

If there are any questions concerning the Art Scholar Program, please contact us at

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