July 27, 2021

RCOE Visual and Performing Arts invites you to its SUMMER ARTS WEBINAR SERIES. These webinars are for any K-12 teacher who is interested in learning more about the arts and how they can utilize them to enrich and enliven their classroom. Our line up kicks off with guest speaker, Triny Riosartist and bilingual Associate Professional Clinical Counselor based in Southern California.

July 27, 2021 1-2 p.m.
THE ARTS AND EDUCATION: Past, Present and Future
Details/Registration – CLICK HERE


For more information, contact Louisa HigginsAdministrator, Visual and Performing Arts at

SAVE THE DATE! English Language Learners and the Arts – FREE Webinar

September 22, 2021

CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative in partnership with the Center for Distance and Online Learning (cdol) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is proud to present and host a FREE webinar on English Language Learners and the Arts on September 22, 2021 starting at 3:30 p.m.

This interactive webinar will share best practices, strategies, and systemic supports to emphasize how the Arts are a vibrant and critical means to nurture English Language Learners’ academic success.


UTA Externship

The UTA Externship is a premier seminar series hosted by UTA University to invest in the development of the next generation of entertainment professionals. Externs are selected from our early career application pipeline i.e., candidates that apply for the Agent Training Program & Internship Program.

Apply for experience with one of the world’s leading talent and entertainment companies

UTA (United Talent Agency) represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art, sports, and live entertainment. UTA is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation of production talent. UTA additionally provides corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. 

California Arts Standards Introduction – FREE Professional Learning Opportunity

The California Arts Standards Introduction professional learning is designed for arts educators, multiple subject teachers, school and district administrators, and teaching artists to deepen their understanding of the 2019 California Arts Standards for Public Schools and explore strategies for implementation. 

This FREE professional learning is offered by Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, San Diego, Stanislaus, and Tulare County Offices of Education as part of the collective work of CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative Creativity at the Core Module 22 – California Arts Standards for Public Schools: Resources for Learning & Implementation. This 2-hour virtual professional learning will be offered six times this summer, see remaining schedule below:

  • July 27th – Hosted by Los Angeles & Stanislaus COEs
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • July 27th – Hosted by Los Angeles & Stanislaus COEs
    3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • August 4th – Hosted by Humboldt & Tulare COEs
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • August 12th – Hosted by Fresno & San Diego COEs
    3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


UCLArts & Healing FREE Online Series HOPE

Running July 17th – September 17

Our team at UCLArts & Healing is excited to invite you to our free, online series, HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere), created in 2020 at the start of the pandemic to support the resilience of our global community through social emotional arts. We hope you can join us for one (or all!) of the following upcoming sessions:

FREE! Improvisation for Emotional Self-Care

With Neal King, LCSW
THIS Saturday, July 17, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Learn how improvisational comedy can strengthen your mood and overall well-being. In this fun, no-pressure session, you will experience firsthand how improv games can bolster an individual’s ability to adapt emotionally in everyday situations.

FREE! Art Journaling for Joy: Finding Resilience through Creative Expression

With Nadia Fernanda Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR
Friday, August 13, 2021
Noon to 1:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Want to experience a new tool for creative expression that promotes emotional self-awareness? In this one-hour workshop, learn how to develop your own introspective art journaling practice for centering and resilience. Through examples of various journal exercises—involving a combination of diverse art materiales with simple color and movement practices—you’ll explore quick and easy strategies for building a positive emotional climate in difficult situations.

FREE! The Body’s Intelligence: Understanding Physical Cues & Sensations

With Eva Glaser, BC-DMT, LPC
Friday, September 17, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Explore how observing and tuning into our bodies can better meet our own needs, those around us, and the greater community as a whole. Through a variety of experiential approaches—such as body scans, calming vs. activating techniques, and meditations—we will expand both our body awareness and intelligence, while learning how to use these techniques as a source for information, self-care, restoration, and compassion.

Interested in diving deeper into arts-based social emotional tools to support mental health and well-being?  Join us for one of our upcoming online training programs:

Dance for All Online Training
THIS Sunday, July 18, followed by a fall training on October 23, 2021

Creative Rituals for Processing Loss & Celebrating Life
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Beat the Odds® Online Facilitator Training
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Online Training
Four sessions over two weekends: Saturday & Sunday September 25 – 26 and October 2 – 3, 2021

Online Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts
17 Sessions: Saturdays & Sundays from October 02 to December 12, 2021 (excluding holiday weekends)

In need of financial assistance? Scholarships and payment plans are available. Please contact for more information. 

Unreal Secondary Educator Summer Accelerator – Unreal Engine

Sessions will run Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST). 

A summer development program for secondary educators

Interactive 3D is sweeping through the professional world at a breakneck pace, opening up countless jobs for students who want to explore new careers in advertising, architecture, films, games, engineering, and more. But as a teacher, how can you learn this method as quickly as possible?

Introducing: the Unreal Educator Accelerator!

In just five days, teachers will learn how to effectively incorporate interactive 3D tools like Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, and Fortnite Creative into their coursework, using a mix of direct instruction, instructor-supported labs, guest lecturers, lesson plan development, and community building exercises. 

By the end of the week, you won’t just know a lot, you’ll feel confident enough to create your own lesson plan. We promise.

The details:

  • Sessions will run Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST). 
  • Space is limited to full-time, K-12 teachers working at a government-accredited elementary or secondary school.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, each participant receives a stipend of $2,000.
  • And our initial class will consist of 50 participants. We want one of them to be you!

NFMLA Monthly Film Festival

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) in celebrating LGBTQ+ filmmakers through InFocus: LGBTQ+ , which this year features two shorts programs showcasing work from emerging LGBTQ+ creators from around the world. Additionally, the day’s programming also includes an opening collection of “Summer Shorts,” highlights from NFMLA’s ongoing selection.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
NFMLA Panel: TV Showrunning with Leslye Headland and Colleen Labella
Friday, June 11, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PT
Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with Leslye Headland (showrunner of Russian Doll and the new Star Wars series The Acolyte) and Colleen Labella (Director of Development at Leslye’s production company Shoot to Midnight). We will discuss underrepresented communities behind and in front of the camera, writing queer and diverse stories, and their projects at Shoot to Midnight.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
NFMLA Panel: Steakhaus Productions & Guests
Friday, June 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PT
Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with producer Steak House, producer Aaliyah Williams, and United Talent Agency (UTA) independent film agent Matt Coatsworth. We will discuss LGBTQ+ voices in the film and television industry, breaking emerging talent into the industry, as well as strategies for development, production, and post-production.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts #1: Summer Shorts
Saturday, June 12, 2021
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PT – Screening Time
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The day’s programming begins with Shorts Program #1 – Summer Shorts, a selection of short films that offers an array of thought-provoking drama, comedy, and animation, with characters facing unbelievable odds, fantastical scenarios and taking extreme measures.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: LGBTQ+ Shorts I
Saturday, June 12, 2021
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM PT – Screening Time
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The afternoon continues with InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema Shorts I, a program that explores stories of identity, family, empowerment and oppression.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: LGBTQ+ Shorts I
Saturday, June 12, 2021
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM PT – Screening Time
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The afternoon continues with InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema Shorts I, a program that explores stories of identity, family, empowerment and oppression.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Best of NFMLA Awards
NFMLA has announced our Winners of the 9th Annual Best of NFMLA Awards. A total of $15,000 will be granted to select Best of NFMLA Award Winners in celebration of the life and career of the late Producer Anthony Rhulen who launched FilmEngine, an indie financing/producing company, which made 13 films that included the big genre hit The Butterfly Effect and its sequel, Lucky Number Slevin, Rum Diary, O, The Cleaner, Sleepwalking, Evidence, Killing Season and Hunter’s Prayer.
Jury Members charged with selecting the 2021 Winners included Andrew Tolbert at Hello-Sunshine, Angela Boisvert at KCET, Ashley Berns at Leigh Hill Management, Axel Caballero at WarnerMedia 150, Bettina Fisher at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Caitlin Mahony at WME, Carolina Alduey at 3 Arts Entertainment , Davina Hefflin at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, Efren Rodriguez at Shorts International, Eliza Wheeler and Jonathan Martin at the Gersh Agency, Fassa Sar at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Frank Ochoa at Sony Pictures Television, Gabriel Mena at M88, Greta Talia Fuentes at MACRO, Giselle Johnson at Screen Gems, Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs at Sundance Institute, Kate Mason at New Orleans International Film Festival, Lauren Martinez at Cartoon Network, Lili Rodriguez at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Lucy Tashman at APA, Lynette Coll at Gamchanger Films, Maggie Bowman at IDA, Missy Laney at Adult Swim, Rikki Jarrett at TriStar Films, Ruben Garcia at CAA, Ryan Bernstein at Endeavor Content, Sandino Moya-Smith at MGM, Timur Bekbosunov at Ace Pictures Entertainment, Tom White at Documentary Magazine, Zana Lawrence at Netflix and Journalists Ana Maria Bahiana, Barbara de Oliveira Pinto, Carlos Aguilar, Ersi Danou, Lilly Lui and Silvia Bizio.
A list of all 2021 Nominees is available at

Girls Make Beats Summer Program

“Empowering girls to influence culture through music by expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs, and audio engineers.”

Unreal Futures: Careers in Advertising

In our new online learning pathway Unreal Futures: Careers in Advertising, you’ll see how global creative partner MediaMonks teams up with OreoTM to innovate and disrupt advertising production. 

Next, you’ll create your own cookie commercial, swapping out product packaging, adjusting lighting and camera animation to create a realistic-looking TV ad—and a great real-time 3D portfolio piece.

The full lesson includes: 

  • An overview of the Advertising industry
  • Six project tutorials
  • Free Marketplace assets
  • Career advice video
  • Student guide and careers guide
  • Teacher guide

Context of Lesson: no prior knowledge is specifically required to complete this lesson. 

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the basic principles of animation and interactive 3D by practicing the use of tools like Unreal Engine and Sequencer to become a creator of a 3D virtual environment.
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the real world (lighting, materials, visual angles) that are necessary to create a realistic virtual 3D environment.
  • Revise and develop a solution to a real-world problem (creating a product advertisement) by breaking the problem down into smaller, more manageable steps that can be solved through computational thinking.
  • Analyze solutions to complex real-world problems by comparing and contrasting different solutions (real-time rendering vs. offline rendering vs. live recreation) and listing the constraints of each.