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The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles and the Make-A-Wish Foundation

By: The Art Institutes

November 25, 2015

(Los Angeles, November 2015) The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University has been working with Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles and was introduced to Chelsea Cullens. Chelsea is 17 years old and has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. Chelsea’s dream is to become an animator for Disney and her goal is to attend The Art Institute of Los Angeles. On November 18, Chelsea visited The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles campus and touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Chelsea and her parents traveled from San Antonio, as the Make a Wish Foundation helped connect to Chelsea for a tour of the school. During the visit Chelsea participated in one of the advanced animation classes and worked closely with several Art Institutes students. With the help of faculty members Lori Hammond and Michael Rogers (who have Disney and Nickelodeon animation experience), she was able to receive some valuable guidance. After class faculty treated Chelsea and her family to her favorite meal of spaghetti and sugar free chocolate cake prepared specially by the campus restaurant Bistro 31.  

Her visit concluded with an interactive campus tour where she got to participate in the various studios and directly observe life at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. Chelsea left the college with souvenirs (such as a caricature done by one of the students, a copy of the Frozen script from Lori Hammond, and her very own chefs coat).

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By: The Art Institutes

November 25, 2015