Saturday, August 18, 2007

Celebrating Kris Anka

Everyone at the Academy is excited to see the success of one of the youngest and most talented students we've had at the school. Kris Anka started out with us in the Teen Program as a little kid. He was younger than the cutoff age of 13 when he began. Now he's 18 years old, a high school graduate and the winner of the first Warner Bros / Hanna Barbera Scholarship.

Kris was celebrated as a guest speaker this past week. Even while his presentation was in progress he was drawing. Please excuse the quality of the photos. I had the camera on the wrong setting and didn't realize it.

Kris featured art from his portfolio which thoroughly impressed our adult students. Remarkable work for anyone at any age much less a teenager.

As part of the terms of his scholarship, Kris is working as an intern at Warner Bros Animation. He chose to continue his full time college education at Cal Arts this coming fall where he'll be enrolled as a freshman in their character animation program.

We all wish Kris the best of luck and continued success in his creative and professional endeavors. We're looking forward with pride and enthusiasm to the great accomplishments he'll be achieving in the future.

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