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Digital Media Lab

Create Now is proud to bring high-quality arts education that engages children so they can exercise their imaginations and explore their creativity. We introduce them to new opportunities, which build skills that can lead to jobs and careers.

Our organization received a generous grant from the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation to initiate a Digital Media Lab at the Hope Street Family Center, across from our offices in the disadvantaged South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.

Our Digital Media Lab began on October 18th. Teaching artist Audri Phillips is leading the 12-week classes with assistance from Tim Hicks and Aron Johnson. The 13 children participating are ages 9-15 and they love the workshop.

Jonathon, age 11 said, “I like everything about this class. I like using the laptop and trying to figure out all it could do. I’ve never used Photoshop before so I’m excited that I’m learning such a cool program! My friends are in the class too so it makes it even more fun!”

Estafanie, age 12 exclaimed, “Recording my voice was really fun! Taking selfies and then being able to use the different effects of the Photoshop program was cool.”

Adriana Lucatero from the Hope Street Family Center said, "Audri and her team create a positive learning environment for the students. They make sure that the material and content is explained as well as demonstrated so that the kids get a thorough understanding of it. They show patience and always have something positive to say about the work the students create. Overall it’s a great experience for them.”

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Create Now is proud to be a participant in the 2014 Annenberg Alchemy+ program.

Create Now is honored to have been selected as a 2014 Top-Rated Education Nonprofit by Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.

LA County Arts Council LogoCreate Now is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.