De’Shawn is a student at Rose City High School. De’Shawn’s passion for art started at a young age when his mom introduced him to his first art and design course. Before his involvement in our programs, Lamar surrounded himself with the “wrong crowd” which had a negative influence one his overall interest in school. Last spring, De’Shawn participated in a Visual Arts residency at ArtCenter College through artworxLA’s Advanced Programs. Inspired by that experience, he applied and received a summer scholarship to ArtCenter College and returned for their Art 360 programs. On track t o graduate in the Summer of 2018, De’Shawn is eager to enroll in an art school program to develop his skills in graphic arts.