"Committed to Providing Free Art Programs to Youth"
We are a group of like-minded business entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, and community volunteers committed to providing free art programs that are easily accessible to youth. We are teaming up with schools, community leaders, and local businesses to ensure that student art exhibitions are featured prominently throughout the city. Through our endeavors, we hope to showcase what powerful changes can be made in communities when people and programs join together in making a better tomorrow, today.
All classes are free to students, thanks to the generous support of our local sponsors and volunteers.
Art Performed In The Community
Students will have a choice of piano or guitar lessons. Guitars and keyboards will be available for students to checkout, and books will be provided. The music instructor will teach virtually with students logged in to ask questions and for teacher to give immediate feedback. Upon completion of program, students will be encouraged to perform for the community as a group.
Music education has been shown to increase test scores and encourage students to work effectively in the school environment without resorting to inappropriate behaviors.
Art Displayed In Community Spaces
Arts education is associated with higher academic success, community engagement, and self-esteem. All art supplies will be provided to students at no cost. Classes will be taught online combining prerecorded videos (to save on costs) and live virtual feedback. Completed art will then be displayed throughout the community. Classes will take place after school in the home environment. Students will be encouraged to take classes in groups to provide safe, social interactions.
Meditation To Help Focus
This class will be taught virtually by a certified yoga instructor. Yoga mats and meditation books will be provided to students at no cost. Students will learn how deep breathing can relax and calm their minds. Several studies suggest that kids who practice mindfulness tend to develop positive traits such as increased self-control, better attentiveness in class, and more empathy and respect for others. In addition, meditation may help children manage challenging conditions such as stress, depression, ADHD, and hyperactivity.
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world,
and a desire to enjoy the world.” – E.B. White
"We believe there is a way to do both." – Stefanie Kai Brant, Youth Art Programs
DID YOU KNOW...
Did you know that youth in the arts leads to greater success in schools, regardless of socioeconomic status? Youth enrolled in art programming share cognitive and developmental benefits including higher grades, higher scores on standardized tests, increased community service, and lower dropout rates. It has been shown that participation in the arts improves higher-order thinking skills; those skills required by today's businesses, such as nimbleness in judgment, cooperative decision-making, leadership, high-level literacy, effective communication and problem-solving skills. Further, art participation helps prevent youth from getting involved in negative extracurricular activities in addition to helping them excel in school.
There are many types of youth art programs, and one should not limit the definition of "art" to painting. There is architecture, culinary arts, graphic design, animation, videography, music, sculpture, ceramics, glass-blowing, carpentry, performance art, poetry, multi-media, photography, fashion design, and many types of dance. Further, these are all beneficial trades/hobbies that will serve not only the student, but the community as a whole.
Art programs provide a healthy alternative to crime, video gaming, and boredom in general. Art programs are particularly important for students that struggle in high school. They can actually help teens with focus and discipline, while providing a sense of self-worth. Students should leave their program with a new knowledge that they make a difference, whether it be through the sharing of universal emotions, self-expression, or personal growth.
CONTACT YOUTH ART PROGRAMS
Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
YOUTH ART PROGRAMS
2510 E Sunset Rd 5-470
Las Vegas, NV. 89120