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YOUTH ART PROGRAMS

 
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OUR MISSION

"Committed to Providing Free Art Programs to Youth"

We are a diverse group of educators, artists, students, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and volunteers sharing the common goal of ensuring after school programs are widely available to students while prominently featuring local art exhibitions throughout our community.

 

OUR PROGRAMS

All classes are free to students, thanks to the generous support of local sponsors and volunteers.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Art Performed In The Community

Students will learn the art of dance, poetry, and performance. Instructors may teach virtually or in person after school. Upon completion of the program, students will be encouraged to perform for the community where they have the chance to highlight their new talents and receive recognition beyond the school environment.


Performing arts education has been shown to increase test scores and encourage students to work effectively in the school environment without resorting to inappropriate behaviors.

 VISUAL ARTS

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 or school environment. Students will be encouraged to take classes in groups to provide safe, social interactions.

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GARDENING

Cultivating Creativity in the Garden

Garden activities help to teach ecological literacy and inspire new enthusiasm for garden-based learning.  Activities support youth to creatively express themselves and their garden experiences through gourd art, printmaking, time-lapse photography, and other creative projects. Gardens are living laboratories for environmental and scientific explorations. Art is an excellent means through which to explore and express ideas; it helps learners to engage with important ideas and questions and to be reflective learners.

 HEALING ARTS

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.

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DONATE!

We are raising $50,000 for our 2023-2024 pilot program to be launched in the city of Pahrump, Nevada. Donate $$ or Art Supplies: PAINT, BRUSHES, CANVAS, KAMI PAPER, CARD STOCK, WASHI TAPE, EMBELLISHMENTS, PENS, MARKERS, ART PENCILS, JOURNALS, SKETCH PADS, GARDEN SUPPLIES, YOGA MATS

 
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“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's a way to do both.

 

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

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