ART FOR ALL
Free Expressive & Healing Art Programs for At-Risk Youth in San Diego
At AYA ART CO. we whole-hearted believe ART has a direct impact on the lives of children in our community. By having access to and engaging with the transformative process of expressive arts, we empower young people with the confidence to create, a magical tool which expands beyond the classroom.
After 5 years of serving Southern California through our non-profit art program, we are excited to expand our organization with a new branch. Our goal is to provide free art programming to at-risk youth living below the poverty line who otherwise would not have access to creative curriculum.
To support this endeavor, AYA ART CO. is now accepting donations of any size to fund our free art classes. In addition, we've launched our handmade Creativity Candle collection, with every candle purchased providing one free art class to a student living below the poverty level.
HELP US PROVIDE FREE ART CLASSES to
AT-RISK Youth Living below the poverty line
Creating environments for students to deepen their connection to their individuality, our classrooms are consciously designed to inspire young artists to trust their instincts and claim their creative power while bringing extremely detailed and unique mixed media works of art to life.
Emphasizing innovation, creative problem solving, confidence building, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, and cultural diversity, students explore art practices throughout history, natural sciences, art therapy, and expressionism while experimenting with a large variety of artistic processes and sustainably sourced materials.
"Arts education fosters bright, creative, and socially engaged students who will grow up to be our next leaders, parents, teachers, artists, and engineers. Their innovative ideas will shape industries; their creative thinking will find out-of-the box solutions for a global society; and will provide students with a way to understand themselves, and have a sense of belonging."
- Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts.