Youth Programs

Our Art Mentoring & Education program develops the next generation of storytellers and visual media artists in Los Angeles. A sequenced curriculum from beginning to Advanced Studies; an artist-to-youth ratio of 1:3; and a dynamic, experiential learning environment fosters creativity, as well as visual, digital, and media literacy. All youth also have the opportunity to benefit from the following program components: Creative Pathways, Advanced Studies Track, and Youth Art Internships. To learn more about our programs' impacts, click here.

All programs are free to low-income families.

I discovered my love for animation, and I’ve meet great people who have supported my goals, and who still continue to support me.
— Venice Arts' Program Participant

Programs are offered after-school and on weekends, during the academic year, and through an intensive Summer Media Arts Camp. Kids ages 6–9 participate in a multidisciplinary Art Discovery curriculum, while youth ages 10–20 enroll in photography, filmmaking, animation, comics, and multimedia.