Youth Programs

Our Art Mentoring & Education program is designed to develop the next generation of Los Angeles' storytellers and visual media artists. With a focus on photography, filmmaking, animation, and comics, it offers a dynamic, experiential learning environment—with no more than 12 kids in a class and an artist-to-youth ratio of 1:3—that fosters creativity, arts knowledge and skills, and  visual, digital, and media literacy. Youth also have the opportunity to participate in Creative Pathways, Advanced Studies, and Youth Art Internships. To learn more about our youth program impacts, click here.  

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

All programs are free to low-income families and are offered after-school and on weekends, during the academic year, and through an intensive Summer Media Arts Camp. Kids ages 7–9 participate in a multidisciplinary Art Discovery curriculum, while youth ages 10–18 enroll in photography, filmmaking, animation, comics, and multimedia. A special "Bridge" program is also available for Venice Arts' alumni, ages 18-22.