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Youth Arts Action

Visual and performing arts classes are offered free of charge to students across Inyo County.  Taught by diverse and talent teaching artists outside of school hours, these classes not only benefit students in our isolated school districts, but also give local artists the opportunity to share their craft with young members of our community.

We are thrilled to be the recipient of an Arts Education Grant from the California Arts Council (CAC) and the Inyo County Probation Department to provide standards-based classes to Inyo County middle and high school students!  We have received the Youth Arts Action (YAA) grant which supports arts education programs for PreK-12 students that operate after school and during the summer, on school sites, in artistic venues, and in community settings. The intention of this program is to offer young people sequential, hands-on training in artistic disciplines, including dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Pow Wow Dancing

for middle & high school students
with Sage Romero
Tuesdays Ongoing! 5:30 – 7:30pm
325 North Crater Street, Big Pine, CA

AkaMya Culture Group is collaborating with Inyo Council for the Arts, and NASA (Native American Student Association) to host Pow Wow Dance Groups in Big Pine! Students will learn proper protocol, stories, discipline, and respect for these styles of dancing.  Learn about, and try, different dance styles! Develop your own traditional dance style! Discover which dance interests you most!

Paper Sculpture

for middle & high school students
with Erin Renee
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 10—March 18th, 3:30pm – 5pm
Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main Street, Bishop

Learn how to use simple techniques, like folding, cutting, and gluing, to transform everyday paper into sculptural works of art. Projects include origami/polygons, masks, and paper maché!

Drawing & Illustration

for middle school students
with Jenna Gibson
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 28 – March 2nd, 3:15 – 5:15pm
Lo Inyo School, Room 6, 223 E. Locust St., Lone Pine
Apply your drawing and illustration skills in a variety of art pieces! Art is visual story telling, where the artist helps make something clear through creative expression and strong ideas. Tell a story through your art!

Kaleidoscope Making

for middle & high school students
with Judyth Greenburgh
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 28 – February 27th, 3:10 – 5:10pm
Owens Valley High School Art room, 202 S. Clay Street, Independence
Learn the secret to kaleidoscopes and how to make them!  Explore optical illusions and other geometric forms in this sequential sculpture class!

Click HERE to contact School Arts Coordinator, Erin Renee with any questions.

Teaching Artists Needed!

We are seeking teaching artists from across the county to share their craft, and be a positive role model, with middle and high school students outside of school hours.  This is a paid position, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Click HERE for Teacher Application Materials, or HERE to contact School Arts Coordinator, Erin Renee.

Apply now!
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