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.

Class size is limited to keep a low student-teacher ratio and classes are sequential. Therefore a commitment and regular attendance is required.

Masks are required and state and local COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced. Our teaching artists are vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Wellness Into Visual Arts

for middle school students
with Jael Hoffmann and Shelby Dolim
New Openings for the Bishop Class! – Bishop (multi-purpose room at Home Street Middle School): every other Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:00pm. September 14 – December 14.
Lone Pine: Thursdays, 3:10 –4:40pm. September 16 – December 16.

Local artist Jael Hoffmann will provide a creative space to explore different artistic media and skillsets. North Star’s counselor, Shelby Dolim will have fun activities that allow students to learn skills that enhance the 5 core competencies of SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making skills.

Click HERE to sign up!

Mural Design and Painting at LPHS

for high school students 
with Judyth Greenburgh
in Lone Pine: Thursdays, 3 -5pm. September 16 – October 21 (maybe longer).

Judyth Greenburgh is a professional designer and muralist. She is painting a mural for LPHS and invites you to join in! Learn vocational design skills through the practice of painting murals. www.jgreenburgh.com/murals.html

Click HERE to sign up!

Beginning Guitar

for middle & high school students
with Greg Smith

Greg will be teaching chords and other musical techniques which will enable you to play songs, and to start writing your own. He will also be using simple percussion to educate your inner sense of time, and show you how to read some of the guitar ‘tab’ music which is all over the internet. Your skill development limited only by how much you practice. Instruments provided if needed. 

Pow Wow Dancing

for middle & high school students
with Sage Romero in Big Pine: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm, ongoing.
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!

Class sizes are limited to allow for optimal social distancing. COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced.

Click HERE to sign up!

Click HERE to contact our School Arts Coordinator 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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