Thank you for supporting youth in the North Bay!

A big thank you to our Youth Art Exchange and Lick-Wilmerding communities for coming together to help out for the North Bay Fire Donation Supply Drive. YAX fashion design faculty member, Charlotte Welch – originally from Santa Rosa – helped coordinate the donation efforts and will be driving up all the supplies to Anova Center for Education and Hidden Valley Satellite Elementary in need of classroom and art supplies. This was possible with your support!

YAX at Scene Local

On November 8, Youth Art Exchange will join the Northern California chapter of the  International Interior Design Association for Scene Local | Made Spaces. At Scene Local, you’ll have the chance to explore dozens of curated scenes, each featuring collaborations between artists, designers, fabricators, and YAX’s architecture students. While you browse, enjoy food and drinks – then visit the YAX table to say hello, try your hand at printmaking, assemble designs and screenprint them onto tote bags, and purchase artwork produced by YAX youth.

Proceeds from ticket and tote bag sales benefit Youth Art Exchange!

Scene Local  takes place at The Pearl in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood (601 19th Street) on Wednesday, November 8, 5:30–8:30. Tickets are $15–35 and available for purchase online or at the door.


October News

YAX classes are in full swing! Here’s a peak of what they’re up to: our beginning architecture students are learning principles of design and building. YAX architecture firm students are in the final stages of parklet building and aiming for an install at John O’Connell High School within the month. For inspiration and a glimpse into the many options and possibilities of film photography, our photographers recently visited Glass Key Photo. Our filmmakers have jumped from learning the basics of camera operation to filming in class and on the streets. YAX fashion designers took a trip to Dior to spark ideas for the clothing and accessories lines they’ll be working on this Fall. Students in our Music Production class are making samples and beats in Ableton Live. YAX printmakers have been busy in the study and recently visited the Ocean Ave corridor to scope out possibilities for an upcoming public art project. We’re excited to share the progress that they all make on their creative paths for the next few months! Continue reading