Welcome new faculty and staff!


Youth Art Exchange boasts a diverse faculty of Professional Artists who live and work in the Bay Area with a passion for engaging and mentoring youth in a shared creative process. The relationship of artist-to-emerging high school artists is at the core of the Youth Art Exchange experience, creating access points to the Bay Area arts community and a broader knowledge of contemporary arts practices.

This Spring, we’re joined by several new faculty and staff! Learn more about them here: Continue reading

Don’t miss your chance to enroll for Spring!


YAX’s Spring classes start next Monday, February 6! We’re excited to welcome new and returning students, as well as several new, award-winning faculty members to the YAX family. Applications are due this Friday, February 3 – click here to enroll, or visit us at the YAX office (29 Howth St., between Ocean and Geneva Avenues).
Applications are due this Friday, February 3. Continue reading

Dance classes are back!

Dance classes are back! This Spring, learn contemporary dance moves in a variety of different styles and choreograph dances with others for performances.

Applications are due Feb 3; enroll NOW before classes fill up: youthartexchange.org/enroll/

Youth Art Exchange classes are free and open to San Francisco public high school students. In addition to dance, Spring 2016 classes include Architecture, Printmaking, Fashion Design, Digital Beatmaking, Black and White Film Photography, and Filmmaking.

YAX Fashion x Betabrand: vote now!


The YAX Fashion Class has pulled together their personal market research and interviews with teenagers from all over the city to discover the true needs of a San Francisco high school student- a minimal backpack that won’t hit people on Muni but it can also carry everything a creative kid needs.  This design is a culmination of all of our ten students working collaboratively to create a backpack to end all backpacks.

In order for the design to go into production, we need YOUR help! Visit their page, read more about the design and process, and – most importantly – show your support by voting for the West Coast Rucksack! VOTE HERE.