A free, comprehensive visual arts introductory training course.

Our Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) program provides a comprehensive hands-on arts education for youth ages 12-21.

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Because of JXTA, my first W9 at the age of 12 was in the arts.

Namir Fearce


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A free, comprehensive visual arts introductory training course.

VALT provides FREE, rigorous, hands-on arts education for youth and young adults ages 12-21. Taught by practicing artists and educators, this intensive 12-week course introduces students to foundational design concepts and drawing techniques. Successful completion of one VALT session is required in order to be eligible to interview for a paid apprenticeship in our JXTALabs youth employment program.


January 14 – March 18, 2020           

Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.*

End of session open house:
Tuesday, March 17, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*Please note: Dates and times are subject to change and will be confirmed and communicated prior to the beginning of the session.

Lab Leads

Hawwa Youngmark
Visual Art Literacy Training Instructor
Comic Arts Student, MCAD | Class of 2023

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Applications for Winter session are closed. Please check back in the Spring for free Summer class opportunities.