June 17th Youth Spirit Artwork’s Summer Art Jobs Program Begins

Youth Spirit is delighted to be holding its 6th Summer Intensive Art Jobs Training Program this summer! Our stipended program begins Monday June 17th and runs Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm til August 16th. Youth, ages 16 to 25, can participate in our morning Art Studio program, 10am to 2pm, or our Afternoon Community Art Program, 2:30pm to 6:30pm. To sign up, fill out an application on line and submit it or fill one out at our retail store/art studio at: 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley (near the corner of Adeline Street). We are 4 blocks from Ashby BART. For info. call: 510-282-0396.

Youth Spirit’s Grow Healthy Tile Project Continues!!!!

Youth Spirit young artists are continuing their work using art in community health education in 2012/13 with three new public art works scheduled for South Berkeley: 1) the traffic turn-a-round at Woolsey and Ellis Street; 2) 16 mosaic street barricades on Ashby Avenue between Shattuck and Telegraph Avenue; and, 3) the “Sweet Adeline” planter at 63rd and Adeline Street. Stay tuned for photo updates! This project led by YSA Apprentice Leader Elijah Mount-Finette includes beloved volunteer Priscilla Hine and students from the Berkeley High School Arts and Humanity Academy, Mumal Salim, Seiya Suzuki, and Jessical Gutierrez, as well as neighborhood residents. To contribute colorful tiles or broken plates to this effort call us at: 510-282-0396, or simply drop off contributions at our art studio at: 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley.

2011 Summer Intensive Art Jobs Training Program

Youth Spirit Artworks, the art jobs training program serving low-income young people, ages 16 to 25, is currently accepting applications for its Summer Intensive Art Jobs Training Program. Our two summer program sessions are June 20th through Aug. 5 Monday through Friday–mornings:

Studio Art: 10am to 2pm at 2701 MLK Jr. Way at Derby and afternoons

Community Art: 2pm to 6pm at 1769 Alcatraz Avenue.

Youth are paid training stipends of $300 for participating if they complete the full training.

Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at our office at 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94703