Visual Art Literacy Training

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

VALT is a FREE program taught by industry professionals. Classes are made up of youth participants with priority given to young people who live, go to school, or are otherwise connected to North Minneapolis. VALT is a required introductory program that youth must complete in order to be eligible to be hired for a paid apprentice position in a JXTALab or Studio.

*Applications are currently closed. 

Please check back soon for information about upcoming sessions.

WINTER 2019 SESSION: January 7th – March 28th, 2019 (Please note: start and end dates are subject to change)

Wednesday, Thursday | 5:00—7:30PM

Saturday | 11:00AM—2:00PM

Orientation: 11:00AM—12:00PM, Saturday, January 5, 2019


(612) 588-1148


CBS Minnesota — VALT Students preparing for a career in the arts

“It’s a pretty unique program that doesn’t really exist elsewhere in Minneapolis or nationally,” said instructor Nate Young. “One of the things we strive for is to show students that art isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way that you can make money and have a job.”