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.

*ALL SUMMER 2018 Programs are now FULL 

If you are interested in participating in programming for the Fall & Winter sessions, you can sign up here.

– FALL 2018 SESSION: September 11th – December 6th

Tuesdays, Thursdays | 4:30-7:30pm | Saturdays 11am-2pm

– WINTER 2019 SESSION: January 8th – March 28th

Tuesdays, Thursdays | 4:30-7:30pm | Saturdays 11am-2pm

Jared Hanks | Outreach and Engagement

(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.”