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

Namir Fearce



A free, comprehensive visual arts introductory training course

VALT is a free introductory and comprehensive drawing course for 12-21 year olds, taught by working artists, which focuses on developing skills in young artists. To adhere to COVID guidelines and still provide our free program, this summer we are offering a seven-week session of Hybrid VALT: a shortened version of our regular VALT class (similar to Virtual VALT) with an opportunity to participate in person OR virtually.

Hybrid VALT is at capacity; check back in the late summer for upcoming VALT sessions

Summer Hybrid VALT (7 weeks): (FULL)
July 12th – August 26th 
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Zoom Info Sessions (must attend to participate):
(Zoom links will be sent prior to Info Session)

**Note: we will not be holding interviews for apprenticeships following Hybrid VALT.**

JXTA is committed to ensuring the health and well being of our community; we are monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely.


Hawwa Youngmark headshot
Hawwa Youngmark
VALT Instructor & Tactical Lab Lead
Started at JXTA in 2014
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Maria Robinson
Visual Art Literacy Training Instructor
MCAD // Class of 2018
Started at JXTA in 2018

Apply for VALT

Hybrid VALT is full – check back in the late summer for future program plans

Full for Summer :)