Learn about how YAA makes a difference through art.
Young At Art Museum and the Miami Marlins have teamed up as TEAM EXCELLENCE for Give Miami Day. We are working together to raise funds to develop a new outdoor environment at the ArtHouse, through an initiative devoted to healthy living located in one of the most impoverished communities in the nation right here in South Florida.
At YAA, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Art develops the imagination, stimulates critical-thinking skills, builds self-confidence and nurtures important values such as appreciating different cultures and respecting alternative viewpoints.
Young At Art Museum is committed to bringing art to the underserved - children, teens, adults and seniors whose opportunities to engage with art are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. We need your support to keep our programs running.
he ArtHouse is a socially engaged, art-based initiative in one of the most impoverished communities in the nation - where 1,000+ families earn less than 60% of the median income and seniors earn less than 28%. The ArtHouse is an example of a national directive called creative placemaking - the belief that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities.
The Young At Art Institute is a 7,500 sq. ft. wing of our new museum featuring the finest, state-of-the-art studios for ceramics, printmaking, cartooning and film, digital and darkroom photography, mixed media, drawing and painting.
The Institute's curriculum, delivered by professional and visiting guest artists, introduces the elements of art and the principles of design through an interdisciplinary approach to learning.
We customize our programs for each grade level and supply all materials for a class of up to 30 students of all capabilities. Each YAA Classroom outreach program includes an introductory educational digital presentation and a creative hands-on art activity integrated with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
ArtREACH is a free, after school art, literacy and academic enrichment program for homeless youth and teens, ages 5-15, living in Broward emergency and transitional shelters or doubled-up with family or friends - a partnership with Broward District Schools' Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team and shelters including Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Broward Outreach Center North and South and The Salvation Army. The program is conducted at Sunland Park Academy in proximity to shelter partners, providing an educationally stimulating environment with use of the school's Art Classroom and Computer Lab.
YAA for ALL (Access to Lifelong Learning)
YAA for ALL develops opportunities within Young At Art Museum that utilize the arts to provide accessible, sensory-rich learning experiences for children, teens and adults with autism and special needs. The project encompasses the development and delivery of specialized art studio classes by artist Patricia Calamari; development and delivery of a specialized museum tour for schools, groups and organizations; staff training conducted by ESE specialists and development of a museum gallery guide to assist families/agencies in accessing the most appropriate areas of the museum for learning.
Girls 'N Power
Girls 'N Power is an arts-based academic enrichment program conducted at the PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential treatment program and high school for at-risk teens in Wilton Manors. Girls 'N Power infuses art into PACE's Spirited Girls life skills curriculum by addressing an at-risk girl's underlying behavioral issues - low self-esteem, poor self-image and poor decision-making. The program empowers teens to use the creation of art as a tool to find their voice and self-worth. GNP teens also participate in YAA's Annual Teen Recycled Fashion Show, creating garments from recycled materials and modeling their creations in a real fashion show with runway, lights, make-up and music. The result is a girl who grows into a confident woman, stays in school, graduates and becomes a productive member of the community.
The ArtHouse is a socially engaged, art-based initiative in one of the most impoverished communities in the nation - Northwest Gardens in Fort Lauderdale - where 1,000+ families earn less than 60% of the median income and seniors earn less than 28%. The ArtHouse is an example of a national directive called creative placemaking - the belief that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities.