YAYA’s mission is to empower creative young people to become successful adults. We provide educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship to New Orleans-area children and youth, fostering and supporting their individual ambitions.


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Become a YAYA!


Are you an artist between the ages of 13-16? Apply to join the YAYA Guild! Members in the YAYA Guild learn the fundamentals of painting, glassmaking, ceramics, and mixed media arts. They also acquire entrepreneurial skills in professional development seminars taught by leaders in their respective fields such as marketing, resume writing, and portfolio building. YAYA Artists practice what they learn through hands-on experiences as they create works for sale at the Gore Family Fund Gallery and various Art Markets. Email your completed application to nemesis@yayainc.com or drop it off at the YAYA Arts Center.




Family Arts: Holiday Ceramics Ornaments



Join us and create your own holiday ornaments with clay! This is a FREE ceramics workshop open to all ages.

December 17, 2016, 11am-1pm at the YAYA Arts Center.

Register with Timeka Junius. Email timeka@yayainc.com, or call 504.529.3306.

An adult MUST accompany children in attendance.

*Family Arts is supported by IMH and individual contributions.

Glass Demonstrations

YAYA hosts glass making demonstrations at the YAYA Arts Center on the
second Friday of each month. Help support our free, community arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup made in house for only $25 and enjoy FREE drinks for the night! (Sponsored by NOLA Brewing)

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.

YAYA’s next scheduled demo: Friday, December 9th, 6-9pm


Featured Artist: Ben Dombeydombey1

Theme: Glass Through the Ages

Description: Journey through time and learn about the history of glassblowing! Featured artist Ben Dombey will be making objects insprired by glass through the ages.

Bring the kids! As a special holiday treat, we’ll decorate a lifesize (cardboard) gingerbread house!

Fall 2016 Glass Classes



Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec 3 & 10 | 11am-2pm | $25 ea. or 3 for $60 | Instructor: YAYA Staff
Create your very own one-of-a-kind glass ornament just in time for the holidays!

Experience Glass
$150 for up to 2 students, scheduled at your leisure
Two hour, introductory private class, scheduled at your leisure. $150 for 1 or 2 students. Additional student, $50 each. Please contact YAYA to reserve your class!

Thank You!



On behalf of the artists, board, and staff, we would like to thank everyone who attended Just Say YAYA this year. What a successful night for our young artists! If you missed us, we will have a table with YAYA artwork for sale at Palmer Park this Saturday, November 26 from 10am-4pm. Stock up on your holiday shopping during #SmallBusinessSaturday while supporting your local artists! Palmer Park is located on S. Claiborne Avenue at the end of the St. Charles Streetcar Line. We hope to see you there!


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