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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Just Say YAYA 2017 Event Chairs
Evie Poitevent Sanders | Ellie Sanders | Lilla Wright Kearney
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Glass Demo + Open House
Join us at the YAYA Arts Center Friday, Oct. 13 for our glass demo & open house from 6-9pm! Special guest artists Erica Larkin Gaudet & Mitchell Gaudet will demo hot casting and glass sculptures. Participate in our Goblet Grab and support our free art programs! Also, purchase a handmade glass or ceramic cup and receive complimentary drinks (special thanks to NOLA Brewing)! This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.
Learn to Blow Glass
Spark a new skill & try your hand at glass!
10am-2pm | 1st & 3rd Saturdays | $40 | all ages
Make your own glass! Learn to blow a bowl, cup, or vase.
$150 | 1-2 students
Experience Glass is a private 2 hour glassblowing session scheduled at your leisure.
Maker Night with Charity Poskitt
Thursday Nights, Sept. 21 – Dec. 21 | 6-9pm
$25 | Adults
Come work with other makers in our refreshing outdoor ceramic studio! Bring your own refreshments and ideas. The workshops will be a self-guided creative exploration with YAYA staff on hand to provide tips and help with problem solving. The class functions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Jazzin’ Up Dat Canvas Paint Party
Saturday, Nov. 11 & Dec. 16 | 6-9pm
$45 per guest | Adults
Join YAYA Alumna, Sharika Mahdi, as she leads participants on a journey through paint and canvas to create paintings that are musical, expressive, and fun. Sharika will also provide insight into her painting approach and will allow participants to explore their own creativity.
The party will last for two hours with 30 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to clean up. Large groups of 20 or more are encouraged to bring their own refreshments.
To see a few samples of Sharika’s work, visit artbysharika.com.