Our goal is to show students that the creative process is available to them, no matter what their skill level, background or life experience is. The focus in our youth classes and summer camp is on both skill development and accessing one's authentic story. We offer a safe place to experiment, problem solve, and build community. Since 1960, we have brought creativity to hundreds of thousands of people through classes and events at our building in Davis and throughout the Sacramento and Yolo County region through partnerships with First 5 Yolo, the Yolo Crisis Nursery, school districts, Parent Teacher Associations, businesses, Rise, Inc, and NAMI Yolo County.
Our vision is that all children in California will have access to an Arts education that develops essential life skills. Through artistic practice, students will develop a strong work ethic and a respect for materials, process and subject. Students will be part of a creative community that celebrates the power and reward of close examination of our world, a willingness to engage in self-discovery, flexibility in the face of challenges, and a sense of joy in achievement.