Youth Academy Receives Target Grant


Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Youth Academy is proud to announce the acceptance of a $2000 grant from Target®. The awarded grant supports arts and culture in schools, specifically within a 501(c)(3) organization. The grant will go towards helping improve the Youth Academy programs at Scottsdale Artists’ School.

Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth Academy’s focus is to support art education for children and young adults. Scottsdale Artists’ School offers a premier summer youth program along with year-round after school programs and Saturday drop in classes.

This exciting news is following the completion of another successful Youth Academy Fine Art Program ran by Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Youth Academy Program Manager, Linda Pullinsi. The summer program featured nine, weeklong sessions focusing on four different medias: drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed-media. Each week also featured unique themes such as: Cartooning, Art Around the World, Wildlife Painting and Animation.

A total of 431 students (148 students ages 6-8, 247 students ages 9-14, 36 high school students) participated in the program this year, which is a 15% increasing in enrollment when compared to the 2012 Youth Academy Summer Program.

Scottsdale Artists’ School presented over 40 Youth Academy students with scholarships; with 25 grants awarded to deserving students from the Boys and Girls Club of Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Artists’ School is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of the community and to developing the capabilities of artists and aspiring artists of all ages by teaching the applied fundamentals of fine art.

Founded in 1983, Scottsdale Artists’ School remains one of the world’s premier art institutions, offering over 200 adult classes and workshops taught annually by the nations leading artists, along with year-round Youth Academy workshops.