Youth Programs


Give the gift of Creativity, Imagination, and Artistic Adventure!


To Purchase Gift Cards call The School – 480-990-1422

Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth Academy is Arizona’s premier art school for kids. The School offers workshops where kids and teens can discover and express their vision through art! Students are inspired to draw, paint and sculpt while experiencing an authentic artists’ school using professional equipment, lighting, props and tools. Beginners to advanced students are encouraged to attend classes offered throughout the year to acquire a foundation for future creative studies. The School’s Youth Academy Program Manager, Sandy Zally, works with a team of professional artists and assistants, many of whom have been with the Youth Academy since the beginning. Students of all ages enjoy art and the decision making skills used while creating art helps students with all other subjects and aspects of their lives.

Guide to Instructional Style: SKILL LEVELS

Fun Zone: Art for all skill levels with the focus on fun & trying something new

Studio: Art for all skill levels who want to learn art techniques, have fun creating, and develop personal style

Portfolio: Art for all skill levels who are serious about skill building and learning traditional art techniques


“My daughter has truly found a place to be free to express herself through art and to learn more about how to do that more fully and with greater skill. You and your co-workers are providing an environment which creates anticipation and quenches the thirst for the young artist.” -parent

“I was very impressed with the variety of the mediums, and the subject matter introduced. I feel that her skill level has been enhanced. This has been a wonderful experience. Thank you!” -parent

“Thank you so much for letting me have this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the wonders of art, I am honored. Some things I learned are how to draw a blind contour, how to handle clay and how to draw objects with shadows. These past two weeks have been exciting and fun. I hope I am able to take another art class soon.” –student

Youth Academy’s Mission

Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth Academy program offers traditional fine art instruction in drawing, painting, ceramics, and 3-D design for artists ages 6-9, 10-14 and high school students.  Our curriculum is dedicated to developing observation skills, technical ability and creating finished art work to encourage self-confidence, knowledge, and enthusiasm. We are dedicated to providing age-appropriate art classes where students learn a variety of techniques that enable them to discover new ways to express themselves.