Our Youth Art Program (YAP) operates under the auspices of the Stockton Art League Goodwin Gallery. Thanks to generous grants from the Stockton Arts Commission, we have been able to offer high quality, low cost art classes to the children of the community. All proceeds from the classes go toward materials, marketing and the instructors’ salaries.
To provide low cost, high quality art instruction to the youth of Stockton, and to instill in them an appreciation of the arts as an enriching lifetime experience, an awareness of the learning process in all endeavors, and a discovery of the power of creativity.
Instruction focuses on such concepts as the basics of drawing, including multi media studies in value, perspective, composition, contour drawing, positive vs. negative space, and color theory. Currently, we offer three series of classes a year, in March, June and October. Classes are divided up into two groups: ages 6-8 and 9-13. Students must sign up for the entire series, and the classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. There is a waiting list in case of cancellations. A reception showcasing the students’ completed works is held on the last day of class from 2:00 to 3:00. All are invited.
For information on how to register contact the Goodwin Gallery:
Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
1902 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00
The Youth Art Program also extends its classroom to is the Stockton Unified School District Satellite Program for students with moderate to severe disabilities, ages 18-22. These students have not received a high school diploma and will transition from public school to adult life. The purpose of the program is to ensure that every student, regardless of the severity of their disability, is capable of living in their community at their optimum level.
Our role as instructors for the Stockton Art League is to provide these students with meaningful and creative ways to appreciate and to participate in art projects in the classroom and in the community.