Youth Art Programs are being offered thanks to our generous sponsors:

To sign up for our free art programs, please email us at or call (702) 825-0225. Currently only accepting students of Nye Country for the 2023-2024 school year. High School & Middle School


Highlights of the Program:

  1. Introduction to Sewing: Kickstart your sewing journey by learning the basics, including different types of fabrics, essential sewing tools, and how to operate a sewing machine. You'll practice fundamental techniques such as threading the machine, sewing straight and curved seams, and creating a variety of stitches.

  2. Pattern Making: Discover the art of pattern making, where you'll learn to create the blueprint for any garment. You'll explore how to take accurate body measurements, draft basic patterns, and make adjustments for the perfect fit. By the end of this section, you'll have the skills to create custom patterns for your unique designs.

  3. Garment Construction: Put your sewing skills to work as you bring your creations to life. From trendy tops and skirts to stylish dresses and pants, you'll learn how to assemble garments like a pro. You'll master professional techniques such as inserting zippers, attaching collars and cuffs, and creating flawless finishes such as hems and facings.

  4. Fashion Illustration: Unleash your artistic side by diving into the world of fashion illustration. You'll learn how to sketch fashion figures and bring your design ideas to life. Explore rendering various fabric textures, colors, and patterns to effectively communicate your vision. This skill will help you build an impressive visual portfolio of your work.

  5. Fabric Selection and Embellishment: Gain expertise in selecting fabrics that complement your designs and reflect your personal style. Learn about different types of fabrics, their properties, and suitable uses. You'll also discover exciting embellishment techniques such as embroidery, appliqué, and beadwork to add unique details and flair to your garments.

  6. Fashion Trends and Styling: Stay in the loop with the latest fashion trends and uncover the fascinating world of fashion history. Explore different styles, silhouettes, and fashion eras. Discover how to create cohesive and visually appealing outfits by combining garments, accessories, and color schemes.

  7. Fashion Showcase: The grand finale! Showcase your talent and hard work by organizing a fashion showcase where you'll present your completed garments. This exciting event allows you to exhibit your creativity, craftsmanship, and personal style to an audience of peers, friends, and family.

person sewing white sewing machine
person sewing white sewing machine

Throughout the course, our experienced instructors will provide personalized guidance and feedback. They'll support your creativity, offer technical assistance, and help you develop your own unique design aesthetic. Whether you're a beginner or have some prior experience, this class will help develop your talents and transform your design ideas into stylish garments. Acquire valuable sewing and fashion design skills, a collection of completed garments, and an impressive portfolio of your work. Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring your fashion dreams to life in a fun and supportive environment created just for teens!


Highlights of the Program:

  1. Acting Adventures: Dive into the exciting world of acting through a series of thrilling exercises and games. Discover the power of imagination, explore different characters, and develop your skills in improvisation and scene work. Unleash your creativity and learn how to captivate an audience with your performance.

  2. Vocal Harmony: Explore the magic of music as you embark on a vocal journey. Learn proper vocal techniques, breath control, and harmonization while discovering the beauty of your own unique voice. From pop and rock to musical theater and beyond, uncover the joy of singing and express yourself through melodic storytelling.

  3. Dance Exploration: Get ready to move and groove! Discover various dance styles, from contemporary and hip-hop to jazz and street dance. Learn fundamental dance techniques, enhance your coordination and flexibility, and express yourself through rhythmic movements. Feel the beat and let your body tell a story on the dance floor.

  4. Collaboration and Ensemble Building: Teamwork makes the dream work! Collaborate with your fellow students to create exciting group performances. Learn the value of communication, trust, and supporting each other as you work towards a common artistic goal. Build lasting friendships and experience the magic of performing as part of an ensemble.

  5. Showcase and Celebration: Show off your skills in our thrilling showcases and performances. Experience the thrill of stepping onto the stage and sharing your talent with an enthusiastic audience. Gain valuable experience in performing live and receive constructive feedback to further refine your craft.

  6. Creative Expression: Immerse yourself in the world of storytelling and self-expression. Explore your own unique artistic voice through improvisation, writing exercises, and character development. Develop the confidence to share your thoughts, ideas, and emotions through your performances.

group of people performing on stage
group of people performing on stage

A vibrant and inspiring class designed exclusively for teenagers passionate about the performing arts led by experienced instructors who understand the unique energy and creativity of young performers. This class offers an exciting platform for teens to explore and develop their artistic talents in a supportive and fun-filled environment. The class aims to nurture the passion for the performing arts while providing a solid foundation in acting, singing, live performance, and dancing.


Some of the core components of the Healing Arts for Teens class include:

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation: Teens will learn mindfulness techniques to cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce stress, and enhance focus. They will explore various meditation styles, breathwork exercises, and learn strategies to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives.

  2. Expressive Arts: This class incorporates creative and expressive outlets such as art therapy, journaling, music, dance, and drama. These activities provide a means for self-expression, emotional release, and exploration of one's inner world.

  3. Yoga and Movement: Participants will be introduced to the practice of yoga, including gentle stretching, postures, and breathing exercises. Yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, body awareness, and fosters a sense of calm and self-acceptance.

  4. Energy Healing and Reiki: Students will explore the concept of energy healing and learn basic techniques such as Reiki. They will understand how energy flows within the body and develop skills to balance and harmonize their own energy.

  5. Nature Connection: The healing power of nature will be emphasized, with activities such as guided walks, eco-therapy, and nature-based rituals. Teens will learn to connect with the natural world, fostering a sense of grounding, appreciation, and ecological consciousness.

  6. Self-Care and Wellness Practices: Participants will learn practical self-care techniques, including healthy nutrition, sleep hygiene, stress management, and cultivating positive habits that support their overall well-being.

  7. Emotional Intelligence and Communication: The class will delve into emotional intelligence, teaching teens about self-awareness, empathy, active listening, and effective communication skills. These skills are essential for building healthy relationships and managing conflicts.

The healing arts are creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping and personal change. Combining artistic expression with psychological awareness and communication, students will learn how they can relax and calm their minds. Several studies suggest that those who practice mindfulness tend to develop increased self-control, better attentiveness in class, and more empathy and respect for others. In addition, the healing arts can help manage challenging conditions such as stress, depression, ADHD, and hyperactivity.

We are always seeking donations and volunteers. We'd love to have you join our team of passionate community leaders.