S.O.Y. Artista is a free five-week summer art program for youth, 12-24 years old, from the communities of East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and the greater Los Angeles area. The program provides youth with access to the arts, one on one instruction, and an in-depth art experience that culturally connects them to their community, establishing translatable skills towards their participation in higher education and the workforce. No prior experience is necessary. All materials will be provided to students.