Student Initiatives

Tzolkin art sculpture in the quad

Find out about upcoming Oxy Arts initiatives, opportunities and co-sponsored student events here.

Collaborate Courses

ARTS100 - 1 Oxy Arts Collaborate Workshop: Middle School

ARTS100 - 2 Oxy Arts Collaborate Workshop: Elementary School

The Oxy Arts Collaborate Workshop brings a teaching artist, Oxy students, and youth from the neighboring Highland Park schools together in creative collaboration. During the first six weeks of the semester, Oxy students will learn core arts education and public engagement pedagogy. They will work with lead teaching artist Patricia Yossen and collaborate in teaching teams to develop curriculum for an original after school art workshop. In the following 6 weeks of the semester, Oxy students will collaboratively lead their workshops for local 4+5th or 6-8th graders, culminating in a final public presentation. This course is an eligibility requirement to apply for a paid position through Oxy Arts to lead after school art classes through our Community Studio teaching program, on-site at local Highland Park elementary schools. You are required to submit an application to register for this class.

The application for the Spring 2022 semester is due October 29th at 5pm.


Please email with any questions.

The Oxy Arts Collaborate program is made possible by the generous support of the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

OXY ARTS Paid Internships  

Each semester Oxy Arts connects 4 selected students with local art partners across Los Angeles for an immersive paid internship. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and organizations across different aspects of the art world—exhibition, publication, performance, education, and more. Host partners include artworxLA, Avenue 50 Studio, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, CASSANDRA Press, and Clockshop. Read more about each host site and specific internships at this link before applying. This is a paid student worker position at $15/hour for a 10 hour per week commitment. Internships will be 10 weeks long during the spring semester.

The application for the Spring 2022 semester will be posted the last week of October. Please email with any questions.

The Oxy Arts Internship program is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

OXY ARTS Community Studio @ LAUSD

The OXY ARTS Community Studio @ LAUSD program is a new arts education program building on our Collaborate after school arts workshop. Oxy students will be placed at a local Highland Park elementary school to lead a six-week afterschool visual art workshop to 4th grade students. 

This position is paid hourly ($15/hr), up to 5 hours per week for 12 weeks. This includes paid prep at the beginning of the semester, including training and curriculum development, followed by six weeks of classes at the assigned school site. You will be responsible for developing your own original curriculum. Classes will be held on weekday afternoons. There will be multiple days of the week available and we will work with you to place you at a school site that best fits your schedule. 

The application for the Spring 2022 semester will be posted the last week of October. Please email with any questions.

The Oxy Arts Community Studio program is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Student Collective

The Oxy Arts Student Collective was launched in the fall of 2018 as an organization for students engaged in or curious about the arts. The Collective offers students first-hand experience in the Los Angeles arts ecosystem through trips to local museums, brown bag lunches with local artists and industry professionals, student-led, hands-on art workshops and many more opportunities to get involved with the arts in the community. Still in its inception, the Collective is a great opportunity for students to have a say over programming and future direction. Please email if you are an Oxy student and would like to be involved.

Co-Sponsored Events

Is your club hosting an event? Is it in alignment with Oxy Arts core principles and values? Did you know that Oxy Arts can support your club's event through co-sponsorship and/or cross-promotion? Contact us at