Connecting Youth with Creative Professionals

The AIGA LINK Program connects San Diego area high school students with creative professionals through interactive design workshops.

About Link

Join LINK for FREE Design Workshops Tailored to High School Students

Discover a world of creative possibilities with LINK, an extraordinary program designed specifically for high school students like you. We believe that every young artist deserves the opportunity to excel, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we provide FREE art and design workshops exclusively for qualifying high school students.

At LINK, we connect talented teens, aged 14-19, with a diverse range of creative professionals who are experts in their fields. From skilled graphic designers and photographers to imaginative illustrators and animators, our network of mentors is here to support and inspire you on your artistic journey.

Through our engaging workshops, you'll gain hands-on experience, learn new skills, and explore various artistic mediums. Whether you're passionate about painting, digital art, game design, or any other form of expression, LINK offers a platform to nurture your talents and refine your craft.

We're not only committed to your artistic growth, but we also recognize the importance of education in paving the way to a successful future. That's why LINK actively assists deserving students in securing scholarships that can open doors to college and career opportunities in the vibrant field of art and design.

Apply today for your chance to be selected based on financial need, interest, and passion for the arts.

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Starting November 2023

2023 In-Person Workshops *NEW DATES*

Nov. 18
Dec. 16
Jan. 20
& more

LINK Workshops

Workshops (Select Saturdays 10am-2pm)
Creative professionals will talk about their experiences, career path, and lead a hands-on creative workshop. 

All supplies will be provided for enrolled students.

Pastries and lunch will be provided at every workshop.

Enrolled students will be given access to the Discord server, an online chat forum where they can share work and be notified about various art opportunities.

Money for college is awarded to students at the end of each LINK "year." Students are selected based on attendance, student participation, talent, and need.  More info will be provided to enrolled students.

Music and Design


ITZEL, LINK STUDENT 2012-2013, LINK MENTOR, 2014-2015

“I found out about LINK through my art teacher when I was a junior in high school. I learned from watching creative professionals demonstrate their work in progress while talking to us about the steps they would take in order to bring the project to completion. Watching the creative process unfold and then listening to what students from other high schools had to say about each other’s work, helped me to start building my portfolio.”


“LINK is able to give you more opportunities and variety to test out different types of art that you wouldn’t be able to do on your own.”