Connecting Youth with Creative Professionals

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

About Link

At LINK, we work to connect teens in need with creative professionals, from graphic designers and photographers to illustrators and animators. LINK empowers students, giving them access to tools, projects that challenge, ideas to define and refine their talents. LINK also helps deserving students get scholarships that can open a path to college and a future career in the field of art and design.

LINK connects students between the ages of 14-19 with art and design professionals through engaging workshops and mentorship. Each workshop is a hands-on opportunity to learning new skills and working in different mediums.

Apply today! Students will be chosen based on need, interest, and creative passion.

Have questions? Email the program director Karen, at

Starting Saturday Nov 14

2020-2021 Tentative Online Workshops

Nov 14
Dec 5
Dec 19
Jan 9
Jan 23
Feb 6
Feb 20
March 6
March 20

LINK online

Online workshops (Select Saturdays 1pm-3pm)
Like our in person workshops, professional creatives will be talking about their experiences and leading a hands on workshop. Enrolled Students will be emailed a zoom link and invited to join the workshop.

Registered students will be mailed an art kit and supplies for certain workshops.

Enrolled students will be given access to the Discord server, an online chat form 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.

LINK students attending a class



“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.”