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Work-Study and Art Classes

Build your résumé while taking an art class free of charge in this internship for teens! As a work-study student volunteer, you’ll assist professional teaching artists in classes for students ages six and up, then take your own art class with other teens for free.

You will:

  • Assist and be mentored by a professional teaching artist
  • Prepare art supplies
  • Work one-on-one with students
  • Build your communication, group management, and teaching skills
  • Take your own free teen art class (valued at $285)
  • Earn up to 36 hours of volunteer credit
  • Be able to request a letter of recommendation upon completing the program

Apply for the work-study program by September 5.

To apply, you need to be 1) a high school sophomore, junior, or senior, and 2) able to commit to the activities below:

  • Attend all ten sessions of the course you assist (30 hours total)
  • Attend all sessions of the free studio class of your choice
  • Attend the orientation meeting (October 3), mid-semester career development (October 24), and end-of-semester reflection (December 19). All meetings take place on Thursday afternoons

How to apply:

  • Check out the fall 2019 teen art classes: Painting: Revolt and Desire and Mixed Media: Activists and Influencers

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