FALL 2023 MENTORSHIPS
Self Expression Through Painting with Demi
The course will provide you with the tools and freedom to create as well as learn the basic elements and principles of design. During this course you will produce a unique body of work influenced by various art styles and concepts as well as getting acquainted with techniques and materials to help define your own style. In addition to teaching basic painting techniques, this class will teach you how to expose your work and set up an exhibition.
Demi is a multidisciplinary artist including painting, videography, poetry, photography, college, digital works and sculptures. She has been creating consistently for nearly 10 years with no plan of stopping. Demi has been shown in dozens of group and solo shows throughout California, as well as having work publicly displayed in Tokyo, Japan. Her works reside across the country belonging to other artist, musicians, designers and collectors.
Traditional & Digital Art
In a traditional Exquisite Corpse project, each drawing pulls elements from another artist’s work without them seeing the whole piece from the previous artist’s work. This process usually repeats with several more artists to create a completed drawing consisting of everyone’s work
Ours will consist of - original written word, collectively created by the student artists - then creating traditionally drawn portraits - that then will speak and move and show emotions by utilizing accessible motion-capture software - The final step for the gallery space- we will run these pieces and their animations through an Augmented Reality application and get the work ready to hang together as an installation. Create a QR code to allow visitors to download the AR app to see and hear the portraits come to life and see the video loop as well.
ABOUT THE TAM PROGRAM
The Teen Arts Mentorship Program is a County-wide, 30-year-old arts enrichment and career development program that offers students ages 13-18 the unique opportunity to work closely with industry professionals and master artists in a studio environment. Working in small groups, students spend over 30 hours producing a portfolio of work to be exhibited and sold in The Arts Fund Community Gallery or performed in a public venue.
Students acquire specific art-making skills, and exhibition and/or performance experience, and are introduced to the aesthetic styles and career choices of artists in our community. The master artists become role models and references for students as they consider advanced studies in the arts.
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IN 30 YEARS, THE TEEN ARTS MENTORSHIP HAS REACHED:
WE BELIEVE ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO MENTORSHIP CLASSES,
NO MATTER THEIR RACE, GENDER, BACKGROUND, OR SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS:
of our North County students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.
of our South County students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.
PAST CLASSES INCLUDE
Singing in Theatre
Japanese Woodblock Printing
Ink Wash Drawing
Alternative Process Photography
College & Career Prep
WHY JOIN A MENTORSHIP?
Arts Improve Academic Performance
Students engaged in the arts have higher GPAs, standardized test scores, college-going rates and lower drop-out rates, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Arts Spark Creativity & Innovation
Creativity is among the TOP-5 applied skills sought by business leaders, with 72% saying creativity is of HIGH IMPORTANCE when hiring.
Noble Laureates in the sciences are 17% more likely to be actively engaged in the arts than their peers.
Teen Arts Mentorship Alumni Are:
Creative | Collaborative | Risk-Takers | Lifelong Learners | Innovators