TEEN ARTS

MENTORSHIP

ABOUT

The Teen Arts Mentorship Program is a County-wide, 26-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. 

UPCOMING MENTORSHIPS:

Applications for Fall mentorship classes are now closed.

Please reach out if you would like to be put on our mentorship mailing list to stay in the loop about future class opportunities and resources.   

IN 25 YEARS, THE TEEN ARTS MENTORSHIP HAS REACHED:

1300+

34

9

students

schools

cities

WE BELIEVE ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO MENTORSHIP CLASSES, NO MATTER THEIR RACE, GENDER, BACKGROUND, OR SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS:

75%

of our North County students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

51%

of our South County students are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

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

PAST CLASSES INCLUDE

3D Printing

Screenwriting

Singing in Theatre

Gallery/Exhibition Training

Landscape Painting

Abstract Painting

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Filmmaking

Darkroom Photography

Creative Writing

Ink Wash Drawing

Typography

Mural Design

Screenprinting

Classical Drawing

Collage Printmaking

Poetry

Drawing

Character Illustration

Assemblage

Metal Sculpture

Interactive Media

Kinetic/Robotic Sculpture

Watercolor Painting

Monotype Printmaking

Alternative Process Photography

Relief Printmaking

Stone Carving

Collage

College & Career Prep

...AND MORE!

205-C Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Open Thursday - Sunday from 12pm-5pm PST

Monday - Wednesday Open by Appointment Only

https://www.artsfundsb.org/contact-us for yearly closure dates.

805.965.7321

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