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.
Applications for Fall mentorship classes are now closed.
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IN 25 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.
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
Singing in Theatre
Japanese Woodblock Printing
Ink Wash Drawing
Alternative Process Photography
College & Career Prep