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UICA ArtWorks in Motion

Sculptor / Fashion
Designer / Illustrator / Photographer / Art
Educator / Graphic  
Designer / Architect / Painter / Printmaker / Interior Designer/

ArtWorks is a five-week, free program for students ages 14-18 years old. Students participating in the program will receive on-site job training and mentorship, and engage in art, design, and installation projects. Led by highly qualified instructors and artists, students work in small groups on the creative process, and design solutions to client or community partner needs.

UICA ArtWorks Community Mural


Students will work with a lead artist to plan and execute a large scale mural project in a public space. Students will work with neighbors and business owners in the community to generate a design concept and installation supported and enjoyed by the individuals living and working in the area. 

UICA ArtWorks Graphic Design Installation


Students will work with a lead artist and functional sculptor, UICA staff, and clients to conceptualize, build, and install a series of sculpture works in a public setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different trade-based construction and building techniques while finessing their handmade craft skills. The final installations will be highly visible permanent works of art in public spaces.

UICA ArtWorks Students

ArtWorks runs Mon–Thurs for five weeks from 10:00am–2:00pm.

Applications due: May 1, 2019
Student Interviews: May 15 - June 8, 2019
Orientation: June 25, 2019
Classes: July 8—August 8, 2019
Summer Celebration: August 9, 2019

2019 Application Materials coming soon.

Complete applications can be mail/fax to:

UICA (ArtWorks)
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax: 616 459 9395

This project is supported in part by Herman Miller Cares and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

UICA ArtWorks Sponsor Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
UICA ArtWorks Sponsor Herman Miller Cares