UICA's ArtWorks program is a free, five-week long innovative job training program for creative youth, ages 14 to 19. The program readies young people for 21st century creative careers by providing inventive studio practices, professional resources, and opportunities for students to present themselves and their work to the community.
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.
PROJECT 1 / 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.
PROJECT 2 / VIDEO
Students will work with a lead artist and filmmaker, UICA staff, and local groups to conceptualize, create, and produce a series of short films. These short films will encourage students to explore documentary, narrative, and experimental filmmaking. The final shorts will be screened in UICA’s theater during a celebration event for the clients, students, family, and friends.
ArtWorks runs Mon–Thurs for five weeks
Applications due: May 1, 2018
Student Interviews: May 15 - June 8, 2018
Orientation: June 26, 2018
Classes: July 9—August 9, 2018
Summer Celebration: August 10, 2018