Studio Arts Program
Studio Arts & Exhibition Program
The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance announces open registration for two summer programs for youth ages 13 to 20.
The Studio Arts & Exhibition Program is an arts education program focused on the instruction of studio arts theory offering drawing, painting, printmaking and experimental arts classes at beginning and advance levels. This summer the program presents youth with two great opportunities to learn and earn some income before the beginning of school.
The AfroCaribbean & Taino Heritage Mosaic Program is an apprenticeship program sponsored by After School Matters. The apprenticeship will allow students to learn to make small-scale mosaic inspired in Afro-Caribbean motifs and indigenous Taino nation symbols. Students will utilize venetian mosaic tiles for a translucent and colorful artistic finish. The final mosaic will be constructed to be hung with wire on walls and ready for exhibition. Students will learn to utilize tools, cutting tiles and grouting while learning about Puerto Rico's Afro-Caribbean and Taíno heritage. The program is for youth 13 to 18 and starts July 8 and runs for 6 weeks. Students will learn jobs skills and earn a stipend at the end of the program.
PRAA also provides 20 summer job internships for youth ages 16 to 20. Students will acquire job skill while performing duties at galleries, administrative offices, reception desk and other task at PRAA Center. The Summer Job Program starts July 1st and runs for 6 weeks. Students will get paid throughout the length of the program while learning valuable job and life skills in the midst of a cultural institution.
Students working and learning at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance get contact with a diverse community and a calendar of exhibitions, lectures and concerts. Students may sign up for both programs, but space is limited. Students must complete the Studio Arts Registration & Scholarship Form and undergo an interview before entering the program.
The Studio Arts Summer Jobs Apprenticeship Program is made possible by the generous support of After School Maters, Chicago Department of Family Support Services, the U.S. Department of Hous-ing & Urban Development, LISC Chicago and the Chicago Park District. The Puerto Rican Arts Alli-ance is dedicated to the preservation of Puerto Rican arts through the promotion of its traditional and contemporary arts expressions while providing arts and cultural programs to communities across Chicago.
See photos of the Studio Arts & Exhibition Program on Facebook.
Download the registration form: PRAA.RegistrationForm.SUMMER2013.pdf (240 KB)
To return the form, or for information about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.