artworxLA Student Internship Program offers students an authentic learning opportunity through mentorship, social engagement, leadership, and the arts.
artworxLA Advanced Programs students are invited to take a 5-week residency to bolster their drawing and illustration techniques. Each student in this workshop, will partner with teens from across Los Angeles to learn illustration from professional artists at ArtCenter College of Design. At the end of the residency, students will be asked to complete a portfolio review to recap the gains made during their residency.
With support from the California Arts Council, artworxLA will expose approximately 60 alternative high school students to high-quality art exhibitions as part of their engagement in our series of after-school residencies in visual art, music production, and fashion design. During the 2019-20 academic year, professional teaching artists will lead students in completing challenging projects, informed by experiences at partnering cultural landmarks
Advanced Programs students are invited to build their understanding of the fashion design process from start to finish. Each residency student will learn how to research, draw, and design their own garment. Students will also learn how to design on industrial sewing machines, pattern drafting, draping, sourcing fabrics, and how to properly trim garments.
Founded in 1977, the California African American Museum has a long and rich history. The first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state, CAAM was the direct result of a sustained, multiyear campaign of activism undertaken by visionary founders and community members. Its creation was an early and tangible recognition by the State of California of the critically important role African Americans have played in the American West’s cultural, economic, and political development.