Apprenticeships & Fellowships
DATES: July 10th – July 28th, 2018
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (Saturdays may be required)
CONTACTS: Lead artist: Eric J. Garcia, Katia Perez, Joe Stephenson, Angel Pavia
WC staff project manager: Luis Carlos Muñoz
AREAS OF INTEREST: Public art, painting, drawing, muralism.
The Working Classroom (WC) Public Art Apprentice positions are paid, professional artistic
opportunities for youth. Apprenticeships offer hands-on experience in the research, design
and execution of professional artworks and creative projects. Apprentices will develop the
skills and techniques needed to create an outstanding public artwork for a client and to work
closely with well-established, professional guest artists. Priority for hiring will be given to
students who are currently enrolled at WC, then to those previously enrolled at WC, then to
those new to Working Classroom with substantial arts experience.
Apprentice responsibilities include: Working with the guest artist and fellow apprentices to
prepare the wall and surrounding area for the mural; set-up and clean-up every day; painting
the mural; write at least one blog post about the project; attend the public artwork dedication;
complete evaluation about the workshop; communicate with WC staff.
Apprenticeships require a significant time commitment; applicants should be willing to reduce
or postpone other extracurricular activities and employment. In order to apply for
apprenticeship, the participant should: 1) be entering 8th grade – graduating senior in high
school (accept for mural project manager). Priority given to students who have participated in
at least one or more WC workshops within the last calendar year. Followed by priority given to
applicants who complete WC’s summer painting intensive (June 11-29, 2018 with guest
instructor Al’ Nair Lara).