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stARTup Your Art Career!

Learn from artists how to be an artist!

The job of an artist is not limited to making great art.

Join other art-minded teens to learn the entrepreneurial skills needed for artistic success. Students will have full access to all Arts Center studios to build a body of work in the media of their choice, including ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, metalwork, drawing and painting.

Learn from professional artists how to self-promote your art, website development, grant and scholarship writing, exhibition design, and gallery relationships to present a winter Final Friday group exhibition and solo exhibitions in the spring.

Tuition is set on a sliding scale for this special program. Enroll in one or both semesters.

FALL Semester:
Wednesdays, September 15 – December 15, 3:30-6:30 pm
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
Portfolio Development
  Portfolio Panel with KCAI and KU Faculty
  Studio Practice: Make Art in LAC Studios!!
  Artwork Photo Documentation
  Online Portfolio Creation
  Scholarship & Academic Application Preparation
  Group Exhibition


SPRING Semester:
Wednesdays, January 12 – April 20, 3:30-6:30 pm
(no class the week of March 14-18)
Exhibition Presentation
  Gallery Connections
  Studio Visits with Local Artists
  Studio Practice: Make Art in LAC Studios!
  Digital Marketing and Promotion
  Solo Exhibition Preparation, Installation, and Presentation


stARTup Mentors: Traci Bunkers & Blanca Herrada tuition sliding scale

Registration Deadline: September 13

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