is a mentoring program that provides education in craft media to high school students throughout the St. Louis metro area. The curriculum concentrates on the development of concepts and techniques particular to the field of contemporary craft.
Students work closely with local artists in Craft Alliance’s jewelry/metalsmithing, fiber, clay, and graphics studios to develop a body of work. In addition to their studio work, students are exposed to the work of nationally/internationally known artists through exhibitions and lectures. Craft Alliance challenges the students throughout their study to develop their technique and concepts, exhibit their work, and build a portfolio in preparation for post secondary education.
Classes are held at Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center on Saturdays, September-May, 1-4pm. Students entering grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply. Students are selected based on talent and commitment to the program and most are granted full or partial financial aid.