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Crafting-A-Future

Crafting-A-Future 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.

Interested in developing your skills as a young artist? Want to meet professional artists and develop your portfolio? Want to hang with other teens while you do it?

 

Crafting-A-Future (CAF) is a mentoring program that provides intensive 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 Center of Art + Design’s jewelry/metalsmithing, fiber, clay, wood and graphics studios to develop and exhibit a body of work in preparation of post-secondary education. In addition to their studio work, students connect with nationally/internationally known artists as well as their teen peers in the St. Louis area through exhibitions, lectures, and guest artist workshops.

CAF meets most Saturdays during the school year, October 2017 through June 2018, 12:30-3:30 pm, at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in the lower level of the Kranzberg Arts Center located at 501 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103. Students entering grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply. Students are selected based on their talent and commitment to consistently attend the programs sessions. Moststudents are granted partial to full financial assistance.

To learn more, contact Michael Parrett at michael.parrett at craftalliance.org