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Zeitgeist: ArtWorks and Core Clay team up for Youth Artist exhibition opportunity

Photo of Alondra Biberos by Zach Asher.
The Youth Artist Exhibition Program through the ArtWorks V² Gallery presents collaborations with outstanding artists leading youth (ages 16-24) in gallery apprenticeship studios to create new works of art, guided by the artist. Youth will learn the materials and methods of the artist, making their own unique and individual works of art. A group exhibit will be the outcome of each studio with all works for sale and proceeds going directly to youth artists. Local curators and museum partners will enhance the learning with a foundational gallery exhibition curriculum for all emerging artists. Youth will represent their art through artist statements, gallery talks, opening events, and community events. Artists will host community workshops to engage with residents through art making activities during the run of each exhibit.
ArtWorks is thrilled to partner with Core Clay on a unique youth opportunity. Alondra Biberos will teach selected Youth Artists the process of exploring creativity through ceramics. Artists will be exploring through hand-built vessel work and surface decoration. The students will be able to interpret their ideas into 3D works using texture, color, and organic forms. They will gain experience showcasing their finished pieces in an exhibition, Zeitgeist, at the ArtWorks V² Gallery next spring and have the opportunity to speak publicly about their work. Application DEADLINE: Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 9:00 pm EST.

About the Artist:

Alondra Biberos is an artist at a transitional point in her career. She was born and raised in
Twin Falls, Idaho in 1996. She is the youngest of nine and was a first-generation college
student. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors in Fine Art with an
emphasis in sculpture and ceramics. Alondra spent the past three years working in the service
industry by day and working in her studio by night. She was accepted into the Core Clay
Residency in 2022 where she currently teaches a hand-building class and works as a studio

She loves making midsize sculptures often incorporating the structure of human forms and
household objects. Surrealism has always been one of her favorite genres and inspires the work
she creates. The narrative she likes to work with is witty comebacks, satire, and puns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Youth will be introduced to and develop a basic skill set of working with clay. The instructor shall demonstrate construction techniques using slabs, pinch pots, and coils.
  • Youth will develop the skills they need to explore surface decoration with slips and glazes. The instructor shall demonstrate how to incorporate texture and dimension using these materials.
  • Youth will learn the value of practicing non-attachment to their work. The instructor will help the students maintain a positive attitude and reinforce the benefits of practice.
  • Youth will develop a competent understanding of how to use studio equipment and the importance of studio clean up. The instructor shall go over safety measures.
  • Youth will develop observation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The instructor will assist with process-based issues and initiate a soft critique for conceptual assistance if needed.
  • Youth will develop practice for writing and talking about their work. The instructor shall invite a creative writing professional to assist them during class time.

Class schedule:

Saturday, Dec 3 | 10 am-12 pm
Tuesday, Dec 6 | 6-8 pm
Thursday, Dec 8 | 6-8 pm
Saturday, Dec 10 | 10 am-1 pm
Tuesday, Dec 13 | 6-8 pm
Wednesday, Dec 14 | 6-8 pm
Thursday, Dec 15 | 6-8 pm
Saturday, Dec 17 | 10 am-12 pm

Tuesday, Dec 20 | 6-8 pm

Winter Break Dec 21st – Jan 9th

Tuesday, Jan 10 | 6-8 pm
Thursday, Jan 12 | 6-8 pm
Saturday, Jan 14 | 10 am-12pm
Tuesday, Jan 17 | 6-8 pm
Thursday, Jan 19 | 6-8 pm
Saturday, Jan 21 | 10 am-1 pm


Core Clay
1912 Hudson Ave
Norwood, OH 45212

Gallery Opening & Exhibition Dates:

    • Opening date: February 24, 2023
    • Closing date: April 14, 2023

Apply here


  • Who should apply? Youth ages 16 – 24
  • What is the cost? There is no tuition required and all youth participants will be supplied with materials.
  • Is this a paid opportunity? No. However, program participants will price and sell their work in the gallery. ArtWorks will take a 10% commission fee for any work sold. If you are interested in a paid Apprenticeship position, please visit the Job Opportunities page on our website at
IMPORTANT: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE OPEN TO 8 YOUTH ARTISTS ONLY. Selected applicants will need to commit to attending all classes.

Apply here

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 14,000 public and private art projects in its 26 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.