Under the guidance, mentorship, and supervision of professional artists, Creative Studio Artists ages 18 – 24 years old have the unique opportunity to develop skills in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mural Design and Production
  • Photo and Video Production
This comprehensive employment program offers emerging creatives start-to-finish project experience, ensuring a thorough understanding of all aspects of the process and building a solid skill base for real-world application. The curriculum includes both in-studio and on-site training, enabling artists to lead the management of creative projects after mastering the foundational steps.
Ultimately, this program aims to guide Creative Studio Artists through a transformative journey of skill development, professional growth, and personal enrichment, preparing them for successful careers in the arts and beyond.


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  • Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to successfully complete creative projects, including design and direction, execution, and best practices in production.
  • Develop expertise in client relationship management, including professional communication, project scope definition, pricing, and budget development.
  • Improve communication practices such as listening, feedback, oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to enhance collaboration with colleagues, clients, and partners.
  • Become a proficient leader of creative projects, taking charge of project planning, delegation, and ensuring timely and successful results.
  • Develop a clear career map with defined next steps and objectives, providing a roadmap for future professional success.
  • Create a polished and professional portfolio showcasing your work and progress, ready for presentation to potential clients and employers.
  • Craft a comprehensive resume and compelling cover letter that highlights your skills, experience, and unique talents, increasing your prospects for career opportunities.
  • Increase the number of mentors and professional contacts within the creative field, offering a broader support network for guidance and advice.


Program & Employment Commitment
  • Year-long commitment divided into three semesters:
    • Spring (January – May)
    • Summer (June – August)
    • Fall (September – December).
  • Flexible schedule, 10 – 18 hours per week. Creative Studio Artists must set availability within this range at the start of each semester.
  • Mandatory attendance at weekly meetings and trainings every Friday (Spring and Fall) and every Wednesday (Summer):
    • 12 Career Growth Class Sessions. Held once a month from 2-6pm.
    • 12 Studio Visits. Held once a month from 2-3pm.
    • 24 Studio Meetings & Trainings. Held twice a month from 2-4pm.
    • Bi-weekly 1:1 Check-Ins, Mentorship, and Coaching with Studio Manager


Mural Studio Curriculum

The program includes a structured mural production and project management curriculum covering all aspects from initial communication to project completion. Curriculum modules include, but are not limited to:

Introduction to Mural Making: Learn and apply the basics of painting and mural thinking, including color mixing, filtering, and brush cleaning.

Mural Making: Learn different brush strokes, recognizing layers, and planning a mural.

Design: Learn and apply what makes a great mural design, and how color creates depth, movement, and hierarchy.

Back End of Mural Making: Learn how to organize artistic projects, understand budgets, client communications, and lead a project with best practices.


Photo + Video Studio Curriculum

The program includes a structured Photo/Video production and project management curriculum covering all aspects from initial communication to project completion. Curriculum modules include, but are not limited to:

Introduction to Photo and Video: Learn and apply the basics of camera operation, lighting, shot composition, editing, and visual storytelling.

Creative Direction: Learn how to develop creative concepts and visual styles, collaborate with a team, and shape the vision to present to clients.

Shoot Production: Conduct studio and on-location shoots for clients, including  portrait, product, and event photography, as well as narrative filmmaking.

Back End of Photo and Video: Learn how to organize creative projects, understand budgets, communicate with clients, and lead a project with best practices.


Professional Development Curriculum

Career Building: Develop a resume and networking skills, uniquely highlighting your creativity and skills.

Career Readiness: The program offers a career readiness curriculum designed to equip emerging artists with essential skills for success in the creative industry. Curriculum modules include, but are not limited to:

Career Pathways: Discover different avenues in the creative world and chart your path.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, And Belonging: Learn about the crucial principles of diversity and inclusion and how it applies to the work place.

Budgeting: Gain financial literacy and learn the basics of excel for managing your creative projects.

Marketing: Master the art of self-promotion.

Mental Health: Understand and prioritize your well-being in a demanding and competitive world.

Creating Your Business: Learn the basics of entrepreneurship in the arts.

Wellness Retreat: Invest in self-care and wellness to maintain your creative energy.

Networking and Creative Opportunities: Build valuable connections in the creative industry.

Work-Life balance and Self-Management: Balance your artistic career and personal life effectively.

Grant Writing: Secure funding for your creative projects.

Professional Communication: Communicate and collaborate effectively with partners in the creative field.

Personal Financial Literacy: Develop a solid understanding of personal financial management to support your career in the arts.