We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Applications may be submitted online or print application materials may be dropped off in person, submitted by mail, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgSpaces in this program will fill up fast, sign up soon! You can edit your responses after the form is filled out.
TAP students meet at The Pottery Studio or Sewing Studio where they gain hands-on work experience by meeting and working directly with resident and visiting artists. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to engage with a working artist that provides a diverse repertoire of skills to add to their future high school, college and work submissions. TAP is a year-round program that meets weekly during the school year. Students should plan to attend every week the program is in session. If a student has 3 unexcused absences they will be dismissed from the program.
VOLUNTEERThe expectation is that each Teen Apprentice will work one Saturday each season: Twice in the Fall, Once in the Winter & Once in the Spring, times: noon-6pm. Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottle when volunteering. Once your child has been accepted to the program we will send a separate form to fill out for volunteer Saturday volunteer days.
Age Requirement12-18 / 6th-12th grade
Fall & Winter Focus: In the fall students will get acquainted with Pottery and Fashion Design learning new techniques and making new creations to be featured in the winter fashion show and spring art show.
Spring Focus: In the Spring Teens will shift focus to learning about how to run their own small business and design their own pop-up shop suitcases. Continuing students already have pop-up shops and will work on expanding their product line etc.
Pop-Up Shops: Click here to view the Fall 2019 upcoming pop-up shop schedule: https://forms.gle/GCoo5PFVoYpGzFUAAStudents who want to create their own op-up shop will need to sign up for a Fashion Design Class. Pottery students who do not sign up for Fashion Design will need to work on their pop-up shop at home on their own time.
Program Requirements: (1) Teens must attend class once a week at their regularly schedule class time. (2) Teens must volunteer one Saturday each season: Twice in the Fall, Once in the Winter & Once in the Spring 10am-2 or 3pm. Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottle when volunteering. Once your child has been accepted to the program we will send a separate form to fill out for volunteer Saturday work days. (3) Make-up any missed class time by coming to another class (4) Attend mandatory events and workdays (see below) (5) Come to class ready to work and focus (6) Keep phones and devices put away during class time
TAP CalendarOpen House & Orientation: Aug 15, 16, 22, 23Fall Sept 5 - Dec 13Winter Jan 16 - Mar 20Spring April 2 - May 15
Mandatory Event attendance for Teens & ParentsSun. Nov. 10th 2-5pm: Empty Bowls Chili Cook-offWinter Market & Fashion Show (end of February TBA)Sun. May17th 2-5pm: Spring Art Show-Ice Cream Social & Pop-Up Shop Debut
OPTIONAL EVENTSSat Nov. 30th 12-6 "Small Business Saturday" or Sat Dec. 14th 12-6 "Cookie Spree" (more info tba)Sat Dec 7th 12-6pm - "Cookie Spree"
"Studio Lock-In & RAKU FIRE"Students who have excellent attendance 1st and 2nd semester and less than 3 unexcused absences will be invited to the all new annual "Studio Lock-In & RAKU Fire" on Sat April 18th 7pm drop-off - Sun April 19th 9am pick-up. Everyone will be asked to bring a potluck dish and snack to share. DONUTS for Breakfast!
Returning Applicants: Parents, please submit a letter as a testimonial as to how your child has benefitted from TAP in previous years programs. Submit letters to: email@example.com
Please wait 7 days for us to respond to your application, but please feel free to call us with questions, 314-773-3633
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