DAG Creative Mentorship Program with Student U

Durham Art Guild is excited to announce the Creative Mentorship Program, a new educational and community outreach partnership with Student U. DAG and Student U are working together to pair 10 DAG members with 10 students from Student U for weekly art making activities in two studios at Goldenbelt. The program will run for 20 weeks from January 14 – May 31, 2013 and culminate in a collaborative exhibit of student and mentor work in the Room 100 Gallery in June 2013.

The purpose of the DAG Creative Mentorship Program is to empower students to develop and take ownership of their artistic ability and unique creative voice, while fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of a specific artistic field.

Be a Creative Mentor!

DAG members represent many of the creative voices of the Durham community. Make a difference by sharing your artistic talents and passion with a student. This program will enrich the lives of Student U students and DAG mentors through student-mentor collaborative art making, arts education and fellowship. The program will also provide a generous stipend to all approved mentors.

A Day of Creative Mentorship might include:

15 minutes of free drawing or creative journaling
30 minutes of experimentation with a new medium or idea
1 hour creating the day’s project, to be determined collaboratively 15 minutes to reflect and review 

To Apply:

Mentors will be selected through a rigorous but uncomplicated application and interview process.

The deadline to apply is November 12, 2012. Applications are available for dowbload here.  

A more detailed synopsis of the program is available here.

About Student U:    

Student U is a middle and high school academic enrichment program working to support students at risk of disconnecting with the Durham Public Schools. Their mission is to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Student U students show academic promise, but need additional support and opportunities to reach their full potential

Find out more at: studentudurham.org 



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