PYAO FAQs

Pour Your ART Out (PYAO) art apprentices learn about working in a professional art studio and develop job skills that can be used in any career. This is a free program, and AOB also provides opportunities to earn either Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours, internship credit, or an educational stipend. We will soon be working out of our new location in the library in Downtown Silver Spring!

What is Pour Your ART Out (PYAO)?

PYAO is a free, summer studio intensive workshop for creative high school students who are interested in learning about and preparing to work in the creative industries. By joining this program, you become an apprentice artist in the AOB studio and get to work with our amazing teaching artists on art commissions for real clients. You will learn about the business of art, strengthen your visual art skills, and gain experience that can be used in any career by making public artwork that will be installed in the DMV.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning project meetings and communicating with clients;
  • Tracking time and material expenses with specific projects;
  • Drafting and presenting artwork designs;
  • Receiving feedback and improving concepts and designs;
  • Working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Actively participating in all discussions, activities, and projects;
  • Working in teams to solve problems and create artwork.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Show up to work on time and have great attendance;
  • Be open to trying a new medium and/or improving your creative skills;
  • Dress appropriately for work;
  • Practice workplace professionalism;
  • Participate with curiosity and enthusiasm to learn and have fun;
  • Respect fellow apprentices, staff, supervisors, and visitors.

 

PYAO Apprentice Qualifications:

  • Currently in high school and/or age 14-21 years old;
  • Considering a career in art, design, or a related profession;
  • Currently has an art portfolio or would like to develop one;
  • Wants to share creative work and enjoys working in teams;
  • Can commit to our six week program schedule, June 29 through August 7, 2020, Monday-Friday, 10-4:30pm;
  • Can be responsible for your own transportation to and from the program.

What is the opportunity for creative teens?

Pour Your ART Out (PYAO) art apprentices learn about working in a professional art studio and develop job skills that can be used in any career.

What is the Summer Pour Your ART Out Workshop?

PYAO is a free, summer studio intensive workshop for creative high school students who are interested in learning about and preparing to work in the creative industries. By joining this program, you become an apprentice artist in the AOB studio and get to work with our amazing teaching artists on art commissions for real clients. You will learn about the business of art, strengthen your visual art skills, earn a stipend, internship credit or SSL hours, and gain experience that can be used in any career.

What will I do?

  • Make new friends!
  • Earn a stipend, internship credit or SSL hours, and gain experience that can be used in any career.
  • Learn a new visual art discipline—mosaic tiling (or strengthen what you know)
  • Create beautiful artworks for paying clients that can be added to your portfolio
  • Learn skills to help prepare you for success in school and the career of your choice
  • Earn a strong reference from AOB for future job and/or college applications
  • Visit museums, galleries, artists’ studios and other places where creative people work
  • Work on your resume, and add significant experience to it (PYAO)
  • That’s just the start; you’ll have the opportunity to do and learn even MORE!

 

When does PYAO take place?

The Summer 2019 workshop took place Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, from June 24, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Future workshops TBA.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be a high school student, in grades 9 through 12, ages 14 through 21.

When is the application deadline?

TBA.

When will I hear a response about my application?

Applicants will get a response within 48 hours. Eligible candidates will be invited to schedule an interview. Applicants will be notified of whether they are selected (or not) in the weeks following. A mandatory PYAO Family Orientation will also take place.

Where is the AOB studio located?

Our address is 8720 Georgia Avenue #503, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The studio is a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro on the red line.

Is there parking?

The Wayne Avenue garage is the closest parking, which is $1/hour weekdays and free on weekends.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Clayton Evans at 240-645-0730 or cevans@artsontheblock.com.

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