Pour Your ART Out (PYAO) transforms talented teens into Apprentice Artists to learn about art and develop job skills that can be used in any career.

What is the Pour Your ART Out Workshop?
Pour Your ART Out (PYAO) is a free, intensive 6-week workshop for creative high school students who are interested in joining the creative economy. Participants, known as “Apprentice Artists” work on art commissions for real clients, learn and strengthen visual art techniques, earn a stipend OR SSL hours, and develop job skills that can be used in any career.

What will I do?
-Make new friends!
-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!
-Network 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 next workshop will take place on weekdays (Mon. – Fri.) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must be a high school student, in grades 9 through 12, ages 14 through 21.

Important dates:
Application deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm. Applications after the deadline will be wait-listed in the order they were received.
Interviews for qualified applicants will take place during week of May 7-12.
Acceptance or declination notifications by May 18.
Summer 2018 PYAO-MC session starts: Monday, June 25 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and runs through Friday, August 3, 2018

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 before the start of the program. Applicants will be notified of whether or not they are selected during the following week. A mandatory PYAO Family Orientation will take place approximately 1 week before the first day of the program.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Clayton Evans at 240-645-0730 or cevans@artsontheblock.com.