What is the Design Arts Apprenticeship Program?
The Design Arts Apprenticeship offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities in graphic, digital, and physical design.
How Does It Work?
Students pair with a professional designer, working alongside their mentor to understand the profession, explore specific ways to approach design, and begin creating on their own. In addition to learning a creative practice, students also explore the business aspects of a creative career, bolstering college and career readiness regardless of their chosen field.
What Does Mentorship Look Like?
Past mentors have brought experience in wood and metal design, fashion design, graphic design, digital arts, 3D rendering, ceramics, and electrical engineering.
This quarter, Mentor Heather Greene took her apprentices to the Cascades Raptor Center to study nature up close. Her artform, biomimicry, combines science and art to draw inspiration from nature to design products and solutions to modern issues. And her apprentices had a blast seeing owls and hawks in a whole new way!