Lane Arts Council connects Hamlin Middle School eighth graders with local professional artists through our Arts Apprenticeship Program. As the first term of the program comes to an end, students’ showcased their ceramic creations, watercolor paintings, websites, and video production, created with the guidance of their mentors. The end results were impressive, but the best results were the students and mentors asking  “Can we sign up again?”

The quality of instruction by the mentors was fantastic. They gave the students great technical knowledge as well as inspired them to foster their own creativity.– Hamlin Parent

This program is generously supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Springfield Education Foundation. For more information about this program or any of our arts education offerings, please contact Lauren Suveges, Arts Education Program Manager, at or (541) 485-2278. Read More.