As a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization our mission is to foster a direct relationship with the public through education about the process of art making and its importance to industry and community.
For Students & Educators we offer:
An Educational Internship program. Local area high school juniors and seniors, as well as college level students, are invited to apply.
The Apps for Schools program. Students under 18 are admitted free during the Tour. Details about the App are found below.
Our Internship program provides the opportunity for students to connect with member artists. This program serves as a valuable window into a working artist’s studio-life and presents the potential for lasting, mutually beneficial relationships between students and artists.
High School Juniors, Seniors, and College level students are welcome to apply to be mentored by a participating local artist.
The program begins on May 1, 2017, and runs through October 31, 2017.
Interns for October are expected to assist the artist during the Tour dates.
This program can involve students creating their own projects or contributing to the artist’s work.
Portland Open Studios is working to add a student/mentor show to the programming in the summer of 2017.
Interns can expect to learn all aspects of being a working artist, from cleaning to creating.
Intern has assisted by explaining steps in a mechanical or production process to studios visitors.
Student demonstrating the medium of the artist by creating their own project in real time during the tour.
Students contributing directly to an artist’s large scale project.
Greet the public and attend to refreshments and questions from visitors.
Valuable work experience for college application and resume.
Statement of hours participating with the artist as an intern. Potential to earn academic credit.
Opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation from their mentor.
The opportunity to work with professional artists in their studios.
Professional review of the student’s work and/or assistance in establishing an art portfolio.
Portland Open Studios began an unpaid educational internship program in 2009 to connect local students with member artists.
Interns work with the artist prior to the tour dates to develop an understanding of the artist’s medium. During the tour the intern assists the artist with one or more aspects of the studio experience.
Local area high school juniors and seniors, as well as college level students, are invited to apply.
Helpful Documents for Parent/Guardians and Interns
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Smartphone App for Schools
We believe that The Arts are a vital part of education, so we provide a free version of the app to area schools.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your business would like to sponsor a school to receive printed tour guides. Please read about becoming a sponsor or email us. You or your business will be listed as the Sponsor for that school in our Tour Guide and on our website and have the opportunity to include business cards or coupons with each guide included in the package.
2017 Navigation app (FREE) – Expected availability: September, 2017