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Crafting-A-Future is a mentoring program that provides education in craft media to high school students throughout the St. Louis metro area. The curriculum concentrates on the development of concepts and techniques particular to the field of contemporary craft.
Interested in developing your skills as a young artist? Want to meet professional artists and develop your portfolio? Want to hang with other teens while you do it?
Crafting-A-Future (CAF) is a partially funded mentoring program that provides intensive education in craft media to teenage students throughout the St. Louis metro area. The curriculum concentrates on the development of concepts and techniques particular to the field of contemporary craft.
Students work closely with local artists in Craft Alliance’s jewelry/metalsmithing, fiber, clay, wood, and tech studios to develop and exhibit a body of work in preparation for post-secondary education. In addition to their studio work, students connect with nationally/internationally known artists as well as their teen peers in the St. Louis area through exhibitions, lectures, and guest artist workshops.
CAF meets Saturday afternoons throughout the school year at Craft Alliance at our new location at 5080 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 in the Maker District. Students ages 13 -19 are eligible to apply. Students age 12 will be considered on an individual basis and should contact our program coordinator to schedule a time to meet. Through an informal interview, students are selected based on several criteria including but not limited to: interest level, commitment to consistently attend the Saturday sessions, dedication to time working outside the weekly group hours and review of past artwork.
To receive more information about Crafting-A-Future, please register by clicking here.