Summer Apprenticeship Program

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Stages of Kingdom and Exile

with lead artist Wardell Milan

July 5-22, 2016

For New Haven Public High School Students

Do you ever feel like life is a series of performances, or a race for stereotypical perfection?Have you performed a fictitious version of yourself to satisfy the expectations of friends, family and even sometimes strangers?

This program is for anyone who (1) thinks about the ways that identity is constructed in social space, and (2) is open to exploring non-conforming aspects of their identity through art. As a summer apprentice you and other artistic teens will work closely with artist Wardell Milan to produce life- sized Stage Sets that feature imaginary social spaces made up of new and found photographs. Wardell will work with you to take, find, copy, print, cut, and paste the photographs that inspire you into the scenes. Our support staff will help you design and build the life-sized installations using props and raw materials.

You will meet on weekday afternoons for three weeks. Your exhibition will be on view at Artspace from the opening reception on July 22nd through September 10, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a work stipend to cover the cost of their time, labor, and transportation.

Made possible thanks to the generous support of TD Bank and the Seymour Lustman Fund.

 

Past Programs

  • SAP 2016: Stages of Kingdom and Exile

    with lead artist Wardell Milan July 5-22, 2016 For New Haven Public High School Students Do you ever feel like life is a series of performances, or a race for stereotypical perfection?Have you performed a fictitious version of yourself to satisfy the expectations of friends, family and even sometimes strangers? This program is for anyone […]

  • SAP 2015: The Jerome Project

    A companion exhibition to Arresting Patterns displays the work of 18 high school students from the New Haven Public School district who collaborated with Titus Kaphar and theater artists Aaron Jafferis and Dexter Singleton.  The students used Kaphar’s trademark materials–tar paper, chalk, and mixed media–to create their own portraits of individuals unjustly sentenced and incarcerated. […]

  • SAP 2014: Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

    Each year, Artspace brings 15-18 New Haven high school students into its galleries for three weeks to work as apprentices with a Master Artist. This year’s project, The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts, is an evolving collection of personal objects and their histories. Housed in a trailer that is traveling across the country, and in […]

  • SAP 2013: Pop & Op

    Each summer Artspace seeks out an artist and a group of New Haven high schools students to work together in the spirit of collaboration. Over the course of three weeks this group coalesces into a creative unit, learning new artistic skills and completing an intricate installation in the Artspace galleries. The project seeks to provide […]

  • SAP 2012: Occupy Main Street

    Each summer Artspace seeks out an artist and a group of New Haven high school students to work together in the spirit of collaboration. Over the course of three weeks this group coalesces into a creative unit, learning new art skills and completing an intricate installation in the Artspace galleries. The project looks to provide […]

  • SAP 2011: Trellised Benches

    Each summer Artspace is faced with the task of finding artists and a group of high school students to work together in the spirit of collaboration. In just three short weeks this group gets to know each other, learns new art making skills, and completes an intricate installation in the Artspace Galleries and The Lot. […]

  • SAP 2010:

    Each summer Artspace is faced with the task of finding one artist and a group of high school students to work together in the spirit of collaboration. In justthree short weeks this group gets to know each other, learns new art-making skills, and completes an intricate installation in the Artspace galleries. The goal of the project is to […]

  • SAP 2009: Babel Collections

    Artspace’s Summer Apprenticeship Program brings together twelve talented public high school students and a local artist for a month in the summer to create an art installation.  This summer the students will join with Brooklyn based sculptor Carolyn Salas to craft a series of totem pole structures for The Lot, a public display space located on Orange […]

  • SAP 2008: Hawaii

    Each summer, the program recruits up to twenty high school students from New Haven to work with a Master Artist on a collaborative project that is installed in the gallery. This year’s program is led by William Downs, a Brooklyn-based artist, and involves fifteen high school students recruited from six different New Haven high schools. The participants spend three weeks creating […]

  • SAP 2007: Victim

    Creating memorials can be powerful exercise in recalling a tragedy, informing others, and allowing us the peace of mourning, hopefully leading to acceptance. With this in mind, fourteen apprentice artists engaged in an exercise designed to relate and examine a singular event in our lives. The culminating project is a multi-sensory space memorializing the individual events. Of the two definitions […]

  • SAP 2006: Ensemble

    Each summer Artspace is faced with the task of finding one artist and a group of high school students to work together in the spirit of collaboration. In just three short weeks this group gets to know each other, learns new art-making skills, and completes an intricate installation in the Artspace galleries. The goal of this project is […]