Venice Arts is always interested in finding qualified volunteers who can assist with our youth programs. Professionals and college students with background qualifications in the following may apply: photography, film/video, animation, multimedia and/or visual arts. Many of our mentors use volunteering as a way to gain teaching experience in their field. Others simply want to inspire young people to hone their craft. Volunteers will be trained by Venice Arts staff and given artist mentor assignments, in our Venice programs, and/or at offsite partner locations.
We are currently looking for Volunteer Artist Mentors for our Spring Session which will take place from Feb 2-May 4, 2019. Classes meet in our space Tuesday through Saturday once or twice after school for two hours and Saturday all day. We are flexible with schedules. Each team is comprised of a paid Lead Artist, with background and experience in education, who works cooperatively with volunteer artist mentors to teach the workshops. With classes of 8–13 students, ranging from ages 8-18, our goal is to provide a teaching and mentoring ratio of no higher than 1:3.
Volunteer artist mentors are asked to arrive to their assigned workshop at least 30 minutes early and stay after class for 15-30 minutes to work with the Lead Artist, review the lesson plan, and prepare for that day’s class. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to prepare and lead lessons, and present their own work, when appropriate.
College Credit also available!