Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Printmaking Studio Work Study at the Banff Centre

Studio Work Study programs are internship-style opportunities that expand and enhance participants' technical skills and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre. The Printmaking Work Study program offers practical experience in the areas of screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, typography, digital printing and software, fibre, papermaking, and related techniques.

Work Study participants will receive regular mentorship and feedback from Studio Facilitators in support of their professional development. Under the supervision of experienced mentors, Work Studies assist staff in the delivery of Visual Arts programs learning about maintenance and safe operation of studio facilities and by offering studio assistance to artists participating in creative residency programs.

The work study includes a living allowance of $425 per week. The application deadline is June 4, 2014. 

Learning opportunities are primarily practical, hands-on experiences arising from the participant’s support of the Visual Arts residency programs. This provides participants the opportunity to improve their technical and artistic knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving skills, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition to the everyday responsibilities, participants have one day each week dedicated to realize their individual learning objectives.

Eligibility: Candidates for the Printmaking Studio Work Study must possess a solid foundation in studio art with a focus on printmaking and have an interest in papermaking and related techniques. As Visual Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility, it is an asset if candidates have foundational skills in another studio area (ceramics, sculpture, photography, performance or video).

As this program exceeds 6 months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1506, or call 1-403-762-6180 or 1-800-565-9989. You can also e-mail registrar_visualarts@banffcentre.ca. 

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