Craft Youth Culture is a free arts after-school program designed for teens who are interested in the arts. We are now taking applications for Craft Youth Culture 2022-23. This fall a group of high school students will join teaching artist Silvi Naçi for a weekly workshop exploring notions of memory and identity through a diverse range of media and craft techniques. Participants will also meet with visiting artists and museum staff to learn about careers in the arts.
The program includes:
Gallery visits and facilitated discussions about art
Working with contemporary artists and artist studio visits
Hands-on artmaking projects and portfolio development
Guest speakers and programs exploring careers in the arts
First-hand experience of the behind-the-scenes operations of an art museum
All necessary materials and tools for projects
Free admission to the museum, special events for you and your family
A culminating professional showcase of work created throughout the year in the form
of an exhibition, event, or catalog
September 26, 2022
Applications are open to highly motivated, incoming 9th - 12th grade students or homeschool equivalent, who can commit to being an active attendee of all classes (see schedule below).
About the artist
Silvi Naçi (b.1987, Albania) is an artist and writer working between Albania and Los Angeles. Naçi works with performance, video, sculpture, photography, text, and installation. Naçi holds a dual BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Suffolk University (2011), and an MFA in Photography + Media from California Institute of the Arts (2019). Working with traumatic memories from their childhood, collective and familial, Naçi investigates gender and cultural identity as it relates to exile, migration, the idea of the illegal body, and citizenship. Their interest lies in the subtle and violent ways that decolonization and migration affects and reshapes a people, language, gender identity as well as social and cultural dynamics.
Craft Youth Culture 2022 – 2023
October 6, 2022 – March 30, 2023
The Craft Youth Culture program will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5 - 7 pm (some changes to the schedule may occur) from October 6, 2022 – March 30, 2023.
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
All participants must wear a mask at all times while indoors. Masks are not required during outdoor programs but are suggested.
We will be closely monitoring COVID-19 cases and information. Please see our visit page for more information on the COVID-19 protocols at the museum.
Image credits — Craft Youth Culture 2021-2022