Looking for Volunteers and Mentors!
Are you interested in leading or assisting technology-based art classes? Our programming includes classes for K-12 students teaching commercially-applicable skills for creative industries. Oakwood Arts is always looking for mentors and volunteers with experience in working with graphic design, web design, costume design, photography, animation, and film and video (editing and production).
Oakwood Arts has just wrapped up our Summer 2019 programming. This summer we held two sessions of our digital photography class, Beyond the Lens: Jackson Ward, where teens explored the rich history of Jackson Ward while learning about the fundamentals of photography using DSLR cameras and utilized photo editing software. Additionally we ran our Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop, where participants learned the ins and outs of exhibition planning, design, and curation through field trips to various exhibitions around the city. Participants had the unique opportunity to meet with and learn from museum professionals at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Black History Museum of Virginia, The Valentine, the Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. We're also busy ramping up for our fall programming — stay tuned!
We would love to have you on our team to help teach these classes and guide our students!
Oakwood Arts' Mission is to make art and careers in creative industries accessible to all through community engagement, inspiring programming, and experiential education.
If you are interested in volunteering or mentoring please fill out this application: