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 industriesOakwood 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).

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Oakwood Arts is currently gearing up for our Summer 2019 programming. This summer we're offering a week long digital photography program with the Black History Museum as well as a half day week long Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop, among a few other events and workshops. 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!

Read on to find out more about our upcoming programs and how you could lend your abilities.

Oakwood Arts' Mission is to make art and careers in creative industries accessible to all through community engagement, inspiring programming, and experiential education.

Our SUMMER 2019 Programming:

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Digital Photography

(with the Black History Museum, running from July 15th-19th, 2019)

Over the course of one week, participants will have the opportunity to become contemporary history makers while exploring the rich history of Jackson Ward through digital photography. Students will develop their own projects using inspiration from the BHMVA’s collection, under the guidance of program mentors, local photographers and museum professionals. Participants will explore the work of influential black photographers, learn about the fundamentals of photography using DSLR cameras, practice basic editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop, and will be introduced to several careers related to photography.


Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop

(July 29-Aug 2nd)

During this half day week-long program, teens will learn the ins and outs of exhibition planning, design, and curation through field trips to various exhibitions around the city. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about museum careers directly from industry professionals in the field. In conjunction with the summer photography program at the Black History Museum, participants will use the skills they have learned during the week, to assist in planning and curating an exhibit of the students photographic works..


East End Quilt Collective

Oakwood Arts’ EAST END QUILT COLLECTIVE PROJECT explores and celebrates the history of our neighborhood and East End Cemetery using art and technology. Join us at the Friends of East End Cemetery cleanups on Saturdays from 9am-12pm at 50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond VA. Stay tuned for more details on our @EastEndQuiltCollective Facebook page.


We are so excited about all our upcoming programs and would love you have you on board. If you are interested in volunteering or mentoring please fill out this Google form.

Contact: volunteer@oakwoodarts.org

Thank you!