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Summer Program

2018 Summer Creative Work Based Learning Program Schedule: Access Gallery and Easter Seals of Colorado will conduct an eight week creative careers focus Summer Program for youth between the ages of 15-21 years old.  Students will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3:00pm Starting June 13th through August 4th.  Interns will also work 1st and 3rd Fridays.  Core themes students will explore include: self-advocacy, exposure to a wide range of creative career options, collaborative art making and general job skills development



Tuesdays: Project Creation and Development:   Students will be studying art and social activism as well as presentation, resume/portfolio development and life readiness skills.   Access Gallery will conduct the following curriculums: Socially Speaking/Giving Voice, A Study in Creative Careers and Resume and Portfolio Development.  (Access Gallery)

Wednesdays:  Out in the Community. Students will participate in various field trips and mentorship learning opportunities throughout the community. This day is designed to broaden students understanding of opportunities available to them, explore their interests and complement learning done in the classroom.

Thursdays: Work Creation: Students will be working on a variety of set projects that will culminate in a live show and performance at the Gallery.  These will include: art-o-mat editions, items for our Access Gallery store, several corporate collaborative pieces of art and presentations for the event.   (Access Gallery)

First and Third Friday Openings during the internship: Students will help greet guests and work the Friday openings. Theses dates include: June 15th, July 6th, July 20th and August 3rd.

Learning Outcomes and Program Goals:

  • Develop & increase life skills, such as time management, communication, advocacy and various soft skills.
  • Gain understanding of various careers in the creative industries and how to pursue various opportunities available to them.
  • Learn to better articulate their thoughts through the link of artwork.  
  • Participate in opportunities to use critical thinking, risk-taking and imagination.
  • Gain access to and become involved in civil and community engagement.
  • Participate in hands on learning and increase their ability to work collaboratively.
  • Participate in innovative curriculums designed by experts in art education.  

Each Student will:

  • Produce one 5 piece set of art-o-mat edition
  • Make at least one pieces for the store and various pieces for their portfolio.
  • Work collaboratively in at least two art creation projects.
  • Give several presentations and learn to tell their work base story.
  • Increase their social network by making at least two new friends, one artist mentor and a connection out in the community.
  • Participate in our innovative curriculum
  • Put on a show/performance at the end of the program.


If you are interested in learning more about this program, email Cris at cris@accessgallery.org.