Neighborhood Studios Summer Writing Apprenticeship: Write to the Point
The Mark Twain House & Museum is one of the sites for the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program for local teens ages 14-18. Twain’s Write to the Point is part of a six-week summer apprenticeship where students receive hands on instruction in an artistic medium, as well as career skills training to prepare them for today’s creative workplace. Each apprentice also receives a weekly stipend.
This summer, Neighborhood Studios will focus on the theme of Identity. Who are we as artists? As individuals? As a community? Considering the factors that shape our identity – family, friends, expectations of society, our culture, the media, history, and places like our neighborhoods and schools – apprentices will create art that addresses the ways we perceive and express ourselves. In a unique setting, surrounding by dozens of creative minds, Neighborhood Studios apprentices will explore, shape and express their identities as artists.