Nelly Tchato printing her final design. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. High School Apprentice Nelly Tchato and Maddie Megargee printing. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. High School Apprentice Shannon Robertto High School Apprentice Josepha Yague drawing on Mylar. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. High School Aprentices Josepha Yague and Maddie Megargee printing. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. High School Apprenticeship Coordinator Shelby Donnelly with Ameer Goods. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Nelly Tchato printing her final design. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Apprentice Nelly Tchato and Maddie Megargee printing. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Apprentice Shannon Robertto's completed design. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Apprentice Josepha Yague drawing on Mylar. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Aprentices Josepha Yague and Maddie Megargee printing. Summer 2014. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Apprenticeship Coordinator Shelby Donnelly with Ameer Goods. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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High School Apprentice Training Program

As one of the original programs of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, the High School Apprentice Training Program offers students the opportunity to learn all aspects of hand screen-printing on fabric. In FWM's professional studios, students design and print their own fabric yardage and assist staff in the production of artist residency projects. Hand screen-printing is an art form as well as an industrial skill, and the program is designed to provide students with new tools for artistic expression and self-empowerment.
 
Students from the Philadelphia area are encouraged to apply to the High School Apprentice Training Program. In two or three afternoons over 12 weeks, high school apprentices design and print a one-color repeat yardage, and assist in all areas of the studio. For high school students, the apprenticeship is job-training as well as an educational experience, and students earn minimum wage for their time. Students also receive portfolio and career guidance from artists and studio staff.

The High School Apprentice Training Program was created to provide excellent art education for teenagers from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, with the specific goal of offering an opportunity unavailable to students in their schools. FWM's objective is to complement school resources and improve art education for high school age students in the Philadelphia region.

The application process includes an interview with the Apprentice Coordinator, to which each student must bring samples of his or her work, such as: drawings, a portfolio, or journal of recent artworks. To apply, please complete an online application form.
 
 


Session Dates & Application Deadlines

High School Apprentice Training Program

 

Session Dates & Application Deadlines

Please note: Applications must be postmarked on or before deadline date.
For more information, please email highschoolapprentice@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org 
 
 
Spring 2017
18 January – 21 April 2017
Application Deadline: 6 January 2017
 
Summer 2017
7 June – 4 August 2017
Application Deadline: 14 April 2017
 
Fall 2017
6 September – 8 December 2017
Application Deadline: 12 August 2017