Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.
The Visual Arts Career Orientation Program, presented by the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, is a pre-professional experience that provides high school students with an opportunity to work with practicing Pittsburgh-based artists. Students will tour studio spaces, learn new techniques from teaching artists, and hear about different career paths in the arts. Experiences may include tours of local universities, community art spaces, and cultural institutions. Students will experiment with a wide range of processes and media that artists are exploring today.
VACOP sessions occur 10am-2pm on the third Friday of each month, with a winter break December-January. Each session will be in a different location, with a different Pittsburgh-based artist.
2017-2018 VACOP Schedule
• Friday, September 15, 2017 - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
• Friday, October 20, 2017
• Friday, November 17, 2017
• Friday, February 16, 2018
• Friday, March 16, 2018
• Friday, April 20, 2018
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is an artist-run organization with over 500 artist members living within a 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh; and representing the full range of visual arts talent, from traditional painting and sculpture to installation and new media. AAP is one of the most esteemed artist-member organizations in the country, having produced a major museum exhibition of members’ work every year for 102 years.