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Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Children's Fine Arts Intern

June - August 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The art center is a beautiful space where kids from ages 6 to 18 took part in week-long art classes. I loved witnessing the confidence sprout from kids who would come in not knowing an art skill and would happily leave with the projects that they made during the span of a few days.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were additional resources for students from low-income backgrounds to partake.

Advice

Don't have expectations for the entire experience and for the day-to-day activities. I was amazed every day and it was great to not know what was happening all the time but enjoying the time making art with kids.
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Children's Fine Arts Intern

June - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I liked that I got to get closer to the children, they brought me a lot of happiness and gave me lots of insight into the world of education. The staff there were very understanding of sudden changes in schedule and were very accommodating.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were more resources there to express my creative interests. The hardware in the Art Center is a bit outdated and could be updated with new and innovative technologies.

Advice

Go in with an open mind, and always be there on time and ready to learn.
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