Call for Submissions: The Fabric Workshop and Museum College and Post-Graduate Apprentice Training Program
“The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) invites students and post-graduates from the U.S. and abroad to apply to the College and Post-Graduate Apprentice Training Program (ATP). The ATP is a holistic experience enabling artists to develop skills in silkscreen printing and working with fabric to enhance their studio practice. Apprentices will also participate in the daily operations of the FWM studio and museum to support FWM and its mission of stimulating experimentation and collaboration among leading contemporary artists and sharing the process of creating works of art with the public. Full-time and part-time positions are available.
Apprentices have the opportunity to learn many skills, including how to create a design by hand on mylar, mix colors with fabric pigment, use screen printing techniques, register multiple screens, and print their own one-color and three-color repeat yardages with the support of FWM master printers. Additionally, apprentices assist with projects in the artist studio, print production, visitor services, education, and archives. Apprentices present a short lecture on their own work, visit area cultural organizations, and work with visiting artists-in-residence.“