The Youth Studio hosted what it calls a successful Career Crawl this past Thursday. Local teens were invited to meet local professionals including fashion designers, tattoo artists, multi-discipline based artists, culinary chefs and graphic designers, as they toured studios and attended presentations.
Manager at The Children’s Aid Society, Erin Truswell, who oversees the Youth Studio, says the Career Crawl allowed local teens to hear firsthand the creative opportunities that exist within the community, for employment now as a youth and for future career planning. Truswell says the event not only demonstrated that art is a practical and viable career option for young people, but also how it’s thriving in the North Bay community.
Presenters discussed their paths from education to how they started their own business and the types of projects they work on. The Career Crawl even generated a 2-week internship for one of the participants with 9 Lives Design, a local graphic design business. Participants were welcomed to contact anyone of our presenters for more information and support.
The Youth Studio offers a free drop-in space for any teenager in the Nipissing district looking to explore and engage with a variety of arts mediums. Youth can take advantage of the latest in high tech Arts media such as graphic design, digital programming, and video editing along with all the Traditional Arts such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and more.