Apprenticeship opportunities at the Spier Arts Academy

Cape Town - The Spier Arts Academy, which offers employment-based training in professional mosaic, is recruiting apprentices for its 2017 intake. This one-of-a-kind programme is geared towards equipping apprentices with the necessary skills, work experiences and industry connections to run their own creative enterprises after graduation.

Specialist training by expert tutors

Based in Cape Town’s creative hub, the three year, full-time apprenticeship offers a specialised mosaic art course. This specialist art form is taught by experts in the field: The mosaic studio is headed up by former Masters Graduates from the renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. The course includes tuition in drawing, art history, applied theory and business skills.

Invaluable experience

Because training is employment-based, apprentices gain invaluable industry experience working on real-world projects - working against production deadlines, collaborating with high calibre artists and learning professional art practices by association. Apprentices are also exposed to the local art and culture scene, via excursions to art studios, galleries, museums and the art library. The ultimate excursion takes the form of a cultural tour of Europe - awarded to third year apprentices who perform consistently well.

About Spier Arts Academy

Under the direction of Yellowwoods Art, the Academy has produced architectural-scale mosaic artworks to critical acclaim; to date winning two BASA Awards and the BAMM Award in the UK. The Spier Arts Academy is also an official project of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

Application forms are available via http://spierartsacademy.co.za/mosaic-course/enrolment. and can be returned by email, fax, post or hand delivered.

The application deadline is 2nd September 2016.

Contact
For more information, please contact:
Melissa Stemmers, Human Resources Officer
Union House
25 Commercial Street
Cape Town
8001
021 465 9029
academyhr@yellowwoodsart.co.za
www.yellowwoodsart.co.za/spier-arts-academy/

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