CVAA/CVAC believes in collaborating with schools and other organizations by providing on-site CVAC internships. Predominately filled by local high school students, an internship provides a hands-on real world work experience for each individual. When possible, one-on-one working situations are also provided as well as group workshops and ongoing studio courses for students and community groups.
CVAC has hosted students of Palm Springs Unified School District and their instructors for an ongoing Kiln Glass workshop by Patrick Blythe. This course provided students with a distinctively unique experience that exposed them to the fundamentals of glass as well as an introduction to a career in the arts. The workshops resulted in the students work being exhibited at the Walter Marks Center for the Arts at College of the Desert (MAC Gallery). Its these type of cross collaborative efforts that result in students walking away with educational and memorable experiences. CVAC is open to your ideas and encourages visitors to propose innovative and engaging possibilities.
Creativo Identity & Design has also participated in hosting students/interns from Coachella Valley High's Digital Design & Production Department (DDP). Creativo Design is a startup branding & design firm housed within CVAC. This marks the second year the design firm host's the DDP group. This work shadowing program is focused on giving student interns a true to life experience and developing real world skills. When at CVAC, students can expect to learn basic design and color, fundamentals of concept and design and presentation skills all of which are applied to real world projects. In the past students branded and developed materials for a local restaurant that would otherwise not be able to afford design services as well as on site photography. The shadowing program is a win-win solution that fosters creativity and individual growth as well as community involvement.