Arts @ Work


Arts@Work is a free mentorship program connecting high school students across the Midcoast region* to arts leadership, career development, volunteer opportunities, and develop studio practice.

*For high school students unable to attend in-person, virtual and remote participation opportunities are available in tandem with our Look Inside program.

2021– 2022

  • Arts@Work has partnered with the Oceanside High School Art Club since 2017 to offer a free weekly Art Club. Resuming this year on Mondays 2:45 – 4:30pm starting October 18. Join these in-person workshops, field trips and partake in developing student art exhibitions. Interested OHS students please register through Stefani Gundel, OHS After School Program Site Coordinator and to learn about the bussing available from OHS and home after workshops.
  • Weekly drop-in studio art, free-of-charge resume from 2:30 – 5:00pm in ArtLab. Get to know other  artists while engaged in your own art making and learn about the many ways that contemporary artists create their work and maintain a studio practice. Arts@Work meets in-person on Friday afternoons through June 2022.

Third Friday Studio Demos | Workshop Series

Monthly Friday Workshops + Studio Demos for high school students and offered on the Third Fridays on the month in ArtLab from 2:30-5:00pmFREE to all levels of experience! RSVP to

  • Large-Scale Painted Monotypes | November 19
    Join Alexis to learn about the myriad of approaches to making painted monotype prints. This demo will focus on technique-building for this process by learning how to use a large photo reference to apply both reductive and additive processes with inks and oil paints. This is a very pliable and fun printmaking process that students can apply to their own subject matter to easily create sophisticated, one-of-a-kind prints for their portfolios or for fun!
  • Illustrated Journals and Small Mixed Media | December 17
    Come explore various ways to start or enliven your visual journaling habit! We’ll exchange ideas about how to create with a journal or sketchbook on a regular basis and how to INSPIRE this creative habit to support your own projects. This is a great workshop to attend ahead of the winter break and to launch your dreaming, scheming, and creative projects for the new year!

NOTE: Arts@Work is free and open to all students from other area high schools and are encouraged to join: register Community Arts Instructor Alexis Iammarino,

1:1 mentorship may include:

  • Direct support tailored to individual interests & emphasizing personal growth in the arts
  • Monthly professional development workshops
  • Portfolio building demonstrations and guidance
  • Portfolio reviews with local artists and educators
  • Introduction to art writing and criticism
  • Introduction to community art
  • Resume building & cover letter writing

Leadership, Career Development and Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Visits to local galleries and artist’s studios
  • Peer-to-peer critical response methods
  • Job shadowing with local teaching artists and/or art professionals
  • Participation in Community, Public and Performance Art
  • Exhibiting and promoting personal art making

FMI & to register: Alexis Iammarino,

Click HERE to download an enrollment form

 Rockland Partnerships: Arts@Work continues its partnership with Oceanside High School’s Art Club, an initiative of Oceanside’s Art Department and RSU13 Gifted and Talented program to offer COVID-safe in person instruction/mentorship and weekly remote check-in via zoom.

Since 2017, Arts@Work has partnered with the Oceanside High School Art Club to offer on-campus workshops, field trips, and develop student art exhibitions. The OHS Art Club is free-of-charge and meets Mondays after school. Interested OHS students are encouraged to register through Alexis Iammarino,


Student Artists and High School Art Programs Beyond Rockland?

Please inquire about hybrid/virtual workshops + programs developed with our Look Inside School program. We offer Virtual Tours of our galleries, portfolio reviews, and/or mentorship about where to get started to develop one!


CMCA’s Arts@Work program is offered free to the community through the support of the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation and The Onion Foundation, and through the support of individual donors and members.


Check back soon for updates!