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Friends Mentorship Program

April 17, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Visit the New Project Studio from April 17-May 1 for a special two-week exhibition of works created by high school art students during their mentorship with professional artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program gives a selection of high school art students the opportunity to be mentored by a professional Torpedo Factory artist. The mentors answer the students’ questions on all that is involved in being a professional artist: education, finding and maintaining a studio, and marketing your artwork. They also give advice and consultation on the students’ artwork. At the end of the program, there is an exhibit of the students’ artwork in the Torpedo Factory and a reception.

This unique experience can help a student decide if they want to go on to study art in college and pursue a career in art, and provide a valuable addition to their college application.

Sunday, April 23

Parents, teachers, and art enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the New Project Studio for refreshments and talks with mentors and students.


April 17, 2017
May 1, 2017
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.