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Studio 345

Studio 345 is a free, creative, out-of-school youth development program for Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students.

Studio 345 is a free youth development program that uses Digital Photography, Digital Media Arts, and Multimedia Design to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school.


1st Trimester - September 27, 2022 - December 1, 2022 (Registration closed)

2nd Trimester - January 9, 2023 - March 16, 2023 (Registration opens Dec. 1)

3rd Trimester - March 28, 2023 - June 1, 2023

Each trimester runs for 10 weeks.

Contact Angela Grauel at agrauel@artsplus.org for general information about Studio 345 or details about enrollment.

Are you eligible? All Charlotte-Mecklenburg County School students in Grades 9-12 with an interest in digital crafts are welcome to place their names in the lottery system for the course(s) of their choice.

Begins Jan. 9

Second Trimester

The second trimester kicks off on January 9, 2023 with a mix of in-person and online class offerings. Join us at our new uptown location or from the comfort of home. Registration opens on December 1.

Singer/Songwriter (M/W)
Online
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Filmmaking (M/W)
In-Person
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Mixed Media (M/W)
In-Person
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Music Production (M/W)
In-Person
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Digital Photography (T/Th)
In-Person
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Graphic Design (T/Th)
In-Person
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Screen Printing (T/Th)
In-Person
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Portfolio Development
Hybrid (In-person & Online)
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What is Studio 345?

Founded in 2012 by the Arts & Science Council, Studio 345 was started to promote youth arts education. The program transitioned into the Arts+ family in 2020. 

Through Studio 345, Arts+ carries out its mission to make high-quality arts education accessible to all Charlotteans.

Providing unique experiences for high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Studio 345 fosters a sense of belonging and interconnectedness and provides an avenue for students to build social capital. Taught and mentored by professional working artists who are part of the Charlotte artist community, students gain invaluable experiences enabling them to become creative risk-takers and craftsmen while growing emotionally, intellectually, and artistically.

A Proven Model

Inspired by Bill Strickland’s belief that environment shapes behavior, classes are held in contemporary studios and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and complemented with experiences in the community, workplace, and higher education. Since 1972, Manchester Bidwell, founded by Strickland, has attracted national attention for its youth development program.


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What is Studio 345?

Click the video below for a sneak peek into Studio 345. 

Sponsors

Studio 345 is generously sponsored by:

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