Design Apprenticeship Program The blog for the Design Apprenticeship Program at the Washington Park Arts Incubator

Produce Cart

Produce Cart

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Introduction to Shop Equipment

Introduction to Shop Equipment

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Box making

Box making

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Designing and building outdoor furniture

Designing and building outdoor furniture

Steve Cancian is a landscape architect from California. He collaborated with DAP to develop an outdoor living room and/or places of relaxation. Steve coordinated with DAP thru skype a couple sessions that covered design development then flew in to join the building process.

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Drum Making with Rebuild Foundation

Drum Making with Rebuild Foundation

This exercise allowed young apprentices to apply their introductions to the careful use of several tools within the shop. Later they each placed the cut pieces into their own sculptural forms.  

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Student spotlight: Jacarie

Student spotlight: Jacarie

My name is Jacarie martin, I am 17 years old I grew up in the Englewood area then later when I was about 13 or 14 lived in the South Shore area for about 3-4 years,now I live back in the Englewood area.I attend school…

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Student Spotlight: Octavia

Student Spotlight: Octavia

Hello my name is Octavia Harris an esteemed member of DAP. I am currently a senior of King College Prep highschool graduating in two days. My neighborhood is Chatham where I reside with my mother, brother and grandmother. In the Fall I will be attending…

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Stools project 2

Stools project 2

The original plan was to build chairs that were capable of being stacked on top of one another. These stacked chairs would turn into a sheltered structure that would be used by a vendor. However, time did not permit the building of this structure. We…

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Stools Project 1

Stools Project 1

So now we’re making wooden chairs/stools. I did the slash because it took us so long to decide whether we wanted to make a stool or a chairs. We decided to make a stool. Then we couldn’t decide on which stool design because we all…

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Student spotlight: Zerricka

Student spotlight: Zerricka

Hey I’m Zerricka and I’m a 14 year old freshman at King College Prep. I’m the baby of DAP and proud of it. My favorite tool is the Mytre saw, it’s so big and I really like powerful things! Here  at DAP, there were a…

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