art volunteer


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Gandhi

The 2014-2015 Studio Program runs from September to May. Click CALENDAR for complete schedule. Please read on for opportunities to volunteer as an artist or mentor.

In order of increasing commitment…

GUEST SPEAKER: (Minimal commitment) Take 15-25 minutes of your time giving a run down of how you “came to be”. Share your story about becoming an artist, what you do & how you do it. We encourage digital slideshows or bringing in actual work to support your talk. Speakers have an option to start at 6 or 8pm on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights from September to May. We are actively seeking guest speakers for all nights!

GUEST ARTIST: Guest Studio Artists have the opportunity to share their talents and secrets of their trade with the teen artists. Host/lead projects ranging from one to three week spans & participate on an “open” commitment basis (not required to attend weekly). We encourage mentors with unexpected travel and work schedules to volunteer as a Guest Studio Artist on a per project basis.

Eligibility Requirements for Studio Guest Artist:

  • Professional Artist – Local or Visiting Internationally
  • Project Proposal Form (Click HERE to download sample)

STUDIO MENTOR ARTIST: Studio Mentors share their talents and dedicate time to the development of a group of teen artists at OLG from September through May on a weekly basis for a total of 30 sessions. Currently we do not have Studio Mentor Space available.

Eligibility Requirements for Studio Mentor Artist:

  • Artist in Atlanta
  • Attend weekly 5:30-8:30 (total of 30 sessions on Monday OR Tuesday evenings)

TEEN ARTIST MENTOR: Artist Mentors share their talents and dedicate time to the development of a specific teen artist at OLG on Wednesday nights. Mentors/mentees are matched based on a number of qualities including preferred mediums, interests and character. We are currently seeking the following mentor genres: (1) 2D drawing/painting mentor, (2) jewelry or fine metalwork mentor, or (3) street artist/public art mentor for specific teen artists starting in January of 2015 through May 2015.

Eligibility Requirements for Teen Artist Mentor:

  • Artist in Atlanta
  • Develop a focused theme/plan for the year based on mentor/mentee match
  • Attend weekly on Wednesdays 5:30-8:30
  • Background Check