Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red
Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red

REsearch & IDEAS

The New Apprenticeship Project

Born out of Center for Craft’s September 2012 Craft Think Tank, The New Apprenticeship Project was the result of a convene of seventeen scholars, practitioners, and experts on apprenticeships. For two days attendee’s met to present and discuss the status of apprenticeship within the American culture and economy today.

The New Apprenticeship Project supported contemporary creative and skills-based training, updating the traditional form of apprenticeships through research and the publication of resources in order to meet the needs of today’s craft community.


Field Building

Field Building

Past Events

College Art Association Conference
14 February 2013, 5:30-7pm
Hilton, Times Square, New York

Towards a New Apprenticeship Model: The Case for Experiential Learning
Gramercy B, 2nd Floor
Chair: Stephanie Moore, Center for Craft

People gathered in a circle at tables

Making as Knowledge: The Role of Apprenticeships in Craft Education Today

Moderator: Ethan Lasser, Harvard Art Museum
Erin Fletcher, independent artist, North Bennett Street School
Alex Matisse, independent artist
Ken Sager, independent artist

Panel Introduction 1

Panel Introduction 2

Panel Discussion 1

Panel Discussion 2

The New Apprenticeship Project

Mark Shapiro, independent scholar

Mark Shapiro 1

Mark Shapiro 2