Students from a variety of Cape Cod High Schools have had the opportunity to work with local artists in a variety of media in the ArtWorks internship program.

Lily H. a junior at Sturgis Public Charter School worked with mentor and painter Matthew Schultz, owner of Schultz Gallery in Osterville.

An excerpt from Lily’s reflection letter to Matt Schultz after her internship was completed: “Although our personalities are polar opposite –you tease me and I get mad—I have learned so much about painting in just forty hours of instruction by a master painter and art instructor.  Of course, you are OLD, so hopefully you know a lot about painting at your advanced age. These days what I think about when I paint is blending a palette of colors, varied brush techniques, and how to compose a piece of art.  I think about planning and sketching my composition.  I think about what I do and do not see in front of me.  I also think about how to market to the customer my talent.  I see you are a very successful artist and business owner and that an artist can actually make a comfortable living selling his or her art on Cape Cod. Most importantly, I see I might be able to make a career out of something I love to do.”

Lily’s work and that of her mentor can be seen at the ArtWorks Exhibit displayed at the following locations across the Cape and in Boston.

ArtWorks Exhibition: an exhibition of artwork created as a collaboration between local high school students and their artist mentors.

Heritage Museums and Gardens from April 27-May 12  2013

Cape Cod Museum of Art:  May 18-June 1

Wellfleet Preservation Hall:  June 8-22

State House Offices of Senator Dan Wolf and Senate President Therese Murray:  June 29-August 18

The Artworks program is sponsored, in part, by contributions from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cape Cod Five Foundation.