Our Expressive Arts Unit (EAU) Member students will have the opportunity to learn graphic design skills, printing skills, as well as WordPress Website development and maintenance skills onsite at the Expressive Arts Academy (EAA). Once our EAU Member students complete our required Instructional courses, they can engage in real-world graphic design, printing and website jobs for our MSP Member Clients and earn a 70% commission on their work.
Printing for the Mission Support Program Member Clients is offered at a greatly discounted rate to further our outreach for community participation with the CDS VAEP and our Mission Support Program. We have the support of several printing businesses around the Valley that can provide “On the Job Training (OJT)” for the printing side of Graphic Design, which cannot typically be ascertained from most Graphic Design curriculum or training programs.
Additional opportunities for EAU Members in the VAE Project to earn income and gain experience in other types of Expressive Arts will be developed as CDS builds its Mission Support Program. For example, EAU Members will be able to create artwork in other forms of Expressive Arts for MSP Member Clients on commission or at a per job rate, i.e., commissioned paintings/sculptures etc., and photography, music, written blog pieces or other creative writing and much more as the MSP and VAE Project grows.