Finding ways to be creative is a constant endeavor for professionals who create for a living. Where can you gather and go to be inspired? Austin’s GirlsGuild is filling that niche. Co-founders Diana Griffin and Cheyenne Weaver are creating a space that encourages learning and expanding creativity for girls in a new and exciting way.
The duo is a great example of how collaboration and community are two of the most important tools in developing and inspiring our creative skills. GirlsGuild is “a community of makers focused on sharing skills through apprenticeship.” Makers offer hands-on programs through GirlsGuild suited for a range of interests, ages and skill sets. The apprenticeships recently offered are a sweet selection, ranging from pattern making and portrait photography to business skills in the wedding planning and art industries. Apprenticeships range from long-term commitments to one-day classes, which means there are a variety of ways to expand your knowledge and skills.
GirlsGuild describes the apprenticeships as more hands-on than mentorships, and more supportive than internships. They’re a way to trade knowledge and skills for help to make something. Whether you want to find an apprenticeship or sponsor an apprenticeship, GirlsGuild is a great way to expand your creative abilities. Check out all of the available apprenticeships here!