Exit of an Extern

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Exit of an Extern

July 1, 2016

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Today we bid farewell to XYZ’s first extern, Jeff Larson.

Jeff is an art teacher at Balboa High School, and a member of their CAST Academy program, which aims to prepare students for careers or further education in the arts, media, and entertainment industries

He’s been visiting our SF studio for the past two weeks, observing how the skills he teaches his students are applied in a professional context. Jeff says, “It’s been really helpful to see the nuance of how each person and team works together and has a dialogue around the creative process. Everyone here works together to provide the best quality product for the clients.” Jeff plans to incorporate what he’s learned into his lesson plan for the upcoming school year, enabling him to more realistically model a business environment in his classroom.

During his visit, Jeff also participated in our Artist Showcase. He shared a series of paintings he’s done over the past year, created in a rather unusual fashion. All of the painting was done live for his followers on the Twitch streaming service. You can see more of his work on his website, or catch him live on Twitch.

We wish him the best of luck in the upcoming school year, and hope to hear how his students are learning from his time at XYZ!