During the summer of 2018, I was accepted as The Old School Studio’s (TOSS) only intern. Over the course of nine weeks, the internship consisted of three main parts. For the first four weeks, I researched demographics of Morganton counties and why art is needed in those areas, researched the operations of 20 art studios, and came up with a curriculum idea for the studio’s classes. I gave a final presentation to the studio directors when the research was complete, on top of weekly check-ins. For the fifth week, I taught a paid workshop to students grades 2-7 with the theme EcoArt, making functional work out of materials we already had and scraps, and found materials from nature itself. During weeks six-nine, I made my own body of work about resilience and decay, and growth and destructiveness in nature and communities, grounding it to Morganton, NC specifically. At the end of the internship, I held my own exhibition with displays of my work and TOSS kid activities at local Fonta Flora Brewery.