Become an empowered learner, innovative designer, creative communicator and global collaborator with By Western Hands. We have developed a multi-tiered curriculum that encourages those with a passion for western design and trains interns in successful pursuits through internship, adult education, and member education programs. We have partnered with Northwest College to develop internships for an art and business curricula 2-year Associate Degree of Applied Science in Technical Studies and a 1-year By Western Hands certificate.
Through the partnership with Northwest College (NWC) and By Western Hands (BWH), this learning experience features a degree internship program. Interns live and work in beautiful Northwest Wyoming being immersed in a design culture influenced by the American West. The program has a unique historical background that preserves the past and redefines custom-made, functional art.
Interns and BWH artisan-mentors are matched for on-the-job training. The program will cover the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Industrial or Technology Education Standards. These standards educate, equip, and empower interns as they learn from some of the finest craftsmen in the United States. They will be taught how to use different tools and learn various skill sets necessary to design and create functional art. The internship personalizes artisanal renaissance as it incorporates a customized, flexible, differentiated, and career-ready education. The rugged, expansive landscape of the Wild West comes to life in these environmentally-inspired and artistic expressions.