Employer Profile: Katie Miller Studio, Parkton, MD



I’m a full-time artist with a studio in Parkton, MD (30 minutes north of Baltimore), looking for a talented student for a studio internship. You will learn my techniques and get to work on my paintings!

Studio Internship

Stipend/ Internship/ Summer

I’m an alum (BFA painting ‘07, Hoffberger ‘11) preparing a new body of work. I work full-time as an artist. I’m looking for an intern to to be trained in and assist with studio tasks, primarily painting.

I hosted 4 MICA interns last year and all found it to be a rewarding experience. (references available upon request). This is an unpaid internship with a small stipend and opportunity for course credit. It is primarily a learning experience for you, the intern, and is somewhat customized to your goals, but also dependent on what I’m currently working on.

Learning objectives:
• Learn how to properly prepare wood panels for painting
• Learn the functions and proper care and washing of a wide range of brushes and tools
• Learn how to accurately create a tracing from photos and transfer it to a panel
• Learn my method of painting indirectly in many thin layers
• Learn the properties of different pigments and mediums
• Learn about time management and career management as a professional artist
• Learn about how a gallery-artist relationship works (this is through conversation with artist only, not direct contact with gallerists)
• Learn about any and all other aspects of art-making and professional practices
• Learn what it’s like to work as an artist assistant
• Get feedback on own work and career goals
• Possibly learn about constructing a composition in photoshop and organizing projects in Light room
• Possibly learn to operate a Wacom tablet
• Possibly learn about all aspects of planning and carrying out a photo shoot of a model, including off-camera flash lighting set up.

The studio is in Parkton, MD, which is 30 miles north of Baltimore. Ideally, you have a car, but if you’re the right person, I’m willing to pick you up at the northernmost lightrail stop in Hunt Valley.

The studio is brightly lit with over 30 (quiet, non-flickering) florescent daylight bulbs, has adjustable heat and air conditioning, and windows for ventilation. You will have access to the outdoors to take breaks. Unfortunately, the studio is not wheelchair accessible. Food and a small travel stipend is provided.

Please look at my work to see the type of paintings you’d be working on: http://www.artistkatiemiller.com.

I’m really flexible on days, times, and length of internship, so much of that depends on you. I’m hoping to have someone 1 day a week, for 6-8 hours a day. I will be supervising you directly.


Although training will be provided, you must have a base of realist oil painting skills, color mixing, color matching, an eye for detail, and good fine motor skills. You should be able to to leave your own style at the door and emulate another artist’s work. Ideally you also have experience painting from photographs.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom is a plus, but can be taught.

You are responsible, reliable, have a strong work ethic, and perfectionist tendencies. Your color vision is top-notch, you are self-driven, and you pay attention to detail. Also, you are an all-around good and pleasant person.