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Workshops

Are you interested in experimenting with new media and art techniques in the museum? Join us!

We offer classes and workshops for teens during Family Festivals, in the summers, and on Saturdays throughout the year. Visit for a drop-in program, register for a Saturday workshop, or apply for a week-long summer program at the museum.

Saturday workshops combine gallery experiences with art making in the studio. These workshops are offered one Saturday each month, and topics change regularly based on artwork and exhibitions in the museum. Guided by a teaching artist, participants explore the galleries and then get the chance to create their own artworks in the studio using a wide variety of media and techniques, from traditional to digital.

Selected Saturdays, 11:00–4:00
$10 members, $12 nonmembers
Registration required; please click on the workshop links below to register and e-mail teens@artic.edu with questions.

May 14, 2016
Frame Up: Comics
Explore the museum with a teaching artist, looking for inspiration and experimenting with techniques to create your own comic story. 
Register online 

June 11, 2016
Mixed Media: Portraits, Prints, and Paints
Get inspired by some masters of "portraiture" in the exhibition Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print. Then use painting, sketching, and printmaking in the studios to create your version of a portrait.
Register online

July 23, 2016
Open Studio
Drop in on a free open studio workshop inspired by the exhibition Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. Teens work closely with a teaching artist to create an activity response to the historic exhibition.
Registration opens on June 1, 2016.

August 13, 2016
Behind the Fashion
Explore the intricate and stunning jewelry and wearable pieces featured in Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection with a teaching artist and delve into their deeper secrets. Then head to the studio for sketching, prototyping, and art making, creating a wearable item that represents an aspect of your life or personality.  
Registration opens on July 1, 2016.  

Check out the Teen Programs Facebook page and Instagram to see photos from past workshops.