Learn about our current teen program offerings. You can sign up for as many programs as you'd like, but we are looking for teens who can make a commitment to all eight weeks. Click here for the permission slip.
Mondays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
January 23-March 20 (8 weeks)
As you change, certain things are left behind and other things you bring with you. This class is going to have conversations about personal development and students will design and sew their own backpacks that they will fill with the essentials that they need to "survive" on a daily basis, apart from food and water. No previous experience needed!
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
January 24-March 21 (8 weeks)
A Hip-Hop based workshop exploring the origins and histories of Hip Hop from two of its nine elements: Emceeing (mastering ceremonies, language and rapping), and Djing (the art spinning records at parties, break beats, scratching and sampling) as artistic strategies resolve interpersonal and communal conflicts. No previous experience needed!
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
January 25-March 22 (8 weeks)
Through the construction of wearable artworks students will consider the many facets that constitute the self (such as the mind, the physical body, and the self in relation to others.) In addition to thinking about the self in relation to others, students will be prompted to consider how they relate to the social and environmental eco-systems they inhabit through the use of repurposed or recycled materials.
Teen Leadership Council
Our teen leaders are a special group of teens who are working on projects that develop their voice and leadership. For example, in 2016 the Teen Leadership Council participated in the 2016 RVA Street Art Festival working with Heide Trepanier on a mural arts program.