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.
Speak From the Heart!: Creating a Play for Empowerment & Understanding
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June 26 – August 22nd (9 weeks)
This summer project will give teens the opportunity to create in a variety of media: visual art, music, writing and performance. Working with ART 180 and our partner, The Conciliation Project, teens will learn how to transform their ideas and experience into an original theatrical performance to be shared with the community on August 19, with a final wrap party on August 22nd. No previous experience needed!
Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 29 – August 17 (8 weeks)
Work with local artist Heather Gibson on illustration and Comic book storyboarding. Throughout this class learn the process of penciling, inking and how to layout a story in illustrative form. No previous experience needed!
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.