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.
September 25 - November 27 (9 weeks)
In this class, explore the big idea of mindfulness through printmaking, collage, watercolor and paint! Teens will combine the visuals they create with words in the form of poetry or free writing. Each class will focus on different aspects of mindfulness and learn how to explore concepts through artistic expression. At the end of the session, each student will create a ‘book’ by binding together the work they’ve made into a visual journal to keep and share.
September 26 - November 28 (9 weeks)
Teens will create their own social media profile using mixed media materials! This will be done artistically, not through computers, using paint, pencils, watercolor and collage with the end result will be art that reflects your personality.
Know Your Hip Hop Story 101
September 27 - November 29 (9 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 of spinning records at parties, break beats, scratching and sampling) as artistic strategies to resolve interpersonal and communal conflicts.
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.