Teen Workshops

Programs for artists ages 13 to 17. 



Check back in August for our full schedule of school-year Saturday teen programs beginning in September.

For Aspiring Teen Artists

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, we have made the difficult to decision to cancel all previously announced in-person programs and events through August 30, 2020, including our summer workshops for teens in 2020.

Whether your teen is testing their creative interests or preparing a college portfolio, PenArt offers opportunities to expand their creative potential. Intensive hands-on experiences encourage teens to explore new concepts, exchange ideas, and develop a studio practice.

Focused on the areas of ceramics, screen printing, illustration, and large-scale, mural painting, teen workshops are held in dedicated studios; providing access to artist-grade materials, professional equipment, and digital resources. Throughout the week, instructors challenge students to become more confident risk takers through technical skill building exercises and creative experiments that play to their strengths and encourage them to tackle their weaknesses. More self-directed projects and individualized feedback help teen artists find their unique voice. Each week will close with a brief conversation about the work created, challenges and triumphs, and what each student is excited to explore next.

Upcoming Workshops