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Teen Programs


Pelham Art Center Teen Engagement Programs

Teen Open Studios

FREE open studios for teens from the surrounding area to come together and create on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm.

The 2023 Teen Open Studios start Friday, January 27th and continue through the end of June. All are welcome. 

This meaningful time to relax, create and connect with peers and professional artists is beneficial to explore mediums, techniques and to speak about larger life plans for the future. This safe space provides art materials and guidance. Teens have come to work on independent projects for AP portfolios, college applications, or to simply free create in the art studios of Pelham Art Center.

Teen Artist Council

The Teen Artist Council gathers and engages young people interested in creating teen-centric art programs. This will include selecting candidates to speak on a Careers in the Arts Panel series, curating a gallery exhibition at PAC in April 2023, and leading select public programs. This group will meet the second Saturday of the month and the last Wednesday of the month, in a hybrid capacity. This is a program where teens interested in art can communicate, learn, and enjoy the processes of creative expression. This program will be overseen by the PAC professional staff and guest teaching artists, and participants are accepted on a rolling basis through 2023 – Sign Up Here

View Upcoming Careers in the Arts Panels Here

Teen Artist Council – Curated Exhibition – OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

Teen Artist Council at Pelham Art Center announces open call for artists of all ages. The open call will accept artist submissions from Dec. 8 – February 10th 2023. Artist Submissions are FREE. Pelham Art Center established its Teen Artist Council in 2022.

Exhibition Theme:

The experience of going through changes, growing as a person, and experiencing a life metamorphosis. From the first day of school, leaving for college, into early adulthood, and beyond the coming of age, the story is layered, complex and about our human nature.

This open call is seeking art that is inspired by or reflects personal experiences and emotions through the process of creating. Artwork examining an event, time or place that is universally significant like coming of age is encouraged.

This open call is open to ALL AGES.

All artwork sizes, medium, are encouraged including: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, digital work, animation, etc.

Selected Artists will be contacted at the end of February.

Participating artists will be responsible for the delivery and pick up of their work.

Deadline for artwork submission is Friday February 10th, 2023.

To apply, email [email protected]

Subject line: “Artist Submission  NAME  Year TAC”.

Provide the following info in a single, multi-page pdf: Name, Contact information, brief statement about art submitted (process, concept, etc.), 1-4 images and Image List.

File name should be “ArtistSub_NAME_Year_TAC”

Make sure the total size of document does not exceed 10 MB.

Teen Internships

Pelham Art Center welcomes high school and college students to engage in internships. Internships offer an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and learn valuable skills while contributing to a community-based nonprofit art center. Interns can focus on program implementation, special events, research, administration, and more!

Interns at Pelham Art Center are asked to make a commitment to a 6 month internship of about 4 hours per week (appx. 90 hours total).

The next internship time period will be August 2023 – January 2024, and an internship shift from 11-3PM on Saturdays or Sundays onsite at Pelham Art Center will be required. Internship Applications become available in Spring 2023.

For Inquiries please contact [email protected]