Teen Art Council

Teen Art Council is a group of 15 high school students who meet at the Museum weekly to plan and promote teen-centered events and projects (including Teen Night); meet with staff, local artists, and other presenters; participate in hands-on art-making; and get a behind the scenes view of how a museum runs. Their mission is to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all teens to connect to works of art here. Best of all, Teen Art Council members are paid for their contributions. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • be able to attend weekly meetings (on Wednesday evenings, 5-7pm)
  • be ambassador/host/guide/leader at teen council events, including Teen Night on March 10
  • participate in two Discount Tire Free Family Days throughout the year (held the second weekend of each month) for a minimum of 5 hours each day 
  • be a high school student in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • have reliable transportation to the Museum
Program runs from August 30, 2017 through May 23, 2018.
Applications are now closed for the 2017-2018 school year.

Teen Night

A night of art, music, and food. Just for teens. All for free. 

Next teen night: November 17, 2017.

Teen Workshops

Experiment. Tinker. Make.

Free hands-on art making events open to all middle school and high school students. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1pm: Photography and Nostalgia 

Hit the open road through this hands-on workshop focused on Longer Ways to Go: Photographs of the American Road led by artist Claire A. Warden. Reminisce about a road trip you’ve taken and explore the role of photography in creating a collective memory of a place. Then, create an artist's book inspired by Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations.

Space is limited - RSVP here!

Image: Mickey Pallas, Buick Convertible and Family, Chicago, 1955. Collection Center for Creative Photography ©1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation.



Saturday, July 22, 2017, 1pm: Art and Sound

What would a painting sound like? Experiment with visual and aural rhythms through this hands-on, artist led workshop pairing art and sound.

Space is limited - RSVP here!

Image: Philip C. Curtis, Musicians (detail), 1946. Tempera on illustration board. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of the Philip C. Curtis Restated Trust U/A/D April 7, 1994.


Teen programs are supported by Thunderbirds Charities, with additional support by the Craig R. and Barbara M. Barrett Foundation along with the Alice and Jim Bazlen and Jane A. Lehman Foundation.

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