Teen Classes


What's Available for Teens?

The Worcester Art Museum's intensive classes for youth ages 14-17 provide time to develop skills, create a portfolio-appropriate artwork, and share ideas with other like-minded students. Teen classes include group critiques, socializing, and break time. They also offer a great opportunity for college-bound artists, students looking to build their portfolios, or just have some creative fun. All class materials are provided.

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A New Summer Program!

WAM has shaken things up, with a new summer schedule and interdisciplinary offerings mixed in with our classic high-quality arts classes! Registration is now easier than before, and longer class hours better fit family schedules. You can read a bit more about these changes below and the individual components of each program can be found within the descriptions.

For Teen 14-17 year old Classes: Teen Art Academy

Each week from 9-10AM before class we are offering the opportunity to register for Drawing in the Galleries, where students will work from the Museum collection and learn critical skills in observational drawing as well as get to experience some great artistic warm-ups. In order to register for Drawing in the Galleries the student must be registered into a teen class for the week.

One or two classes are offered for the first five weeks of class from 10AM-3PM. These classes’ details can be found in their descriptions. The classes are designed as artist intensives, with students learning about and how to work in their chosen subjects or media in both the morning and afternoon. The classes will take a break for lunch mid-day.

During our last week of classes, we have some special offerings. Please see the individual classes for details.

There is no extended day program offered for teen students, but they are welcome to wait in the lobby or visitor lounge for pick-up.

Schedule for Teen Art Academy 14-17 year old students

9:00-10:00AMDrawing in the Galleries (Optional Add-on)
CLASS PROGRAMS For weeks between July 8 & August 9
10:00AM – 3:00PM Class, with a half-hour break mid-day
3:00PMPick-Up in Lobby
CLASS PROGRAMS For the week of August 12
9:00AM – 3:00PMSpecial Offering: The Challenge
9:00AM – 12:30PM Special Offering: Artist Prep
1:00-3:00PMSpecial Offering: Creating a Portfolio

See also our summer programs for Family Classes and Youth Classes.

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Tips for Picking the Right Class

  • Consider your teen's objectives when selecting a class. Classes can be structured to either allow for more independent study, to offer more guided instruction, or be a mix of both. For a class consultation, call us with questions at 508.793.4333 or email us at transactions@worcesterart.org.
  • Review class offerings with your teen to ensure the class aligns with his/her interests and/or college requirements.
  • Make sure to register in advance.
  • Come visit the Museum anytime and talk to our Program staff.
  • Get to know our instructors.
  • Call us with questions at 508.793.4333 or email us at transactions@worcesterart.org.