Teen Art Cooperative

October 12, 2017 - May 24, 2018
Every Thursday (excluding holidays) from 4 - 6pm
FREE but application required.
Application deadline: September 29, 2017

 

 

TEEN ART COOPERATIVE is a year-long program for teens focused on collaboration, creative practice and exploration. This program is for self-motivated students who are interested in learning about how a museum operates as well as how to sustain a life of creative practice [translation: be an ARTIST].

 

Teens are given the support and space they need to develop new ideas, experiment with new materials and collaborate with each other. They will work closely with local artists and museum staff to learn about contemporary art in a direct, hands-on way, developing new skills and exploring creative resources and careers.

 

Over the course of the year, Co-op members become artists in residence, guest curators, exhibition installers and event planners. Students utilize the resources of the museum and Pittsburgh's creative community to culminate in a collaborative art event of their own design.

 

While we will be making art and learning about all different kinds of art and artists, this is not a strictly studio-based program. Please read over our Frequently Asked Questions for more information or contact mattie@mattress.org or 412.231.3169.