Fine Arts Opportunities

The Saint Louis Art Museum Teen Arts Council (TAC)

Teen Arts Council is built upon the philosophy that teens are integral in the design and implementation of teen programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mission of SLAM's Teen Arts Council is to be an active, creative, and influential voice in both the Art Museum and in the greater Saint Louis community.
TAC members are exposed to many facets of the Art Museum including our collection and exhibitions. The TAC plans public events aimed towards teens in order to build a bigger and greater teen audience at SLAM. In addition to planning and leading tours TAC members get to participate in classes and workshops at the Art Museum. 
SLAM Teen Arts Council meets on Wednesdays after school starting in October through May. TAC Members plan teen programs each school year. Some programs are open to all teens including non TAC members. TAC members also enjoy art-related workshops and activities, at no cost to them!

To apply for TAC teens must be in good academic standing and between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. 
Members will begin regular meetings in October 2017 and close the year by hosting a juried teen art exhibition in late May. As the yearly cycle ends, helping nominate the next group and planning activities for the coming year will be an important task. TAC membership may be renewed based on performance during the previous year.
  • TAC meets 2 Wednesdays a month from 4:30-6:00pm (subject to change)

  • Occasional Friday and Saturdays are required beyond regular meeting times
  • TAC members are expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the program, participate in bi-monthly meetings and special programs, fulfill individual and group responsibilities, develop and promote teen centered events at SLAM.
2017-2018 TAC Membership Applications are open now until July 31, 2017.Apply Here

KU Design Camp 2017

Experience what it’s like to be a Design Student at the University of Kansas (Lawrence)
KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school students who are entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year and are interested in Design. Campers live on KU's Lawrence campus, learn in hands-on studios taught by KU Design faculty, hear keynotes from leaders in the design industry, and work alongside current KU Design students. 
Sunday, June 11 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
If you’re interested in learning more about design and developing skills and creativity through hands-on experience in a college environment, KU Design Camp is for you.
Registration opens: February 1, 2017
Registration closes: May 5, 2017
For information or to register, click here

Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI): Pre-College ArtLab (PCAL)

A three-week residency program for high school students 
July 9-29, 2017
KCAI's Pre-College ArtLab (PCAL) is a challenging three-week residency program for freshman through graduating senior high school students who are committed to their creative work. Those accepted into the program will work with our instructors, in our studios, in their major of choice and during creative writing and life drawing courses.  

For more information, click here or contact KCAI's School for Continuing and Professional Studies at 816-802-3333 or
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