Teen Apprenticeship Program

Paid Summer Internships for Teens

The Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is an innovative way for teens to explore careers in the arts and education while learning how to lead younger children in art-making classes—furthering their own creativity and art-making skills.

Applications for the 2023 Teen Apprenticeship Program are now open.
The application deadline is Thursday, February 9, 2023.!

APPLY NOW!


Each year, TAP offers NYC high school students aged 16 and over an opportunity to obtain a paid summer internship teaching art to children.

The program has two parts. During the spring apprenticeship, teens are immersed in the fundamentals of art-making, as well as planning and leading classes for young learners.

Upon successful completion of the training program, students qualify for a paid internship teaching art workshops to children in summer camps.


This year, the spring apprenticeship will begin March 4 and end June 3, 2023. Students train as apprentices with a Studio Institute artist instructor and meet weekly on Saturdays. Students who are selected to participate can choose a morning time slot (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) or an afternoon time slot (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Sessions include select Tuesdays in May.

Classes will take place in-person at 75 West End Ave, New York, NY 10023. Paid summer internships will take place over 6 weeks from July 10 to August 18, 2023, where students will be placed at campsites throughout New York City to teach visual art to elementary children.

Instruction includes building art-making skills, writing lesson plans, facilitating group conversations, and practicing teaching. Students must be available for all TAP sessions and complete weekly self-guided work.

Applications for the 2023 Teen Apprenticeship Program are now open.
The application deadline is Thursday, February 9, 2023.

APPLY NOW!

Questions about the Teen Apprenticeship Program?
Contact us: TAP@studioinst.org


In recent years, TAP students have created online art lessons in collage, drawing, and painting to children K–Grade 5. Watch the clip below to see moments of joy in teaching art to kids!

 


Take a look at selected art lesson videos created by TAP participants.
See more video lessons presented by our teen artists.