Teen Apprenticeship Program

The Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is a cornerstone of our commitment to serving youth. Each year high school students age 16 and over are offered the opportunity to obtain a paid summer job teaching art to children upon completion of an apprenticeship that takes place throughout the spring. The program improves college readiness and enables students to learn valuable skills, get paid, and have fun!

This year, when life as we’ve known it has changed, we revamped the program to provide apprenticeship training online and worked with TAP students to create online art lessons for children. This summer, our teen artist instructors offered live lessons in collage, drawing, and painting to children K–Grade 5!

Watch one of our talented young teaching artists in action!

Check out our collection of pre-recorded video lessons presented by 2020 TAP participants!

Learn more about qualifications for the Teen Apprenticeship Program.
(Applications for 2020 are closed. Please check back in January 2021 for information about next year’s program.)