Teens Teach Art

In the spring, teens participating in our Teen Apprenticeship Program­ (TAP) spend time after school and on Saturdays with Studio Institute artists—gaining expertise in the fundamentals of art, learning how to instruct children in basic art lessons, and developing college readiness skills. Their commitment culminates in paid employment as art instructors at NYC summer camps.

This year, however, our intrepid teens completed their apprenticeship training online and worked hard this past summer to produce online art lessons for children. We were impressed to watch as they developed a style similar to popular social media tutorials—but with the Studio skills, knowledge, and standards we expect of our professional teaching artists. During July and August, TAP instructors presented live lessons on Zoom for students in grades K–2 and 3–5.

Check out the pre-recorded art lessons in collage, drawing, and painting below featuring our teen artists:

Collage

TORN PAPER FOOD COLLAGE K–2: 
Teen Artist Instructor Adriana from the Bronx, a 2020 graduate of the High School of Art and Design

 

 

TORN PAPER ANIMAL COLLAGE K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Charmaine from Manhattan, a  junior at the High School of Fashion and Design 

 

 

CUTTING AND ARRANGING SHAPE COLLAGE K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Princes from Queens, a 2020 graduate from the High School of Art and Design

 

 

SHAPE HOUSE COLLAGE K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Abigail from the Bronx, a senior at Pelham Preparatory Academy

 

 


TORN PAPER MONSTER COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Destiny from Manhattan, a 2020 graduate of the NYC Museum School  

 

 

TORN PAPER LANDSCAPE COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Cassandra from the Bronx, a senior from Central Park East High School

 

 

CUT SHAPE ROBOT COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Rawan from Queens, a senior from Queens Technical High School

 

 

TORN PAPER ANIMAL COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Kenith from Queens, a senior from Brooklyn Latin High School

 

 

SEA CREATURES SHAPE COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Miguel from Brooklyn, a senior at Brooklyn High School of the Arts

 


Drawing

LINE AND SHAPE DRAWING EXPLORATION K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Amaiya from Queens, a 2020 graduate from Brooklyn High School of the Arts

 

 

LINE LANDSCAPE DRAWING K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Valerie from Manhattan, a 2020 graduate from Millennium High School

 

 

DRAWING IMAGINATIVE HOUSES K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Sanjona from Queens, a 2020 graduate from Pelham Preparatory Academy

 

 

DRAWING LINES AND PATTERNS INSPIRED BY KUSAMA K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Princes from Queens, a 2020 graduate from the High School of Art and Design


See more video lessons presented by our teen artists.


Meet the 2020 TAP Artist Instructors

Teen Apprentices are back with new online art classes!

After seeing the enthusiasm and creativity of the children who participated in the program this summer, we hope to inspire more young artists.

Join us for a new drawing series that kicks off on January 23: free, one-hour Zoom classes on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Students in Grades K–2:
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Eastern Time:
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Students in Grades 3–5:
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern Time:
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