Emerging Teens Program

This program is for students aged 12–15 with a passion for art, a curiosity for learning in a museum environment, and a craving for new experiences with artists and peers. Mentored by an SBMA Teaching Artist participants dive into the themes of a current exhibition and/or a featured artist during a session of six weekly classes. Inspired by these themes, the group creates art in a variety of mediums, showcases their resulting artwork, and leads activities connected to their discoveries at a culminating event.

This 2022-2023 academic year, the Museum will host a Winter Session from January 19 – February 9, 2023. Classes will take place at 4 – 6 pm on Thursdays at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. There is a ten-student capacity and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be able to commit to all six classes and culminating event dates within each session. Applications for Winter Session will open at the end of Fall.

Emerging Teens Program Support 

SBMA is pleased to offer the Emerging Teen After-School Program at no cost to local students. Please consider a voluntary donation to The Education Fund. Any amount is appreciated!


For more information please contact the education department: communityprograms@sbma.net

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