Emerging Teens Program

Fall, Winter, and Spring After-School Classes

This free program is for students aged 12 – 14 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. Students create art in a variety of mediums, showcase their resulting artwork, and lead activities connected to their discoveries at a culminating event.

Classes take place 4 – 6 pm on Thursdays at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art or Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. There is a 12-student capacity per season and participants must commit to all classes and the culminating event date within each session.

To be added to the e-teen email list for the 2024 – 2025 Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions please email communityprograms@sbma.net.

The 2024 – 2025 program offerings open for registration on August 1, 2024.

E-Teen Program Support

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

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