Teen Art Studio in Lawrence

Teen Open Studios

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Teen Artist Co-Op in Lawrence

Say goodbye to due dates and grades and hello to limitless creativity. Teen Artist Co-Op presents engaging open studio-based learning experiences with established local artists that combine art-making with job skills and studio practice—all rolled into a fun hang with other teen artists.

By joining other art-minded peers in this exploration, teens can learn the entrepreneurial skills behind artistic success and grow their understanding of the field. Ask about our available financial aid!

Our Facilities & Curriculum

What is the Teen Artist Co-Op?

Teen Artist Co-Op in Lawrence is a chance for teen artists to explore personal ideas in a relaxed atmosphere while meeting other art-minded teens in three ways: Open Studios, Workshops and Teen Drop-In Studios.

Open Studios

Participants will begin each week with a group check-in led by a mentor artist and then have access to the Arts Center’s professional equipment, tools, and studios. Students can select from ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, metalwork, or more.

Students receive individualized instruction and guidance from mentor-artists to help realize their ideas and build strong studio habits. This is a unique opportunity to experiment with new media, hone a personal style, and create art without the restrictions of a traditional learning environment.

Workshops & Drop-In Studios

Additional learning opportunities are free to Co-Op members and open to all teens to learn new skills and expand their artistic toolbelts. Workshops focus on a single topic like screenprinting or photographing finished artworks, while Drop-In Studios encourage teens to bring a friend to get a taste of all the Arts Center has to offer.

Teen Artist Co-Op Facilities

We’re committed to providing the Lawrence area with a facility that welcomes them into the world of art. This includes providing the Teen Artist Co-Op group with the resources they need to explore various art disciplines together with other high schoolers. Participants will have access to the Arts Center’s professional equipment, tools and studios:

  • Ceramics Studio
  • Darkroom
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Drawing & Painting Studios
  • Fibers, Glass & Jewelry Studio
  • Printmaking & Screenprinting Studio

Teen Artist Co-Op Highlights

Unique Opportunities

These open studios and workshops let teen artists explore professional and academic aspects of creating art.

A Selection of Studies

Students in Teen Artist Co-Op have the opportunity to dig into a variety of art mediums for open studios.

Building Community

Our monthly Workshops are a great opportunity for teens to get together, hang out, and explore with established artists.

Explore stARTup

Learn more about these workshop experiences and guided studio opportunities.

Art is for Everyone

Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of art education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we have a nearby preschool location at 946 New Hampshire St., our we also have a satellite space for classes at 10th & Mass Studios and a preschool location at 946 New Hampshire!

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