Teen Programs

Look. Relate. Create. From tours and workshops to volunteering opportunities, there's a place for teens at the Dallas Museum of Art. DMA Teen Programs are opportunities for teens (ages 13-19) to make connections with global cultures, meet and collaborate with new friends, and find inspiration in new places. We currently offer the following opportunities for teens:

Teen Workshops are led by educators and working artists. Ideal for teens looking to expand their creative horizons, workshops give teens an individualized and closer look at artwork in the gallery and opportunities to learn new techniques and skills. Workshops are offered on weekends and during weekdays for homeschooled teens.

Teen Tours are free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for high school students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now. These tours are intended for individual students or small groups of friends. If you are interested in bringing a class or large group to the DMA, please visit our Student Visit page for more information.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
The Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA during the summer. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12), ranging from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Story Time in the galleries. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

DMA Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council, or TAC for short, is a group of highly motivated high school students who help shape the direction of how the Museum engages with youth audiences. Members of the council develop innovative interdisciplinary programming for Museum visitors of all ages, and serve as ambassadors for the Museum to the community. Being a TAC member is an opportunity to develop leadership, project management, and hands-on facilitation skills, as well as work directly with museum professionals. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

For questions or more information about DMA Teen Programs, email teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 12/13/17

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Souvenir Screenprinting

Friday, December 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Before you leave on winter vacation, make the DMA a destination! Tour works of art created by jetsetting artists of the thirties and forties who were inspired by the first commercial air flights to create the look of the future. Commemorate your trip to the Museum with a screenprinted t-shirt of your own design. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.


Teen Tour: Return to Sender

Thursday, December 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join C3 Visiting Artists xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman in a special Teen Tour. Investigate the parallels between 19th-century labor and Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk job platform in the Center for Creative Connections. Then, combine craft and technology to create a platform for invisible workers to protest.


Teen Workshop: Paper Flower Crowns

Sundays, February 4-18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In 1911 artist Edward Steichen was commissioned to immortalize his group of friends in a series of portraits using the symbolic language of flowers to speak to their personalities. In this three-week workshop, we will mash up paper craft, botany, and symbolism to create a flower crown that says something about you. Ages 13-19. All materials provided, and no experience necessary.