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 students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
Formerly the DMA Teen Docent program, the Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12). Family programs range from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Storytime 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: 8/20/17

Teen Tour: Art 101

Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:00pm

Do you like art but struggle to find the words to talk about it? Taking an art history class and need to brush up on your art vocabulary? This tour is just for you! Give art critics a run for their money as we master the basics of artistic expression. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Color Zine with Lisa Huffaker

Friday, September 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Come make zines with C3 Visiting Artist Lisa Huffaker! Explore a chosen color through collage, poetry, drawing, paper weaving, micro-fiction, bookbinding, and more. Ages 13-19. No prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.

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Teen Workshop: Photography

Sundays, October 1, 8, and 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

See the world around you in new ways through the art of photography. In this three-week workshop series, learn about the history of the camera and develop your eye for composition using the Museum as your subject. Students will experience the beginnings of photography by creating their own camera obscura, experiment with traditional film with Polaroid Instant Cameras, and learn how to use digital tools to edit their photos. All equipment and supplies are included, and no prior experience is necessary to participate.

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Teen Tour: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The images and myths of the ancient Mediterranean survive long after the fall of ancient Greece and Rome, and their traces can be found everywhere in our modern society. Learn about these early influencers and the original meaning behind these familiar works of art. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Art of the Ancient Americas

Thursday, October 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The ancient Americas were home to great civilizations, from the Maya of Central America to the Inca of Peru. Learn about the power and politics of these societies and the mighty natural forces that shaped them. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Art of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, November 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ancient Egypt earns its mystique from the art left inside the tombs of royaltyart that was never supposed to be seen or enjoyed by anyone but the deceased. Learn more about the stability and spirituality of the ancient Egyptians throughout their incredible 3,000-year reign. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Art of the European Renaissance & Baroque

Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:00pm

The Renaissance brought new pageantry, drama, and subject matter to the European art world. Join us as we trace the innovations of artists during this period that changed the art world forever. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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Teen Tour: Islamic Art

Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The art of the Islamic world is renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship, and builds on many artistic styles that may already be familiar! Join us to learn more about the contributions the Islamic world has made to our culture. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! This tour is limited to the first 16 participants.

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