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: Monthly weekend classes 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.

Teen Homeschool Workshops: Monthly weekday classes for homeschooled teens to get a closer look at the DMA's collection and exhibitions through discussion, collaboration, and art making.

Teen Tours: 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, e-mail teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 10/1/16

Teen Tour: Ancient Egypt

Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! Tours are limited to 16 participants, so an advance reservation is recommended.

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Teen Workshop: Observational Drawing

Saturday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Impressionists like Monet and Renoir used their experimental style of painting to quickly capture and preserve moments from everyday life. Be inspired by their techniques and learn how to document your own life with pencil and paper. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.

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Teen Tour: The Renaissance

Thursday, October 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! Tours are limited to 16 participants, so an advance reservation is recommended.

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Sensational Art

Friday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Art Beyond Sight Month in a workshop that will stimulate your senses. Learn about cultures known for their spices and smells, and then create a full palette of paints using aromatic materials you probably already have at home. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.

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Teen Tour: Islamic Art

Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed! Tours are limited to 16 participants, so an advance reservation is recommended.

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Iconic Animals

Friday, November 18, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The animal-human hybrids that make up the ancient Egyptian pantheon stand apart from other cultures. Explore the different depictions of animals in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, and then commemorate your favorite animal in a sculpture carved from wax. Ages 13-19. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided.

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